Around Fort Worth

Shamrock Pub Re-opening Today (Mon.)

Anthony Mariani
One of the most popular bars in the West 7th Street corridor that closed a couple of years ago is reopening today (Monday) at 3 p.m. under a new name. Well, a new-ish name. Formerly known as the Shamrock Pub, the Shamrock Taver...


Sen. Wendy Davis Announces Gas Drilling Measures

Jeff Prince
Sen. Wendy Davis told the press this morning about new measures aimed at natural gas drillers. The measures will help state officials “gather more data, hold drilling companies more accountable, and ensure the ongoing positiv...



Fort Worth Sings Lands Classic Chevrolet

Anthony Mariani
Classic Chevrolet has just signed on as the presenter of Fort Worth Sings For Haiti’s family-friendly concert on Sat., Mar. 27, at Magnolia Green Park on the near-South Side to help raise funds for Doctors Without Borders’ ...


Hall, Lambert Goners; Cool Casey James Lives

Jeff Prince
Two singing hopefuls were silenced on American Idol last night, leaving Cool Casey James as Tarrant County’s final hope. Phone-in voters whittled finalists from 16 to 12, and Alex Lambert of North Richland Hills and Todrick H...



Stage West’s Nuclear Option

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Stage” page offers a review of Michael Frayn’s ultra-cerebral and kinda frosty WWII meditation “Copenhagen,” currently receiving a looong but spirited production at Stage West. As the great nuclear phys...


More Weekender: Chat Room, Sunshine Bar Shows

Anthony Mariani
Not too long ago, the Chat Room (1263 W. Magnolia Ave. on the South Side, 817-922-8319) was the place in town to catch underground indie-rock bands, local and non-. For whatever reason, the Southside staple stopped hosting show...



“Strictest Parents” Seek Li’l Rascals

Jimmy Fowler
The producers of CMT’s reality series “World’s Strictest Parents” hope to film episodes of their “family values” show in the Fort Worth-Dallas area in the near future. The show places an unruly teen in the home of t...


Follow Me on Twitter

Anthony Mariani
Now that Twitter is pretty much old news, I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon. My timing is nothing if not impeccable. Go here to follow me. I promise I won’t tweet about how awesome my new shoes are or how full o...



Local Celebs Torture Dallas Cowboys Fans

Jeff Prince
Feel like hearing local celebrities sing painfully off-key? (This question reminds me of the guy who said, “I always wondered what was in a hot dog. Now I know and wish I didn’t.”) Anyway, this video features Fort Worth M...


FW City Council Moseys Toward Air Studies

Jeff Prince
Kathleen Hicks was the lone voice of dissent against the other eight council members voting on a gas drilling issue last night. An 8-1 vote allowed the creation of an air-study committee that neighborhood activists say is biase...