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Texas Rangers Fans Break Dumbest Record Ever

Jeff Prince
The Texas Rangers broke the Guinness Book of World Records for most people wearing sunglasses in the dark, and also set a record for the most ridiculous publicity stunt of the year. It only took 424 people wearing sunglasses to...


Financial Aid for The Apache 5

Anthony Mariani
A little help from friends is on the way for The Apache 5, the mid-’60s-ish pop-rock Fort Worth quartet whose Southside rehearsal space was recently broken into by thieves and promptly emptied. In addition to a ton of gear, i...



Joe King Carrasco, Ramblin Jack Are Must See

Jeff Prince
It’s rare that I recommend people go to Dallas, but I’m making an exception for nostalgia’s sake. Two must-see shows are being held at Poor David’s Pub this weekend. (And the club is a heck of a lot easi...


Drink With the ‘Phibs

Jimmy Fowler
Arts groups have been hit particularly hard in this sour economy. It’s important for them to create unconventional fundraising events so that people are having so much fun, they barely realize they’re donating. Amphibian Pr...



Apache 5 Equipment Stolen

Anthony Mariani
In the thick of the night in the early morning hours of Fri., Jun. 17, thieves broke through a brick wall and triple-layered plywood to enter a Southside rehearsal space and steal the contents –– guitars, assorted amplifier...


Worldwide Accent Project Needs Better Texas Talk

Jeff Prince
The Worldwide Accent Project is relying on the YouTube community to help compile a “global accent archive,” and the contributions from people in this area leave much to be desired. Now here’s what a Texas acce...



I Am a Lesbian Blogger*

Kristian Lin
*I’m lying. By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the blogger calling herself A Gay Girl in Damascus being unmasked as a 40-year-old American grad student living in Scotland. Tom MacMaster is married to a student of M...


“Earthlings” at 1919 Hemphill

Jimmy Fowler
Animal lovers and passionate vegetarians probably don’t need another excuse to be outraged, but 1919 Hemphill will provide one with the 7pm Sunday (June 19) screening of Earthlings, a 2005 documentary feature narrated by Joaq...



Snap! Driller Removes Yard Sign

Jeff Prince
A woman who lives on the east side of Fort Worth came home to find a gas driller’s sign stuck in her yard without her permission, smack dab beside her “Just Say No To Urban Gas Drilling” sign. She wasn’t...


Every Breath You Take

Jeff Prince
It’s nice when neighbors keep an eye out for trouble and respond when they see it. East sider Suzette Watkins was concerned when she saw a tanker truck parked beside East Lancaster Avenue near the 287 overhead, with a hos...