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What About the Children?

Jimmy Fowler
A little while ago, Pres. Obama’s speech to the nation’s school children wrapped up. I watched the whole thing. He didn’t address his audience as “comrade.” There was no hammer-and-sickle symbol in the background. He ...


Dinner Roll Restaurant Round-Up: Post Restaurant Week Edition

eric.griffey
Just because restaurant week is over doesn’t mean you should stay home and eat beans out of a can. We roll: Blue Mesa (1600 S. University Dr. FW 76107 phone: 817-332-6371) is making tacos for a cause. One dollar from every ta...



Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon To Feature Joe Kuban

Jeff Prince
Labor Day is this Monday and you know what that means: Jerry Lewis and his Muscular Dystrophy Telethon will be on the boob tube for hours on end. I love watching Lewis at the end of the show, half out of his mind with exhaustio...


First Friday on the Green Cancelled

Anthony Mariani
Tonight’s show is a no-go. The next First Friday will be October 2 and feature The Burning Hotels and The Campaign. Luke Wade, who was on tonight’s bill, will be performing at Chadra Mezza & Grill (1622 Park Place Av, o...



Dallas Tackles Eugene Lockhart

Jeff Prince
The indictment of Eugene Lockhart on a $20 million fraud scheme is a shocker because the former Dallas Cowboys linebacker seemed to be such a stand-up guy. He played during the dismal Danny White decade and retired in 1990 just...


We Are Not Amused

Jimmy Fowler
I’ve never sampled the wings at Wing Stop, now being touted incessantly as “the official wings of the Dallas Cowboys,” but their TV ad featuring Troy Aikman and Jerry Jones mock-squabbling over the last wing cracks me up ...



Weekender, Thu., Sept. 3

Anthony Mariani
Tonight’s Central Market show with The Burning Hotels and Chatterton has been canceled due to inclement weather and rescheduled for early October and may include a special third guest. See you then. As of now, tomorrow’s Fi...


Robin O’Hagan, Larry Love Jr. Update

Jeff Prince
A loyal Blotch reader wondered what was happening with the Robin O’Hagan fatality investigation. Recall that O’Hagan, a beloved Stockyards character, died in a car crash on Memorial Day after a Hummer driven by Larry Love J...



Goodbye Charles Gibson, Good Grief Diane Sawyer

Jeff Prince
The retirement of Charles Gibson is a bummer. He was one of my favorite news anchors because he had charm and humility and he realized the news was more important than himself. Too many newscasters these days come across like t...


Green is the Color of Death for UTA’s Newspaper

eric.griffey
A resolution introduced during the last meeting of the University of Texas at Arlington’s student congress called for the university’s award-winning newspaper The Shorthorn to discontinue its printed circulation, an...