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Gas Drillers Sent To Principal’s Office

Jeff Prince
Channel 8 came out with an interesting report today about the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) summoning gas drilling executives down to Austin and cracking the whip. Seems the state has finally decided to regul...


Victoire Imméritée (The Irish Were Robbed!)

Kristian Lin
The 32 countries in the World Cup soccer tournament were decided yesterday, and the French cheated their way in. I was planning to hold off on blogging about the field until the World Cup draw was held on Dec. 4, but this is to...



Hip Tips (Thu., Dec. 19, ’09)

Anthony Mariani
MUST-SEE TV He’s buff, has orange skin, and wears tight-fitting or little clothing. (“Sun’s out, guns out, bro!”) He pouts for the cameras, has spiked hair, and likes to pump his fist to techno music at clubs. (“Total...


Indian Casino Reprises HellDamnCrap

Anthony Mariani
Indian Casino Records is forging ahead with new releases, even though the Seattle-based label with strong Fort Worth ties has been punched in the gut by the depressed, borderline angry economy. “Still swimmin’ in the red bu...



Dallas Study Is Big Fat Lie

Jeff Prince
Fatties are in a fog, according to a new study done in Dallas that says one in 10 obese people think they look just fine, thank you very much. I might be one of them. The U.S. Diet Guidelines seem severe to me. According to thi...


Big Bird

Jimmy Fowler
The Fort Worth stage meets world literature this weekend as Pantagleize Theatre Company offers a very rare production of Irish playwright Sean O’Casey’s 1949 ”Cock A Doodle Dandy.” It’s an elegantly crude fairy tale o...



Automorrow’s Guitars Stolen

Anthony Mariani
On Sat., Nov. 14, two guitars belonging to the local band Automorrow were stolen outside The Grotto on University Drive by the West 7th Street corridor. One is a cream-colored Washburn electric with a single cutaway body and bl...


Would You Like A Condom With That Steak?

Jeff Prince
Restaurants that charge high-dollar for meals get panicky during recessions. Maybe that explains Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House “Get Friscy” ad campaign. This morning, I was looking at the September 2009 edition of...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Cowboys and I suffered similar problems on Sunday – hangovers. Mine came from a new idea I had regarding beer consumption. Seems that after a certain number of beers (say about 12 or 13), my taste buds go stale, be...


The Sky isn’t Falling

Jimmy Fowler
I had to double-check the sky last night. There were no fiery horses stampeding from above. No dragons spewing pestilence. This dude gave nary a peep. I suspected that the ordination of Susan Slaughter as Fort Worth’s first f...