Around Fort Worth

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...



Buy Some Butterfly Goodies

Anthony Mariani
Costumes, ’80s clothing, a JVC digital camera, a Canon Rebel camera, books on tape, bikes, and more will be for sale on Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. as part of a garage sale-slash-fundraiser by e...


100 Damned Guns on KXT

Anthony Mariani
A week ago, HearSay complained about the lack of Fort Worth bands invited to perform in the studios of KXT (91.7-FM), KERA’s new terrestrial all-music radio station that debuts on Monday. Our grouchy columnist’s grievance i...



Bad Water-Foul Air O’Plenty In Barnett Shale

Jeff Prince
In addition to the pipeline explosion mentioned in Peter Gorman’s post, there have been all kinds of interesting stuff happening in the natural gas world in the past couple of days: Here’s an Associated Press story about st...


Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Red-Faced By Blackface?

Jeff Prince
An African-American man wore a generic white-person mask at a costume party I attended two Saturdays ago. The costume was kind of amusing. It certainly didn’t appear to offend anybody at the party, which consisted of about 25...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
Coverage of yesterday’s Dallas Cowboys-Seattle Seahawks game opened with a shot of Wade Phillips standing on the sideline, staring blankly ahead with glazed eyes, looks of both confusion and constipation on his face. The ...


Weekender for Fri., Oct. 30, 2009

Anthony Mariani
Pianist/singer/bon vivant Paul Slavens –– whose live jazz-tinged improvisational pop, which includes hilarious made-up-on-the-spot lyrics, can be heard every Tuesday night at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth (2736 W. 6th St., in the W...