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Fort Worth Author Jeff Guinn’s “Manson” Book

JIMMY FOWLER
This week’s “Books” page features a review of Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, a fast-paced and insightful non-fiction tale by veteran journalist and Fort Worth-based author Jeff Guinn. The book is refreshing...


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The New Big Tex vs. Day in the District

JIMMY FOWLER
The annual Fort Worth Day in the District happens 10am-5pm tomorrow (Sat Sept 28) in the city’s justly famous Cultural Arts District. Ten venues, including the Modern, the Kimbell, and the Museum of Science and History, open ...



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“USA Today” Confirms Hugeness of Speedway Screen

JIMMY FOWLER
You may have heard that Texas Motor Speedway is bragging about its proposed new HD screen. The thing about this particular video board is that it’s really big –– so huge, in fact, officials have nicknamed it “Big Hoss...


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Amphibian Presents “Thom Pain (based on nothing)”

JIMMY FOWLER
“The past is never dead,” William Faulkner famously declared. “It isn’t even past.” Though he was speaking in national historical terms, our personal lives are just as haunted by distant events that might seem, on the...



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Rick Perry Takes Bold Stands Against Reality

JIMMY FOWLER
I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to worry about Rick Perry. For a long time, his states’ rights/secessionist shtick looked loony, but you could explain it as playing to the rabid Texas Republican base. His hillbil...


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Evil Puritans Censor Dallas Gay Pride. Is Fort Worth Next?

JIMMY FOWLER
A gay tempest was unleashed in a Dallas teapot yesterday when the Dallas Voice, North Texas’s LGBT newspaper, posted a story about parade organizers and police enforcing a “no nudity” dress code for this Sunday’s Dallas...



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Texas Troubadour Abroad: Portrush

KEEGAN MCINROE
My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my 10 years wri...


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Stage West Founder Jerry Russell Dies

JIMMY FOWLER
In the coming days there will be many North Texas media tributes to actor, director, and Stage West founder Jerry Russell, 77, who died this morning from lingering complications due to abdominal surgery. The two coolest things ...



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Fast Food Workers Strike in North Texas

JIMMY FOWLER
Not so long ago, when fast food employees complained about their ungodly low pay, the sneery response was: “Well, then, why don’t you go back to school and train for a better job?” Currently, though, the creeping economic...


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School District Bond Package To Be Explained at Town Hall Meetings

Eric Griffey
The Fort Worth School District released a schedule of town hall meetings to discuss the particulars of the $489 million Capital Improvement Program that was unanimously approved by the board of trustees. The series of 16 meetin...