Around Fort Worth

Mayor Mike Makes Nice With Badgers After TCU Win

Jeff Prince
Mayor Mike Moncrief wrote a friendly letter to the editor of the Cap Times newspaper in Wisconsin after the TCU Horned Frogs gored the Badgers in the Rose Bowl last weekend. In the letter, published today, he compliments the Ba...


Phantom Caste Rides a New Wave

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Music” story is an interview with Paul Cooksey, lead singer-guitarist-lyricist for the Fort Worth-Denton synth rock quintet Phantom Caste. Last year the group received a big heap of praise for its debut EP Ha...



DFWian: Local Onion-esque Site

Anthony Mariani
There’s a newish Onion-y local news satire site called DFWian that’s not half bad. One post that recently caught my attention (thanks, Twitter) is “Rest of Nation Pretty Sure UT Won the Rose Bowl,” commenting on the Uni...


Tarleton State Hearts Its Dropouts

Jeff Prince
The lead paragraph in Fort Worth Weekly‘s recent story about Texas A&M System threatening instructors with termination includes a passing reference to a few “graduates” at Tarleton State Univeristy. “...



Dallas Cowboys Should Follow This Winning Formula

Jeff Prince
Okay, Jerry Jones, I’m tired of your constant phone calls and emails begging me for advice on how to manage your underachieving football team. So here it is, my formula for a winning season next year. No. 1 – Get ri...


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,...