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Welcome, Steelers (and Yinzers)

Anthony Mariani
That tremendous jolt in your crotch region? Don’t worry. It’s just that the Pittsburgh Steelers have arrived in Fort Worth and are ready to win an unprecedented seventh Super Bowl. The team landed a couple of hours ago but ...


Jacksboro Highway Like Time Travel

Jeff Prince
The above photo looks like it was taken back in the day — note the obsolete phone booth, the old-school air conditioner on the building, and the 50s era Coca-Cola signs. But that’s modern day Jacksboro Highway ̵...



QLive! Open Mic

Jimmy Fowler
Tomorrow night (Tuesday Feb 1) 9-11pm, QLive! will host its first Open Mic Night for would-be comics, could-be comics, and anyone else who dares to be funny in front of an enthusiastic if slightly jaded crowd at Percussions Lou...


R.I.P., Milton Babbitt

Kristian Lin
It’s no surprise that Milton Babbitt passed away over the weekend. The man was, after all, 94 years old. He was also one of serial music’s founding fathers. Unfortunately, he’s best known for this 1958 essay t...



Fort Worth 8-Track “Record” Label Launches

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth R&B singer-songwriter Nathan Brown relocated back home to Fort Worth from Little Rock a couple of years ago with a family, a bunch of new songs, and a new internet business venture, The Dead Media, a full-service...


Day Two: Joe Palazzolo V FWISD

betty.brink
Day two of Joe Palazzolo’s appeal of his termination last fall by Superintendent Melody Johnson got off to a good start for the beleaguered former assistant principal and whistleblower at Arlington Heights High School on Frid...



Highlights of the Palazzolo/AHHS Hearings

betty.brink
 “I was told early in the investigation by someone in the [administration] to be afraid of Mr. Palazzolo. …To ‘be careful.’” —Testimony from Margaret Renfro, recent graduate of Arlington Heights High School and a w...


Super Bowl Halftime Show Needs New Blood

Jeff Prince
The Super Bowl is infamous for trotting out geezers during its halftime show (McCartney, the Stones, Prince, Petty, and Springsteen), but this year they went younger with the Black Eyed Peas. Still, the Peas aren’t all th...



FW Cop Cites Litterbug — Hooray!

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Deanna Boyd’s story about a woman ticketed for throwing her cigarette out her car window made my day. I can’t stand roadway litterbugs tossing their non-biodegradable cigarette butt...


Richard L. Connor’s Latest: Ethics Complaint

Jeff Prince
Newspaper publisher Richard L. Connor can’t stay out of the spotlight. The Fort Worth Business Press owner (and former publisher of Fort Worth Star-Telegram) ought to know how to avoid headlines by now, and yet he stumble...