Around Fort Worth

Continuing Quest For New Lunch Spot

Jeff Prince
Dear Blotchers: I’m touched. You really do care. Several readers asked whether I found a new lunch spot to replace my beloved Los Alamos Cafe, which closed  in May. I’d eaten there most every day for 20 years. In J...


SceneShop Carries “A Fifth”

Jimmy Fowler
For some compelling thoughts on Christmas and adulthood, check out our interview with SceneShop’s Steven Alan McGaw in this week’s ”Stage” section. SceneShop’s annual holiday revue A Fifth of Christmas takes place 8pm...



Living La Lobby Loca

Jeff Prince
You know how Big Industry lobbyists persuade lawmakers to vote their way and stack the deck against the Little Guy? Well, two can play that game. Tonight you can get a crash course on how to “lobby and influence local and...


Morality, Arlington Style

Jimmy Fowler
Arlington police recently put up a billboard on I-30 near Cooper Street that features the mug shots of men arrested during local prostitution stings. My first thought was: It’s a slight improvement on Puritan-style stocks, bu...



At Least Roy Williams Didn’t Blame God

Jeff Prince
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams lost the Thanksgiving Day game by fumbling the football, but, as he usually does when faced with adversity, he handled it like a man. Not so much with Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson, who dropped ...


Coldplay’s Chris Martin Guitar In Stockyards

Jeff Prince
A cool but freaky guitar just made its way to Adobe Picture Framing manager (and Blotch buddy) Joel Lively. This handpainted Gibson Blues King acoustic guitar was played extensively by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin during the ...



Fort Worth Artist Brings Big Bucks

Jeff Prince
Early Fort Worth artist Bror Utter‘s intriguing oil on canvas painting “The Visitors” (1943) fetched $35,850 at Heritage Auctions in Dallas last weekend. That’s some serious cheese for local art. Utter (...


Ridglea Purchased by Gas Pipe Owner

Anthony Mariani
Jerry Shults, owner of The Gas Pipe, a Southwestern regional chain of smoke shops, is about to close a deal on the Ridglea Theater building and is currently making interior repairs. Shults also is seeking “the appropriate his...



Cowboys, Wildcard, Super Bowl???

Jeff Prince
The dreamers among us are excited. They imagine that a two-game win streak after a coaching change has set off a chain of events that will lead to a 9-7 season record, wildcard playoff slot, and a Super Bowl berth for the Dalla...


Hitchens, Dembski Debate God

Jimmy Fowler
Although it wasn’t widely publicized, celebrated atheist pundit Christopher Hitchens came to North Texas last week to debate the existence of God. His opponent in the public event at Plano’s Prestonwood Christian Academy wa...