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RICK SPRINGFIELD READS AN EXCITING STORY IN FORT WORTH WEEKLY (photo by Jeff Prince)

Rick Springfield Does Dallas, Not Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
Gosh, Rick, we thought you liked us. But you come to North Texas, hang out with our next door neighbor for two days of music and fun, and don’t even stop by for a quick hello? Really? It seems like only yesterday that you...


Happy Holidays, Y’All

Peter Gorman
Everyone: I hope this holiday season, however you celebrate it, is something special for you, your family, your friends. I hope the new year brings unimaginably wonderful surprises that upend your world and leave you gasping fo...



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Arlington Grows Up Too Fast

JIMMY FOWLER
Apparently, Arlington is the Miley Cyrus of North Texas mid-cities –– willing to go to any lengths to prove they’re all grown-up and ready to shock us. Things went to hell in a handbasket last year as soon as city leaders...


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What Would Jesus’ Dog Do?

Jeff Prince
If you read the headline and thought, “Jesus’ dog would probably pant, lick, scratch, bark, and sleep a lot,” you would be correct. And if you thought, “Jesus’ dog would probably narrate a book abo...



Sandra Bullock is stranded a long way from home in Gravity.

Just Breathe

Gravity is the greatest 3D movie ever made.
KRISTIAN LIN
Some filmmakers inspire feelings of mystical reverence. Their works are so consistently high in quality, so seamless, so strange, and so committed to seeing the world in a different way that they seem like otherworldly artifact...


MAYOR BETSY PRICE AND SOME YOUNG CONSTITUENTS AT BLUEBONNET CIRCLE PARK (photo by Edward Brown).

Better Block Brings Attention To Bluebonnet Circle Park

Edward Brown
Bluebonnet Circle Park is usually pretty quiet on a Saturday afternoon, but not last Saturday. There were food trucks, tents, fake trees, music, temporary changes to the street lane lines – and two mayors. There were also rep...



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Special Screening Of Gasland 2 At Ridglea Theater On Saturday

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth was a pioneer in urban gas drilling, much to the dismay of residents who feared (and soon experienced) environmental and quality of life problems. And now the movie director who introduced the scary side of fracking ...


ANOTHER DRESSUP DAY AT REDNECK HEAVEN, THIS ONE INVOLVING GEEKY GLASSES. (photo courtesy of Redneck Heaven)

City Council To Discuss Epidermis At Redneck Heaven

Jeff Prince
A restaurant that features waitresses in body-paint bikinis has gotten under the skin of some locals, who’ve complained to city officials. Fort Worth City Council will flesh out the matter at tonight’s meeting. Sorry for th...



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Fort Worth Rock Assembly II at J&J’s

JIMMY FOWLER
Ask any native Texan who grew up listening to FM radio, and he or she will be happy to give you all kinds of Lone Star trivia. What’s the state bird? “Free Bird,” of course. State motto? “Hold Your Head Up,” natch. St...


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Nelson Cruz Accepts 50-game Suspension

Eric Griffey
The other shoe finally dropped in the Biogenesis scandal that has hung over the head of Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz. Moments ago, Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweeted that Cruz has accepted his immediate suspension of 50 gam...