Around Fort Worth

Gas Industry Goes After DISH Mayor

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth sure is special. Even our air is tougher than your average air. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality tested the air at natural gas sites inside the city limits and found “no cause for concern,” leading M...


Texas Pop Festival Historical Marker

Anthony Mariani
Two weeks after Woodstock in 1969, there was the Texas International Pop Festival in Lewisville. TexasPopFestival.com, a commemorative web site, has talked the Denton County Transportation Authority into memorializing the event...



NX35: The Other Music Festival

Anthony Mariani
The only time that I’ve spent in Denton since I’ve been here, lo, these seven years agone, has been for a high school girls’ volleyball tournament –– my wife’s niece was playing, you filthy animals. Otherwise: never...


The Carter Family “Brand”

Jimmy Fowler
Many of the great world religions teach that we are each put on this earth to learn an important lesson. For young Amon “Chance” Carter IV, that lesson appears to be – if someone puts a hot iron to your ass, it’s going ...



Stolen Instrument Notice: Joey Green’s Guitar

Anthony Mariani
An acoustic guitar belonging to Red Dirt singer-songwriter Joey Green was recently stolen in the Saginaw area. An identifying characteristic of the Taylor 314 CE (2001) is a drawing of a cartoon girl next to the words “Whatev...


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...