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HALSTEAD AND HIS WIFE, KIM, SHARE A MOMENT AFTER HE ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT. (photos by jeff prince)

Police Chief Jeff Halstead Announces Retirement Today

Jeff Prince
The police chief who led Fort Worth through a number of difficult times in the past six years announced his retirement today during the pre-City Council meeting at city hall. Police Chief Jeff Halstead said he will continue wor...


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There is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch

Eric Griffey
Don’t tell the folks at Central Market there’s no such thing as a free lunch. From 2-7 p.m. today at Will Rogers Memorial Center and the Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall, the gourmet supermarket will dish up a free full Thanksgi...



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Magnolia Cheese Company Closing its Restaurant, Transitioning into a Market

Eric Griffey
Elizabeth Northern announced her Magnolia Cheese Company has closed its restaurant and will re-open as a neighborhood market called Magnolia Market & Cheese Company in early 2015. She’ll honor all gift cards, and cont...


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Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Jaguars In London

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Cowboys would remain in second place even if they lost yesterday’s game at Wembley Stadium, and yet the game had a must-win, do-or-die feel to it. Last week’s fiasco made it clear that backup quarterback ...



Timothy Spall executes his latest seascape in "Mr. Turner."

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Day 5)

Kristian Lin
The last day of the festival started with the best acting performance I’ve seen, which is saying quite a bit. Timothy Spall is a fat, jowly English actor with a bulbous nose whom you’ve probably seen in Harry Potter and the...


Noah Wiseman sees "The Babadook" in broad daylight.

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Day 4)

Kristian Lin
Disaster struck at that early screening of Winter Sleep that I mentioned in my last post. The LSFF staff found corruption in the files containing the movie, so it couldn’t be shown. I’m told that the movie will now be scree...



Reese Witherspoon in "Wild."

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Day 3)

Kristian Lin
I shifted back to the Modern today after spending yesterday watching movies at AMC Palace. I’m sad to miss two blocks of short films, but I didn’t want to miss one of the festival’s marquee attractions. The evening starte...


Bass Hall was packed with music fans on Wednesday but not for a live performance. Photo by Performing Arts Fort Worth.

Cinematic Virtuosity

EDWARD BROWN
International piano competitions and glitzy film festivals make for interesting bedfellows. The mix seemed uneasy at first but slowly coalesced into a memorable evening as the Van Cliburn Foundation’s new documentary, Virtuos...



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Embargo to Close This Month

Eric Griffey
Given the shelf life of a normal bar, it’s not usually newsworthy when one closes. But when Andrew De La Torre announced Embargo would be closing after an eight-year run, it meant one of the longest-tenured downtown bars ...


Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Imitation Game."

Lone Star Film Festival Report (Days 1-2)

Kristian Lin
Hello, and welcome to my first dispatch from the 2014 Lone Star International Film Festival. I had to recuse myself from the opening film Virtuosity because I’m in the movie, but Eddie Brown saw the movie in my place, and he...