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Von Erichs Back In The Wrestling Ring

Jeff Prince
Well, slap with an iron claw and call me stupid. Who knew there were Von Erichs still alive and kicking in the wrestling ring? Turns out, Fritz Von Erich’s last remaining son, Kevin, has two wrestling boys of his own, Marshal...


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Walter Dansby Resigns as Fort Worth School District Superintendent

Eric Griffey
At a special board meeting on Monday night, Walter Dansby announced his resignation as superintendent. The meeting was called to determine his contract status. The board voted 6-3 to accept his resignation, with only Jacinto Ra...



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Dansby’s Fate Decided Tonight

Eric Griffey
The school board will have a special meeting at 5 tonight to determine the contract status of Superintendent Walter Dansby. His contract is the only item on the agenda, which was posted on Friday. The superintendent gets an ann...


PEDROZA AND BEEBE MAKING SOAP AT THEIR NEW BUSINESS IN ARLINGTON. (Photo by Jeff Prince)

Two Local Women Sue For Share Of Fifty Shades Of Grey

Jeff Prince
Jenny Pedroza and Christa Beebe are suing the company that published the smash-selling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. The women told Fort Worth Weekly not long ago that they believe they were bamboozled by Amanda Hayward of The ...



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Fort Worthy Notes

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Since last week’s HearSay, a dozen more bands have been confirmed for Fort Worth Weekly’s 12th Annual Music Awards Festival (4-10 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at eight venues in the West 7th corridor, including Lola’s Saloon...


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It’s Hard Out There for a Gay Republican

JIMMY FOWLER
Sigh. For the umpteenth time, the Texas GOP has denied Republican LGBT groups the chance to set up info booths at the state party convention, which will happen next weekend here in Fort Worth. Memo to convention planners: Ignor...



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The Top 5 Touring Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) 97.1 The Eagle’s big show Sunday at Gexa Energy Pavilion (1818 1st St., Dallas, 214-421-1111) features a mess of touring metal acts, including Five Finger Death Punch, Steel Panther, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah (from Da...


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Smart Potatoes To Smarter Kids

Jeff Prince
Don’t underestimate the power of a potato — especially one harvested as part of the “Smart Potatoes” school program. Students at George Clarke Elementary School will be digging up spuds beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday...



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The Amon Carter Screens “Vertigo”

JIMMY FOWLER
It was never a secret that Alfred Hitchcock had a less than healthy fixation on many of the young, blond, beautiful actresses that he cast as his female leads. Nevertheless, Hitchcock’s reputation as a film professional has b...


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Dez Bryant Goes From Zero To Hero

Jeff Prince
Two years ago, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant was looking like a bust after being selected in the first round of the 2010 draft. He couldn’t run a pattern, meaning his quarterback would throw the ball to the wrong spot, mos...