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Big Brother is Alive and Well in the Fort Worth ISD —and the S-T Approves

betty.brink
Fort Worth school trustee Ann Sutherland has been regularly trashed by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s opinion writers from everything as legitimate as her request to board president Ray Dickerson to address her as “Dr. Suth...


Born This Way

Jeff Prince
Taggers, graffiti artists, bombers, writers — whatever you want to call them — they’re a pain in the posterior to a lot of people who get irate about spray-paintings on public property. Then again, maybe it...



2011 Fall Arts Goggle

Jimmy Fowler
Tomorrow (Saturday) is the 2011 Fall Arts Goggle, the art and music festival in which shops, businesses, and restaurants in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood serve as host venues for live performances by local musician...


R U Ready For Some Hank-less Football?

Jeff Prince
Defenders of free speech are rallying behind Hank Williams Jr. in his fall-out with ESPN over his Hitler remark. ESPN canned the singer after he dared to utter the word Hitler and Obama in the same sentence. ESPN has the right ...



R.I.P., Steve Jobs

Kristian Lin
The news is sad but not entirely unexpected: Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56 after years of health issues and a high-profile resignation from Apple a few months ago. CNN has a live blog of reactions from colleagues and lea...


Fort Worth Director Impresses

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Screen” page features an interview with Fort Worth filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson, who had three terrific short works debut this year: In Kind, a meditation on unemployment, identity, and escape; New Animal, ...



Park Could Use Your Help On Saturday

Jeff Prince
The deterioration of a park he loved prompted Jay Johnson to get proactive. Johnson adopted the Eugene McCray Park in east Fort Worth through the city’s Adopt-A-Park program in 2010, and on Saturday he is hosting his seco...


Hank Williams Jr. Gets Dixie Chicked

Jeff Prince
Monday Night Football began in an odd, quiet way last night, with a spoken word narrative over football footage. Yawn. Missing was the pounding piano introduction leading into “Are You Ready” by Hank Williams Jr., t...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Lions

Jeff Prince
I apologize to the Dallas Cowboys and fans for a remark I made during the first quarter of yesterday’s game. I’m afraid it jinxed the team. “Nice to see Barbie Carpenter on the other side,” I texted to a...


Stage West Playwrights Contest

Jimmy Fowler
Stage West just announced the winners of its fifth annual Texas Playwriting Contest. Thirty six entries were narrowed down to five finalists. Two Fort Worth playwrights placed: Laura Lundgren-Smith came in first for her script ...