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City Coughs Up Rainbow Cash

Jimmy Fowler
Bravo to city leaders for settling with Chad Gibson and George Armstrong for more than $400,000 in the wake of the historic Rainbow Lounge raid, although I’m not sure they had a choice. My colleague Jeff Prince missed the poi...


Buddy Can You Spare A Trillion?

Jeff Prince
On my way to work this morning I came upon this car cruising down I-30. Note the message on the back window (“National Debt 14 Trillion”). The driver apparently wants to remind everyone that the United States is poo...



Zimmerman After Ridglea Theater Again

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth councilmember Zim Zimmerman is at odds with the people behind the new Ridglea Theater again.   Most recently, he was in favor of the restoration of the now “highly significant endangered” building on the West Si...


FW Man Gets New Face

Jimmy Fowler
File this under “So You Think You Got Problems?”: Last week 25 year old Fort Worth resident Dallas Wiens received the country’s first full face transplant at a Boston hospital. You may remember that he suffered severe hea...



Nobel Peace Prize Winning Obama A Warmonger?

Jeff Prince
Sunday was the first day of spring, and Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle sprung into action. First he probably trimmed his mustache. Then he emailed a statement accusing President Barack Obama of ignoring history by becoming...


Rainbow Lounge Raid Leads To City Coffer Raid

Jeff Prince
Weekly staff writer Dan McGraw recently wrote about the Innocence Project and two wrongly convicted men who served long prison sentences because they wouldn’t accept plea bargains. Neither could force themselves to confes...



“Pioneer” Wins at SXSW

Jimmy Fowler
Pioneer, the short film produced by Fort Worth’s James M. Johnston and directed by Texas filmmaker David Patrick Lowery, has won the jury prize for Best Narrative Short at this year’s South by Southwest in Austin. Congrats ...


Fort Worth Circle Artist Kelly Fearing Dead At 92

Jeff Prince
One of the last members of the revered Fort Worth Circle of artists died Sunday in Austin. Kelly Fearing, 92, died of congestive heart failure. Fearing was part of a somewhat eccentric art circle that introduced modernism, surr...



Surprise! FM2865 Beats Chris Zalez at White Elephant

Jeff Prince
Youthful exuberance and a batch of good songs propelled FM2865 Band to the March 29 finals of the Texas Music Showdown with KHYI 95.3 “The Range” host Brett Dillon at the White Elephant Saloon. FM2865  squared off ...


“Star-T”‘s Sad “Exclusive”

Jimmy Fowler
Have you seen the “exclusive,” “one-on-one,” and “revealing” interview with Rick Perry featured on today’s Star-Telegram website? It’s a blog post written by former Star-T reporter Kevin Lyons; he now lives in A...