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S-T Wants More Holiday Money

dan.mcgraw
Many of us were sort of surprised on Thanksgiving when we went to buy our morning Fort Worth Star-Telegram. They recently raised prices for the weekday edition to $1, and some of us were getting used to that. But the Thursday p...


Mayor (Not Named Mike) Gets Tough On Polluters

Jeff Prince
Texas Monthly’s glowing, in-depth feature story on outgoing Houston Mayor Bill White (“The Great White Hope,” December 2009) describes a hard-working, go-getting, populist politician who comes across as fairly rem...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
A forceful win over the Oakland Raiders has Cowboys Nation happy this post-Thanksgiving morning. But I’m not washing down my leftover turkey with Cowboys Kool-Aid just yet. First off, it was Oakland, a sorry team, at home. No...


Cowboys Get Ammo For Naming Rights Deal

Jeff Prince
Over-selling tickets is the oldest trick in the book. A local concert promoter once sold way too many tickets to a 1970s Willie Nelson concert. Then, to appease the fire marshal who was complaining about being over capacity, th...



FW/Austin’s Best Fwends Playing SXSW

Anthony Mariani
The first batch of bands chosen to play spring 2010′s SXSW Music Festival have been announced. A couple are from Dallas. There’s only one with Fort Worth ties: Best Fwends, who claim both Austin and Fort Worth home. Hop...


No Punk Like an Old Punk

Jimmy Fowler
During his interview for this week’s ”Music” feature, Disco:Hate a.k.a. Casey Colby made an interesting observation. He was discussing his favorite punk band, L.A.’s still-standing (with its umpteenth lineup change) Fea...



Ranch Style Beans, Rod Serling Slip Out

Jeff Prince
The gas drilling industry might be undermining the city’s quality of life, but the natural gas created from eating a can of Ranch Style beans has been lovingly embraced in Cowtown for many decades. Barry Shlachter’s sto...


The Chocolate Milk War

Jimmy Fowler
I really ought to reconsider my proud status as a non-parent. Not caring if the planet explodes after they lay them copper coins over my eyes, I miss out on some of the best debates over The Children and the future– like whet...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys, B.J. Thomas

Jeff Prince
Traveling in East Texas yesterday afternoon, I “enjoyed” the Cowboys vs. Deadskins game on the car radio. The game was expected to make my afternoon drive more pleasant. Oops. It was like listening to a three-hour train wre...


Trinity Visions

Jimmy Fowler
Tree huggers, owl savers and local historians, take note – tonight (Monday) at 9pm is when KERA TV Channel 13 airs its original documentary ”Living with the Trinity.” The hour-long doc focuses on an eight year period (196...