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Closing Halliburton Loophole

Jeff Prince
Local activists are passing along this notice from the Natural Resources Defense Council, which, if successful, could impact local gas drilling: “Tell Congress to close the ‘Halliburton Loophole’ to protect dr...


Just Gossip

Anthony Mariani
Every time I’m standing in line at the grocery store, I’m assaulted by magazines that promise even more insight into “Jon and Kate.” Who the fuck are they? Are they reality-TV show contestants or something? Or are they ...



After Hours at the Kimbell

Anthony Mariani
Not enough local jazzbos are doing torch music and/or bossa nova-influenced stuff*. Period. So thanks then for Los Noviembres, the Fort Worth duet of guitarist Paul Boll and vocalist Angie Cassada that does justice to the class...


Nanny Says ‘No’

Jimmy Fowler
What’s that loud background hum? No, it’s not a cricket invasion, it’s the sound of libertarians gnashing their teeth at a host of finger-wagging new state laws that go into effect Tuesday. Some of them seem like no-brain...



Weekender: Fri., Aug. 28, 2009

Anthony Mariani
U2-ish Fort Worth rockers Titanmoon will be traveling to Pakistan in October to help raise awareness of and financial support for private schooling there –– the public school system, Titanmoon says, is “practically non-ex...


TABC Fires Agents

dan.mcgraw
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced today that it is terminating the two agents who participated in the Rainbow Lounge raid, as well as the supervisor above them. We don’t have the official press release yet...



Stage West Announces Winners

Jimmy Fowler
Winners of Stage West’s third annual Texas Playwriting Competition were announced today, and the judges couldn’t pick between two scripts – “Binge” by Waco’s Thomas Ward and “Certificate of Death” by Arlington...


Beer + Tomato Juice + Clam Juice = Yum

Anthony Mariani
My in-laws live in Georgetown in Sun City, an ever-sprawling retirement community where folks ride around on golf carts and everybody knows everybody else’s name. My wife and I sometimes go there just to get away. We watch Fo...



Whole Lotta Bunny

Jimmy Fowler
Good luck snagging a ticket for the upcoming final weekend of Theatre Arlington’s revival of Mary Chase’s sweet n’ strange 1944 comedy ”Harvey”. It’s a solid, well-timed production that features B.J. Cleveland as El...


Startlegram Startles Columnist

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has once again changed its online look. For once they seemed to have changed something for the better. Usually their consumer surveys, consultant reports, and other data and input just lead them to ...