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Fake Facebook page and dirty politics alleged in contentious House race | Star Telegram Fake Facebook page and dirty politics alleged in contentious House race
Three North Texas law enforcement groups on Friday took a Fort Worth businessman to task for an anonymous Facebook page created last year during the Republican primary runoff for Tarrant … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 15, 2017
Charm bracelets, cat statues and tequila. What did you get for your teacher? | Star Telegram Charm bracelets, cat statues and tequila. What did you get for your teacher?
As long as there has been Christmas and schools, teachers — especially those in elementary schools — have been receiving gifts from their students. Often, students will huddle around the … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 15, 2017
Suspected serial killer indicted for 1997 kidnapping, murder of UNT student | Star Telegram Suspected serial killer indicted for 1997 kidnapping, murder of UNT student
A suspected serial killer already facing the death penalty in connection with the 1997 killing of a woman in Oklahoma has now been indicted on a capital murder charge in … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 15, 2017
Snow for Christmas in DFW? Cold front could bring unexpected gift | Star Telegram Snow for Christmas in DFW? Cold front could bring unexpected gift
One of the most elusive of Christmas presents for North Texans is snow but forecasters say there’s a chance this holiday season — and a chance is better than nothing. … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 15, 2017
To dock, or not to dock? Fort Worth questions its bike-share program | Star Telegram To dock, or not to dock? Fort Worth questions its bike-share program
This bike share program’s biggest selling point is convenience. Instead of picking up and leaving bikes at a docking station, riders find these rides with an app and leave the … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 15, 2017
War of words flares early in battle for Senate District 10 | Star Telegram War of words flares early in battle for Senate District 10
The battle for state Senate District 10 won’t be settled until next November, but it’s already heating up. The race for the post — a key political battleground because it’s … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 15, 2017
He’s 84, a master leathercrafter and the face of countless how-to videos for Tandy | Star Telegram He’s 84, a master leathercrafter and the face of countless how-to videos for Tandy
George Hurst speaks with a calm confidence to his loyal YouTube audience as he prepares to demonstrate how to carve leather. “This is the basis for all leather carving and … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 15, 2017
Argument between 2 men led to fatal shooting of former Dunbar cheerleader, police say | Star Telegram Argument between 2 men led to fatal shooting of former Dunbar cheerleader, police say
The investigation continues into a shooting Tuesday night that left a former Dunbar High School cheerleader and recent graduate dead. Fort Worth police say an argument between two men apparently … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 15, 2017
Mystery location of new Tanglewood school is revealed | Star Telegram Mystery location of new Tanglewood school is revealed
Tracts of land owned by a Jewish congregation and a bank in southwest Fort Worth appear to be the pick for a new pre-kindergarten through fifth grade campus in the … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 15, 2017
Jacqueline Craig case is likely headed to federal court and this is why | Star Telegram Jacqueline Craig case is likely headed to federal court and this is why
The city of Fort Worth has told Jacqueline Craig that it will not pay damages in the claims she filed against the city over her arrest in December 2016 that … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 14, 2017
How low will gas prices go for holidays? | Star Telegram How low will gas prices go for holidays?
For motorists, it’s a different way to fill up with Christmas cheer. Fort Worth and Arlington motorists saw prices for unleaded gas drop 7 cents last week to $2.17, putting … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 14, 2017
Remember seeing downtown Fort Worth aglow in gold for Christmas? Here’s the backstory | Star Telegram Remember seeing downtown Fort Worth aglow in gold for Christmas? Here’s the backstory
For half a century, the downtown Fort Worth skyline shimmered in amber and white Christmas lights like a sky-high stack of jewel boxes. Now it looks more like a heap … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 14, 2017
LVT apartment owners blast city’s reasoning for lawsuit they say unfairly targets them | Star Telegram LVT apartment owners blast city’s reasoning for lawsuit they say unfairly targets them
The operators of the Mira Monte Apartments on Las Vegas Trail contend they are being unfairly targeted by the city’s recent lawsuit, but say they are working quickly to comply … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 14, 2017
Shape of Water: God and Monster | Fort Worth Weekly Shape of Water: God and Monster
