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Creative Message To Johnson County Gas Drillers

Jeff Prince
From the sad but funny file: Sharon Wilson, aka “Texas Sharon,” posted this photo on her Bluedaze web site this morning: This is near a Johnson County road where gas drillers have flocked in recent years.


Bonnell’s Wins Zagat Award

dan.mcgraw
Acclaimed Fort Worth restaurant Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine has won another award.  Zagat this week released its finest restaurants in Texas survey, and Bonnell’s was named the Top Food in the Dallas/Fort Worth a...



Gil LeBreton Nazi Column Sparks Virtual Lynching

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Star-Telegram sportswriter Gil LeBreton is getting bitch slapped for this Feb. 28 column that compares Canada’s version of the Winter Olympics to Nazi Germany’s in 1936. Naturally, he felt compelled to is...


Nolan High Honors Classy Sister Act

Jimmy Fowler
In pop culture, Catholic nuns have long carried the reputation of being cold, sometimes even sadistic classroom despots. (Friends of mine who attended Catholic schools have told me that, like many stereotypes, there is a hint o...



Office of Civil Rights Clears FWISD

betty.brink
There’s little doubt that the Fort Worth ISD needed some good news to offset a couple of bouts of negative publicity over the past few months, first with its finance department’s embarrassing admission that the district ove...


Death At Cowtown Coliseum

Jeff Prince
A drunken beaver was suspected in the slaughter of several trees at Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards. In fact, recent snowstorms caused the damage. No one saw the big pecan tree fall, so whether it made a sound is ...



Gas Drilling’s Toxic Cloud Exposed

Jeff Prince
DISH, the little town that packs a big punch when it comes to making life uncomfortable for gas drillers, is hosting a Town Hall meeting at 7 tonight to reveal some startling information. Texas OGAP’s Wilma Subra and DISH May...


Will Hunt in Rolling Stone

Anthony Mariani
Last year, we did a story about Fort Worth producer Will Hunt, who has worked with, among other artists, The Burning Hotels, Green River Ordinance, and The Polyphonic Spree, and who, as the story informs you, was working with E...



Fort Worth Music Co-Op Scores

Anthony Mariani
Last Sunday’s guitar drive and benefit show for the Fort Worth Music Co-Op could be understatedly qualified as a success. The nonprofit group exceeded its goal of raising about $2,000 for educational outreach programming by $...


SXSW Picks The Burning Hotels

Anthony Mariani
The Burning Hotels have been invited to play a SXSW -sanctioned showcase this year on Wed., March 17, at 1 a.m. at Jaime’s on Red River, bringing the grand total of Fort Worth bands selected to play sanctioned showcases in Au...