Around Fort Worth

Emmitt, Oprah, Oprah, Emmitt, Where’s Uma?

Jeff Prince
The NFL’s most productive running back, former Dallas Cowboys star Emmitt Smith, is on The Oprah Winfrey Show at 4 this afternoon. He’ll be discussing his turn this Friday on Who Do You Think You Are, a reality TV show that...


Gas Drilling Air Testing Tonight’s Hot Topic

Jeff Prince
Tonight’s city council meeting ought to be explosive, although that’s probably a poor choice of words when discussing natural gas drilling in Fort Worth. The city council likes to look proactive when problem arise with gas ...



EPIC RUINS Streaming Songs

Anthony Mariani
A Fort Worth supergroup you first heard about in HearSay, way back in September of ’09, EPIC RUINS can now be, well, heard. Below this Q&A with the band at Sword and Laser are audio tracks of two songs –– “Child and...


Update: All Of Canada vs. Gil LeBreton

Jeff Prince
Comparing Canadians to Nazis is something Fort Worth Star-Telegram sportswriter Gil LeBreton won’t do again. He’s as sorry as sorry can be, people. A little online reconnaissance shows LeBreton has been taking shrap...



Catch Fort Worth on The Tonight Show

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth boys Jordan Richardson (formerly of Oliver Future, currently of EPIC RUINS) and The Orbans’ Justin Pate will perform tonight as part of Ben Harper’s Relentless 7 on The Tonight Show (10:30 p.m. our time) tonight ...


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...