Posts Tagged ‘life’

Sucking Gas and Blowing It

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Gas companies routinely tout their abilities to drill near homes and schools without major incidents. Never mind the poisonous air quality produced by the wells, the noise, the truck traffic, the earthquakes, the occasional rui...


Rock out, from your couch.

Deep Ellum on Air, Rage

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The Dallas Observer recently published a story about some dude trying to build a web portal that would simulcast every concert in Deep Ellum. Every one. Lots of people went bonkers, most of them stepping up on several amplifier...



Jim Covault (top) and Nate Davis collaborate on a 20th-century masterpiece in Stage West’s Red.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 8 - Allison Gregory (see: Monday blurb) has written two plays adapting Barbara Park’s Junie B. Jones books to the theater, but it won’t be one of hers that Artisan Center Theatre puts on this evening. Marcy Heisler and ...


Green River Ordinance headlines the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival.

As All Outdoors

Fort Worth Weekly
This weekend, Fort Worth and Grapevine have their own events competing for your leisure time, but if you’re diligent, you can fit them both into your schedule. The Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival celebrates its 30th anniver...



Senator Don Huffines’ bill takes a broad swipe at home rule. Courtesy YouTube

Home Rule Under Fire

Austin sets to gut home rule authority on gas drilling.
Peter Gorman
If three bills making their way through the legislative process in Austin become law, home rule in Texas would effectively be gutted. Identical House and Senate bills that would exempt the gas and oil industry from home rule or...


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FOES V. TRWD

Has the Tarrant Regional Water District met its match?
Steve Miller
The friction between the Tarrant Regional Water District and its outspoken foes has moved to the state attorney general’s office. Texas’ top law enforcement agency has been presented with a 2,500-word complaint that alleges...



Dylis Croman stars in Chicago at Bass Hall this weekend.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 1 - Nephew Tommy and Michael Shawn headline an April Fool’s Day show at the Improv in Arlington. At this death-defying performance, they’ll cut off and reattach their limbs, set themselves on fire, and take turns jumpin...


Dorothy Luck is one of only a few to battle her way out of guardianship — but not before hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent. Jeff Prince

Gavel Guardians

Will Austin continue allowing lawyers and bankers to get rich off Texas’ elderly?
Jeff Prince
Residents and activists are looking on with keen interest as lawmakers in Austin are discussing new bills that could give probate judges even more power to place people under guardianship. For years, probate judges in Tarrant C...



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Brandin Lea Is Back

The former Flickerstick frontman returns with a new band and a new (clean, sober) outlook.
Steve Steward
Not so fun fact: When you’re an alcoholic at age 37, killing yourself slowly by downing pint after pint of Taaka, you’d think the final bullet would be liver failure. It’s not. When Brandin Lea finally awoke in the ICU at...


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Deep in the Music

Robin Hufford’s life has been spent at — and in — the piano.
Edward Brown
The piano has left an indelible mark on Robin Hufford. From his earliest memories growing up in a small fishing camp on Lake Worth, the iconic instrument has followed him like a melodic theme running through a lifelong symphony...