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Dolores Huerta Speaks at the Rose Marine

JIMMY FOWLER
With issues like the dissolving middle class, dramatic income disparities, equal pay for women, and living wages for service sector workers now back on the table, the time couldn’t be better to hear from an old-school labor a...


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Rick Perry Goes Donor-, Er, Job-Poaching

JIMMY FOWLER
With today’s announcement that Rick Perry will return to New York to woo business owners down to Texas, I trust that the governor will try very hard to represent himself well. No yammering about states’ rights, no mention o...



Moviegoers take in some filmic Soviet propaganda at ArthouseFW at the Piano Pavilion. Courtesy: LSFS.

Strike Takes ArthouseFW to Surreality

EDWARD BROWN
Fort Worth is still waiting for its first indie film theater, but that hasn’t stopped groups like the Lone Star Film Society from programming cinematic experiences that present film as art, not just a divertissement. Last Sun...


PAULA NELSON PUT ON A BRAVE FACE DURING HER ARREST BASED ON THIS PHOTO POSTED ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE. (Photo by Kevin Lance)

Paula Nelson (Daughter Of Willie) Arrested For Marijuana In Texas

Jeff Prince
Yesterday was April 20, a special date for pot enthusiasts (a common code among marijuana users is “420″). Menard County deputies weren’t feeling festive. They arrested Paula Nelson, daughter of Texas Music ic...



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Are Tattoos Taboo at The Local?

Eric Griffey
Facebook and Twitter are blowing up over an incident that occurred over the weekend at newish West 7th bar, The Local. Cozzette La Belle, owner of a local hair salon, was not allowed into the bar because of her neck tattoo. La ...


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Wesleyan Law Alumni Responds to A&M’s Resolution

Eric Griffey
Last week, the Texas A&M University School of Law announced its creation of a resolution certificate for Texas Wesleyan Law alumni. Many Wesleyan alumni felt like the proverbial baby in a basket left at the door of a univer...



NEAL LANGHAM'S THREE-EYED SCARECROW WILL BE APPEARING ON A RAHR BEER LABEL NEAR YOU. (all photos by jeff prince)

Artist Neal Langham Uses Third Eye To Win Rahr Beer Label

Jeff Prince
Art, music, booze, networking, bananas sculpted into dolphins — last night’s 4th Annual Visionary Awards had it all. Theater producer/director Adam Adolfo, multimedia artist Bradly Brown, and the art collective HOME...


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Lone Star Film Screens Eisenstein’s “Strike”

JIMMY FOWLER
If you have no set Easter plans this Sunday, spend your holiday with the Lone Star Film Society, local musician and Theater Fire member James Talambas, and the pioneering Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. LSFS screens Eisens...



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Viral Photo Of Kids With Guns Not All It Seems

Jeff Prince
Numerous blog sites, including Blotch, printed this photo of two children holding guns at last weekend’s Main Street Arts Festival. The photo of the boy and girl holding rifles accompanied articles about Open Carry Texas ...


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Visionary Awards Thursday

ANTHONY MARIANI
The place to be this Thursday is Artspace 111 (111 Hampton St., 817-692-3228) for our fourth annual Visionary Awards. Along with the presentation of $500 checks to three outstanding up-and-coming local fine artists –– direc...