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Little Ball of …

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Last week, members of the Tanglewood Neighborhood Association turned the Tanglewood Elementary School auditorium into an interrogation room for Fort Worth School District Superintendent Walter Dansby. After the emergency meetin...


The Royal Savages (Ben Coker, James Hughes, Addison White, and Lauren Moore) want their audiences to have a good time and feel the love. Pitaru

Out of Cover

Alt-folkies The Royal Savages are preaching their own musical gospel.
JIMMY FOWLER
A lot of musicians like to sneer at the idea of cover bands –– groups whose sole purpose is to pay tribute, via performance, to artists they idolize. But many (arguably most) unique musical voices were developed by emulatin...



The Bearded Lady’s L.U.S.T. burger is well named. Brian Hutson

Classy Dame

The Bearded Lady’s menu is a (good) work in progress.
STEVE STEWARD
Remember when bars were just bars? These days, the industry’s lean toward higher-end offerings makes that seem like a quaint idea. Long gone is the time when two tap trees with three run-of-the-mill macrobrews and an import l...


Finally Some News

Finally Some, Um, News

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Static is on record as saying that bullying is bad. Very, very bad. Except when it’s not. Regular readers know Static isn’t above slapping around the Fort Worth Star-Telegram when the city’s only major daily forgets it’...



Graves, at Hard Scrabble in 1992. Robert Hart

Goodbye to a Giant

BY ROBERT HART
Editor’s note: Beloved Texas author John Graves, a native of Fort Worth, died July 31 at his home near Glen Rose. His books on the Brazos River, particularly “Goodbye to a River,” established him, as The New York Times sa...


Fogg: They’re aiming for Mount Doom.

Heavy, Heavy Fogg

The band and its members may be young, but the local doomsters are already getting in deep.
STEVE STEWARD
Consider Black Sabbath for a moment. While the band is widely known for laying the foundations of heavy metal with the ominous, tritonic riffage found on their landmark debut album Black Sabbath, people tend to forget that the ...



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Growin’ Up Is Hard to Do

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As anti-rock ‘n’ roll as it sounds, everyone has to grow up sometime. Including rap metal artists. That’s the message from Jason Taylor, lead singer of the Fort Worth metal outfit Sweetooth, which is on the bill with a he...


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Bustin’ Out in Swag

How do marketers love us? Let us count the ways.
BY JEFF PRINCE AND ERIC GRIFFEY Photos BY JEFF PRINCE
Truck drivers in earlier decades used to talk about the “skip rolling in” on the radio as they crossed the country, picking up unexpected signals bouncing around the atmosphere from far-away stations — largesse on the air...



Chicken, sausage, and sliced brisket make a fine plate at the Back Forty Smokehouse. Adrien P. Maroney

’Cue Courage

The Back Forty is counting on quality and service for the long haul.
EDWARD BROWN
Opening a barbecue joint where two others had closed (Cotton Belt Bar-B-Que and Big Barn Bar-B-Que) takes some courage. But with a long menu, good prices, and succulent ’cue, Back Forty Smokehouse may be working its claim her...


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Texas Lil: Back Again

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The life of Lynda Farr Arnold — “Texas Lil” — plays like a Western soap opera set in Fort Worth. Fort Worth Weekly profiled her (“Still Wranglin’,” Jan. 19, 2005) after Texas Lil’s Dude Ranch went up in flames i...