Archive for October, 2016

Disaster in Waiting

Beneath North Texas’ water-supply lakes run pipelines full of tarry danger.
Southeast of Dallas lie two major reservoirs that provide 80 percent of the drinking-water supplies in and around Tarrant County. Below each of those lakes runs a pipeline; one is 65 years old and the other more than 40. And bo...

Belly up to Billy’s Oak Acres’ goodies. Lee Chastain

Billy’s Oak Acres: Open Wide

The ’cue isn’t fancy, just superb, at this newish West Fort Worth joint.
Given the popularity of a show like Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, it stands to reason that a good way to get people into your restaurant is to combine a low-key vibe with some outrageous dish or fancified take on a classic com...

Legendary composer Philip Glass will conduct his ensemble at Bass Hall, Tue.


In preparation for the 1999 reissue of Tod Browning’s classic horror film Dracula, Universal Studios commissioned Philip Glass to compose a soundtrack. The result has become a concert hall favorite (with or without the accomp...

shamwow guy

City Discounting Rain Barrels and Compost Bins

Eric Griffey
Where’s Billy Mays when you need him? Oh yeah. What about the Sham-Wow guy? Yikes.  I guess I’ll pitch this deal myself, at my own risk: For a limited time, the City of Fort Worth is selling rain barrels and compos...


The Biggest (Lovable) Losers: Western Hills Cougars

You’ve probably heard the story by now, since it’s making web headlines: A Western Hills High School parent filed a bullying complaint against football coaches at Aledo High School after the Aledo Bearcats trounced the West...


R.I.P. Ronald Shannon Jackson … and Fort Worth Jazz?

Legendary free-jazz composer and drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson died of leukemia on Saturday. He was 73. In 2003, Fort Worth musician and writer Ken Shimamoto profiled Jackson for the Weekly (“Legend Shadows,” Jan. 2), not ...


Joe Palazzolo Changes Attorney

Eric Griffey
In a press release, Dallas attorney Victoria Neave announced she will replace Jason Smith as Joe Palazzolo’s attorney in his whistle blower case against the Fort Worth School district. The judge in the case approved the s...


Obamacare Enrollment Workshops in Fort Worth

Eric Griffey
State Rep. Lon Burnam, a Democrat from Fort Worth, has organized what he calls Obamacare enrollment workshops in Fort Worth. The series of neighborhood events are aimed at helping people identify which health services and subsi...


Acro-Cats’ Power, Activate!

The thing that makes cats so great is their utter “undogness”: They don’t take orders, they don’t love unconditionally (not at first sight, anyway), and they tend to set the parameters for the pet-owner relationship. As...


Nolan Ryan to Retire Oct. 31

Eric Griffey
Today on its website, the Texas Rangers announced CEO Nolan Ryan will be stepping down, effective Oct. 31. “This is the right time for me to step down from my role of overseeing the Rangers organization,” Ryan said ...