Posts Tagged ‘features’
What's next for Wendy?

Moving On

Davis and Van de Putte pull up their socks and look to other races.
DAVE MCNEELY
The first-ever female ticket for Texas governor and lieutenant governor — Democratic state Sens. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth and Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio — couldn’t win the Nov. 4 election. They couldn’t buck T...


Philly cheesesteak, made with “real” Cheez Whiz, on the grill. Courtesy Facebook.

Sturdy, Funky

LAST CALL
It’s no secret that I like chain restaurants, and I kind of get excited when a new one springs up from the dust of some freeway-adjacent retail development. If I were a little kid in 2014, I’d probably grow up thinking that...



(From left to right) Ryan Spears, Rangeley Grisel, and Austin Smith are in it for the long haul.

In Bloom

Vicious Firs have finally arrived, and they’ve got the no-B.S. EP to prove it.
JOEY KEETON
A typical Vicious Firs concert is not something that you follow out of the corner of your eye while drinking beer and doing shots with your friends at the bar. It’s like being strapped to the undercarriage of a ’89 IROC-Z a...


Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, right, speaks as Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, looks on during a news conference.

A Smelly Win for the U.S.

STATIC
Static was ecstatic that the Senate voted “no” on the Keystone Pipeline last week. But the 59-41 margin was far closer than would have been the case with any group of reasonable citizens voting. The slim margin was due, it ...



Just try to eat The Junkyard burger without a knife and fork.

Navajo Burger: Fill ’er Up

Where’s the beef? Situated inside a Shell station near Lake Worth.
JOEY KEETON
Near Lake Worth, nestled just off Loop 820 on Navajo Trail, inside a Shell gas station, Navajo Burger is secretly producing some of Fort Worth’s best and easily most economical burgers. And these folks are doing it without ne...


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WTF Avenue

STATIC
An engineer must have confused his street designs with a tangled ball of yarn. What else would explain the confounding twists and turns that motorists now face when traversing Henderson Street near the White Settlement Road int...



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Apocalypse by Apathy

The biggest tragedy of the November vote was how few did.
KEN WHEATCROFT-PARDUE
The elderly woman stood in her thin robe at the doorway of her modest bungalow, scratching the sores on her arm, a slight tremor traveling through her gaunt body. “No, I’m sick of the government and all the things they’re...


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Miracle of the Tweens and Fishes

Fort Worth Weekly
Two of my dreaded … that is, my beloved nieces, ages 10 and 12, came over to Casa de Chow, Baby for dinner recently. Their mother, my dear ol’ sis, has the two monsters well on their way to childhood diabetes, thanks to a s...



Texas is a favorite state for high-interest payday lenders, and Fort Worth resists their regulation.

Alone on Loans

Fort Worth is Texas’ only big city that won’t rein in payday lenders.
COHE BOND
Stymied by the legislature’s lack of action, 21 cities across Texas have passed an agreed-upon ordinance to stop some of the worst excesses of the payday lending industry. The only major city not to pass the ordinance? That w...


Rahr and Sons celebrates its 10th anniversary this month.

Rahr Turns 10

Happy birthday to the craft brewery that started it all.
LAURIE JAMES
For a decade, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company has helped shape the face of both the Near Southside and craft brewing in North Texas. This month is the brewery’s 10th anniversary, but co-founder William “Fritz” Rahr will t...