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Fort Worth Weekly 01-28-15

A Short, Wild Ride

The Where House closes its doors on five years of wheels-off partying.
STEVE STEWARD
In the midst of the last show at The Where House, I looked around the room and tried to make sense of everything going on around me. This was two weeks ago, so my memory is fuzzy, but I recall watching Telegraph Canyon playing ...


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What’s it Worth to Save Dalworthington?

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The politics of water can be … er … pretty dry stuff, unless of course you’re talking about the Tarrant Regional Water District, in which case it can be infuriating as well. But one Fort Worth suburb is challenging the TR...



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Imprisoned by Payday

A nonprofit says many of the high-interest lenders are illegally seeking to put borrowers behind bars for debt.
COHE BOND
The right to not be imprisoned for debt has been guaranteed to Texans since the adoption in 1836 of the Republic of Texas Constitution. But that hasn’t stopped some payday lenders in recent years from illegally filing theft-b...


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The Meaning of Paris

GWYNNE DYER
After French policeman Ahmed Merabet was killed outside the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris last week, his brother Malek said, “My brother was Muslim, and he was killed by two terrorists, by two false Muslims. Islam is a relig...



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Striking in the Right Direction?

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had yet to take office when heads started rolling. (That’s different from eyes rolling, which has been happening for a long time.) Revelations about a $110 million contract awarded to a private contract...


Sutherland: “It is time this board requires our superintendent and board president to follow this rule.” Lee Chastain

Disenfranchised

Sutherland can’t get on her own board’s agenda to ask about frequent tests and employee bullying.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Embattled Fort Worth school board trustee Ann Sutherland is no stranger to conflict with school district officials. Two years ago she was censured for asking too many questions. Last year she was threatened by the district’s ...



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Tricky Therapy

A Weatherford drama school teaches more than just acting.
KRISTIAN LIN W/ PHOTOS BY MEI-CHUN JAU
They don’t waste any time at the Weatherford Acting, Film, and Stunt Academy, known as WACT. When I pay my first visit there on a frigid evening in January, I’m immediately directed to a seat on stage. I’m there to interv...


Nestor Martinez (left) will travel to England later this year. Courtesy Sam Reynolds

Broadening the Talent Pool

Vaqueros owners will mix American and British soccer ideas.
JEFF PRINCE
The Fort Worth Vaqueros have reached across the pond and “scooooored” by buying into an England-based club. The local soccer team expects to benefit in many ways from the alliance, and good things have already started happe...



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Open Scary

A murderer, a call for an armed march on Washington, and aggressive confrontations with police — what’s to worry about with Open Carry Tarrant County?
CHRISTIAN MCPHATE W/ PHOTOS BY VISHAL MALHOTRA
The masked gunman paces in front of the government building wearing black coveralls and a white ski mask. A large man, he towers over the other armed supporters waiting patiently for their leader to determine their next move. H...


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Futsal Coming

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The Fort Worth Cats minor league baseball team is struggling to find a new home and might be unable to field a team at all this year. The team recently lost its lease at LaGrave Field just north of downtown. Now the stadium its...