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Posts Tagged ‘austin’

Bombs Away

Perry should prepare for the fine-tooth comb.
DAVE MCNEELY
After insisting for a year that he had no interest in running for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said a few weeks ago that he’s thinking about it.


Texas Biennial: Austin Bias?

The show mostly takes place in Austin and features a lot of Austin artists – why?
ANTHONY MARIANI
Austin is a lot of things: state capital, Live Music Capital of the Universe ®, home of the second most important football team in the state, hippie playground. But Austin has never really been an art town –– at least comp...



Tell a Joke for Sam

Longtime Texas newsman and Fort Worth native Sam Kinch Jr. wanted no flowers, just his own frank obit.
DAVE McNEELY
Sam Kinch Jr., among the finest Texas political reporters ever, died Feb. 1. On Feb. 18, he would have been 71. Sam earned a reputation during his 40-year career for tenacious journalism, working on behind-the-scenes stories th...


FW Proudly Ugly

Jeff Prince
On the face of it, Fort Worth didn’t fare too well in this recent national ranking on the amount of time and money that people spend to stay fit and attractive. Those vegan bicyclists eating sprout burgers on the way ...



Same Ol’ (Non-Evil) Chuy’s

Chow, Baby
According to its college smoochie and still good pal — see, it can happen — Chow, Baby spent a significant portion of its U-years at the original Chuy’s, on Barton Springs Road in Austin. (“I’ve been there?” “Yes,...


More FW at SXSW

Hearsay
As first reported on Blotch (Feb. 19, 2010), Arlington pianistic singer-songwriter Jessie Frye and Fort Worth’s rowdy, skuzzy, light-hearted hard-rock act Complete join Telegraph Canyon and Best Fwends (an electronic-punk...



Sweet 16

In addition to exceedingly fresh wings, Pluckers also offers a lot of sauces.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Pluckers Wing Bar began in Austin as the brainchild of a couple of University of Texas at Austin students who decided that the state capital just didn’t have enough food options; specifically, chicken wing options. People...


Fort Worth, P.A.

Hearsay
First off, there are a helluva lot worse places to live than Fort Worth. Ever hear of a little ol’ ville called Youngstown, Ohio? How about Flint, Michigan? Scranton, P.A., anyone? Or any other city where even the roses a...



Local Films Shine

ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth’s historic Como neighborhood has been a source of great stories for decades, and now it’s the subject of a short independent documentary by the local husband-and-wife team of Carl and Betsy Crum.


Pay Dirt

LEONARD CALLAWAY II
Austin Allsup is a complex guy — tough, tender, lost, confident, sane, crazy — but what he isn’t is lazy. A couple of weeks ago, the 25-year-old Fort Worth singer-songwriter played a set of full-on Red Dirt ro...