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Crime Control District Board Dissolved by City Council

betty.brink
  Is it a power grab or just good government at work?   On Tuesday, the Fort Worth city council voted unanimously to dissolve the 14-year Crime Control and Prevention District board and replace the appointed members with — ...


Telegraph Canyon’s SXSW Show Set

Anthony Mariani
Finally, Telegraph Canyon’s SXSW-sanctioned showcase is set: Sat., March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at The Ale House on 6th Street. Also on the bill are Thrift Store Cowboys, The Mighty Stef, and several other acts. Fort Worth will be ...



Attention FW Playwrights

Jimmy Fowler
North Texas stage scribes have a little more than six weeks left to submit their mind-blowing, redefining-theater-as-we-know-it scripts to Stage West’s Fourth Annual Texas Playwriting Competition. Submissions with entry forms...


The Joys, Pains Of Fort Worth’s Record Snow

Jeff Prince
When a record snowfall hits Fort Worth, people can’t wait to get out in it and have fun. A friend of mine still walks with a limp from doing something similar to these guys. Many years ago, we tied a ski rope to the back ...



Jay Leno Nabs Sarah Palin, Other Loudmouths

Jeff Prince
The hip comic who replaced Johnny Carson as “The Tonight Show” host in 1992 is getting his old job back. But this time around, Jay Leno is desperately uncool and publicly humiliated. Leno flopped in prime time, and Conan O...


Fort Worth Sings for Haiti Lineup Finalized

Anthony Mariani
The lineup for Fort Worth Sings For Haiti’s March 27 benefit show is all set. Chatterton, Jason Eady, Joey Green, Charlie Shafter and the Gnomes, Holy Moly, and Pablo and The Hemphill 7 will join the artists first mentioned h...



Cannabis for Granny

Jimmy Fowler
Since the Obama administration has eased up on prosecuting health clinics that distribute pot in medical marijuana-legal states, the cry for across-the-board legalization of the little green bud is now louder than ever. To decr...


Joseph Stack A Hero To Many

Jeff Prince
Joseph Stack’s daughter is calling him a hero. Stack is the guy whose anti-government beliefs apparently prompted him to fly a small airplane into an Internal Revenue Service building in Austin, killing himself and IRS worker...



Winter Olympic Thoughts (with lots of hockey)

Kristian Lin
The U.S. men’s hockey team was supposed to be an afterthought at these Games, but they sure didn’t look like one in their 5-3 victory over heavily favored Canada. Goalie Ryan Miller got bombarded with 45 shots but stood tal...


More FW Bands @ SXSW

Anthony Mariani
Two more 817 artists have been selected to play sanctioned showcases at the 2010 SXSW Music Festival in Austin in mid-March, bringing the total number of 817-related artists chosen to play sanctioned showcases this year to four...