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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...



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Paula Zahn To Analyze Arlington Murder Case On TV Show

Jeff Prince
The Investigation Discovery channel’s On The Case With Paula Zahn  is featuring an Arlington murder case on its 9 p.m. Sunday episode. Go to this channel finder to determine which channel airs the show on your cable subs...


(photo by KM Photography)

Town Of Cow Works Like Dog

Jeff Prince
The DFW Metroplex labor force (me in particular) works its ass off. Real estate blog Movoto analyzed cities across America to see who worked hardest, and North Texans represented themselves well. Arlington came in second, Fort ...



SChool distrcit

School Board Executive Session Leaked (Update)

Eric Griffey
A recording of the executive session of last Monday’s special school board meeting was leaked…by the school district. An hour-long recording of the school board trustees talking behind closed doors about the settlement agre...


JULIE WILSON AT A GAS DRILLING TASK FORCE MEETING SEVERAL YEARS AGO (photo courtesy of Don Young).

A Not So Fond Farewell To Face Of Chesapeake

Jeff Prince
This week’s Static revealed a former Chesapeake Energy Corp. employee’s rather pungent recollections of Julie Wilson, the main mouthpiece for the gas drilling giant during its Barnett Shale heyday. Wilson announced ...



Featuring cover art by Tommy Surya, Southern Train Gypsy's sophomore album, The Bastard, is no-bullshit, swampy metal.

What a Bastard

Southern Train Gypsy’s got a great outlook and a killer new metallic CD.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Full disclosure: These guys bought me beers. We met a couple of days ago at a local restaurant around happy hour for an interview. I had three or four (five?) drafts. The guys had beers and burgers. When time came to say our go...


(flickr photo by andrusdevelopment)

Star-Telegram Editorial Board Doesn’t Need Onion To Make It Cry

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board, which thinks it’s so smart that it tells readers which political candidates to vote for in local and national elections, looked very, very dumb today. Editorial writers scan newsp...



ARCHITECT KEN SCHAUMBURG AT THE SITE OF THE PLANNED APARTMENTS (photo by Jeff Prince).

Apartments Coming To Longtime Green Space Near Trinity River

Jeff Prince
The five-story apartment complex planned for the southwest corner of I-35 and Northside Drive took another step closer to reality. The Fort Worth City Council approved a zoning change last night that will clear the way for cons...


ALICE COOPER (by Man Alive!)

Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson Tickets Up For Grabs

Jeff Prince
The Father (Alice Cooper), the Son (Marilyn Manson) and their unholy ghosts are bringing over-the-top shock rock to Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie on June 10. Expect the spectacular from these painted-up warhorses of madness....