Posts Tagged ‘news’
GLORIA CAMPOS (Facebook photo)

Gloria Campos Stops Spreading The News

Jeff Prince
Holy Tweet! Gloria Campos says she’s hanging up her Teleprompter after 30 years in television news. March 7 marks her final newscast at Channel 8. Campos, 59, was the Metroplex’s first Hispanic news anchor, and she’s deli...


Belmontes: “I dispute it all.” Courtesy Michelle Felan

Questions of Justice

Familial accusations become an issue in a JP race.
JEFF PRINCE
A candidate for Tarrant County Precinct 5 justice of the peace can point to a long list of service organizations he’s volunteered with over the years. MACario Belmontes Jr.’s campaign website lists family values, personal r...



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It’s Not Nice to Backhand the Supremes

STATIC
Julia Trigg Crawford, manager of her family’s Red’Arc farm just outside of Paris, has been at war with TransCanada ever since the gigantic Canadian energy company decided to take a slice of her northeast Texas farm via emin...


KRATOM COMES FROM THE LEAVES OF THE MITRAGYNA SPECIOSA TREE FOUND IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (Wikipedia photo).

CBS 11 News Cuts Off Kratom Comments

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Weekly‘s recent story on kratom perked up readers — 26 commented on the story and several hundred clicked the “like” button. (I just  resisted using a stale Sally Field-Oscar speech “yo...



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An Impressive Record

STATIC
TransCanada, the Canadian energy giant running the Keystone XL pipeline from Oklahoma to Port Arthur, has impressed Static several times over the last few years. First, there was the huge, baldfaced overstatement of the number ...


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Out, Damned Spot

STATIC
What do you get when you fill a 65-year-old pipeline with the most corrosive hydrocarbon possible, stuff so heavy that it has to be thinned with poisonous gases just to push it through the line? That’s not a joke, so don’t ...



THEY'RE BAAAAACK......!

Longtoothed Newsfolk Seek Baby Boomer Viewers

Jeff Prince
Former TV news reporters from the equivalent of the Palaeozaic era of  local journalism are returning to a small screen near you. Expect to see lots of jowls, dyed hair, and mortuary makeup –and maybe even a fresh and in...


Jane McGarry Off Air But In Hearts

Jeff Prince
NBC5 finally addressed what everybody else was talking about — one of its longtime anchors, Jane McGarry, was arrested on “suspicion of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated” on Sunday morning. She’ll re...



Aggressive Realignment

Static
Plop, plop. That’s the sound of heads being lopped. Fizz, fizz. That’s the sound of newly laid off journalists pouring cold beers into mugs to wash away their sorrows. Newspapers continue to cut costs — and lower the qual...


Cal’s State: Crazy, Stupid, Love.

A great cast saves this romance from itself.
KRISTIAN LIN
Not so long ago, a movie like Crazy, Stupid, Love. would have been released at the height of Oscar season and touted for awards. This dramedy set squarely in middle-class American life recalls the 2000 Best Picture-winning Amer...