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Achilles Heals

Static
How’s this for a pick-up line: “I’ll tell you a secret. Something they don’t teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beau...


Calvin Tillman, former DISH mayor, knows from experience that wells dry up rather quickly. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Gas Money Gone

The mailbox money that was supposed to arrive monthly for 30 years has dried up in the Barnett Shale.
Peter Gorman
When the landmen arrived in Fort Worth in 2007, they didn’t promise that every home owner would make a killing from leasing his or her land for natural gas exploration. But they did promise that every house would be getting f...



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Green Eyes Smiling

It wasn’t the Cannabis Cup, but this past weekend’s pot festival was uplifting.
Ryan Grounds
A couple of months ago, after hearing that the second annual Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo was going to be held in Fort Worth –– Fort Worth! a weed festival in my neck of woods! –– I felt the sun begin to shine...


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There’s Something about Mary Lou

Fort Worth Weekly
Mary Lou Bruner seems harmless enough. The gray-haired, bespectacled grandmother running for one of 15 seats on the Texas Board of Education could have been a Golden Girl. The 68-year-old Mineolan, according to her website, mlb...



Cover photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Queen of the Table

Beer pong isn’t just for basements and frat parties anymore.
Brianna Kessler
Megan Morris stands at the end of a long white table. Her opponent faces her at the other end. Eight feet separate these modern gladiators. Money, reputation, pride, and opportunity are on the line. Morris tunes out every distr...


Some of the guitars you’ll see at the antiques show date from the 1920s to the 1940s. Photo by Jan Orr-Harter.

Vintage Guitar Nut?

These babies play great and also happen to be in excellent shape.
Jeff Prince
The annual Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art has been offering everything from old toasters to Victorian furniture to porcelain figures to original paintings for more than 50 years at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. “Ten...



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Hocus SCOTUS

Static
While we send our sincere condolences to the large family and numerous friends of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died — peacefully and of natural causes last week after a day of hunting quail on a West Texas ranch ...


Denton singer-songwriter Jessie Frye rocked a recent Bernie Sanders event in her hometown to get people to feel the Bern. Photo courtesy of Jessie Frye.

The Local Bern Unit

Has North Texas ever been this jazzed about a Democratic Socialist?
Edward Brown
David Sanchez puts in a lot of overtime. Three months ago, the 32-year-old Denton native was appointed by longtime labor union magnate Larry Cohen to manage Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign efforts in the North Texas reg...



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Whose Conduct Is Disorderly?

A Fort Worth man learns the squeaky spoke sometimes gets the hammer.
Jeff Prince
Paul Hicks strode into the Tarrant County Southwest Subcourthouse on an unseasonably hot Friday afternoon last September. The Fort Worth resident was there to help an absent friend with an eviction form at the Justice of the Pe...


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Northern Rising

Turbid North is back, with a more diverse sound.
Steve Steward
The last time I interviewed Turbid North, the Alaskan-born, Texas-based death metal band, was on a brief break from touring in support of Orogeny, a full-length album released on a notable indie metal label called Ironclad Reco...