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- SXSWith D-Snacks, Big Cliff
As recently as a couple of weeks ago, the annual SXSW music festival and conference was looking pretty bad for Fort Worth artists. South-by booking agents asked for my input on only three names: Complete, Mind Spiders, and Hudson Moore (a UT student from Fort Worth). In previous years, that number was nearly triple. Subsequently, maybe a couple of bitter e-mails were sent South-by’s way.
- In Defense of Zim?
The big news this week is the fate of The Moon and the evolution of the Ridglea Theater. When FortLive.com published a scathing editorial about city councilman W.B. “Zim” Zimmerman’s machinations in blocking the zoning change that would allow the Ridglea, The Moon, and the Ridglea Bar to be bar-bars, I wasted no time spreading the link on Facebook and Twitter. I even called the phone number listed on Zimmerman’s web site and left a message expressing my displeasure at his attempts to stymie what could be a huge boost to for Fort Worth’s stature in the Texas music community.
- Beyond Lederhosen
My introduction to all things German was at Edelweiss German Restaurant (3801 Southwest Blvd.) when I was a kid. My memory of the place was that of a German theme park, with an oompah band decked out in lederhosen and dirndls and a chef/owner/lord of the chicken dance who played the accordion and sang. I recall that the portions were huge, and the cabbage flowed like German lager.
- Less Than Nine Lives
A series of public meetings to discuss Fort Worth’s feral cat ordinance might have had an unintended consequence — kitty genocide. Now a group of cat lovers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those suspected of killing about 20 cats in Trinity Park last month. The reward has grown from $1,000 to $5,000 in just a few weeks.
- Celebrate 50 years of Fort Worth’s Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Also, a gala will honor DFW Airport's "most interesting" CEO.
- Northeast SocialEyes: Fashion, auctions, food and more at Greater Keller Women’s Club show
The Greater Keller Women's Club event benefits local charities.
- Fort Worth man who fatally shot neighbors gets 47 years
The 45-year-old man had claimed self-defense in the shooting of two neighbors after a long night of drinking.
- Rick Perry may move to create a super PAC
A letter to the Federal Election Commission this week suggests the Texas governor may be angling to create his own super PAC, using funds left over from his failed Republican presidential campaign.
- Garland Girl Fights for ADA-Friendly Playgrounds
A 10-year-old Garland girl wants her city to have better handicap access for students on city playgrounds.
- Attorney Slams Investigation Into "TCU 17"
The attorney for two of the suspects says says the early-morning TCU drug sting went too far.
- Teen’s Death Shines Light on Dangerous Road
Steven Fisher was skateboarding on FM 1830 in Denton when a pick up truck hit him. Now, his family is calling for changes along that stretch of road.
- Drug Sales Made Across Southwestern FW
The 17 people arrested in Texas Christian University sting sold drugs across southwestern Fort Worth, according to arrest affidavits.
- Texas Retail Gas Price Up By 6 Cent Average
Refining cutbacks due to slumping demand and global political and economic tensions are being blamed for climbing gasoline prices in Texas and nationally.
- TCU Campus Still In Shock Following Drug Arrests
The campus of TCU is still reeling after Wednesday morning’s arrest of multiple students for selling drugs both on and around campus.
- Stars Trade Grossman To Flyers
Eleven days before the National Hockey League’s February 27 trade deadline, the Dallas Stars have started making moves.
- Babe’s Blog: Jason Garrett’s Character
CBS 11′s Babe Laufenberg sat down with Jason Garrett today, and there is one thing he wants you to know: Jason Garrett’s’ character is impeccable.
- Murrow-Old Post Office- Writing- Emily Trube
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- Murrow-Obsolete Sounds- Use of Sound-Mike Rogers
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