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Why is the city settling for a mere drop out of a million dollar bucket?

betty.brink
The Fort Worth City Council, facing a budget gap of $59 million that it closed by firing long-time workers and forcing pay cuts on those it kept along with cutting millions from various city services, many of which benefited lo...


Weekender for Fri., Oct. 23

Anthony Mariani
On Saturday, you’ve got the Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Quaker City Nighthawks (from Sioux Falls), and Room Sound at The Moon (2911 W Berry St, by TCU, 817-926-9600), and Los Noviembres at the Scat (111 W 4th St, Sundance Square, ...



Riverboat Gambler Muso in Need

Anthony Mariani
The Riverboat Gamblers’ Ian McDougall is in the hospital, recovering from injuries suffered when hit by a car while on his bike. He has a broken hip, broken wrist, hemorrhaging under the skull, and assorted lacerations, torn ...


Fighting the Good Fight

Jimmy Fowler
Here’s a big salute to Natalie Ellis, a 34 year old criminology student at UTA. A volunteer for the UTA Arlington Innocence Network, she didn’t pass up a case file on a 1997 Dallas murder that others had dismissed. Because ...



‘Survivor’ Extra-Realistic This Season

Jeff Prince
Why does it seem so fitting that the most conniving, manipulative, lying, greedy snake in the grass ever featured on Survivor is an oil company owner in Texas? So far Russell Hantz has lied about being stuck on a roof for two d...


Dubya’s New Career Launches in FW

Kristian Lin
The next surreal chapter in the life of George W. Bush plays out here in Fort Worth on Monday. He’s starting his career as a motivational speaker! The all-day event at Fort Worth Convention Center also features Colin Powe...



Sidebar to This Week’s Cover Story

eric.griffey
This is something of a sidebar to this week’s cover story “Falling Down, Getting Back Up.” Though the stories may seem like novellas, you’d be surprised how much stuff has to be left out because of lack of room, or for ...


Parsons’, Chapman’s Exhibits Worth a Look

Anthony Mariani
Gallery 414 and William Campbell Contemporary Art are only a couple of miles apart. It’s a straight shot down Camp Bowie from Byers, where Bill Campbell’s is, to Templeton, 414’s street. Meaning: There’s no reason why y...



Letterman on Tape

Jimmy Fowler
If the news that a David Letterman sex tape may soon surface doesn’t cause you to toss your cheerios, then you have mastered a powerful gag reflex. Although Letterman’s sex scandal has waned somewhat in the national press, ...


NFL Pass Rush

Kristian Lin
While I was on vacation I heard about Rush Limbaugh being dropped from the ownership group that wants to buy the St. Louis Rams. In typical fashion, Rush is playing the victim card. He should be focusing his anger on his fellow...