Archive for September, 2014

Drilling Pollution Activists To Meet Tonight

Jeff Prince
DISH, Texas is Ground Zero for Barnett Shale activists who take offense at being poisoned by natural gas drilling. So the town makes perfect sense for hosting tonight’s anti-pollution rendezvous, when Downwinders At Risk ...


Lakers Get Drummed By Mavs, Icon, Media, Etc

Jeff Prince
First, the Dallas Mavericks went after them with a flamethrower. Then former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Magic Johnson threw fuel on the fire by saying his team should be blown up. Now the L.A. media is roasting hot dogs over ...



Dare To Care For Sophie

Jeff Prince
I dare you to dare Jenny Smith to do something crazy. I double dog dare you. It just might help Sophie live a while longer. In October, Smith’s dog Sophie was diagnosed with cancer and began undergoing chemotherapy treatm...


The Lambchop Candidate

Jimmy Fowler
Who says the Fort Worth mayoral race is unexciting so far? Candidate Dan Barrett has raised the bar for campaigning by releasing this YouTube ad featuring… wait for it… sock puppets. Hey, it got our attention, so mission ac...



Troops Feel The Local Love

Jeff Prince
The killing of Public Enemy No. 1 created fresh admiration for the men and women who serve in the U.S. military. About 15 people wearing U.S. Navy and Air Force uniforms walked into The Pour House yesterday to have lunch. A wom...


Canta Rhythm And Brass At Central Market Tonight

Jeff Prince
Cinco De Mayo fell on a Thursday this year, and that means Thursday Night Live at Central Market is going to be hopping with the Latino sounds of Canta Rhythm and Brass. That band is muy bueno. Very muy bueno.



Potential Mayors Admit Mistakes

Jeff Prince
KERA’s Bill Zeeble asked Fort Worth’s five mayoral candidates an interesting and rather personal question, and got five revealing answers. The candidates have been sticking to their talking points during this electi...


Becky Oliver Is A Buzz Kill

Jeff Prince
FOX 4 News muckraker Becky Oliver spied on Lockheed Martin workers during their lunch breaks and videotaped them drinking beer, then approached them later in the parking lot, at their homes, or at the bank and put a camera in t...



Education Is Fair Game

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Recent articles in a local newspaper portrayed mayoral candidate Cathy Hirt as creating an adversarial relationship with the Fort Worth school district and Superintendent Melody Johnson over the interpretation of...


Comping the Fort Worth Co-Op

Some tracks shine on the nonprofit booking/promotions group’s first compilation CD.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Don’t underestimate the importance of quality control. Running a venue, dancing in a ballet company, curating a gallery, being in a band, publishing a free alt-weekly –– someone with experience needs to be nearby to say, ...