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UPDATE The Ticket’s Danny Balis Joins Calhoun

Anthony Mariani
As a P1, I’m happy to report that Danny Balis, producer for The Hardline, probably the longest-running radio sports-talk show in North Texas, on Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket, will be joining Fort Worth indie-pop rockers Calho...


Cowtown Council Argues Over ‘Water Hogs’

Andrew McLemore
Supposedly, Mark Twain once said, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over.” Well, at least two Fort Worth City Council members expressed concerns Tuesday that restricting residents’ lawn-watering ...



Sound Police Are Coming

Anthony Mariani
On Tuesday Fort Worth city council passed a noise ordinance, becoming one of only several large metropolises with specific limits on sound. In business areas, police can issue citations for noises louder than 70 decibels at nig...


Lisa Gail Allred’s Three Seconds of Fame

Anthony Mariani
North Richland Hills singer Lisa Gail Allred is probably going to be an international star –– for 15 minutes –– in that William Hung sort of way. Allred is a middle-aged singer-songwriter who –– how to put this gent...



Don McLeroy on “Colbert Report”

Jimmy Fowler
On balance, Texas probably doesn’t have more whack jobs and nut cases than other large states, but for some reason ours get more national attention, perhaps because they speak with a twang. On last night’s The Colbert Repo...


High Speed News Porn

Jimmy Fowler
There’s an ongoing discussion about the safety of high speed vehicular pursuits by police. Can we please have a discussion about the creepiness of local TV news broadcasts covering high speed pursuits live via their helicopte...



City To Weigh Tobacco-Free Hiring Policy

Andrew McLemore
All those ashtrays surrounding Fort Worth City Hall could be a thing of the past if the City Council approved a proposal to stop hiring smokers. Mayor Betsy Price answered questions after Tuesday morning’s council meeting...


Hip Tips: Music Notes

Anthony Mariani
Dallas-based Hand Drawn Records will release its debut compilation CD on Saturday, Apr. 14, with a celebratory concert featuring three HDR artists –– Fort Worth/Dallas’ Exit 380, Fort Worth’s Secret Ghost Champion, and ...



Brewfest Was Awesome

Anthony Mariani
More than 5,000 folks, according to Fort Worth police, showed up last Saturday in the West 7th development for Brewfest on Crockett, an annual celebration of live (mostly local) music and craft beer. Some mighty fine Fort Worth...


Seeking Boys for New Band

Anthony Mariani
98 Degrees is reuniting for a summer tour. One Direction will perform at Gexa Energy Pavilion in late June. Eric Griffey (Rivercrest Yacht Club) and singer-songwriter Carey Wolff (ex-Woodeye, The Grackles) are writing the scrip...