Around Fort Worth

Idol’s Casey James Almost Went Way Of Coyote

Jeff Prince
Casey James dodged a bullet last night, which can happen when you hail from a state where the governor packs a .380 Ruger handgun loaded with hollow points as protection against snakes (and the occasional coyote). Really? Hollo...


Join Local Bands in the Studio

Anthony Mariani
Our 13th (14th?) annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards are right around the corner. Before the 40-plus-local-band festival –– Sun., June 27, in the West 7th Street corridor –– we’re going to go into the studio. As we ...



New Music Mini-Festival Parking Notes

Anthony Mariani
As you’ve no doubt read in HearSay, your favorite column of all time, post-classical/New Music will be ringing (clicking? romping? screeching?) throughout the Sanders Theater at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center on Friday ...


“Puppetmaster” at Pantagleize

Jimmy Fowler
It seems like every conceivable dramatic angle to the Holocaust has been used in plays, movies, and documentaries. They often involve a well-meaning but somewhat unlikely “triumph of the human spirit.” What does a victim of...



Tandy Hills Ablaze!

Jeff Prince
The annual Prairie Fest at Tandy Hills Natural Area was another hit on Saturday, with gorgeous weather and a large turnout of people at the East Fort Worth park. Of course, it’s no coincidence that Prairie Fest is held in Apr...


Who Will Throw First Pitch?

Jeff Prince
Tarrant County employees better start loosening up their arms and working on their fastballs. County Judge Glen Whitley indicated at this morning’s county commissioner’s meeting that he might consider letting someone el...



Musical Inspiration For Our Mavericks

Jeff Prince
The playoff-cursed Dallas Mavericks, down 3-1 in a best of 7 series against the San Antonio Spurs, are facing yet another first-round collapse. But “Don’t Give Up” — all the Mavericks have to do is win three in a ro...


Gas Drilling Earns Another Critic

Jeff Prince
When will natural gas drillers learn that you don’t jack around with Texas women? Sharon Wilson and Kathy Chruscielski are among North Texas’ most vocal and active watchdogs of the drilling industry. They and other women, i...



TCU’s Jerry Hughes A Colt

Jeff Prince
Former TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes received good news and bad news: Good news: He was drafted by NFL powerhouse Indianapolis Colts, meaning he’s starting his pro career on a team that’s in the running for a Super Bow...


“Cowtown” Alive and Well to NBC-5

Anthony Mariani
There’s never been any doubt that North Texas’ four broadcast news stations treat Fort Worth, the 17th largest city in the country, as a backwater hamlet. You’re liable to get more news about what’s going on in your bac...