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United Kingdom About To Get Drilled

Jeff Prince
After the United Kingdom began offering tax breaks for natural gas drillers recently, The Guardian newspaper ran a story on what drilling will be like. North Texas served as the lab rat. The resulting report is headlined “...


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DFW Film Critics: “12 Years a Slave” Is Year’s Best Film

Kristian Lin
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association announced the results of their annual poll this morning, and 12 Years a Slave took the prize as the best film of 2013. So that fellow critic whom I screamed at after I first saw th...



JOE BUCK CHOKED AND LOST THE GAME FOR TONY ROMO AND THE COWBOYS. (photo courtesy Wikipedia)

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers, December

Jeff Prince
In the second quarter of yesterday’s Cowboys game, announcer Joe Buck mentioned that former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is coaching high school football in Mississippi, and showed a clip of Favre on the side...


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Brandin Lea: Clean, Sober, and Back Onstage

ANTHONY MARIANI
At around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday evening, the folks at Lola’s Saloon will not be feeling warm and fuzzy and standing arm-in-arm with one another while shouting along to “Coke” (a Fort Worth classic if ever there was one), ...



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“Urgent” Meeting Tonight on Texas “Merry Christmas” Law

JIMMY FOWLER
In case you want to meet the co-author of Texas’s much-snickered-about “Merry Christmas” law, state rep Pat Fallon will be at an “urgent” community meeting 6pm tonight (Dec 12) in Frisco’s Collin County Community C...


COUNTY JUDGE GLEN WHITLEY CONGRATULATES ED BASS AND SUNDANCE SQUARE PRESIDENT AND CEO JOHNNY CAMPBELL FOR WINNING THE VANDERGRIFF AWARD. (photos by Jeff Prince)

Judge Glen Whitley, Chamber of Commerce Do Cheerleading

Jeff Prince
Elected officials and high-powered business people mingled over steak, green beans, and chocolate mousse, congratulated each other on past successes, and peered ahead to the future at yesterday’s 3rd Annual State of the C...



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Jubilee’s Holiday Bake Sale Rescheduled

JIMMY FOWLER
Mother Nature –– in collaboration with Jack Frost and, possibly, Climate Change Multinational, Inc. –– can down our power lines, fell our tree branches, and turn our roadways into Galleria-quality ice rinks. But dammit,...


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Violent Mom Attack the Stuff of Middle School Legend

JIMMY FOWLER
Local TV newscasts really ought to use more eyewitness testimony from 11-year-olds in their stories, especially if those sixth graders are as deadpan funny as Austin Muller. He’s the Little Elm Middle School student who watch...



KRATOM COMES FROM THE LEAVES OF THE MITRAGYNA SPECIOSA TREE FOUND IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (Wikipedia photo).

CBS 11 News Cuts Off Kratom Comments

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Weekly‘s recent story on kratom perked up readers — 26 commented on the story and several hundred clicked the “like” button. (I just  resisted using a stale Sally Field-Oscar speech “yo...


AUTUMN AT TANDY HILLS (all photos courtesy by Don Young)

Tandy Hills Natural Area Closes Out Another Year In Colorful Style

Jeff Prince
Autumn brings a cavalcade of color and beauty at Tandy Hills Natural Area, and the park’s number one supporter Don Young captured the season on his camera. Young has made friends and enemies during his decade-long fight t...