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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...

Alec Jhangiani

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...


News Roundup: June 15, 2015

Jeff Prince
We’re No. 62! We’re No. 62! The headline sounds snarky. But, really, being No. 62 is pretty impressive considering it’s a list of the 101 best hamburgers in America. The Love Shack “Dirty Love” burger beat out every o...

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News Roundup: June 12, 2015

Jeff Prince
Toll Increase Coming A friend uses Chisholm Trail Parkway because he saves $10 in gas on his commute, which covers the cost of the toll. Most local drivers, though, seem to avoid toll roads unless it saves them a whole lot of t...


Mammal Virus: Call the Audio Ambulance Tonight

Instead of at the Ozzie Rabbit, The Mammal Virus will be at The Grotto tonight (Thursday), headlining a stellar-ass 817 bill: prog-rockers Chingalotus, hard-poppers Mean Motor Scooter (whose new single, “Rhythm of Love,” is...

Ornette Coleman

News Roundup: June 11, 2015

Kristian Lin
R.I.P., Ornette Coleman From New York comes the sad news that jazz legend and Fort Worth native Ornette Coleman has died at the age of 85. The saxophonist attended Terrell High School and blazed trails in the bebop movement wit...


Al Jazeera Profiles Guardianship, Fort Worth’s Dorothy Luck

Jeff Prince
A probate court judge determines someone is too mentally impaired to handle their own affairs. The judge then appoints caseworkers, attorneys, and bankers to take control. Those people, in turn, help the judges keep their posit...