Posts Tagged ‘features’
Alessandro Deljavan’s wonderful performance probably had ’13 Cliburn jurors wondering why they didn’t send him to the finals.

Red Stars

The FWSO and Cliburn medalists pay tribute to the late pianist and the music he loved so much.
In a tribute to the late Van Cliburn, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra turned its annual pre-season festival into a three-day all-Russian extravaganza last weekend. Each of the three programs featured a finalist from last spri...


Fast Food Workers Strike in North Texas

Not so long ago, when fast food employees complained about their ungodly low pay, the sneery response was: “Well, then, why don’t you go back to school and train for a better job?” Currently, though, the creeping economic...


The Bungalow Connection

I love coincidences. Even if you think of them as the random convergence of completely unrelated trajectories, they’re still pretty cool. I thought about this on Sunday, because I heard sirens go by while a guy at a bar told ...


August Angst

New school years are scary — and not just for the kids.
I’m outside my portable classroom with my brand-spanking-new students to review the material we’ve just gone over. It’s a good lesson, creative, because it gets the kids up and about, but having to do with the task at han...

The S&R team is hoping their new venture becomes vital to the Near Southside and to the North Texas music scene.

Shipping and Receiving Arrives

This new Near Southside venue is poised to deliver the goods.
When you say, “The Near Southside” (or even “the South Side”), the first place you probably think of is West Magnolia Avenue, a pedestrian-friendly quarter-mile strip of vibrant independently owned bars, restaurants, ba...

The Chuck Norris (left) and “The World’s Best Reuben” are calling you out. Lee Chastain

Beacon Café Takes off

The food is simple, hearty, and tasty at this newish diner.
For a lot of restaurants, establishing a theme means quirky staff uniforms or décor. Not for the Beacon Café & Country Store. This two-year-old North Fort Worth breakfast and lunch eatery gets its unique charm from its lo...

Coach Gary Patterson leads TCU out at Cowboys Stadium, Sat.

Purple Patches

The last time TCU played in the Cowboys Classic, it was the beginning of an undefeated season. Fans of the Horned Frogs must be hoping that this year’s game will be a good omen, though they’ll probably take more hope from t...

Gold Standard

Gold Standard Bar to Close September 15

Eric Griffey
Gold Standard, we barely knew ya. Today, Brad Hensarling, co-owner of the Gold Standard, announced that the last day the year-old 7th Street tavern will be open is September 15. The building was purchased by Addison-based Front...


Residents Sue Tarrant Regional Water District

Jeff Prince
Remember when the Tarrant Regional Water District board in 2012 voted to change elections from even-numbered years to odd-numbered years, which had the effect of giving several board members an extra year to serve on their four...

Fish Tacos

Wasted Away Again?

I thought I was having an acid flashback when I wandered into 3 Parrots Taco Shop (8737 Benbrook Blvd.) in Benbrook, one of two 3 Parrots in North Texas and one of three overall. (A Granbury location recently closed.) The place...