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Palazzolo v FWISD Update

betty.brink
The last day of the hearings on the former Arlington Heights High School assistant principal and noted whistleblower Joe Palazzolo’s appeal of his firing by the district was full of fireworks, the most explosive following the...


Jacksboro Highway Rocket Sign Ain’t For Sale

Jeff Prince
The Jacksboro Highway is eye candy to me. Even though I’ve driven it a million times over the years I always enjoy checking out the old advertising signs. My favorite — most everyone’s favorite, I imagine R...



Don’t Try to Cage Martin

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Screen” page features an interview with North Texas film and TV actor Arianne Martin. She has worked with a bunch of the area’s indie filmmakers, including her husband Justin Hilliard (The Other Side of Par...


Texas Playwrights at Stage West

Jimmy Fowler
This weekend Stage West will present staged readings of scripts by the first and second place winners from 2010’s Texas Playwriting Competition. Saturday Feb 19 at 7pm will be Harold Smith’s Nick Strickland’s Sycamore Ser...



Former Reporter Recalls Michael Hall, Amy Robinson

Jeff Prince
Barring any last minute stay of execution, the state will kill Michael Hall tonight for his part in abducting, torturing, and murdering Amy Robinson, a mentally challenged teenager. The Robinson murder was a shocker in 1998 in ...


Jefferts Schori Speaks in Fort Worth

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight (Tue Feb 15, 6:30pm), one of America’s great religious and spiritual minds (yes, religion and spirituality can go together) will be speaking at Beth-El Temple, 4900 Briarhaven Rd, FW. I’m referring to Katharine Jeff...



Your Tax Dollars at Work

betty.brink
Remember when Trustee Judy Needham called her fellow Fort Worth school board member, Ann Sutherland, a “crazy old fool of a woman” because Sutherland had filed a protest with the Railroad Commission in order to stop Chesape...


Another Gig, Another Stolen Instrument

Jeff Prince
I’ve written several blogs over the past year about local musicians who’ve had beloved instruments and amplifiers stolen. This time it hits close to home. The Hell Cats (I sing and play guitar in the band) played a ...



We Heart Jazz & Tap

Jimmy Fowler
Tomorrow night (Sat Feb 12) at 8pm, Arts Fifth Avenue will host a pre-Valentine’s weekend performance they’re calling “A Jazzy Valentine.” It’s part jazz concert and part tap dance revue featuring R&B musicians Br...


Arlington’s Maren Morris’ Third Album En Route

Anthony Mariani
Texas Music chanteuse Maren Morris is putting the finishing touches on her third album. Recorded just a couple of weeks ago at Bass Propulsion Laboratories in Dallas (Deep Blue Something, Calhoun, Collin Herring), Livewire prom...