Around Fort Worth

Jonathan Tyler Ready To Destroy Lola’s Sixth

Jeff Prince
Retro-fresh rockers Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights are seeing stars these days. They went from jamming at small Fort Worth-Dallas dives not so long ago to signing a major record deal at Atlantic, releasing an album, t...


Fort Worth Is Meryl; Dallas Is Melanie

Jeff Prince
Dallas-based blog site FrontBurner wrote about ESPN choosing Fort Worth over Dallas as production headquarters for covering the Super Bowl, prompting this classic reader comment: “If cities were aging beauties then Fort W...



Jimmy Johnson Won’t Survive

Jeff Prince
Back in 1993, then-Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson told a reporter the Cowboys would kick San Francisco’s ass in the NFC Championship game — and the newspaper could print his prediction in “three-inch ...


Search For Perfect Lunch Spot Sputters Along

Jeff Prince
I never knew how good I had it at Los Alamos Cafe until that North Side eatery closed in early May and left me stumbling the streets at noon like a stray tomcat searching for a decent morsel. “Meow! Meow-ow! Meeoooowww!&#...



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).