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Burleson‘s Reagan James still has the voice, but she has let it take her in new directions

Burleson‘s Reagan James still has the voice, but she has let it take her in new directions

Reagan James gained national exposure singing on “The Voice” as a teenager four years ago, but that was hardly her first time onstage. She grew up performing, and no stage was too small. The Burleson native recently relocated to L.A., but she still records at Wavelight Studios in Fort Worth with guitarist and producer Aaron Anthony. Her recent single, “Better […]

The garden of unreasonable expectations. It sounds like a Harry Potter book, but it‘s real

The garden of unreasonable expectations. It sounds like a Harry Potter book, but it‘s real

I saw a greeting card once that so caught my eye that I bought all that they had. It said simply, “Life is Plan B.” It’s all about accepting where we are today and being willing to see reasonable expectations of where we might go from here. I’m going to give you some of the questions I’ve been asked — […]

Guess what the king of Texas BBQ won’t eat?

Guess what the king of Texas BBQ won’t eat?

The news from Austin shook the Texas barbecue world to — well, to the bone. In an of new-age Texas barbecue king , Franklin coughs up the truth: “I don‘t eat that stuff.” Franklin, in his 10th year as the owner of truck-turned-landmark-restaurant Franklin Barbecue, said he loves to cook but doesn‘t eat barbecue at all. “I‘m just surrounded,” he […]

Here‘s why county leaders should expand JPS healthcare now

Here‘s why county leaders should expand JPS healthcare now

County leaders to expand the local public healthcare and psychiatric care system, and guess what? The price went up. Instead of an $809 million bond election for a new psychiatric hospital and medical tower, Tarrant County‘s reluctant commissioners face in needed upgrades, new facilities and neighborhood medical centers for the countywide JPS Health Network. County Judge Glen Whitley of Hurst […]

Gateway Church founder and pastor being treated for pneumonia, spokesman says

Gateway Church founder and pastor being treated for pneumonia, spokesman says

The popular pastor and founder of a Southlake megachurch is being treated for pneumonia, a church spokesman said Wednesday. Pastor Robert Morris of Gateway Church underwent several emergency surgeries to stem internal bleeding Sunday and Monday night following a hernia operation on April 2, spokesman Lawrence Swicegood said. On Wednesday evening, the church announced on its that Morris had undergone […]

Adopt me! Meet Brooklynn

Adopt me! Meet Brooklynn

Brooklynn ID No. A38023606, 9-month-old, 38-pound spayed female retriever-terrier mix Hi, my name is Brooklynn. I am a 9-month-old retriever-terrier mix looking for a family to love. Is your family looking for a pup to call their own? I am interviewing potential families between noon and 5 p.m. daily at the Humane Society of North Texas Saxe-Forte Adoption Center, 1840 […]

Urban Bricks‘ serviceable fast-casual pizza in north Arlington lacking in authenticity

Urban Bricks‘ serviceable fast-casual pizza in north Arlington lacking in authenticity

Toss another one into the MFCNPP bin. That would be the Marginal Fast Casual Neapolitan Pizza Place club, and Urban Bricks Pizza made a strong case for its inclusion, after a recent visit at the month-old Champions Park location. The new north Arlington franchise has a convoluted entry, to start. Add to that ceilings approaching 20 feet high, and it […]

Spring for it: The top 10 list of things to do April 13-19

Spring for it: The top 10 list of things to do April 13-19

1. Old 97‘s County Fair For the third year, this iconic Dallas alt-rock band is rolling out the welcome mat for its one-day fest in downtown Dallas. The event is just about as fun much as an Old 97‘s song about a lost cat or a bank robbery. (In other words, it‘s a lot of fun.) This year‘s lineup includes […]

Fine dining without the price: Two deals you won‘t want to miss

Fine dining without the price: Two deals you won‘t want to miss

Paris 7th‘s identity crisis continues, but not on the plate. The relocated and renamed Saint-Emilion Restaurant still uses the old website () to take reservations and list menus, but now for the new location four blocks east. The old location will reopen as a wine bistro after repairs. But the French fine dining will remain in the new, more metropolitan […]

‘Sexy Mexican‘ Maíz in Mansfield has some big names from the dining scene behind it

‘Sexy Mexican‘ Maíz in Mansfield has some big names from the dining scene behind it

Along the frontage road of 287, you’ll find plenty of dining options, most of them familiar names that you could find anywhere. Mansfield’s dining scene has long been a chain-laden landscape. So, it’s interesting that a couple of industry veterans have now joined forces to bring Mansfield something fresh and new. Maíz Cocina & Tequila Bar opened there on Feb. […]