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T. Boone Pickens’ Grandson Dies In Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
Texas Christian University student Thomas Boone “Ty” Pickens IV died this morning. He was 21. Pickens was the grandson of billionaire oil and water tycoon and hedge fund guru T. Boone Pickens. The death reportedly o...


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Rangers’ Nelson Cruz Implicated in New PED Scandal

Eric Griffey
It’s been a rough couple of weeks in local sports. Less than a week after Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff wrecked his truck while his blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal amount, Texas Rangers outfielder Ne...



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Zedler Beats the Birther Horse

Eric Griffey
Anyone who thought the birther movement was over when President Barak Obama released his birth certificate underestimated Rep. Bill Zedler. The reliably whacky Zedler, a Republican from Arlington, filed House Bill 650, aka the ...


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Trap, No Shoot

A new city ordinance aims to humanely reduce feral cat colonies.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
Three weeks after a new “trap, neuter, return” city ordinance took effect on Jan. 1 in response to an out-of-control feral cat population in Fort Worth, local animal advocates and city officials were chasing down a rumor wi...



The cherry-wood smoked bacon, prosciutto, and Eagle Mountain gouda sandwich is available at Magnolia Cheese Company.

Love on a Plank

CHOW, BABY
There are only three things in life that Chow, Baby can count on: death, taxes, and my inability to find a good cheese plate in this town. I love cheese in ways my therapist disapproves of. But it seems like every time I order ...


What does Missing Sibling sound like? Eight out of 10 folks don’t know.

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Members of Fate Lions and Calhoun conspire by the fire in Missing Sibling.
ERIC GRIFFEY
On a recent Sunday night in the middle of Nowheresville, Okla., Missing Sibling experienced its first big break. It’s not what you think. A belt on singer/guitarist Drew Gabbert’s Jeep Cherokee snapped, leaving him and his ...



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Buying American

The U.S. marijuana business is so sophisticated that there’s even a college for pot growers.
JEFF PRINCE
The bar is well stocked at J.R.’s house, nestled quietly in a well-to-do neighborhood not far from downtown Fort Worth. Booze is in short supply — three dusty wine bottles sit forlornly on a shelf. This bar’s bounty is gr...


The raw oysters are firm and tasty at Texas Pit Oyster Bar. Chase Martinez

Texas Pit: Bottom Highs

Lofty flavor abounds in catfish and mollusks.
ANTHONY MARIANI
There aren’t many places around here to go for raw oysters. J&J’s Oyster Bar in the Cultural District and Big Fish in Grapevine are the only two that readily come to mind. Landlocked Fort Worth isn’t as far as you can...



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How to Fake a Girlfriend

Kristian Lin
Dear Lord, holy crap, and every other verbal ejaculation you can think of. The college football world and a good portion of the world beyond is reeling from Deadspin’s bombshell about Manti Te’o, the linebacker whos...


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A Ban on Hypocrisy

Liberals and conservatives should re-examine the basics of our public debates.
E.R. BILLS
Not long after the shooting in Newtown, Conn., I got into a little argument with a good friend about gun control. I lean liberal, he leans conservative. We exchanged the predictable points, and then something strange happened. ...