Archive for November, 2015
Gold Standard

Gold Standard Bar to Close September 15

Eric Griffey
Gold Standard, we barely knew ya. Today, Brad Hensarling, co-owner of the Gold Standard, announced that the last day the year-old 7th Street tavern will be open is September 15. The building was purchased by Addison-based Front...


Miley Cyrus Twerks, Tongues MTV VMA Show

Jeff Prince
USA Today called it “embarrassingly raunchy.” The online community is brutal this morning. Kelly Clarkson, without mentioning names, referred to the “pitchy strippers” on stage at the VMAs. Outrage aboun...

Like most Los Vaqueros entrees, the Don Juan Coco Von is named after a Cisneros family member. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Happy 30th, Los Vaqueros

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Los Vaqueros, all three locations –– the Stockyards, TCU, and Weatherford –– are offering “throwback specials,” entrées and drinks priced as they were back when the restaurant s...


Condom Nation Tour Offers Free HIV Testing

I can tell you from personal experience that getting an HIV test –– especially your first –– can be a scary experience, indeed. But since the dawn of the AIDS pandemic in the early ‘80s, there’s never been a better ...


Residents Sue Tarrant Regional Water District

Jeff Prince
Remember when the Tarrant Regional Water District board in 2012 voted to change elections from even-numbered years to odd-numbered years, which had the effect of giving several board members an extra year to serve on their four...


North Texas Bronies Meet Up At Six Flags

Eric Griffey
For those unfamiliar with bronies, they are male fans of the “My Little Pony” cartoon. (Female fans are called bronettes). The North Texas Bronies are an active community that meets up regularly. The group has nearl...


Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst Yanks Allen Police’s Chain For Relative’s Sake

Jeff Prince
There is no reality television program on this evening that’s more simultaneously entertaining, fascinating, painful, and off-putting than this just-now-blowing-up recording of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst throwing his weight...


Peter Gorman Versus The Jungle

Eric Griffey
In addition to being an award winning journalist and author, Peter Gorman is also quite the adventurer. Every year, the Fort Worth Weekly staff writer spends a few weeks in the jungles of Peru leading tours. On his last trip, h...


Cruz Visits North Texas, Isn’t Assailed by Birthers

Does anyone have a cigarette? I know this counts as TMI, but I’m still experiencing an almost post-coital glow over the news that Tea Party bad boy Ted Cruz has a real birth certificate problem. His would be markedly differe...

Blue Jasmine opens Friday.

Film Shorts

OPENING: Blue Jasmine (R) One of the greatest performances of Cate Blanchett’s career enlivens Woody Allen’s weak rewriting of A Streetcar Named Desire. Blanchett plays a Wall Street trophy wife who moves in with her sister...