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Fort Worth’s Ethics Get Slapped

Jeff Prince
A nonprofit, nonpartisan Florida-based organization that provides advice on local government ethics matters has recently issued a two-part article referencing Fort Worth — and not in a good way. Robert Wechsler, research ...


Fort Worth Bucks Gas Drilling Trend

Jeff Prince
Cities surrounding Fort Worth, including Grapevine, Hurst, Colleyville, Denton, and Flower Mound, are looking at tougher ordinances on gas drilling. In Fort Worth it’s business as usual. The city’s Ethics Review Com...



Can The Kids Still Cut It?

Jimmy Fowler
While I was a little nervous when I first heard about the cable mini-series The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes To Town (the U.S. premiere is tonight at 9pm on IFC), there are enough funny online clips from the Canadian broadcast...


“The Popcorn List” Debuts

Kristian Lin
If you’re looking for a replacement for the recently canceled At the Movies, a possible candidate is making its debut tonight for TV viewers with Time Warner Cable. The Popcorn List is hosted by Rainy Flynn and Devin Pike...



Ethics Committee Overruled, Fired

Jeff Prince
For once, Mayor Mike Moncrief went through an entire meeting without muttering his favorite phrase — “it’s the Fort Worth Way.” Strange, since the Fort Worth Way was so evident in today’s special m...


American Airlines: Express Seats for Extra Cash

Kristian Lin
I found something dumber than the outrage over the “Ground Zero Mosque.” It’s the news that American Airlines is now charging for “Express Seats,” the first few rows of seats in coach behind first ...



Phil Pritchett at “TNL”

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight’s “Thursday Night Live” at Central Market should be a hot one in every sense of the word: Singer-songwriter-studio wiz–podcast pundit Phil “The World’s Most Fiercely Independent Artist” Pritchett will perf...


Hip Pocket Puppets

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Arts” page explores Hip Pocket Theatre’s Cowtown Puppetry Festival, celebrating its sixth anniversary this weekend at the Silver Creek Road compound. HP co-founder Diane Simons created the Festival with her...



TCU Cracks Top 100 Schools

Jeff Prince
There’s a new face — a very purple one — on the coveted U.S. News & World Report‘s Top 100 list of colleges. Texas Christian University squeaked in at No. 99. The report lauds TCU for its mentoring p...


File Burn Ban Under ‘Duh’

Jeff Prince
On this our 17th consecutive day of 100-degree temperatures, and with Mother Nature all dried up and resembling a giant tinder box, it seems obvious that starting fires outdoors is not a good idea. But common sense and the mass...