Archive for August, 2014
Step Rideau brings his Zydeco Outlaws to National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration.

Cowboy Zydeco

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The National Day of the American Cowboy started in 2004 as a result of the efforts of American Cowboy magazine, which wound up designating the fourth Saturday of every July as a day of recognition. This year in Fort Worth, the ...


PETA'S NEW VEGAN AD DESIGNED BY TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND SLATED FOR A FALL RELEASE. (photo courtesy of PETA)

On Tacos, Tech, PETA, Poop And Kelly Clarkson

JEFF PRINCE
People in my office love Wednesdays — it’s Taco Day after another late Tuesday night spent putting out your beloved Fort Worth Weekly. My egg and sausage taco with a big, gorgeous strip of bacon down the center was real...



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Another Poster Child For The National Rifle Association?

Andrew McLemore
As gun owners defend their arsenals following Friday’s mass shooting in Colorado, here’s another guy who is probably not going to be the NRA’s next poster child for responsible gun ownership. Todd Canady, a 23...


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Ready For the Newbie Riders?

Jimmy Fowler
People are understandably praising the city’s recently announced bike-sharing program, to be implemented next April. The benefits seem obvious and salutary: Fort Worthers will get more exercise, there will (possibly) be less ...



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We Mock Dallas For Mocking Arlington

Jeff Prince
Those Dallas County writers think they’re soooo clever. D Magazine hotshots Tim Rogers and Zac Crain mocked Downtown Arlington’s new logo and then had the gall to corrupt the slogan for their own sick amusement. The...


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Further Thoughts on Batman

Kristian Lin
WARNING: MULTIPLE SPOILERS AHEAD Because of deadlines, I only had one hour to write up my review of The Dark Knight Rises last week. I had lots more thoughts about the film, but I figured I’d better hold on to them until I go...



Cluck Is One Lucky Duck

Jimmy Fowler
Ryan Grant, former owner of the Flashdancer Cabaret strip joint, was indicted yesterday for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck. Now’s the time for me to admit something kind of embarrassing:...


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Breastaurant Owner Buys Texas Town, Names It ‘Bikinis’

Andrew McLemore
Doug Guller, a self-described “breastaurateur” and the owner of Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill franchise, has bought a Central Texas ghost town on Craigslist and renamed it, no joke, “Bikinis.” “Biki...



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Noisy East Siders Get Chance To Bend Mayor’s Ear

Jeff Prince
Folks on the east side of Fort Worth aren’t shy about speaking their minds. Necessity makes them noisy. Throughout the city’s history, the East Side has been considered the runt of the litter. Forth Worth establishe...


Environment Texas hosts a press conference Tuesday on the looming water crisis.

Oink! Oink! Activists Roast ‘Water Hogs’ at Trinity Duck Pond

Andrew McLemore
The journalists almost outnumbered the handful of activists at a Wednesday press conference on water conservation organized by Austin-based Environment Texas. Four local news stations covered the event at Trinity Park’s d...