Around Fort Worth

The Sky isn’t Falling

Jimmy Fowler
I had to double-check the sky last night. There were no fiery horses stampeding from above. No dragons spewing pestilence. This dude gave nary a peep. I suspected that the ordination of Susan Slaughter as Fort Worth’s first f...


Weekender for Fri., Nov. 13, 2009

Anthony Mariani
As first reported on Blotch, the Oscar-winning Coen brothers (No Country For Old Men; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Fargo; The Big Lebowski) will be holding open auditions tomorrow (Saturday) at Billy Bob’s (2520 Rodeo Plaza in...



Scouring the Fest

Jimmy Fowler
Since the “Weekly”’s blog coverage of the Lone Star International Film Festival doesn’t automatically leap out at you from this website, here’s an easy link. One of the festival’s most anticipated flicks, “The Mes...


So Far, So Good

Jimmy Fowler
I hope it’s fair to judge a fledgling public radio station on a random selection of two and a half hours, because this morning on KXT 91.7 — KERA 90.1’s new all-music sister station – I heard Telegraph Canyon, Katsu...



Fort Worth’s First All-Green Retailer Opens

Anthony Mariani
On Wednesday, Fort Worth’s first all-green retail store will open its doors. The Greener Good will provide green alternatives to everything from “lawnmowers to baby bibs.” All of the store’s products, according to the c...


Dallas’ Barley House Launches All-Local Jukebox

Anthony Mariani
A Big D club/venue, The Barley House, has committed its entire jukebox to bands based mostly in Dallas. CDs by The Deathray Davies, Baboon, The Dixie Chicks, The Polyphonic Spree, and Denton’s Centro-matic represent just some...



FW’s Trannie Budget Crisis

Jimmy Fowler
Lots of people are preening with moral outrage that FW city leaders will consider covering gender reassignment surgery in the employee health plans. That’s only one in a list of 20 recommendations by a post-Rainbow Lounge rai...


Weekender for Fri., Nov. 6, 2009

Anthony Mariani
Tonight (Friday) is the last First Friday on the Green, an outdoor concert series at Magnolia Green Park that started, oh, a few months ago. (Gotta shut it down ’cause winter’s coming and stuff.) Fort Worth’s alt-country-...



Titanmoon Opening Orphanage in Pakistan

Anthony Mariani
Sophisticated indie-pop rock band Titanmoon has just returned from a tour/goodwill mission to Dubai, Japan, and Pakistan. The Fort Worth group will be opening an orphanage/school in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2010, with help from Pa...


There’s A New Sheriff In Town

Jeff Prince
Local folks who don’t like the way the oil and gas industry is shoving drilling down their throats are breathing a little bit easier today (which is saying a lot in polluted Fort Worth). News that the Environmental Protection...