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Alann Sampson Takes New Post at Cliburn

Kristian Lin
Bit of news drops today about the Van Cliburn Foundation: Alann Bedford Sampson has been named as the foundation’s interim president and CEO. She takes over for David Chambless Worters, who resigned abruptly last June. As...


Roy Williams Lives Up To (Our) Expectations

Jeff Prince
You knew it was over when even Jerry Jones gave up the ghost. The Dallas Cowboys owner invested millions of dollars and his own sullied reputation as a general manager when he traded the farm to get wide receiver Roy Williams, ...



Becky’s Naughty “New Car”

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” page has a review of Circle Theatre’s sometimes melancholy, sometimes zany comedy of infidelity Becky’s New Car, which has just one weekend of performances left. I thought the cast was uniformly su...


Jen Floyd Engel Dodges Balls Of Hate

Jeff Prince
The last we heard of Jennifer Floyd Engel — the Little Ball of Hate, as she was known as Fort Worth Star-Telegram‘s longtime sports columnist — she’d left the paper in July without a word of farewell, no...



Concert Raises Nearly $4,000 for Yocom

Anthony Mariani
The best news in recent memory is that Lance Yocom, recently hospitalized for severe pneumonia, is on the road to recovery. The good news is that the benefit that we and Lola’s Saloon threw for him at Lola’s this past Satur...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs San Diego Chargers

Jeff Prince
Separated at birth: Also separated at birth: Ryan’s blitz-happy defense and… A team from sunny San Diego that wears ugly uniforms with cartoon lightning bolts on the shoulders thundered into Dallas and shocked the C...



School Days, School Days

Jimmy Fowler
  Today’s the first day of a new school year for a lot of kids in Fort Worth and around North Texas. Given all the dire talk about state education funds being slashed, you’d think teachers would be presiding over class...


FWISD in Palazzolo Case Claims Racial Misidentification by Hearing Examiner a “Typo”

betty.brink
  The Fort Worth school district through its attorney, Walsh Anderson, recently filed a petition in the 348th District Court appealing the Commissioner of Education’s order to the board to reinstate former administrator and ...



Ryan McBride’s Music Gear Stolen

Anthony Mariani
  The latest victim in a string of thefts of musical equipment is Fort Worthian Red Dirt singer-songwriter Ryan McBride. “This couldn’t have happened at a worse time,” he said. “We have a lot of shows coming up for o...


Journalist Gets Last Laugh On Way Out

Jeff Prince
Lee Morris was mad and he couldn’t take it anymore. The managing editor at Valley City Times-Record (North Dakota) didn’t like how a new corporate policies were ruining the city’s newspaper by banning critical...