Around Fort Worth

Star-T Startles Readers With Skinny New Look

Jeff Prince
The “New Look, New Size, Same Great Content” version of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram was revealed today. A more accurate slogan might be, “Odd Look, Small Size, Even Less Content.” The paper’s width was trimmed an inc...


Scenes from Music Awards Ceremony

Anthony Mariani
Nearly 300 people — all nominees in our 13th Annual Music Awards and their plus-ones — packed the Fort Worth Community Arts Center for our Grammy-type event, the Panthys, named after the little panther-head trophies...



Foxymorons Coming

Anthony Mariani
Be on the lookout over the next couple of weeks for Bible Stories, a superlative piece of indie-rock popistry by The Foxymorons, the duo of Fort Worthian Jerry James and Nashvillian David Dewese, who met in the mid 1990s in hig...


Fort Worth Banning Chihuahuas Next?

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth is poking its beak in places it shouldn’t by considering a ban on roosters. The city ought to appreciate residents that own hens and a rooster or two. Chickens lay protein-rich eggs for families to eat and to b...



Swingin’ in the Suburbs

Jimmy Fowler
With the recent allegation that avuncular Earth-saver Al Gore is “a crazed sex poodle,” it should come as no surprise that your garden-variety, overachieving “helicopter parent” also carries a raging sex beast inside. T...


Know When To Fold ‘Em

Jeff Prince
This singer is coming to Fort Worth — and appears very surprised about it. The big surprise is people still pay $44-$66 a ticket to see him perform (8 pm Friday at Bass Hall).



Anti-Gay Group at City Hall Tonight

Jimmy Fowler
Curtis Smith, pastor of Arlington’s Trinity Metropolitan Community Church, is calling on the LGBT community and its supporters – especially the Christians among them – to attend tonight’s (Tuesday) 7pm meeting of the Fo...


Paste Magazine Sings Transient Songs

Anthony Mariani
I recently wrote about Telegraph Canyon for Paste magazine, an award-winning national pop-culture publication whose online presence features an almost-daily column entitled Best of What’s Next. Last week’s subject was anoth...



Chupacabra Fever: Catch It!

Jimmy Fowler
The humidity is stifling, August heat is just around the corner, but I got a glimpse of October and Halloween on the horizon when tonight’s 6pm broadcast of NBC Channel 5 news lead off with a story about two ”chupacabras”...


Josephine Mahaffey Exhibit at Arts Center

Jeff Prince
It’s fitting that Fort Worth painter Josephine Mahaffey’s nickname is “The Texas Dynamo.” A prolific, enthusiastic painter, she would slather watercolors on almost any surface that wasn’t moving. Paper sacks, note pad...