Archive for October, 2014
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A New Texas Red Is About To Hit Town

Jeff Prince
Texas Red has meant a lot of things to a lot of Texans over the years. It can mean a big bowl of chili with no beans. Or a delicious amber lager by local brewers Rahr & Sons. Or the no-count sidewinder who gets shot dead by...


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Catching Up With the Classics (Part 1)

Kristian Lin
A few weeks ago I blogged about Sight & Sound’s list of the greatest movies ever and urged you to see some of them. Well, it took some outside pressure, but I’m finally taking my own advice. As part of a poll of critics...



An aerial shot of the Metroplex during the drought. COURTESY OF LA CITTA VITA.

North Texas Interfaith Group To Discuss ‘Why Water Matters’

Andrew McLemore
Just a few months ago, permanent water restrictions seemed all but certain. Mayors of Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth (that’s you, Betsy Price) met publicly to declare their support of the conservation measure deemed nec...


ALEXANDRA ALLRED

Local Environmental Activist Pens Novel Based On Her Fight

Jeff Prince
The industrial pollution spewing near Midlothian and blowing across North Texas is all too familiar to Fort Worth Weekly readers. This newspaper has helped publicize problems related to Midlothian cement kilns over the years. M...



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PHOTOS: Volunteers Roll Up Sleeves For Boys & Girls Club

Andrew McLemore
At least 200 volunteers showed up at the Boys & Girls Club in east Fort Worth on Friday to build a shiny new playground for the community center. The latest attraction is at the southwest corner of Avenue G and Vaughn stree...


MEMORIAL TO A DEAD COWBOY (photo by sburke2478)

Tony Romo Takes Another Hit

Jeff Prince
Poor Tony Romo. First, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback gets berated by blowhard sportscaster Joe Theismann. Now a satirical social media site is lampooning Oh No Romo for his questionable play in recent weeks (or years). P.S. &#...



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31st Annual Tarrant County Pride Parade

Jimmy Fowler
In some respects, I’m kind of a bad gay –– I don’t like musicals, Madonna annoys me, and parades usually bore me. But don’t let my personal tastes put a damper on your fun at the 31st Annual Tarrant County Gay Pride ...


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Dollar Tacos at Fuzzy’s All Day. Amen.

Jeff Prince
Christmas Shmishmus — the holiday I most anticipate each year is National Taco Day at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. All of their tacos — fish, shrimp, beef, chicken, pork — are a buck apiece. I visited Fuzzy’...



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Ladies, He’s Single Again

Jimmy Fowler
Single gals, do you have a thing for natural gas, Republican politics, and liver spots? If not, maybe a net worth of $8 billion warms your heart: A spokesman for T. Boone Pickens, 84, announced yesterday that the billionaire e...


JOE THEISMANN (photo by internetsense)

Joe Theismann Smacktalks Romo, Jerry, Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
Normally I wouldn’t quote Joe Theismann. He’s an egomaniac former Washington Redskins quarterback turned annoying sportscaster turned who gives a rat’s ass. He summarized the State of the Dallas Cowboys this s...