Random Stuff

T.O. B.S.

Jeff Prince
Football is the only sport I’m interested in watching these days — so it’s a long, long dry spell between February and August. During that six-month lull, there is little on TV that interests me sports-wise unless it...


NBC5′s Mike Snyder Demoted

Jeff Prince
A year ago TV critic Ed Bark suggested Thomas Ehlmann at NBC5 needed to “make his mark” when he took over as the local station’s new boss in August. Bark further suggested in this “Uncle Barky’s Bytes” blog site tha...



Reason for the Season

Jimmy Fowler
At some point this weekend, turn the party music down a little, step away from the grill, put the beer down (it’s not going anywhere), and savor the awesomeness of Thomas Jefferson’s greatest hit — or, at the very lea...


Wacked-up Over Jacko

Jimmy Fowler
“Breaking News: Michael Jackson Still Weird and Still Dead!” CNN plays continuously throughout the day at my house as a kind of background noise. The amount of coverage being given to Jackson’s death is smothering, and I ...



Hardware Haul

Gayle Reaves
Fort Worth Weekly rocked in Houston last weekend –– even though none of us were able to be there in person to appreciate the vibe. At the statewide Lone Star Awards, presented by the Houston Press Club, the Weekly took firs...


Fort Worth: 10th Fastest-Growing City

Anthony Mariani
The U.S. Census Bureau just announced its list of the fastest-growing cities in the country. At the top, perhaps naturally, is New Orleans –– evidently, people who moved away post-Katrina are moving back. In the 10th spot i...



Brazil 3, USA 2

Kristian Lin
For a while there, we had the mighty Brazilians on the ropes. It was fun while it lasted, wasn’t it? Just like the last time, the U.S. gave up three goals in losing to Brazil. Unlike the last time, we emerged with some gl...


Paschal Grad, Astronaut/Painter Al Bean

Anthony Mariani
Painter, Paschal High School alum, and retired astronaut Al Bean will be exhibiting some of his work this month at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Though the 77-year-old’s work isn’t challenging, he isn’t a hobbyist...



Ma Ma Se, Ma Ma Sa, Ma Ma Coo Sa

Anthony Mariani
Every Tuesday after putting the paper to bed, around 9-ish, I’d go to The Torch, a now-defunct club on West 7th Street, and dee-jay. Well, I didn’t actually dee-jay. I just picked songs from the internet on a laptop connect...


So long Michael, Farrah…yawn

Jeff Prince
Two icons from my childhood are dead and I feel strangely unaffected. First, let’s discuss the one with the bad plastic surgery and bizarre behavior. Oh, I guess I should be more specific. Farrah Fawcett’s famous poster cam...