You know that Guillermo Del Toro is Mexican, and his latest cinematic fairy tale The Shape of Water is set in America, but watching it, I kept thinking about how oddly French it felt. The romanticism leavened by whimsicality, the visuals balanced on a knife’s edge, and the music by Alexandre Desplat put me in […] The post Shape of Water: God and Monster appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 14, 2017
Fort Worthology: Mixed-Use at South Main & Pennsylvania | Fort Worth Weekly Fort Worthology: Mixed-Use at South Main & Pennsylvania
Mixed-Use at South Main & Pennsylvania If you’ve spent time on the newly redesigned South Main Street, specifically around the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue, you’ve no doubt noticed a series of tall metal poles sticking up out of a construction site on the northeast corner of the intersection. Those poles mark the location of another […] The post Fort Worthology: Mixed-Use at South Main & Pennsylvania appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 14, 2017
TCU shuttle bus driver faces murder charge in death of fellow driver | Star Telegram TCU shuttle bus driver faces murder charge in death of fellow driver
A shuttle bus driver at Texas Christian University was in jail Thursday facing a murder charge in the death of a fellow driver who died after being hit by a … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 14, 2017
Toddler hit by vehicle in Saginaw driveway, critically injured | Star Telegram Toddler hit by vehicle in Saginaw driveway, critically injured
A 2-year-old toddler was in critical condition Thursday after he was hit by a vehicle backing out of a driveway, police said. The boy's name had not been released. He … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 14, 2017
Sports Rush: A Simpler Time For Sports | Fort Worth Weekly Sports Rush: A Simpler Time For Sports
So, how do you watch sports? This used to be a simple question, right? You either went to the game or you turned on the television (after checking the newspaper or the TV Guide to see if one of a handful fo television stations had scheduled it). Has the sports viewing landscape has grown more […] The post Sports Rush: A Simpler Time For Sports appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 14, 2017
Top 5 Shows 12/15-12/16: “Friday Night Hip-Hop Show at MASS” Edition | Fort Worth Weekly Top 5 Shows 12/15-12/16: “Friday Night Hip-Hop Show at MASS” Edition
1) Go to Division Brewing (506 E Main, Arlingfun) on Friday to get your earholes stretched by high volume, high anxiety, post-punk trio BULLS, who are headlining a bill rounded out by a San Antonio-based noise rock band called Understudied, and instrumental rock band 100s, from Denton. The show starts at 7, and the cover […] The post Top 5 Shows 12/15-12/16: “Friday Night Hip-Hop Show at MASS” Edition appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 14, 2017
Teen found fatally shot at east Fort Worth food store, police say | Star Telegram Teen found fatally shot at east Fort Worth food store, police say
Police are investigating the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old woman in east Fort Worth this week. Tiara Williams was pronounced dead about 11:20 p.m. at the Stop 6 Food Store … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 14, 2017
2018 Election: ‘As Tarrant County goes, so goes the state,’ says Beto O’Rourke | Star Telegram 2018 Election: ‘As Tarrant County goes, so goes the state,’ says Beto O’Rourke
U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke said Tarrant County is the real battleground in the 2018 race for the U.S. Senate. He knows the stats: No Democrat has won a statewide office … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 14, 2017
Thinking of donating to Goodfellows? You’d be joining a long Fort Worth tradition | Star Telegram Thinking of donating to Goodfellows? You’d be joining a long Fort Worth tradition
The contrast between this Christmas and the one in 1911 is dramatic. North Texans shopping in short sleeves may be a common sight this year, but 106 years ago Cowtown … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 14, 2017
Alamo Drafthouse to Open in Denton | Fort Worth Weekly Alamo Drafthouse to Open in Denton
Ever since the first Alamo Drafthouse in North Texas opened in Richardson in 2013, movie buffs in Tarrant and Denton counties have been wondering when we might get one of those on our side of the county line. Well, the wait is almost over, because the Austin-based movie theater chain announced today that a new […] The post Alamo Drafthouse to Open in Denton appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 14, 2017
Teen arrested in connection with Stockyards stabbing that left two injured | Star Telegram Teen arrested in connection with Stockyards stabbing that left two injured
A teen was in custody Wednesday, accusing of stabbing two men earlier this month during a brawl at the Stockyards. One person was seriously injured with wounds to his lower … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 13, 2017
Portraits  With Strangers | Fort Worth Weekly Portraits With Strangers
On a quiet Friday morning at the Mud House Cafe on Cherokee Street in St. Louis, I stared outside at streets still wet from a storm the evening before. It was the middle of summer, and small pools of water on wooden tables reflected the cafe’s hand-painted sign. A knock-off Frank Stella mug from the […] The post Portraits With Strangers appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
