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Nolan High Honors Classy Sister Act

Jimmy Fowler
In pop culture, Catholic nuns have long carried the reputation of being cold, sometimes even sadistic classroom despots. (Friends of mine who attended Catholic schools have told me that, like many stereotypes, there is a hint o...


Office of Civil Rights Clears FWISD

betty.brink
There’s little doubt that the Fort Worth ISD needed some good news to offset a couple of bouts of negative publicity over the past few months, first with its finance department’s embarrassing admission that the district ove...



Jeffrey Skilling, Enron Swag Soar: Ironic?

Jeff Prince
A former Enron CEO is seeking a new trial, but the really interesting news is that ethics-related Enron swag from back in the day is now a hot item on the collectible market. This recent eBay auction saw somebody pay $899 plus ...


Death At Cowtown Coliseum

Jeff Prince
A drunken beaver was suspected in the slaughter of several trees at Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards. In fact, recent snowstorms caused the damage. No one saw the big pecan tree fall, so whether it made a sound is ...



Gas Drilling’s Toxic Cloud Exposed

Jeff Prince
DISH, the little town that packs a big punch when it comes to making life uncomfortable for gas drillers, is hosting a Town Hall meeting at 7 tonight to reveal some startling information. Texas OGAP’s Wilma Subra and DISH May...


Will Hunt in Rolling Stone

Anthony Mariani
Last year, we did a story about Fort Worth producer Will Hunt, who has worked with, among other artists, The Burning Hotels, Green River Ordinance, and The Polyphonic Spree, and who, as the story informs you, was working with E...



Iran Arrests Filmmaker

Kristian Lin
Oh, this can’t be good. The reports coming out of Iran say that movie director Jafar Panahi has been detained at an undisclosed location along with his wife and 15 people at his house. Panahi is a supporter of Iranian opp...


Fort Worth Music Co-Op Scores

Anthony Mariani
Last Sunday’s guitar drive and benefit show for the Fort Worth Music Co-Op could be understatedly qualified as a success. The nonprofit group exceeded its goal of raising about $2,000 for educational outreach programming by $...



SXSW Picks The Burning Hotels

Anthony Mariani
The Burning Hotels have been invited to play a SXSW -sanctioned showcase this year on Wed., March 17, at 1 a.m. at Jaime’s on Red River, bringing the grand total of Fort Worth bands selected to play sanctioned showcases in Au...


A Twinkie In The Kids’ Eyes

Jeff Prince
One in three American kids is obese. This new study shows teens are smoking more marijuana these days, which could lead to even more obesity. Fortunately, help is on the way.