Around Fort Worth

Fort Worth Opera Reality TV Show?

Anthony Mariani
A reality TV show about Fort Worth Opera may become a, um, reality. A behind-the-scenes series about the company, Lone Star Opera, has just won CableU’s Non-Fiction Emerging Producer Contest as part of the 2010 National Assoc...


Blue Boot Records, Brad Hines Climb the Charts

Anthony Mariani
The guys behind the new-ish Fort Worth record label Blue Boot Records have a potential hit on their hands. Texas Music singer-songwriter Brad Hines’ “Hooked on the Bottle” (penned by Weekly writer Jeff Prince) continues c...



A 2010 Stage Sked

Jimmy Fowler
Fort Worth’s top four small theater groups have announced most of their 2010 schedules by now, and the offerings look unusually scrumptious. I don’t know how much the long national mood of unrest and pessimism has influence...


Exxon CEO Gives Oily Testimony

Jeff Prince
Exxon Mobile Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson told a House subcommittee that hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible. No word on whether he also told them Santa Claus and the tooth fa...



Goodbye, Brendan

Jimmy Fowler
I don’t understand how NBC 5’s Brendan Higgins could be departing the station now that his contract has expired. He was named ”Best TV Anchor” in last year’s “Best Of” issue by this very publication. Guess that da...


Wade Phillips Back, Jessica Simpson Not So Much

Jeff Prince
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told ESPN that Wade “the Real Bum” Phillips is going to be coaching the team again next year. Tony Romo “supported” his coach by saying, “His record speaks for itself.” That’s the ...



Love Nature To Death On Saturday

Jeff Prince
If you’re driving east on I-30 from downtown Fort Worth, you’ll pass a large, gorgeous chunk of land on your right and wonder why developers haven’t turned it into a giant mall or apartment complex. The reason Fort Worth ...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
How ’bout them Cowgirls? Hell, Marys, that was painful to watch. OK, that was mean, and I’m sorry. The Cowboys best season in a long while was killed after yesterday’s embarrassing 34-3 loss to the Minnesota Vikin...



RadioShack Seeks Marketing Help

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth’s own RadioShack Corp. is looking for a new marketing and advertising agency. In 2008 the company paid $215 million on marketing and advertising, and came up with the idea of re-branding itself “The Shack.” See...


Weekender: Fri., Jan. 15, 2010

Anthony Mariani
Tonight (Friday) at Lola’s Saloon Sixth (2736 W 6th St, in the W 7th St corridor, 817-877-0666): Telegraph Canyon, recent Weekly feature subjects Chatterton, and Denton’s Glen Farris. Also tonight, at 1919 Hemphill on the n...