Last Luke | Fort Worth Weekly Last Luke
I’ve been a Rian Johnson fan ever since I saw his wildly original debut film Brick. I was legitimately excited to hear he was writing and directing Star Wars: The Last Jedi. After J.J. Abrams had gotten basic storytelling values back into the series with The Force Awakens, I felt like the filmmaker who did […] The post Last Luke appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
All That Phuss | Fort Worth Weekly All That Phuss
In the spirit of Christmas bonuses and cajoling your parents into letting you open a present early, local rock fans are getting a holiday surprise on Saturday. The notoriously bombastic punk ’n’ roll band The Phuss will take the stage for the first time in three years. The trio disintegrated into a pile of a […] The post All That Phuss appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
TCU fraternity suspended for hazing, national office says | Star Telegram TCU fraternity suspended for hazing, national office says
The Delta Tau Delta fraternity chapter at TCU has been suspended for hazing, according to fraternity's national office. "This is a painful but necessary action," Jim Russell, the Delta Tau … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 13, 2017
Cowboys’ Staubach rallies Exchange Club to record Goodfellows gift: $210,000 | Star Telegram Cowboys’ Staubach rallies Exchange Club to record Goodfellows gift: $210,000
It took some classic last-minute theatrics from an old Dallas Cowboys football playbook, but civic leaders of the Exchange Club of Fort Worth raised a record $210,000 Wednesday for the … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 13, 2017
Rediscovering MacCool’s | Fort Worth Weekly Rediscovering MacCool’s
At this point, I could devote every week of this column to reminiscing about a Fort Worth bar closing its doors, but such is the standard ebb and flow in the service industry. I was never a Baker Street Pub & Grill fan. It always seemed like I was walking into the 20-year class reunion […] The post Rediscovering MacCool’s appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
Letters to the Editor | Fort Worth Weekly Letters to the Editor
New Directions Home? I appreciate “Finding a Direction,” the Weekly’s November 29 cover story highlighting the status of Fort Worth’s Directions Home plan. As part of the team that evaluated Directions Home programs from their implementation in 2009 until last year, I am very committed to seeing this plan succeed. While a number of items […] The post Letters to the Editor appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
Claire Hecko’s Sonic Journey | Fort Worth Weekly Claire Hecko’s Sonic Journey
By the time you reach your mid-30s, you’ve probably been around various blocks enough times to have a fairly good idea of who you and where you are. For multi-instrumentalist Claire Hecko, her present was predicated on moves from one coast to the other, as well as the various trials, obstacles, and letdowns that are […] The post Claire Hecko’s Sonic Journey appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
Christmas Magic Gone? | Fort Worth Weekly Christmas Magic Gone?
’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, everything was stirring because it was 1980 and I was a kid so excited I could almost pee. For the third year running, my brothers and I, having discovered my parents’ hiding places for all our Christmas gifts (spoiler alert – there is no Santa), […] The post Christmas Magic Gone? appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
El Ranchito’s Big Move | Fort Worth Weekly El Ranchito’s Big Move
El Ranchito, 3517 S Cooper St, Arl. 817-987-4560. 11am-9pm Sun, 11am-10pm Mon-Thu, 11am-11pm Fri-Sat. All major credit cards accepted.  Dallas Tex-Mex eatery El Ranchito began its western expansion by planting its flag in an unremarkable strip mall in the crown city for unremarkable strip malls: Arlington.  Not to be confused with the restaurant in White […] The post El Ranchito’s Big Move appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
DFW Film Critics Pick Best Movies of 2017 | Fort Worth Weekly DFW Film Critics Pick Best Movies of 2017
This past Monday was the deadline for voting for the DFW Film Critics Association (of which yours truly is a member) regarding the best of 2017 in film. The choices for best films of the year broke down as follows: 1. The Shape of Water 2. The Post 3. Lady Bird 4. Call Me By […] The post DFW Film Critics Pick Best Movies of 2017 appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
287(g): County Posturing? | Fort Worth Weekly 287(g): County Posturing?
Around 45 people gathered in a classroom at Texas Wesleyan University’s Martin Hall recently to talk about 287(g). The first order of business: What is 287(g)? Guest speakers from the immigrant and refugee advocacy nonprofit RAICES volunteered to discuss the new agreement between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Tarrant County sheriffs. Its roots date […] The post 287(g): County Posturing? appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
Whence Red-Light Cameras if Wright Replaces Barton? | Fort Worth Weekly Whence Red-Light Cameras if Wright Replaces Barton?
