Music

UPDATE The Ticket’s Danny Balis Joins Calhoun

Anthony Mariani
As a P1, I’m happy to report that Danny Balis, producer for The Hardline, probably the longest-running radio sports-talk show in North Texas, on Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket, will be joining Fort Worth indie-pop rockers Calho...


Cowtown Council Argues Over ‘Water Hogs’

Andrew McLemore
Supposedly, Mark Twain once said, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over.” Well, at least two Fort Worth City Council members expressed concerns Tuesday that restricting residents’ lawn-watering ...



Sound Police Are Coming

Anthony Mariani
On Tuesday Fort Worth city council passed a noise ordinance, becoming one of only several large metropolises with specific limits on sound. In business areas, police can issue citations for noises louder than 70 decibels at nig...


Lisa Gail Allred’s Three Seconds of Fame

Anthony Mariani
North Richland Hills singer Lisa Gail Allred is probably going to be an international star –– for 15 minutes –– in that William Hung sort of way. Allred is a middle-aged singer-songwriter who –– how to put this gent...



EPA’s Al Armandariz Resigns

Peter Gorman
Al Armendariz, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 6 office in Dallas, resigned from that agency on April 29, following a firestorm that was created when sensational remarks he made at a 2010 to...


Texans Rally Against ‘War on Women’

Andrew McLemore
Thousands of women, men and children from across the state gathered at the southern steps of the Capital on Saturday to protest state laws that they say curtail basic human rights for women. Organized primarily by the group Uni...



Facebook In The Garden

Andrew McLemore
Is Facebook making us lonely? The answer is murky at best, but this Atlantic cover story makes a valiant attempt to lay the foundation for a substantive discussion. Constantly connected, always distracted, we are all of us alon...


The Swimsuit Contest Will Never Be The Same

Andrew McLemore
It’s still generally difficult for transgendered females to get married or adopt kids, but thanks to the always opportunistic Donald Trump, they can now compete in a major beauty pageant. After being disqualified from the...