Blotch

Gas Drilling Earns Another Critic

Jeff Prince
When will natural gas drillers learn that you don’t jack around with Texas women? Sharon Wilson and Kathy Chruscielski are among North Texas’ most vocal and active watchdogs of the drilling industry. They and other women, i...


TCU’s Jerry Hughes A Colt

Jeff Prince
Former TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes received good news and bad news: Good news: He was drafted by NFL powerhouse Indianapolis Colts, meaning he’s starting his pro career on a team that’s in the running for a Super Bow...



“Cowtown” Alive and Well to NBC-5

Anthony Mariani
There’s never been any doubt that North Texas’ four broadcast news stations treat Fort Worth, the 17th largest city in the country, as a backwater hamlet. You’re liable to get more news about what’s going on in your bac...


Become a Fort Worth Weekly Facebook Fan

Anthony Mariani
The Weekly‘s “personal” Facebook page has exceeded FB’s 5,000 friends limit. Holy wow is right. I’ve started a “fan” page, which will allow us to compile as many friends/fans as technol...



Jerry Jones Scores With Dez Bryant

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Cowboys popped a 99-yard touchdown with .1 second left on the proverbial clock when they traded up in the NFL draft and selected Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant with the 24th pick. Jerry Jones must think the world of hi...


This “Bee” Flies High

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Stage” review declares that Theatre Arlington’s current production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is spelled “h-i-t.” If you’re looking for something that’s both light and scalpel sha...



Joe Ely Rocks The Rock Stage

Jeff Prince
Tuesday’s unveiling of the Rusty Wier sculpture (see previous Blotch post) was followed later that evening by a performance by Lubbock legend Joe Ely. Afterward, Larry Joe Taylor, Deryl Dodd, and Marc-Alan Barnette held a son...


Rusty Wier Immortalized At LJT Fest

Jeff Prince
The inimitable Rusty Wier will forever be pointing to the heavens in mid-song as he did for five decades on stages across Texas and the world. Larry Joe Taylor’s annual Texas Music festival began Tuesday at Melody Mountain Ra...



Holy Wildflower! Prairie Fest Is Saturday

Jeff Prince
Prairie Fest is perhaps the most unusual fête that Fort Worth has ever seen. What started in 2006 as a small, casual, green celebration among a few tree huggers at an overlooked park in East Fort Worth has since snowballed int...


GOP Blog Says Perry’s Office Helped Kill Play

Gayle Reaves
Journalism students at Tarleton State University have uncovered interesting developments in the question of how and why that college’s controversial production of “Corpus Christi” by Terrence McNally,  got ca...