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PHILIP MURRIN (RIGHT) GOES BRIM-DOWN WHILE BILLY MINICK PREFERS HIS CROWN DOWN (photo by Jeff Prince)

More Than One Way To Set Down A Cowboy Hat

Jeff Prince
Former professional bull rider and Billy Bob’s honcho Billy Minick knows a thing or two about cowboying and is obviously well-versed on the proper way to set down a cowboy hat — upside down. (That’s Minick sit...


PRAIRIE FEST FUN (photo courtesy of Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area)

Queen City Of Prairie Lifts Her Veil On Saturday

Jeff Prince
It was 55 years ago today that Fort Worth officials paid $138,250 for 160 acres of prairie land hills just southeast of downtown. Since then, countless motorists have driven along I-30, looked at the rolling terrain, and though...



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Salmon and Beef Ribs–A Different Surf and Turf

Peter Gorman
Tonight was one of those nights. I got up at 4 AM, was on the phone making calls at 9 AM–after making breakfast for my daughter Madeleina and my grandbaby Taylor Rain and getting them off to school, doing a couple of load...


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A slightly anti-big game hunting rap

Peter Gorman
So someone posted a photo of a huntress lying next to a giraffe she’d just killed on Facebook . She’s lying next to it’s neck and smiling so much she’s beaming. The photo brought her a lot of heat. She r...



Alison, Cosima, and Sarah continue their adventures in the new season of "Orphan Black."

On the Awesomeness of Orphan Black

Kristian Lin
Warning: Mild Season 2 spoilers ahead. TV fans were all abuzz last week about Game of Thrones returning for its fifth season, and while I’m a big fan of HBO’s swords-and-sorcery show myself, I’m even more psyched for ...


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This Week in Hate Speech: Go Mustangs!

Kristian Lin
Sometimes, you need to behave like a virus to go viral. That’s the lesson provided to us this week by two white students at Grapevine High School, who recorded a rap song two years ago about lynching African-Americans, al...



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Texas Sharon Wilson Still Drilling Drillers

Jeff Prince
A single mom living in the country outside of Fort Worth got bullied by gas drillers years ago and made it her mission to fight against Big Oil’s intrusion into people’s lives. A decade later, Sharon Wilson is still...


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Dinner at the Gormans/Heart Attack Meal

Peter Gorman
Well, it’s Thursday night and time to make dinner. It’s the time of the day when I shut down from being a reporter and become dad–even though two of my three kids are no longer living here–they’re ...



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April 15: Time To Pay Taxes More Or Less

Jeff Prince
People paid no federal income tax back in the country’s early days. A hundred years ago, the tax rate for most individuals was a measly 1 percent. The rate stayed in the single digits until the 1940s. Wars aren’t ch...


WATER DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR SEBASTIAN FICHERA LEADS FEDS ON A TOUR OF THE VILLAGE CREEK WATER RECLAMATION FACILITY (photo by Jeff Prince)

Feds Pat Fort Worth On Back For Conserving Energy

Jeff Prince
Remember growing up and dear ol’ dad jumped your ass for not turning off the light when you left a room? Or he turned red and screamed after you left the front door open? Dad wanted/needed to save money. And he expected h...