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Guns Fly Free at DFW Airport

Kristian Lin
Props to our colleagues at NBCDFW, who are currently running a whistle-blower’s report that a TSA agent successfully carried a handgun through the body scanners at DFW International Airport multiple times without being ca...


A New Definition of “Roving Reporter”

Gayle Reaves
It’s one of those things you thought you’d never actually see, like pigs flying, the Rangers in the World Series, falling ice being a health hazard at a local sports arena. The Star-Telegram posted the story on its web site...



Fishing For Artists

Jeff Prince
Last month, associate editor Anthony Mariani told Blotch readers about this contest involving Fort Worth Weekly and Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. Artists are encouraged to submit original pieces of unpublished art work to be used...


Die, Blockbuster, Die!

Jeff Prince
I can be a boycotting son of a beeyotch when crossed. I went years without watching a Texas Rangers game after the team unceremoniously turned its back on Pudge Rodriguez after his many years of loyal service.  So I relish t...



UNT Grad Student Wins at Thin Line

Kristian Lin
Congratulations are in order for Frederick Dent, who won the Audience Choice award for best documentary short film at the Thin Line Film Fest that ended yesterday. His prize-winning film is One Thing We Did Right, about a Vietn...


Marion The Barbarian Lives Up To Both Nicknames

Jeff Prince
Dallas Cowboys running back Marion “The Barbarian” Barber continues his slow and painful fall from grace. Last month, I blogged that Barber was a shell of his former self as a player, a growing pain in the ass in th...



Save Her Crown!

Jimmy Fowler
With all the publicity about the struggles of workers in Egypt and Wisconsin, one injustice right here in Texas has flown under the radar: They’re trying to can Miss San Antonio. Domonique Ramirez, 17, went before a state dis...


“Top Grad” at TCU

Jimmy Fowler
In case you’re worried that today’s college students have mixed-up priorities, relax. They know just where the future lies: Reality TV! The TCU Film/Television/Digital Media department has completed a pilot episode of a rea...



Paradise Center Visitors Protest MHMR

Jeff Prince
“Honk for justice!” protesters yelled over and over as cars passed by on busy Hulen Street during today’s lunch hour. Protesters were waving  signs in front of the Tarrant County Mental Health and Mental Reta...


Borders Books: A Tragic Love Story

Jimmy Fowler
I recently read an interesting column by The Dallas Morning News‘s Jacquielynn Floyd about what may be the slow death of the brick and mortar bookstore. Here are my own thoughts. If you had told me back in the ‘90s that...