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More on Monthly’s, Texas Music’s Neglect

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth bands might as well be from Idaho for all of the coverage they (do not) receive in Texas Monthly and Texas Music Magazine, two alleged “statewide” publications that have music sections. Agreed, the Monthly’s is...


Face It, Nolan Ryan Is Texas Rangers

Jeff Prince
Tom Hicks has had plenty of ups and downs as the Texas Rangers owner since 1998, but his final couple of bows have been graceful. Bringing back Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez to the Rangers in 2009 after a seven-year absence was a ...



Holy Mischief

Jimmy Fowler
Accusations of child sexual abuse against Catholic priests are so unsurprising, they barely blip on the media radar, as when seven Tarrant County women recently filed a lawsuit alleging that a priest who served locally molested...


Fate Lions, Maren Morris in KXT Studios

Anthony Mariani
KXT studios in Dallas will be full of Fort Worth sounds over the next two days. From 3:15 to 4:15 tomorrow (Wednesday) on 91.7-FM, Fate Lions will be performing on-air. The quartet hearkens back to the wow and flutter of The Pl...



Fred’s Collects Toys for River Oaks

Anthony Mariani
Every year, employees and friends of Fred’s Texas Café in the West 7th Street corridor deliver meals to homeless people. This holiday season, the homestyle-cooking restaurant will also be collecting toys for the River Oaks P...


Rockstar Sports Bar Relocating

Anthony Mariani
Rockstar Sports Bar is relocating from its current spot off the South Freeway by Burleson to a larger venue at 5751 Bridge St. on the East Side. The new spot will have almost 200 parking spaces, plus a larger stage and “bette...



2009 Gets Run Over By Reindeer Author

Jeff Prince
Randy Brooks, author of “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” proves every year at this time that he’s one funny SOB. (And not just because his song still gets played relentlessly some 30 years after it was first recorded...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
From now on, Marian “The Barbarian” is going to be called Marian “The Aquarium” – he appeared to be running underwater during that horrible goal line stand by the Chargers at yesterday’s 20-17 loss to the San Diego ...



Goldthwait Strikes Gold

Jimmy Fowler
Fans of twisted comedies in general – and 1980s’ standup turned filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait in particular – shouldn’t miss ”World’s Greatest Dad,” released on DVD last week. Since the movie stars longtime Gold...


World Cup Draw (Groups E-H)

Kristian Lin
GROUP E NETHERLANDS Coach: Bert van Marwijk. Nickname: De Oranje. Honors: Champions, Euro 1988. Semifinals, Euro 2004, 2000, 1992, 1976. Fourth place, World Cup 1998. Notes: They skated to the tournament in a weak qualifying gr...