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Ding Dong The Bell Is Back

Jeff Prince
Good news for everyone except tinnitus sufferers — the courthouse clock tower will resume ringing today. Other than sporadic test rings, the tower bell has been quiet since a $4.5 million reconstruction project began in A...


Keystone Pipeline Madness: Protesters Tasered Repeatedly

Peter Gorman
Non-violent protest isn’t always greeted with a non-violent response. From Kent State to Tiananman Square, political activists always know that when they’re fighting the power, the power might fight back. That lesson was le...



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Capri Pants Are Not “Normal”

Jimmy Fowler
So NBC has premiered a sitcom called The New Normal about a gay couple trying to become parents via a surrogate mother. America continues to take a ridiculous amount of time deciding what it thinks of marriage equality for gay ...


MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CHAMPION ANDERSON SILVA (right) MIGHT BE COMING TO IRVING ... ER ... DALLAS ... ER ... ARLINGTON. (photo by Shawn M. Smith)

Huge UFC Fight Might Be Coming To Dallas (aka Arlington)

Jeff Prince
Anderson Silva is a beast. No, he’s the beast. The UFC middleweight champion is a combination of Bruce Lee, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Spider-Man. Watching him measure up opponents for a round or two before delivering a light...



Judge Allows Trans-Canada to Take Crawford Land for Keystone Pipeline

Peter Gorman
An August 22 ruling by a county judge that will allow the Canadian TransCanada corporation to seize land by eminent domain for the controversial Keystone Pipeline sparked immediate outrage among a small group of environmentalis...


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“Horseplay” at the Harbor? Details, Please.

Jimmy Fowler
Some local news tidbits raise more questions than they answer, especially when they end with a curt statement like: “We will have no further comment.” That can roughly be translated as: “Yes, there are more embarrassing d...



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“Ghostbreakers” Set to Debut

Jimmy Fowler
After a series of stops and starts while trying to find a broadcast venue, the paranormal reality show satire Ghostbreakers has finally found a home on the upstart cable/internet channel Youtoo TV. Created by North Texas filmma...


James P. Bell’s “Biloxi Blues”

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Movies have always been besotted with the romance of trains, and photographer James P. Bell pays tribute to this tradition by taking pictures of trains depicted in famous films. His exhibit opens this weekend at Grapevine Conve...



Everman teachers say religion is a tool of harassment at their high school.

God and the Principal

Everman teachers say religion is a tool of harassment at their high school.
ANDREW McLEMORE
Everman High School teachers are divided over what happened in an April faculty meeting with Principal Nita Page. No one disputes that the principal, as usual, invoked her Christian faith. The question is: Did she use it to int...


Chuck E. Cheese, Before and After

Jimmy Fowler
File this under “It’s about time”: The North Texas-based company that owns the Chuck E. Cheese children’s pizza franchise has given its giant rat mascot a radical image makeover. No longer does he resemble your fat, t-s...