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PHILIP MURRIN (RIGHT) GOES BRIM-DOWN WHILE BILLY MINICK PREFERS HIS CROWN DOWN (photo by Jeff Prince)

More Than One Way To Set Down A Cowboy Hat

Jeff Prince
Former professional bull rider and Billy Bob’s honcho Billy Minick knows a thing or two about cowboying and is obviously well-versed on the proper way to set down a cowboy hat — upside down. (That’s Minick sit...


PRAIRIE FEST FUN (photo courtesy of Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area)

Queen City Of Prairie Lifts Her Veil On Saturday

Jeff Prince
It was 55 years ago today that Fort Worth officials paid $138,250 for 160 acres of prairie land hills just southeast of downtown. Since then, countless motorists have driven along I-30, looked at the rolling terrain, and though...



Grapevine HS

This Week in Hate Speech: Go Mustangs!

Kristian Lin
Sometimes, you need to behave like a virus to go viral. That’s the lesson provided to us this week by two white students at Grapevine High School, who recorded a rap song two years ago about lynching African-Americans, al...


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Texas Sharon Wilson Still Drilling Drillers

Jeff Prince
A single mom living in the country outside of Fort Worth got bullied by gas drillers years ago and made it her mission to fight against Big Oil’s intrusion into people’s lives. A decade later, Sharon Wilson is still...



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April 15: Time To Pay Taxes More Or Less

Jeff Prince
People paid no federal income tax back in the country’s early days. A hundred years ago, the tax rate for most individuals was a measly 1 percent. The rate stayed in the single digits until the 1940s. Wars aren’t ch...


WATER DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR SEBASTIAN FICHERA LEADS FEDS ON A TOUR OF THE VILLAGE CREEK WATER RECLAMATION FACILITY (photo by Jeff Prince)

Feds Pat Fort Worth On Back For Conserving Energy

Jeff Prince
Remember growing up and dear ol’ dad jumped your ass for not turning off the light when you left a room? Or he turned red and screamed after you left the front door open? Dad wanted/needed to save money. And he expected h...



THE VEGGIE VAN IS ROLLING (photo courtesy of Cold Springs Farm)

Chicken Rental Woman Now Helming Veggie Van

Jeff Prince
The woman who’s been renting chickens to city folks is now delivering organic goodies in her Veggie Van. “The Veggie Van is a fun and unique way for people to buy fruits and vegetables they may not think to try at the g...


Matt Krause

Matt Krause Sees Indiana Mess, Thinks “Let’s Have Some!”

Kristian Lin
The entire country is looking at the mess in Indiana over their Religious Freedom Restoration Act and doesn’t like what it sees. Companies, sports teams, celebrities, Indiana’s largest newspaper, and other states all critic...



WILLIE NELSON (courtesy Wikepedia)

Willie Nelson Abandons Cowtown For Austin

Jeff Prince
Willie Nelson has left behind more than a few women, and he’s abandoned quite a few cities as well. The dude gets around. But it’s always an honor when Nelson picks Fort Worth as the site of his annual July 4 Picnic...


Whitnye Raquel (courtesy of Whitnye's Facebook page)

Whitnye Raquel Is Figuring Out This Artist Thing

Jeff Prince
The cover story on wild and crazy singer-songwriters (“Music on the Edge,” Dec. 22, 2014) struggling to succeed in an overcrowded and underpaid music scene was supposed to include numerous profiles of local artists ...