Posts Tagged ‘features’
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Rose and Thorns

Holy Moly’s frontman has lived to see his band bloom.
ANTHONY MARIANI, Photos by Vishal Malhotra
Large bodies were bouncing off one another like bingo balls. In front of and slightly above them, Fort Worth acoustic country-punk quintet Holy Moly was wrapping up a set of sometimes subdued, often high-octane originals and th...


As the Cheese Fries Surprise indicates, Rodeo Goat is less a bar and more of a gourmet comfort-food gem. Willex Tindell

Get To The Goat

Best burger? Rodeo Goat’s got a claim.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Rodeo Goat features 59 beers in bottles or on tap. So Rodeo Goat’s a bar, right? Well, the new West 7th Street venture also specializes in burgers — the menu lists 14 — and a handful of appetizers and desserts. And three ...



Assault Weapons

If The Newtown Massacre Doesn’t Change Us, No Shooting Ever Will

Andrew McLemore
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine — who teaches freshmen English at Texas State University — noticed a new sign installed near the classroom door. Just a few inches from another sign spelling out emergency procedure...


ANGELS PLAYERS ARE LAUGHING IT UP ABOUT NABBING JOSH HAMILTON FROM THE TEXAS RANGERS (flickr photo by Keith Allison).

Southern California Suckers Gloat About Josh Hamilton…For Now

Jeff Prince
Los Angeles Times readers are feeling pretty good about themselves today, crowing about Josh Hamilton snubbing the Texas Rangers and taking his freak show to the Left Coast. Three out of four Times readers said they thought the...



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Josh Hamilton Follows His Wallet To Los Angeles

Jeff Prince
Texas Rangers power hitter Josh Hamilton has reportedly signed a five-year $125 million deal with division rival Los Angeles Angels. Hamilton is big on God so maybe he would rather be an Angel than a Ranger. Who knows? The guy...


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...


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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...