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Ranch Bash On Saturday

Jeff Prince
This Saturday’s weather is supposed to be pleasant and sunny, so heading out to LaGrave Field for Ranch Bash 2011 sounds like a sure bet for fun. The musical lineup features some of Texas Music’s hottest acts: Casey...


Calvin Tillman After The Storm

Jeff Prince
Remember the former mayor of DISH who fled the city after gas drillers turned it into an industrial site? Tillman and some of his townsfolk fought a long time against state laws and regulatory agencies that are geared toward pr...



Jacksboro Highway Out With Old, In With What?

Jeff Prince
I took the above photo in January and posted it on Blotch under the headline “Jacksboro Highway Like Time Travel.” The oldtime view from the Conoco station near the corner of Jacksboro Highway and Beverly Hills Driv...


Indie Film Seeks Interns

Jimmy Fowler
The producers of a Christopher Guest-style comic mockumentary called Wonder Kids will be filming at various locations in Fort Worth and Dallas Oct 13-19. The cast includes Dallas-based stage and film actor (and occasional Stage...



The Egg Rolls Of Wrath

Jeff Prince
“Damn foreigners coming over here and stealing our jobs and using up our resources. Why don’t they just stay in their own country? Turn around and git!” No, that’s not the Tea Party’s latest bumper...


Picture Tells A Thousand Words

Jeff Prince
On my way to work this morning, I noticed the remnants of a mishap. Seems that somebody veered off the road near my house and sideswiped a tree. The impact tore off the vehicle’s side mirror, which was still lodged in the...



Steve Jobs: Guru of Entitlement?

Jimmy Fowler
After Steve Jobs’ untimely death last week, his 2005 Stanford commencement address was replayed across social and traditional media. Parts of the speech were wonderful, including his advice to live with an awareness that life...


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...