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Comptroller Letter Requires Reading Between Lines

Jeff Prince
On Saturday I was notified by letter that my personal information, including name and social security number, was among those left unsecured on the state comptroller of public account web site. The letter was dated April 13. So...


Civility in the FWISD or Politics as Usual?

betty.brink
Is civility, like beauty, only in the eye (or ear) of the beholder?  That’s what some Fort Worth school board trustees are asking after discovering that a group is organizing under the banner of “Put Our Students First,”...



Free Tix to Granbury Wine Walk

Anthony Mariani
Historic Granbury will be the site of an oenophile’s and/or gourmand’s dream Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30. The 2011 Granbury Wine Walk will feature vino from some of Texas’ most popular wineries, gourmet cuisine f...


R.I.P., Tim Hetherington

Kristian Lin
War reporters sign on for their jobs knowing that they might be killed in the line of duty. That doesn’t make it any easier to write up the obituary when a good one goes down. Yesterday, Tim Hetherington was killed (along...



“Wild Ocean” in IMAX

Jimmy Fowler
Tomorrow (April 22) is Earth Day. You could spend it fantasizing about making out with Al Gore in the backseat of a hybrid while a CD of dolphin sounds plays on the stereo. Or you could watch dolphins, sharks, whales, seals, di...


Mary Not A Virgin? OMG!

Jeff Prince
A new, updated translation of the Bible interprets Mary as being a “young woman” rather than a “virgin.” (As God might say, “OMM!”) This could throw a wrench into that whole miraculous concep...



Since We All Can’t Grab A Hose…

Jeff Prince
As North Texas’ massive fire approached Fort Worth on Tuesday, city officials led by Mayor Mike Moncrief — or “Mr. Morale Responsibility” as we adoringly refer to him now — boldly decided to throw ...


Action on Extraction

Jimmy Fowler
This afternoon (Wed Apr 20) 5-7pm, a group of local environmental activists will converge on downtown Fort Worth for a march and rally to mark the International Day of Direct Action Against Extraction. The group Rising Tide Nor...



County Courthouse Clock Stops Ticking

Jeff Prince
If you’re driving near downtown tomorrow and look at Fort Worth’s lovely old county courthouse you might notice that the tower clock has stopped working. A year-long renovation begins tomorrow, and the historic cloc...


Local Pop Star Wannabes Make Friday Sound Great

Jeff Prince
USA Today throws love to Rebecca Black in this feature of the teenage girl whose “Friday” video created a YouTube sensation (more than 110 million hits and counting). Most of the “sensation” surrounding ...