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Investigation Of Ted Pillsbury Death Ongoing

Jeff Prince
A shroud of mystery is surrounding the death of former Kimbell Art Museum Director Ted Pillsbury – not because there’s any suggestion of foul play, but because the investigation of the case has been so secretive and slow-pa...


Pondering A Short But Sweet Afterlife

Jeff Prince
This might be a ponderous subject for Blotch, but I’m fascinated with the new issue of Newsweek. Do we go to heaven? Is there a heaven? Are we in our bodies when we get there? Can we sleep on clouds as late as we want? Play i...



FW Streetcars in Trouble?

dan.mcgraw
Earlier this year, we wrote about why Dallas got a federal TIGER grant for its streetcar plan, but Fort Worth did not, even though both were included in a joint grant proposal. It was very easy to figure out what caused the rej...


Roger Staubach Hail Mary To Inspire Rangers?

Jeff Prince
Roger Staubach ought to do fine when he throws out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the Texas Rangers home opener at 1:05 p.m. April 5. First off, he had a great arm as a HOF quarterback with the Dallas Cowboys. Second, he’s...



Ivins Show Debuts in Philly

Jimmy Fowler
File this one under “Curious Casting Choices”: Kathleen Turner is currently starring as the late Texas wit and nationally syndicated “Star-Telegram” columnist Molly Ivins in a one-woman show at The Philadelphia Theatre ...


“Ticked-Off Trannies” Invade Fort Worth

Jimmy Fowler
A tip o’ the hat to Q Cinema, Fort Worth’s LGBT film forum, for the recently announced decision to give Dallas filmmaker Israel Luna’s controversial “transploitation” flick Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives its Southwes...



Dog The Bounty Hunter Behind Bars In Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
Duane Chapman, aka Dog The Bounty Hunter, spent 18 months at Texas’ Huntsville State Penitentiary in the late 1970s for his role in a man’s death. (photo courtesy of Wyatt Newquist) He later became a bounty hunter, star...


Art Maverick Ted Pillsbury Dead At 66

Jeff Prince
A leading voice on Texas art has gone to stroll for eternity through that great Onderdonk painting in the sky. Edmund P. “Ted” Pillsbury, chairman of fine arts at Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries and former d...



Right Wing Tries to Roll Back Hate

Kristian Lin
You’ve heard all the stories by now. You’ve heard about the spitting. The racial slurs. The death threats. The bricks thrown at windows. The insults lobbed at bereaved little kids and Parkinson’s patients. Now the Republi...


FW Guitarists Riff On Idol’s Casey James

Jeff Prince
Cool Casey James made the American Idol Top 10 last night, guaranteeing the Fort Worth guitarslinger a slot on the Idol concert tour later this year. Folks around these parts have been watching James play and sing in local club...