Around Fort Worth

Let’s Give Tom Vandergriff What He Deserves

Jeff Prince
The politician who put Arlington on the map, made a huge impact on Tarrant County and North Texas, and was pretty much the embodiment of political integrity, will be buried on Friday. If anyone deserves a huge public turnout it...


Party Like It’s 1999 Plus 12

Jeff Prince
Here’s to hoping your New Year’s Eve blowout is every bit as insane as this dude’s party from last year in west Fort Worth. Those West Siders know how to boogie — and Mike Ray Hartman, you’re an an...



Mad Men Cocktails at Eight-O

Anthony Mariani
There’s no denying the influence of Mad Men on popular culture. The AMC drama set in Madison Avenue in the early ’60s is abundantly stylized. But in addition to the sleek Modernist furniture and clothing, Mad Men also offer...


Blotch Wins; Judge Rules In Favor Of Rahr

Jeff Prince
Blotch‘s mighty influence is evident in the revised press release just sent out by Tarrant County. Blotch bitched this morning after Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley and his Wisconsin counterpart bet a case of beer on th...



At Home With Carol Benson

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Art” page features a chat with Fort Worth painter Carol Benson. Her current show at the William Campbell Contemporary offers semi-abstract images of houses that trigger all kinds of questions about stability,...


Tarrant County Judge Should Rahr With Pride

Jeff Prince
Typically well-dressed Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley must don a hideous looking Wisconsin Badgers sweatshirt at the next commissioner’s meeting if the TCU Horned Frogs happen to get whupped in the Rose Bowl. Whitley w...



Boozers To Get Offer They Can’t Refuse

Jeff Prince
Local law enforcement agencies will be insisting on blood tests this weekend after they pull over suspected drunken drivers. As in previous “no-refusal weekends,” police will rely on access to immediate search warra...


Rick Perry? Really?

Jimmy Fowler
Rick Perry – “Texan of the Year.” Really, Dallas Morning News? The paper’s citation is given annually to “a Texan who has had an uncommon impact; who exemplifies Texas traits of trailblazing, independence, and...



All He Wants For Christmas In Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
Here’s an interesting interpretation of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” performed by a guy on four different instruments, each recorded at a different location in downtown Fort Worth. Th...


Tandy Hills Alive With Sound Of Music

Jeff Prince
As recently as a month ago, the unique, popular, and ultra-green Prairie Fest was in danger of going bye-bye forever. Five years of organizing the annual festival had taken a toll on founder Don Young and his dedicated voluntee...