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The Biggest (Lovable) Losers: Western Hills Cougars

JIMMY FOWLER
You’ve probably heard the story by now, since it’s making web headlines: A Western Hills High School parent filed a bullying complaint against football coaches at Aledo High School after the Aledo Bearcats trounced the West...


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Acro-Cats’ Power, Activate!

JIMMY FOWLER
The thing that makes cats so great is their utter “undogness”: They don’t take orders, they don’t love unconditionally (not at first sight, anyway), and they tend to set the parameters for the pet-owner relationship. As...



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Open Call of the Dead

JIMMY FOWLER
It’s important to remember that the Rose Marine Theatre’s annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration is proudly Mexican in its origins. But like all international celebrations that find their way into the U.S. national conscious...


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CBS DFW’s Chris Arnold Caught Plagiarizing

Eric Griffey
Local sports radio/TV personality Chris Arnold was busted by Jason Lisk of the The Big Lead blog for blatant plagiarism. Arnold, who is also the Dallas Mavericks’ game night emcee, appears to have ripped off a piece by Sc...



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What Would Jesus’ Dog Do?

Jeff Prince
If you read the headline and thought, “Jesus’ dog would probably pant, lick, scratch, bark, and sleep a lot,” you would be correct. And if you thought, “Jesus’ dog would probably narrate a book abo...


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Cowboys, Broncos Try to Ruin Football

ANTHONY MARIANI
Everyone’s raving about the Broncos/Cowboys game. How exciting it was. How “entertaining,” to use a word that’s been bandied about zillions of times already, it was. Meh, if scoring touchdowns is the only thing that exc...



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Tarrant County Gay Pride Parade

JIMMY FOWLER
When we last joined LGBT Pride 2013 in North Texas, a kerfuffle about bare butts had created a fun mini-scandal at Dallas’ annual pride parade. The winners in that cage match between assless-chaps-clad leathermen on floats a...


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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...