Around Fort Worth

More on Monthly’s, Texas Music’s Neglect

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth bands might as well be from Idaho for all of the coverage they (do not) receive in Texas Monthly and Texas Music Magazine, two alleged “statewide” publications that have music sections. Agreed, the Monthly’s is...


Face It, Nolan Ryan Is Texas Rangers

Jeff Prince
Tom Hicks has had plenty of ups and downs as the Texas Rangers owner since 1998, but his final couple of bows have been graceful. Bringing back Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez to the Rangers in 2009 after a seven-year absence was a ...



Holy Mischief

Jimmy Fowler
Accusations of child sexual abuse against Catholic priests are so unsurprising, they barely blip on the media radar, as when seven Tarrant County women recently filed a lawsuit alleging that a priest who served locally molested...


Fate Lions, Maren Morris in KXT Studios

Anthony Mariani
KXT studios in Dallas will be full of Fort Worth sounds over the next two days. From 3:15 to 4:15 tomorrow (Wednesday) on 91.7-FM, Fate Lions will be performing on-air. The quartet hearkens back to the wow and flutter of The Pl...



Fred’s Collects Toys for River Oaks

Anthony Mariani
Every year, employees and friends of Fred’s Texas Café in the West 7th Street corridor deliver meals to homeless people. This holiday season, the homestyle-cooking restaurant will also be collecting toys for the River Oaks P...


Rockstar Sports Bar Relocating

Anthony Mariani
Rockstar Sports Bar is relocating from its current spot off the South Freeway by Burleson to a larger venue at 5751 Bridge St. on the East Side. The new spot will have almost 200 parking spaces, plus a larger stage and “bette...



2009 Gets Run Over By Reindeer Author

Jeff Prince
Randy Brooks, author of “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” proves every year at this time that he’s one funny SOB. (And not just because his song still gets played relentlessly some 30 years after it was first recorded...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
From now on, Marian “The Barbarian” is going to be called Marian “The Aquarium” – he appeared to be running underwater during that horrible goal line stand by the Chargers at yesterday’s 20-17 loss to the San Diego ...



New Year’s Eve in New Stockyards Venue

Jimmy Fowler
If you haven’t made New Year’s Eve plans yet, what better way to ring in 2010 than in a brand spankin’ new Stockyards entertainment venue? The Palace Room and Stockyards Event Center (2525 Rodeo Plaza in the Stockyards) w...


Weekender: Fri., Dec. 11, 2009

Anthony Mariani
Oxford University-educated Nigerian artist and photographer Adeniyi Olagunju, who’s studying for his MFA at TCU, is one of several local artists –– and three TCU MFA candidates –– who’ll be exhibiting work at Galler...