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Morning News Roundup, Jul 10

Jeff Prince
Blind Alligator Visits Cowtown A 10-foot alligator was captured in the Trinity River near Fort Worth’s downtown area. Experts point the finger at all the rain and flooding we’ve had this year. I blame Ariana Grande. TABC Ho...


Morning News Roundup, Jul 7

Jeff Prince
Facebook Friends Facebook is building a data center in the Alliance Corridor. OMG! Please share! And hit like!  I’ll supply the cute kitty photo (see left)! Speaking Of Cats A really big cat could rip the skin right off ...

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Morning New Roundup, Jul 6

Jeff Prince
Complaints About Red Dots The Fort Worth Fire Department’s twitter feed on July 4 illustrated the polar opposite approaches to Independence Day. The fire department showed red dots on a map indicating where complaints about ...

Chad Mathews is the new director of the Lone Star Film Festival.

Morning News Roundup, Jul 2

Kristian Lin
New Director for Lone Star Film Festival Late yesterday, the Lone Star Film Society announced the hiring of Chad Mathews as its interim director. Besides being a TCU graduate, Mathews has also been working as the director of th...

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Texas State Workers Can Apply For Same-Sex Benefits Today

Jeff Prince
It didn’t take long for Texas to notify state employees about how to enroll for benefits for same-sex spouses. The Texas Employees Retirement System sent out emails to its employees on June 30 telling them that benefits e...

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Morning News Roundup, Jun 29

Jeff Prince
We’re So Two-Dimensional This three-dimensional world we live in might really be flat but we’re living in a hologram that makes it look 3-D to us. It’s simple physics. You didn’t know that? What Is Fort Worth’s Id...

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Cliburn Junior Competition Report

Edward Brown and Kristian Lin
There are many different ways to judge the success or failure of the first-ever Cliburn Junior Piano Competition, but the yardstick I’m using is that the three performances in the final round of the competition would not have...

HUDSON MOORE IS AT LEVITT PAVILION TONIGHT. (photo courtesy Hudson Moore web site)

News Roundup: June 19, 2015

Jeff Prince
Ag Commissioner Wants Your Children Dead Does the state’s new agricultural commissioner own stock in Crisco? Sid Miller took the unusual step of repealing the state’s ban on deep fryers in public schools, and eased up on re...


UT-Arlington Study Links Fracking To Groundwater Contamination

Jeff Prince
Yesterday’s News Roundup told you about the puckering sound coming from Fort Worth’s Range Resources, a gas drilling company facing an $8.9 million fine from Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection. (The...

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Directors Leave Lone Star Film Society (Updated)

Kristian Lin
Shock waves rumble across the Fort Worth cultural scene as Lone Star Film Society director Alec Jhangiani and marketing managing director Ramtin Nikzad resigned from their positions. So abrupt was the move that the society didn...