Who would have thought Joe Barton getting spanky-monkey on the internet would come back to bite us in the ass? We reported earlier this year about how red-light camera tickets are a joke in Tarrant County (“Confessions of a Scofflaw,” May 3). They generate millions of dollars for cities and states (and private red-light camera […] The post Whence Red-Light Cameras if Wright Replaces Barton? appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
The Promised Land | Fort Worth Weekly The Promised Land
Moving back home to save money has become almost cliché for millennials. The Miller brothers, Josh, 26, and Jonathan, 24, are no exception. At the beginning of 2017, they temporarily moved the church they co-founded two years ago from its Near Southside location in the World Languages Institute to their parents’ living room, hoping to […] The post The Promised Land appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
Caldo my Inbox | Fort Worth Weekly Caldo my Inbox
I used to get a ton of emails. I remember after snarking it up at the expense of In-N-Out Burger a few years back (“Yawn-N-Out,” Aug 24, 2011), around 80 admirers filled my inbox with loving messages about which type of animal extract I should eat and strong opinions about my mother’s sexual promiscuity. (I […] The post Caldo my Inbox appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
Sam Swihart’s “Hot Mess” | Fort Worth Weekly Sam Swihart’s “Hot Mess”
At Gallery 414, Unplugged gives a view of unusual figurative works, whether it’s Jamie Damon’s charcoal drawings of celebrities wearing gas masks or Sam Swihart’s paintings commenting on unreasaonble standards of beauty. The show remains up through the new year. Unplugged, thru Jan 7. Gallery 414, 414 Templeton Dr, FW. 817-821-5817. The post Sam Swihart’s “Hot Mess” appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
Night & Day | Fort Worth Weekly Night & Day
Wednesday 13 – If you liked Late Night Catechism on stage, you’ll want to be downtown tonight for Sister’s Christmas Catechism — The Gift of the Magi. A holiday sequel done by the same creative personnel, the show features a nun running through Catholic thought on the holiday and staging the Nativity as an interactive murder […] The post Night & Day appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
A Different Season | Fort Worth Weekly A Different Season
If you’re not of Latino descent, your eyebrows may very well raise at the title Mariachi Christmas. What could that be? First of all, let’s be grateful that Artes de la Rosa didn’t title this something like “Merry-achi Christmas,” as other such events around the country have done. Second, you’re unlikely to hear “Feliz Navidad,” […] The post A Different Season appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
The Show | Fort Worth Weekly The Show
Comedian Josh Johnson will record his second standup album on Saturday at MASS (1002 S Main St, 682-707-7774). Brian Breckenridge, Wes Corwin, Chris Darden, Taylor Higginbotham, and Dalton Pruitt will also perform. The doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $20 for VIP. The post The Show appeared first on Fort Worth Weekly.
Fort Worth Weekly | December 13, 2017
Known fugitive in Fort Worth strikes again, robs store at gunpoint | Star Telegram Known fugitive in Fort Worth strikes again, robs store at gunpoint
A man also accused of giving false information to police has been identified as the suspect in a recent armed robbery at a store in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 13, 2017
In 90 days, you’ll no longer be able to smoke in Fort Worth bars and bingo parlors | Star Telegram In 90 days, you’ll no longer be able to smoke in Fort Worth bars and bingo parlors
Beginning March 12, patrons to Fort Worth bars and bingo parlors will have to take their smoking habit outside. The City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1 to approve updates to … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 12, 2017
Popular drag performer identified as victim in fatal Fort Worth shooting | Star Telegram Popular drag performer identified as victim in fatal Fort Worth shooting
The victim of a fatal shooting at a TCU-area home last week was identified as a popular drag show performer at Fort Worth and Arlington clubs. Jason Bradley, 35, died … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 12, 2017
Burleson man thought he was meeting a 13-year-old girl for sex. Instead he met police | Star Telegram Burleson man thought he was meeting a 13-year-old girl for sex. Instead he met police
A 23-year-old man who posted an sex solicitation advertisement on Craigslist a year ago thought he was going to meet a 13-year-old girl at a Fort Worth hotel. He was … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 12, 2017
Confederate name will be removed from Fort Worth park; new name will be Unity Park | Star Telegram Confederate name will be removed from Fort Worth park; new name will be Unity Park
After 95 years, Jefferson Davis Park in south Fort Worth is set to become Parque Unidad/Unity Park. The City Council voted 6-3 Tuesday night to rename the park. Councilmen Jungus … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 12, 2017
Identity crisis: Is Fort Worth becoming a Dallas suburb? | Star Telegram Identity crisis: Is Fort Worth becoming a Dallas suburb?
When Toyota scoured the Metroplex to move its North America headquarters from California, Fort Worth wasn’t even on the list. And, in a recent study, when people were asked where … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 12, 2017
Three killed in Fort Worth accident were returning from Christmas caroling | Star Telegram Three killed in Fort Worth accident were returning from Christmas caroling
A family who immigrated from Nepal for an opportunity at a "better life" is devastated after three of their own died in a head-on collision Sunday night. The Kami family … Click to Continue »
Star Telegram | December 12, 2017