Posts Tagged ‘fire’
THE DILLOW HOUSE AS IT APPEARED EARLIER THIS YEAR BEFORE A FIRE DESTROYED IT THIS MORNING (photo by Jeff Prince).

Fire Destroys Dillow House

Jeff Prince
The historic Dillow House is no more (“Classy House,” March 13, 2013). A fire destroyed the house shortly after midnight. The century-old house became embroiled in controversy after Texas Wesleyan University leaders...


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Hunka Burning Love

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If you’re hankering for kangaroo nachos, elk loin, and white truffle macaroni –– and who isn’t? –– you’re out of luck. Lonesome Dove Western Bistro caught fire this week and will be out of operation for a while, a...



HOW CAN ANYONE LOVE THIS UGLY ARTISTIC MONSTROSITY?

Howdy, Skinflints! Big Tex Donations Small

Jeff Prince
The $95,000 in donations made to the Big Tex rebuilding fund seems mighty piddly considering the huge outpouring of grief, sentiment, and nostalgia after the iconic figure went up in flames last October. The replacement cost is...


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Big Tex Burns (30 Years Too Late)

Jeff Prince
A native North Texan such as myself could be considered profane for saying good riddance to an iconic mascot such as Big Tex. It’s blasphemous. But when news spread about Big Tex going up in blazes this morning, my first ...



The Longest War

After nine years, it’s still hard to tell what American troops are fighting for in Afghanistan — except one another.
story BY DON JONES photos by bill putnam and don jones
The steady drumbeat of the helicopter rotors was the best sound 2nd Platoon had heard all day, coming from the southwest — the three dots quickly turned into two Apache attack helicopters escorting the medevac Black Hawk. The...


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Tarleton State's Langdon Center
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The landscapes around Big Bend National Park are what fire the inspiration of Pat Chaney.



Bad Blood in Flower Mound

It’s a banner year for small-town backstabbing.
ERIC GRIFFEY
What do phallic vegetables, narcotics passwords, butt-pinching, and gas drilling have in common? They’re all related to a bizarre political melodrama unfolding in the town of Flower Mound.  


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 13 A couple of weeks ago, the Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County solicited guerilla-marketing campaigns to advertise www.worthgoing.com, the council’s new events calendar. A watching party of videos of resu...



The Tillman Story: “Why Are You Shooting at Me?”

The documentary explains how truth became a friendly-fire casualty.
KRISTIAN LIN
I used to live in Arizona, so I remember Pat Tillman wreaking havoc on the football field for Arizona State University. After going on to do the same for the NFL team then called the Phoenix Cardinals, the hard-hitting strong s...


Inhale, Inhale

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OK, it’s time for New Year’s resolutions: Lose weight; check. Cut back on the vino; check. Be kinder to strangers; check. And … die quicker from cigarettes; check.