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Ranch Tradition: Hanging On

Texas cattle raisers aren’t giving up — but neither is the drought.
JEFF PRINCE WITH PHOTOS BY ROBERT HART
The tools of a rancher’s trade are scattered around the office in Saginaw. Leather chaps, spurs, dusters, bridles, and sweat-stained cowboy hats hang on hooks and racks. They’re utilitarian, not décor. Still, they give the...


Like the veal panache, the flavors are bold and the fare heavy at Alba’s. Tony Robles

Alba’s, Simply

Forget sleekness and fusion. Quaint and traditional are where it’s at.
JIMMY FOWLER
With so many restaurants striving to be sleek and contemporary in their ambience and food, Alba’s Italian Restaurant stands out for its willingness to be quaint and kitschy. This family-owned establishment off Loop 820 in far...



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Pin the Tail on Grumpy

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby grew up with traditional pizza party birthdays, so I’ve always associated the doughy, gooey Italian dish with sleepovers, presents, and all-around good times. Now that I’m an adult, pizza is something that Chow, ...


Artist rendering of the entrance to the permanent exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Courtesy George W. Bush Foundation.

A Library for George

STATIC
George W. Bush has apparently been painting pictures in his jammies and watching a lot of SpongeBob in recent years. He’s kept a low profile since finishing his second term as president in January 2009. His sideways-smiling, ...



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Special Treatment

Arlington Heights staffers are furious about the lack of attention to some students’ needs.
ERIC GRIFFEY
The toilet sat for years behind a thin privacy screen at the back of a special education classroom at Arlington Heights High School. It’s finally gone, but faculty members say it still symbolizes the serious problems they see...


BFF mixes French/Vietnamese, sushi, and some Korean and Thai — the menu might actually be too big. Tony Robles

BFF!

You’ll be best friends forever after one visit to this pan-Asian bistro.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
BFF Bistro offers an eclectic mix of Asian cuisine while also housing an on-site bakery and — wait for it — a disco lounge. On a recent Saturday afternoon visit, said lounge, near the front of the restaurant, was particular...



Sonic Buffalo will simply chud-rock your face off. Photo by Parker Lunsford

Chud Rock? You Bet

HEARSAY
A lovable but particularly snobbish friend recently referred to a kind of rock ’n’ roll practiced in Fort Worth as “chud rock.” I snickered, thinking, “ ‘Chud’ definitely isn’t a word, but somehow I know what he...


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Dia De Los Toadies

HEARSAY
Two Thursdays ago during happy hour at Lola’s Saloon, Toadies frontman Vaden Todd Lewis and drummer Mike Reznicek said they’re bringin’ it on home. Their 6th Annual Dia De Los Toadies will take place Sept. 13-14 in Fort W...



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Beyond the Burger Basics

CHOW, BABY
First let me say that I worship at the counters of cafés like Fred’s and Kincaid’s. Fort Worth has great burger joints, most of which seem to have been here since the Eisenhower administration. Basic burgers are great, and...


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Drones Don’t Kill Kids

Presidents — and the people who want more guns — do.
GRAYSON HARPER
Two months later, and I’m still thinking about those teachers and children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.  I guess a lot of other people are thinking about them too. People in the gun industry, for instanc...