Archive for October, 2016

A Valuable Crop

Private prison companies are getting rich off tough immigration laws they’re helping to push.
Peter Gorman
The Johnson County Jail in Cleburne, at the end of a short country road off the town’s main street, is a complex of imposing cinder-block buildings painted the color of tapioca. When it held only Johnson County prisoners, the...

Sound Police Are Coming

Anthony Mariani
On Tuesday Fort Worth city council passed a noise ordinance, becoming one of only several large metropolises with specific limits on sound. In business areas, police can issue citations for noises louder than 70 decibels at nig...

The portions are massive at Foni’s, as the Katsu Chicken (left) and Loco Moco indicate. Lee Chastain

Aloha, Foni’s

Eating at this Hawaiian grill is no luau, but it offers some bang for the buck.
Foni’s Island Grill, a year-old Hawaiian food joint tucked into a small suite at the end of a divey strip mall in Euless, should post a sign above its entrance: “Abandon all hope for greens, all vegetarians who enter here....

Mark Smith’s “Twin Rivers” will be on display at Bill Campbell’s thru mid-June.

Smith’s Earth Below

Big Ticket
Like Katie Paterson, an artist whose work was recently exhibited at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, North Texas painter Mark Smith draws inspiration from nature. Not happy little trees and stuff but the expansively infinit...

Lisa Gail Allred’s Three Seconds of Fame

Anthony Mariani
North Richland Hills singer Lisa Gail Allred is probably going to be an international star –– for 15 minutes –– in that William Hung sort of way. Allred is a middle-aged singer-songwriter who –– how to put this gent...

“La Misma Luna” at Rose Marine

Jimmy Fowler
This Friday (May 4) at 8:30pm, Artes de la Rosa (the resident performing and visual arts organization of the Rose Marine Theatre) offers a free outdoor screening of the award-winning 2007 drama La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moo...

Rob Says Achtung, Sapristi!

Jeff Prince
A local business that bills itself as “Fort Worth’s favorite neighborhood bistro” has some bold ideas about what constitutes a neighborhood. Sapristi! Bistro and Wine Bar on Forest Park Boulevard  has an emai...