Around Fort Worth

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...


Donate Used Guitars to FW Music Co-Op

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth Music Co-Op is seeking used guitars for Co-Op volunteers to use to teach prospective students, victims of cuts to FWISD’s music/arts education programs. You can drop off your six- or howmanyever-stringed donations ...



Pat Green Coming To Billy Bob’s

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth’s own Pat Green, dubbed “the Bruce Springsteen of the Southwest” by People, is coming back to Billy Bob’s Texas next month. The Grammy-nominated Texas Music star will play the huge honkytonk at 10:30 pm Satur...


More Layoffs At Star-Telegram

Jeff Prince
The newspaper’s henchmen say 28 more people are getting axed, although none from the downtown newsroom. The Star-Telegram is also expected to get rid of some of its suburban weeklies. Blotch will report more as we hear it...