Posts Tagged ‘features’
The first in a series of planned Hanna Barbarians EPs has a winner.

Songs of the Year

Another year, another batch of solid local tuneage.
ANTHONY MARIANI
True, recording technology has become cheaper over the past decade, and even the most antisocial or horrible local singer-songwriter can put out a record. But that ease of access just explains the numbers of records coming out ...


Los Paisanos’ chicken enchiladas are simple and tasty. Chase Martinez

Northside High

Los Paisanos does things the old-fashioned Mexican way.
JIMMY FOWLER
There are (at least) two businesses in Fort Worth with the name “Los Paisanos.” One rents charter buses at I-35 and East Seminary Drive. The other is a restaurant and taqueria in the old Los Alamos space near the Rose Marin...



Cover by Jacob Thomas

Betty Brink

Fighting for justice to the end.
JEFF PRINCE AND GAYLE REAVES; PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE BRINK FAMILY
You couldn’t call Betty Brink the face of Fort Worth Weekly because reporters seldom get their mugs in the paper. Most readers had no idea that the byline attached to her hard-hitting investigative stories belonged to a short...


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Velvet Taco Taking Over Gold Standard

STEVE STEWARD
If you think the West 7th corridor is nothing but a warren of Uptown-aping, high-end mixed retail and over-priced eateries, you’re probably not going to like the news that Velvet Taco, the Dallas-based purveyor of fancified M...



BETTY AND HER HUSBAND, CHARLIE, IN A PHOTO THAT SHE USED FOR HER FACEBOOK PROFILE PIC.

So Long, Betty Brink, And Rest In Peace

Jeff Prince
The writer who personified Fort Worth Weekly‘s willingness to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted died last night at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. Betty Lee Bauer Brink was 80. She was born and rai...


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SceneShop’s “A Fifth of Christmas”

JIMMY FOWLER
For certain kinds of people –– single, or childless, or those who’ve lost or are separated from loved ones –– the holiday season can feel like everything from a bad joke to happiness boot camp: You will feel the good ...



Tarrant County Courthouse. COURTESY OF KEN LUND.

Texas Tribune: Tarrant County A ‘Bellwether’ For Texas Politics

Andrew McLemore
Tarrant County’s presidential election results are near identical to the state as a whole, and that’s making media outlets from the Texas Tribune to The New York Times refer to the county as a “bellwether̶...


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Judge Rules Against FWISD, Whistleblower Suit Moves Forward

Andrew McLemore
The long, complicated saga of former Fort Worth assistant principal Joe Palazzolo took another turn this week when a Wise County judge ruled against the school district’s attempt to quickly end his whistleblower lawsuit. ...



A total of 43 employees of Haltom High School left their jobs after the new principal took over. Sarah Angle

Harassment at Haltom?

Teachers, students say it’s the principal doing the bullying.
SARAH ANGLE
Last March, Faith Ayala, a teacher of 32 years, stood up at a Birdville school district board meeting and said something so radical that it could jeopardize her job: “There is something wrong at Haltom High.” Ayala talked a...


Eight-bit technology drives Fort Worth artist Kris Pierce.

Headed to Falloff

Two Fort Worth artists unite for a conceptually spooky show.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The corridor is kind of creepy. Long. Dimly lit. Looks like it’s empty all the time. Very ax murderer-y. Located on the second floor of Tarrant County College’s Southeast Campus, this stretch of vinyl tile is definitely hai...