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Texas Rangers’ Infield Carousel

Charlie Clarke
For some players, sacrificing playing time and learning different positions is a fact of life in the big leagues. But for many of the younger guys on the Rangers, 2015 marks the first time they’ve ever been asked to play mult...


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Concert Review: Ryan Tharp at the Magnolia Motor Lounge

Lyndsay Cole
Monday night I wasn’t in the mood for a big performance. I just wanted a mellow soundtrack to my drinking while I let the knots in my back unravel. The Magnolia Motor Lounge (3005 Morton St, 817-332-3344) is one of my go-to p...



Rush

Introducing Our New Sports Columnist, Rush Olson

Rush Olson
As a child, I often visited the Meadowbrook branch of the Fort Worth Public Library (now the eSkills Library & Job Center). I frequently checked out its sports encyclopedia. I checked it out so often, in fact, the librarian...


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News Roundup: June 22

Peter Gorman
Truancy Decriminalized In a stunning turn of events, Governor Greg Abbott signed HB2398, by Rep. James White (R-Woodville), into law on Friday, which makes school truancy a civil, rather than a criminal offence.  Until now, at...



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Soundcheck 817: Jacob Furr

Eric Griffey
For the second installment of Fort Worth Weekly‘s concert preview series, we set up shop in the green room of the Live Oak Music Hall. It was also our first swim through Periscope, and a few people actually tuned into to ...


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Top 5 Shows

Steve Steward
1) There are some good shots of what appears to be southwest Texas in this Jacob Furr video. Friday night’s show at Live Oak Lounge is headlined by songwriter Jacob Furr, whose heartbreaking Trails and Traces album is a must-...



Xs&Os

Xs&Os: The Romantic Journey of a Thirty-Something Single Mother

Sarah Angle
Navigating love, life, and relationships with humor and compassion. Say hello to Xs&Os. Well shit, this wasn’t supposed to happen. I distinctly recall swearing in front of God, my pastor, and about 250 people “ ‘till ...


HUDSON MOORE IS AT LEVITT PAVILION TONIGHT. (photo courtesy Hudson Moore web site)

News Roundup: June 19, 2015

Jeff Prince
Ag Commissioner Wants Your Children Dead Does the state’s new agricultural commissioner own stock in Crisco? Sid Miller took the unusual step of repealing the state’s ban on deep fryers in public schools, and eased up on re...



Blue Zone

Central Market Joins the Blue Bandwagon

Laurie Barker James
The Blue Zones Project is a national initiative encouraging small changes ­­in diet, exercise, and habits like smoking. Small changes will ostensibly, according to the Fort Worth Blue Zones‘ website, “contribute huge ...


Water

UT-Arlington Study Links Fracking To Groundwater Contamination

Jeff Prince
Yesterday’s News Roundup told you about the puckering sound coming from Fort Worth’s Range Resources, a gas drilling company facing an $8.9 million fine from Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection. (The...