Around Fort Worth

Joe Ely Rocks The Rock Stage

Jeff Prince
Tuesday’s unveiling of the Rusty Wier sculpture (see previous Blotch post) was followed later that evening by a performance by Lubbock legend Joe Ely. Afterward, Larry Joe Taylor, Deryl Dodd, and Marc-Alan Barnette held a son...


Rusty Wier Immortalized At LJT Fest

Jeff Prince
The inimitable Rusty Wier will forever be pointing to the heavens in mid-song as he did for five decades on stages across Texas and the world. Larry Joe Taylor’s annual Texas Music festival began Tuesday at Melody Mountain Ra...



Holy Wildflower! Prairie Fest Is Saturday

Jeff Prince
Prairie Fest is perhaps the most unusual fête that Fort Worth has ever seen. What started in 2006 as a small, casual, green celebration among a few tree huggers at an overlooked park in East Fort Worth has since snowballed int...


Telegraph Canyon on Gossip Girl

Anthony Mariani
OK, OK! I watch Gossip Girl. But don’t ask me why. Maybe it’s the New York City setting. The campus of Columbia University, one of my beloved alma maters, has been featured prominently in the show (mainly in early episodes)...



Jerry Jones Slurs Even When Sober

Jeff Prince
Just a week after a drunken Jerry Jones surfaced on video talking smack about Bill Parcells and others, comes this Dallas Morning News report that the Dallas Cowboys coach blamed Dallas Mayor Laura Miller for killing a stadium ...


FWISD A-OK In Complaint

Jeff Prince
Intrepid reporter Betty Brink just wired in this report from somewhere in the Himalayas (actually, from Everman): The Fort Worth Independent School District has dodged another discrimination bullet.  The district found out yes...



Miller to Jones: “Not Impressed”

Jimmy Fowler
Memories aren’t the only things that light the corners of my mind – Jerry Jones’s hurt feelings do, too. When he told a questioner at an SMU event yesterday that Dallas, rather than Arlington, might’ve had Cowboys Stadi...


Sarah Palin A Grand Speaker?

Jeff Prince
The mouse that roared “you betcha!” is coming to Dallas, and people are clamoring to pay $1,000 each to listen to Sarah Palin spew catchphrases about patriotism, conservatism, God — and how much President Obama sucks....



Mother Nature An Expensive Date

Jeff Prince
A fifth day of paralyzed airports in Europe prompted the director of an airport operators association to compare the economic fallout to that of 9/11. Airports over there are losing an estimated $200 million a day because of th...


Virtual Ambulance Chasing Easy As Pie

Jeff Prince
In today’s Anderson Law Firm blog post, Fort Worth-Dallas personal injury attorney Mark Anderson reiterates a news report about a motorcycle accident on Stemmons Freeway that killed a local man. Then he offers condolences...