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The Breaking Point in DISH

Gayle Reaves
Mayor Calvin Tillman of DISH, who has led the fight to reveal and contain the environmental damage to his town from the gas drilling industry, posted this e-mail on Tuesday night: It is with great difficulty that I post this me...


Dallas Observer Music Awards Noms

Anthony Mariani
The Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees are in. And so are the snarky comments. (Big Daddy Paul’s is pretty funny.) Anyway, several 817 acts made their ways into the ballot: Telegraph Canyon (best group, best alt-country/ro...



Homeboy Pat Green Headlines Stockyards Show

Jeff Prince
Cross Canadian Ragweed canceled September’s Red Dirt Roundup that’s been held in the Stockyards for the past four years, but there will be no shortage of music, revelry, and cold beer there on Sunday. The Memorial Jam T...


Fort Worth Air Tests Bogus; Insider Talks

Jeff Prince
Barking about oil and gas industry tactics has become a large part of Fort Worth Weekly‘s investigative repertoire.  We keep hammering away because not many others will. But a couple of news outlets released interesting ...



Stage West’s Playwriting Festival

Jimmy Fowler
The naked word is celebrated by some of the Fort’s top actors and directors at this weekend’s Texas Playwriting Competition Festival May 28-30. For the third consecutive year, Stage West will produce and host staged reading...


Chalk Mountain Still In Crosshairs

Jeff Prince
When the Super Bowl is played in Arlington next year and Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones is racing down the field to score the winning touchdown, the announcer will yell, “He’s at the 40…the 30…the 20…the 10...



Ease On Down the Road

Jimmy Fowler
Few images from my childhood movie memories are freakier than the stage and TV actress Mabel King (pictured below) as Evilene in Sidney Lumet’s 1978 film version of the Broadway show The Wiz. BET will be screening that flick,...


World’s Worst Rapper Appearing In Arlington

Jeff Prince
Kim Feil of Arlington encouraged us to check out a YouTube clip under the name kimfeilgood to see a “white lady rapping an environmental plea to stop a proposed gas well next to the Cowboys Stadium.” The white lady uses pha...



Parking Fees Hurt Will Rogers Flea Market

Jeff Prince
The city’s decision to begin charging for parking around the Will Rogers Coliseum is cutting into attendance at the city’s primary flea market on Harley Avenue. Charles Estell, who manages the Cattle Barn Flea Market, s...


CCR Cancels Red Dirt Roundup

Jeff Prince
Looks like the end of the road for the Red Dirt Roundup and Family Jam. Cross Canadian Ragweed’s big outdoor bash is held each September in the Stockyards and has drawn huge crowds and stellar lineups. This would have marked ...