Around Fort Worth

Ranch Style Beans, Rod Serling Slip Out

Jeff Prince
The gas drilling industry might be undermining the city’s quality of life, but the natural gas created from eating a can of Ranch Style beans has been lovingly embraced in Cowtown for many decades. Barry Shlachter’s sto...


Trinity Visions

Jimmy Fowler
Tree huggers, owl savers and local historians, take note – tonight (Monday) at 9pm is when KERA TV Channel 13 airs its original documentary ”Living with the Trinity.” The hour-long doc focuses on an eight year period (196...



Mayyrh Records Goes Forth w/New Releases

Anthony Mariani
Relatively recent Weekly feature subject Mayyrh Records –– like its weird Seattle/Fort Worth brethren, Indian Casino Records –– is forging ahead with new releases, soul-destroying bottom lines and days and nights of Top...


Weekender (Fri., Nov. 20, 2009)

Anthony Mariani
Though he’s not technically a Fort Worthian, RTB2 –– the nom de rock of Dentonite singer-songwriter Ryan Thomas Becker –– plays the 817 enough and has worked with enough 817 artists (Eaton Lake Tonics, The Missile Men...



Screening of Tom Huckabee’s ‘Death Of Jim Morrison’

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth premiere of filmmaker Tom Huckabee’s early short The Death Of Jim Morrison is at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at The Butterfly Connection, 2812 Race St. The movie is about the demise of Doors frontman Jim Morrison. Ti...


Gas Drillers Sent To Principal’s Office

Jeff Prince
Channel 8 came out with an interesting report today about the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) summoning gas drilling executives down to Austin and cracking the whip. Seems the state has finally decided to regul...



Indian Casino Reprises HellDamnCrap

Anthony Mariani
Indian Casino Records is forging ahead with new releases, even though the Seattle-based label with strong Fort Worth ties has been punched in the gut by the depressed, borderline angry economy. “Still swimmin’ in the red bu...


Big Bird

Jimmy Fowler
The Fort Worth stage meets world literature this weekend as Pantagleize Theatre Company offers a very rare production of Irish playwright Sean O’Casey’s 1949 ”Cock A Doodle Dandy.” It’s an elegantly crude fairy tale o...



Automorrow’s Guitars Stolen

Anthony Mariani
On Sat., Nov. 14, two guitars belonging to the local band Automorrow were stolen outside The Grotto on University Drive by the West 7th Street corridor. One is a cream-colored Washburn electric with a single cutaway body and bl...


Would You Like A Condom With That Steak?

Jeff Prince
Restaurants that charge high-dollar for meals get panicky during recessions. Maybe that explains Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House “Get Friscy” ad campaign. This morning, I was looking at the September 2009 edition of...