Archive for November, 2014

Food Fight!

Jimmy Fowler
File this under “Stuff You Don’t See Every Day”: This afternoon (Tue May 24 at 5:30pm), Fort Worth’s Central Market will attempt to recreate “La Tomatina,” the famous annual tomato fight that happens on the east coa...


Sarah Palin Book Understates Obvious

Jeff Prince
Anyone who reads Blotch regularly knows that most of its contributors have little faith in Sarah Palin as a presidential candidate. And by “little” I mean none, nada, zilch, hell to the no, snap snap. So there’...



Jeff Bridges Album Has Fort Worth Feel

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth native T Bone Burnett seems to be everywhere. His latest musical collaboration with Academy Award winning actor Jeff Bridges has resulted in an album — “Jeff Bridges” — to be released on Augus...


Theatre Arlington Summer Camp

Jimmy Fowler
So you’ve got a kid with a big imagination, lots of energy, and a sense of the dramatic? Theatre Arlington’s Summer Camp programs offer children ages 5-7 and 8-15 the chance to develop their performance skills under the sup...



Historic Mayoral Forum

Jimmy Fowler
I can’t think of another Texas city that has used a horrible event like the summer 2009 Rainbow Lounge raid to accomplish so much good for its lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender citizens. And now comes a historic Fort Worth eve...


Hangman’s Noose Around Obama’s Neck

Jeff Prince
A guy named Lou in Arlington called this morning to express his shock and dismay at seeing President Barack Obama pictured with a noose around his neck on the Cowboys Dancehall web site. Lou is from Baltimore and new to Arlingt...



Gas Fracking Inspires NYU Students

Jeff Prince
Tarrant County, being in the epicenter of the Barnett Shale natural gas boom, served as the national guinea pig for urban drilling. Most everyone around here was clueless about the industry and its methods of operation when the...


Fish Porn at The Modern

Jimmy Fowler
The world can be divided into two groups of people – those who think fishing is the dullest experience ever to be misnamed a sport, and those who believe it is a gateway to higher (if smellier) forms of consciousness. The Lon...



Joe Ross Left Out of FWST List of School District Supers

betty.brink
In the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s long list of superintendents who have served the Fort Worth schools, published in today’s paper, one name was curiously left out:  Joe Ross.  Ross, a long-time district adminis...


Breaking News: Melody Johnson to Resign

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Fort Worth Weekly has just learned from Fort Worth school trustee Ann Sutherland that Superintendent Melody Johnson has told her board that she will be resigning effective September 19.   Johnson is in her sixth year as hea...