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Posts Tagged ‘local’
Randy-Rogers

New Local Music

Two songmakers in different stages of their careers have something to say.
Jeff Prince
Randy Rogers Band’s Nothing Shines Like Neon Some of the best country and western songs feature Texas cities: “Abilene,” “Amarillo by Morning,” “Galveston,” “El Paso,” and “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mi...


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Dreamy Life Records: Bring It

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Let’s go ahead and admit it. Rockers, writers, and scenesters outside Fort Worth may think our city is pretty cool for one reason. We have Dreamy Life Records, and they don’t. The lovechild of two local labels, Dreamy Sound...



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East Bound and Down

Chow, Baby
Restaurants on Miller Avenue on the East Side are awfully colorful –– and in some cases just colored awfully, like the “Barney purple” Taqueria Tepito (1104 Miller Ave., 817-536-5653) and the harlequin-hued Fort Worth S...


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Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 23 - The 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street may be upholding the status quo, but it got a jump on anxiety about the commercialization of Christmas before almost anybody else did. Aside from feeling more modern than It’s a W...



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Raw Deal

A Hill County rancher’s fine may not be the end of the raw milk saga in Fort Worth.
Edward Brown
Outside a municipal courthouse downtown last week, a dozen or so protesters held signs that read, “Cowtown loves raw milk” and “Don’t mess with Texas farmers.” A lot of the protestors wore stickers emblazoned with “...


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The New Normal

Steve Steward
When I was thinking about all the places I wrote about in 2015 (this was after I’d written last week’s Last Call), I realized that I’ve had a comparatively tame year of roaming around the 817’s drinking scene. You’d t...



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Billy Hassell: Eco-Painter

A survey of new and old works presents an artist with a message.
Christopher Blay
There is no substitute for being in nature. And there is no equivalent expression that translates nature into a satisfying two-dimensional experience either. For as long as humans have stood in awe of it, we have tried to bring...


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Dog Days

While kill rates are down at Fort Worth’s animal shelter, many activists say there’s much more work to be done.
Jeff Prince and Edward Brown
Figuring out why the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control shelter is packed with hundreds of animals is as easy as driving around town. The Eastside neighborhoods are a good place to start. Suzette Watkins, who owns an Eastside k...



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Food Deserts

A coalition works toward bringing fresh food to poor parts of town.
Edward Brown
The scene looked nothing like the picturesque images plastered on billboards by the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau. Several dozen people with IDs in hand were in line in an open-air facility near a row of retail st...


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Recovering Workaholic

Who knows when, if ever, a local A.C. repairman injured by a faulty part will be compensated.
Kate Skinner
First responders cut away Clarence Johnson’s singed clothing while he looked out the ambulance’s small window. “I remember thinking, ‘How could such a beautiful day turn out to be so bad?’ ” It was Friday, Aug. 3, 2...