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Wingstop To Assault America On Super Sunday

Jeff Prince
Once again, Wingstop is ignoring the curse of chicken wings and going for another record-setting performance on Super Bowl Sunday. The Garland-based national chain restaurant is attempting to sell 5 million chicken wings on the...


Why The Surprise Over DynCorp Fraud?

Jeff Prince
News outlets are publishing this Associated Press article on questionable spending practices by DynCorp International, a former Fort Worth-based company that relocated to Virginia several years ago. An audit blasted the State D...



Fort Worth Opera Reality TV Show?

Anthony Mariani
A reality TV show about Fort Worth Opera may become a, um, reality. A behind-the-scenes series about the company, Lone Star Opera, has just won CableU’s Non-Fiction Emerging Producer Contest as part of the 2010 National Assoc...


Blue Boot Records, Brad Hines Climb the Charts

Anthony Mariani
The guys behind the new-ish Fort Worth record label Blue Boot Records have a potential hit on their hands. Texas Music singer-songwriter Brad Hines’ “Hooked on the Bottle” (penned by Weekly writer Jeff Prince) continues c...



“A Dirty Shame” Redux

Jimmy Fowler
The Sundance Channel has screened John Waters’ underappreciated 2004 comedy “A Dirty Shame” several times over the past month. (Another showing is scheduled January 31). Unfortunately, they have so far played the “neute...


Give A Hand To Masturbating Bear, Comic Dog

Jeff Prince
Is life worth living without Triumph The Insult Comic Dog and the Masturbating Bear? Methinks not. A dreadful byproduct of the NBC-Conan O’Brien split is that the network keeps the intellectual property of the “Tonight Show...



Sarahs, Andys Most Likely To Call In At Work

Jeff Prince
Note to all employers out there – don’t hire deadbeats named Sarah or Andy. And watch out for lazy bums named Steve and Becky. A recent study says women named Sarah, and men named Andy are most likely to call in and miss wo...


A 2010 Stage Sked

Jimmy Fowler
Fort Worth’s top four small theater groups have announced most of their 2010 schedules by now, and the offerings look unusually scrumptious. I don’t know how much the long national mood of unrest and pessimism has influence...



Exxon CEO Gives Oily Testimony

Jeff Prince
Exxon Mobile Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson told a House subcommittee that hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible. No word on whether he also told them Santa Claus and the tooth fa...


Goodbye, Brendan

Jimmy Fowler
I don’t understand how NBC 5’s Brendan Higgins could be departing the station now that his contract has expired. He was named ”Best TV Anchor” in last year’s “Best Of” issue by this very publication. Guess that da...