Around Fort Worth

Kuban’s Vigil, Mass Scheduled

Jeff Prince
A vigil for Joe Kuban is at 6 p.m. Sunday at Nolan Catholic High School, 4501 Bridge St., near the intersection of I-30 and Oakland Ave. in East Fort Worth. “It will be a closed-casket event as Joe’s wishes are to be cr...


“Mr. Nolan” Joe Kuban dead at 59

Jeff Prince
One of Nolan High School’s most beloved teachers, Joe Kuban, died this morning in Arlington. He was 59. Kuban had been battling amylotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, since 2007. His phys...



Post-Colonialism

Anthony Mariani
Flipping through channels at home on Saturday afternoon, I came across an aerial shot of a neo-classical clubhouse and part of a golf course over which the sound of two men whisper-talking proved to be exceptionally soothing an...


TDT Gets Wood, and Other Stuff

Anthony Mariani
Our dance critic, Leonard Eureka, wasn’t exactly enthusiastic about the recent debut of Texas Dance Theatre. He wasn’t cruel, just kind of blah. But Leonard might be singing a different tune come September, when the theatre...



Calling All Cowpokes

Jeff Prince
Seems like only yesterday that the soft, tender thud of longhorn poop hitting a red brick road began echoing through the Stockyards. But, believe it or not, a decade has passed since the Fort Worth Herd was established and bega...


O’Hagan Memorial Set For Tuesday

Jeff Prince
A memorial service for Robin O’Hagan will be held at noon Tuesday (June 2) at The Bull Ring, the historic beer and ice cream parlor next to the White Elephant Saloon in the Stockyards where O’Hagan’s husband, ...



Popular Stockyards Woman Killed

Jeff Prince
Bill Mackey and his wife Robin O’Hagan are a popular duo down in the Stockyards, and today there is a feeling of loss in that historic district as the couple’s many friends help Mackey mourn the tragic Memorial Day death of...


Searching for Sonny

Kristian Lin
If you were intrigued by my profile of Andrew Disney, you can watch his short film Searching for Sonny here, while other teasers can be found on Vimeo. Remember, this was shot with a still camera. Gizmodo was certainly impresse...



City official fired two years too late

betty.brink
Jerome Walker joined the ranks of the unemployed last week. The long-time deputy director of Fort Worth’s housing and economic development department was unceremoniously fired on May 7 by his boss, department director Jesus C...


Movies, politicians, and gay sex

Kristian Lin
I went to the AMC Grapevine Mills this past weekend to see Private Eye, a Korean movie that’s so obscure that it has neither an English-language website nor an entry on the Internet Movie Database, and yet here it is in T...