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At Least Our Barbie Didn’t Get Romo Killed

Jeff Prince
It’s kind of like trading a lumpy car seat for a broken steering wheel. Neither is comfortable — but a broken steering wheel can kill you. The Dallas Cowboys are considering trading linebacker Bobby “Barbie...


Hot FWISD Board Race to be Decided Saturday

betty.brink
Tomorrow, May 8, is Election Day for four Fort Worth ISD single-member districts. Up for grabs are the seats held by incumbents Judy Needham, District 5, Christene Moss, District 3, Jean McClung, District 2, and Chris Hatch, Di...



Theatre League Awards Night

Jimmy Fowler
Rarely do the key players from Stage West, Circle Theatre, Jubilee Theatre, Casa Manana, Amphibian Productions, Theatre Arlington, and other top 817 theater entities converge on one night. That’s what the Live Theatre League ...


Salvation Army to Hold Human Trafficking Forum in Fort Worth

Peter Gorman
It’s been in the news lately but it’s still pretty damned shocking that we here in the middle of the Bible Belt are also the epicenter of human trafficking in the United States. Texas produces more calls to the Nati...



Bring Back Licks A Dumb Idea For Schools

Jeff Prince
Kids today aren’t being beaten enough, says a substitute teacher wanting to reinstate corporal punishment in the Dallas school district. His web site “Bring Back Licks” shows support from teachers and parents. Based on my...


Bad Trips On K2 Prompt 911 Calls

Jeff Prince
Man-made marijuana known as K2, cleverly marketed as “incense,” led to a bad trip for several Denton teenagers. One young woman reported having seizures and blacking out. (In the photo, that’s K2 Summit on the left, K...



UFO Spotted Over Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
A YouTube video posted on Monday by “theyreouthere” shows a blinking UFO moving over Fort Worth, then suddenly taking off in a different direction. Hey, at least he used his blinker (baddum bump). Not coincidentally, this g...


Look Down: See Your Feet?

Jeff Prince
Hey lard ass! Yes, I’m talking to you. At least, the chances are very, very good that I’m talking to you if you live in Texas — we’re a bunch of roly-polies around here. This Men’s Health study lists the 10 Fattes...



Council Rejects Citizens in Favor of Pawnshops

betty.brink
            A contentious Fort Worth city council meeting ended late Tuesday night with the council voting 7-2 to overturn a 2006 ordinance designed to keep pawnshops, most of which have payday lending operations wit...


Lynn Redgrave: Class Act

Jimmy Fowler
The untimely death of Lynn Redgrave reminded me how cool she was when I got to interview her a dozen years ago. During the session, I struggled with whether I should ask her a rather personal question. Redgrave came through Nor...