Music Awards Festival 2015

Fort Worth Weekly
BY EDWARD BROWN, ERIC GRIFFEY, ANTHONY MARIANI, JEFF PRINCE AND STEVE STEWARD PHOTOS BY VISHAL MALHOTRA Welcome to the Fort Worth Weekly’s 13th Annual Music Awards Festival (and 15th Annual Music Awards). And, in an indirect ...


Accidental Shooting Bills

Static doesn’t hate guns. Static even likes to shoot them sometimes. But Static knows that the two bills signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday are ticking time bombs. The first bill involves open carry. That means p...



Peter Gorman
So there’s water contamination near fracking sites, but no provable connection between the two? That’s what two different June studies are saying. The industry is all over this, of course, claiming that they prove that hydr...


Orchestrating Success

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra produces more than simply outstanding musicians.
Edward Brown
Though everyone onstage was wearing casual clothes, not everyone looked relaxed. The adults had nothing to worry about. Professional musicians with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, they had played Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overtur...


Happy Trails, Robert

A reporter can become frustrated trying to interview Robert Gallagher. The longtime entertainment director at Billy Bob’s Texas is naturally funny, gregarious, and well- spoken. He’s full of stories. Sit down with him over ...

Elliot: “We poured every penny we have, blood, sweat, and tears into this  place.” Photo by Lee Chastain.

Boarded Up, Ink

Though Race Street is dying, a new business is being turned away.
Eric Griffey
The rows of empty buildings on Race Street in east Fort Worth look like a scene from the Great Depression. But the boarded up lots are a little misleading. The area is ground zero for what could be the city’s next bustling bu...


Stiff Resistance

One of Fort Worth’s oldest graveyards is bustling with enough noise to wake the dead. West of Bryant Irvin Road and just north of I-20, Burke Cemetery once blended into a dense forest of live oaks and brush. Now a large resid...

Klein: “It’s going to work out for the best.” Photo by Jeff Prince.

Store Swap

The Cattle Barn Flea Market has new digs — with A.C., heating, and free parking.
Jeff Prince
In 2010, city leaders implemented parking fees in the Cultural District. A (perhaps intended) consequence was the slow death of the Cattle Barn Flea Market, the city’s oldest bazaar. The market vacated the premises early this...


Trains Rolled On

Fort Worth may be known as “Cowtown,” but at its heart it’s always been “Railtown.”
Peter Gorman
Sunday morning, last day in May.  The sun had finally beaten back the clouds after weeks of rains, and the city was crisp. The air was clear. Edges of buildings stood out in sharp relief without the usual veil of smog. The rai...

Jessica Castillo looks over the car that son Daniel Brumley drove the night he was shot. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Brumley Case to D.A.

Supporters of the 27-year-old man who was fatally shot by Fort Worth police may finally get some answers.
Jeff Prince
After taking more than 100 days to investigate the shooting death of Daniel Brumley, Fort Worth police have sent the case to the Tarrant County district attorney’s office. Brumley was killed by Officer Chris Jones after a tra...