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Hey, Mother Earth, Send More Ice

Jeff Prince
The snow and ice storm that closed down schools and businesses for days on end earlier this month is a memory. Temperatures are now in the 70s. I actually sweated this afternoon while sitting in my truck at a traffic light with...


Rap Royalty to Talk at Hip-Hop Symposium in Fort Worth

Anthony Mariani
Kool Moe Dee, Bun B, and The D.O.C. (“It’s the diggy diggy doc, y’all!”) are the three marquee rappers who will be appearing at the inaugural E.Y.E. (Embracing Youth Empowerment) Hip-Hop Symposium at The Dock Bookshop i...



Jacksboro Highway Avalon Motel Sign A Keeper

Jeff Prince
The Avalon Motel is a quiet little place these days, and that’s how owners Tom and Manjula Khushal like it. I stopped by to take photos of the sign perched atop a rusted water tower this morning and drew the wary eye of M...


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...