Thursday Night Dinner at the Gormans

Peter Gorman
Well, it’s Thursday night and the yard is still wet. More than wet: Texas wet. As in probably 20 of the last 25 days having had seriously heavy rain. No matter. The kids are sick, the wife/ex-wife is sick, I’m sick,...

Prepare for this sight the next time the A's come to town, Rangers fans.

News Roundup: May 21, 2015

Kristian Lin
Wash Rejoins Rangers Rivals Former Texas Rangers’ manager Ron Washington has resurfaced with his old team, signing with the Oakland A’s as an instructor. He coached there for 11 years, during which the team rose to prominen...


Top 5 Shows

Steve Steward
1) It’s a good week for big shows in small rooms. Besides the free shows at Republic Street on Friday and the Chat Room show on Saturday (more on those below), The Boiled Owl has a kickass lineup. Austin’s Leopold and his F...

Mineral Wells

News Roundup for Wednesday, May 20

Eric Griffey
We’re Not in Kansas Anymore Downtown Mineral Wells looks like Fallujah this morning after a tornado wreaked havoc last night. The funnel touched down right on top of the city’s police station, but only caused minor damage. ...


Robert Earl Keen Ponders Your Questions, Prepares For Billy Bob’s

Jeff Prince
Texas Music icon Robert Earl Keen Jr. has made almost 20 albums in his career, but none like his latest. He shares his love of bluegrass on Happy Prisoner, a tribute album of mostly traditional tunes. A friend of mine is a big ...


News Roundup for Tuesday, May 19

Peter Gorman
Medical Marijuana bill heads to Abbott’s desk SB339, a very limited medical marijuana bill passed a Texas House vote yesterday by a margin of 96-34, and is now headed to Governor Abbott’s desk. The bill, which previ...


The Top Shelf, Episode 1

Brad Hensarling
Fort Worth Weekly is proud to introduce a new column written by renowned mixologist Brad Hensarling. The Top Shelf blog will cover the cocktail scene from the bartender’s point of view. You can expect helpful tips, review...

(courtesy of governor's office)

Gov. Greg Abbott Gives Big Wet Kiss To Oil And Gas

Jeff Prince
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed HB40 into law today. The law, as described by Abbott’s press office, preempts “regulation of oil and gas activity at the city level and resides that duty with the state, and ensures tha...

Isaiah Smith

Birdville ISD sued over Christian Prayer

Eric Griffey
The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center filed a lawsuit against the Birdville school District and its board for violating the First Amendment through its practice of promoting Christian pray...

Slide the City

TRVA Attempts to Set Waterslide Record at Pantherfest

Eric Griffey
Back in February, the Trinity River Vision Authority announced its plans to transform the North Main Street bridge into a 2,000-foot water slide as a part of Pantherfest. At the Slide the City event on June 6 (Fort Worth’...