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FW Weekly’s Eric Griffey Scores News 8 Love

Jeff Prince
WFAA News 8 spotlighted a local nonprofit music outreach program that was created by our very own Eric Griffey, a Fort Worth Weekly staff writer and fledgling saint. Griffey decided a while back that he’d like to go to he...


Fort Worth Speed Traps Online

Jeff Prince
Speedtrap.org provides a list of speed traps in cities across the country, and Fort Worth has quite a few of them listed. My most hated speed trap is the one at University Drive near White Settlement Road. What’s yours? T...



Imagine John Lennon At 70

Jeff Prince
October 9 marks what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. Ever wonder what the former Beatle, who was gunned down in 1980, would look like today? Well, let’s see: He smoked cigarettes for his entire adult li...


Haunted House Scene Of Attack On Disgusting Habit

Jeff Prince
Eight of 10 smokers get hooked before age 18. I managed to avoid the nicotine habit until age 18, but then I got hooked. I’m still smoking all these years later. “If cigarettes ever reach $2 a pack, I’m quitti...



Super Wants AHHS Whistleblower Fired

betty.brink
It is not official yet — the Fort Worth school trustees as well as a Texas Education Agency hearings examiner will still have to hear his case — but if they uphold district superintendent Melody Johnson’s recommendation, ...


Open Call of the Dead

Jimmy Fowler
The Fort Worth Latino arts organization Artes de la Rosa has announced an open call for its annual Dia De Los Muertos Art Show. They are accepting artworks on canvas, installations, sculpture, and altars in this celebration of ...



The 33 News On Guardianship “Gestapo”

Jeff Prince
TV news teams are finally figuring out how to do interesting segments about Tarrant County’s controversial and complicated guardianship program. It ain’t easy breaking that myriad mess into a two-minute TV segment. ...


Hilliard, Mosley on “The Other Side”

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Arts” page explores the ongoing creative collaboration between filmmakers-UTA grads Justin Hilliard and Frank Mosley. The Other Side of Paradise, Hilliard’s 2009 dark comedy co-starring Mosley and Hilliard...



Frito Lay SunChips Bag Dooms Earth

Jeff Prince
Plano-based Frito Lay created some noise in the marketplace last year when it began using the “world’s first 100 percent compostable chip bag” on its SunChips products. Now the only noise being heard is the wh...


Fred’s is Tops in Texas

Jimmy Fowler
I don’t normally check out USA Today before deciding where to go to lunch, but that may have to change: The national daily declared Fred’s to be one of Texas’s great burger dives as part of its “51 Great Burger Joints...