Around Fort Worth

Texas Rangers Cut Prices After Slashing Hicks

Jeff Prince
Now that Nolan Ryan’s bunch has taken over as the new owner of the Texas Rangers, good things are already happening. Price cuts outlined at this site show how profanely greedy the ballpark had gotten under former owner To...


SceneShop Grows Up

Jimmy Fowler
This is the second and final weekend of SceneShop’s August collection of short, original theatrical works called All Grown Up: Choices, Loss, Lust, Regret, Sadness, Surprise, and Vodka. (Whew!) Natalie Gaupp’s “A Box of V...



David Casstevens Gets Freaky!

Jeff Prince
The bare-butted folks at the Wildwood nudist colony received another visit from a reporter. Fort Worth Weekly intern Sarah Perry shucked her clothes and immersed herself into a story there last summer. Now comes Fort Worth Star...


Wise Words To The Wide-Eyed

Jeff Prince
Interns learn a lot from the veteran journalists here at Fort Worth Weekly. Take for instance this actual exchange from yesterday: Intern: “Is there a better job than being a journalist? I don’t think so. Today I he...



Ed Smith’s Sweet, Stormy “Blues”

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Stage” page offers an interview with Ed Smith, the outgoing artistic director of Jubilee Theatre. Smith directed Jubilee’s current revue Blues in the Night and is unquestionably responsible for injecting dr...


Kinky Gubernatorial Observations

Jeff Prince
The current edition of Texas Monthly contains a Kinky Friedman column with some funny observations about the gubernatorial election, written by “the only man on earth who’s had the misfortune of running against both...



Perry: Flying Robots Will Save Us

Jimmy Fowler
As you may have heard, Pres. Obama will arrive in North Texas this afternoon to attend an evening fundraiser at the Dallas home of a wealthy Democratic supporter. Gutless Democratic candidate for guv Bill White won’t meet wi...


“Friday on the Green” Tonight

Jimmy Fowler
Sure, it’s August in Texas, and that means the weather’s a wee bit toasty outside. But that shouldn’t stop you from catching this month’s edition of “First Friday on the Green,” tonight’s free 7 pm concert at Magn...



My Faves For This Weekend

Jeff Prince
Not a bad weekend for music coming up, if you like flashy guitar pickers, nostalgic local rock music, and dandy songwriting. Davin James, a monster on acoustic guitar, will be cranking up the amps at White Elephant Saloon on Fr...


One More Reason I Love America

Jeff Prince
The battle between Big Tex and Big Mouth — Nolan Ryan vs. Mark Cuban — was finally settled this morning, and Ryan’s investor group looks to be the new owner of the Texas Rangers. But that’s not why I lov...