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Mayor Mike Makes Nice With Badgers After TCU Win

Jeff Prince
Mayor Mike Moncrief wrote a friendly letter to the editor of the Cap Times newspaper in Wisconsin after the TCU Horned Frogs gored the Badgers in the Rose Bowl last weekend. In the letter, published today, he compliments the Ba...


Phantom Caste Rides a New Wave

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Music” story is an interview with Paul Cooksey, lead singer-guitarist-lyricist for the Fort Worth-Denton synth rock quintet Phantom Caste. Last year the group received a big heap of praise for its debut EP Ha...



DFWian: Local Onion-esque Site

Anthony Mariani
There’s a newish Onion-y local news satire site called DFWian that’s not half bad. One post that recently caught my attention (thanks, Twitter) is “Rest of Nation Pretty Sure UT Won the Rose Bowl,” commenting on the Uni...


Tarleton State Hearts Its Dropouts

Jeff Prince
The lead paragraph in Fort Worth Weekly‘s recent story about Texas A&M System threatening instructors with termination includes a passing reference to a few “graduates” at Tarleton State Univeristy. “...



Dallas Cowboys Should Follow This Winning Formula

Jeff Prince
Okay, Jerry Jones, I’m tired of your constant phone calls and emails begging me for advice on how to manage your underachieving football team. So here it is, my formula for a winning season next year. No. 1 – Get ri...


Capt. Honors is “In the Navy”

Jimmy Fowler
Not sure about you, but I was shocked – shocked! – to learn that anti-gay slang is sometimes used by certain members of America’s armed forces. This was the revelation that came from the videos shot onboard the U.S.S. Ent...



Let’s Give Tom Vandergriff What He Deserves

Jeff Prince
The politician who put Arlington on the map, made a huge impact on Tarrant County and North Texas, and was pretty much the embodiment of political integrity, will be buried on Friday. If anyone deserves a huge public turnout it...


Breakout Talents of 2010′s Movies

Kristian Lin
Notice that the title of my post doesn’t say “breakout stars,” like some other similar lists do. That’s because my list includes filmmakers as well as hot new actors. What all these people have in common is that they al...



Party Like It’s 1999 Plus 12

Jeff Prince
Here’s to hoping your New Year’s Eve blowout is every bit as insane as this dude’s party from last year in west Fort Worth. Those West Siders know how to boogie — and Mike Ray Hartman, you’re an an...


Needham Opens FWISD New Year With Name Calling “Fireworks”

betty.brink
From: Needham, Judy (Board Member) <JUDY.NEEDHAM@fwisd.org> Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 2:23 PM To: Sutherland, Ann (Board Member) <Ann.Sutherland@fwisd.org>; (With copies to the other Fort Worth school board...