Around Fort Worth

Rutledge On the Ranch

Jimmy Fowler
  This week’s “Art” page is a profile of Fort Worth painter Jo LeMay Rutledge, who after many years of doing commissioned work for Cowtown society is now getting her first solo show at Artspace 111. Farm to Marke...


Damn Yankees to Descend Upon Fort Worth

Anthony Mariani
No matter which AFC team wins the conference title game, the Pittsburgh Steelers or New York Jets, Fort Worth, as the host city of the AFC representatives for Super Bowl XLV, will be flooded with loud, obnoxious, condescending,...



Call for Artists

Anthony Mariani
In anticipation of our inaugural Visionary Awards, to be awarded to three outstanding Fort Worth artists in various disciplines, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company is crafting a special beer for us, the Visionary Brew. But there...


The Cush Signs with Spune

Anthony Mariani
Spune Productions’ roster has grown by another quality artist, The Cush, a space-rock band helmed by the husband-and-wife team of Burette and Gabrielle Douglas, who several months ago returned home to Fort Worth from an excur...



Opie’s Rage

Jeff Prince
Grapevine police arrested a suspect who allegedly went ballistic during a road rage incident and tried to run down a man on the side of the road. Picture in your mind what that dangerous suspect might look like. I’ll bet ...


Writing On The Wall For Highway System

Jeff Prince
The Metroplex’s highway grid is conveniently growing on the wall outside Fort Worth Weekly‘s office. That’s I-30 and I-20 running east-west across Tarrant and Dallas counties; and I-35W and I-35E running north...



Blogger Meets Artistic Bird On Jacksboro Highway

Jeff Prince
A new work of art is in my possession. It was created on my windshield by the late, great, local artist Sleepy. I was heading south on Jacksboro Highway this morning and saw a huge flock of pigeons on the side of the road no...


Southwestern Baptist: “Gay Begone!”

Jimmy Fowler
For a textbook example of how religion can make adults behave like snotty little brats, let’s look at the case of Fort Worth’s Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. They reportedly want to evict an affiliation of loc...



The Orbans to Play SXSW

Anthony Mariani
As I first Tweeted, Fort Worth roots-rockers The Orbans will be playing a sanctioned SWSW showcase this year, bringing the grand total of Fort Worth/817 artists slated to play sanctioned showcases at the annual Austin-located m...


FW Three Times Better Than Dallas

Jeff Prince
Bidders hit the auction at Cowboys Stadium yesterday and bid on specialty license plates, including “FT WORTH” and “DALLAS” plates. The high bid on the DALLAS plate: $1,500. The high bid on the FT WORTH ...