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Hard Twist: Brutal, Beautiful Ranch Women

NICOLE CRITES
For folks who managed to grow up in cowboy country without learning a thing about ranch life, a hard twist refers to the old-time Manila hemp lariat rope that is tightly twisted or hard twisted. It can also be used to describe ...


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TBT’s Swan Lake: Full Bloom

LEONARD EUREKA
Since taking over Texas Ballet Theater 10 years ago, artistic director Ben Stevenson has presented a wealth of full-length ballets here that he created during his long tenure with the Houston Ballet. One of the most rewarding i...



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Public Forum On Teen Mental Health, Drug Abuse On Monday

Jeff Prince
Health officials say half of all mental health issues start by age 14. About 75 percent start by age 24. Agencies such as the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County w...


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Dia De Los Toadies Announces First Bands

ANTHONY MARIANI
Local flavor stands to rule The Toadies’ 7th Annual Dia De Los Toadies. Dallas’ Old 97’s, Somebody’s Darling, and a reunited Pleasant Grove will join Fort Worth’s Quaker City Night Hawks and the festival’s namesake ...



FRITZ AND THE FAM IN HAPPIER TIMES.

Von Erichs Back In The Wrestling Ring

Jeff Prince
Well, slap with an iron claw and call me stupid. Who knew there were Von Erichs still alive and kicking in the wrestling ring? Turns out, Fritz Von Erich’s last remaining son, Kevin, has two wrestling boys of his own, Marshal...


PEDROZA AND BEEBE MAKING SOAP AT THEIR NEW BUSINESS IN ARLINGTON. (Photo by Jeff Prince)

Two Local Women Sue For Share Of Fifty Shades Of Grey

Jeff Prince
Jenny Pedroza and Christa Beebe are suing the company that published the smash-selling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. The women told Fort Worth Weekly not long ago that they believe they were bamboozled by Amanda Hayward of The ...



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Fort Worthy Notes

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Since last week’s HearSay, a dozen more bands have been confirmed for Fort Worth Weekly’s 12th Annual Music Awards Festival (4-10 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at eight venues in the West 7th corridor, including Lola’s Saloon...


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It’s Hard Out There for a Gay Republican

JIMMY FOWLER
Sigh. For the umpteenth time, the Texas GOP has denied Republican LGBT groups the chance to set up info booths at the state party convention, which will happen next weekend here in Fort Worth. Memo to convention planners: Ignor...



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The Top 5 Touring Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) 97.1 The Eagle’s big show Sunday at Gexa Energy Pavilion (1818 1st St., Dallas, 214-421-1111) features a mess of touring metal acts, including Five Finger Death Punch, Steel Panther, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah (from Da...


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Smart Potatoes To Smarter Kids

Jeff Prince
Don’t underestimate the power of a potato — especially one harvested as part of the “Smart Potatoes” school program. Students at George Clarke Elementary School will be digging up spuds beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday...