Posts Tagged ‘features’


Confrontation at the Water District
Mary Kelleher was elected just a few weeks ago to the board of the Tarrant Regional Water District, on a platform of demanding transparency from the agency. Last Friday, she found out just how hard that job will be. In a letter...


MAF ’13: That’s a Wrap

Wow. That was fast. After months of planning, Fort Worth Weekly’s 11th Annual Music Awards Festival has come and gone. And what a day. I caught a lot of great shows, starting at 4 p.m. with The Fibs at the outdoor Capital Bar...

Idol schmidol. Casey James is still a force on the pop music landscape.

2013 Hall of Famers

Casey James and Ken Shimamoto are this year’s inductees.
As part of our Music Awards every year, we induct outstanding members of Fort Worth’s scene into the Fort Worth Music Hall of Fame, a metaphoric institution peopled by the likes of Delbert McClinton, Vaden Todd Lewis, Dewey R...


Lots of Small Talk

Fort Worth Weekly goes to print on Tuesday nights, so at press time Static didn’t know whether State Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster would be successful or not. If all went according to plan, the Fort Worth Democrat didn’t s...

The Live Oak’s shaved rib-eye sandwich is “terrific all around.” Lee Chastain

In Full Bloom

Though known mostly as a music venue, The Live Oak is also quite the gastropub.
Fancy bar grub is already a well-established genre on the local dining scene. But The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge on the Near Southside makes its small upscale menu seem like a well-kept secret, if only because the dining ...


Moby Empanada

Call me Chow, Baby.  I felt like I was chasing a white whale, but all I wanted to do was try the pork empanadas ($8.95) at Paco & John’s (1116 8th Ave.). I had seen the dish listed a while back on the little chalkboard m...


A Win with Asterisks

In state district court last week, an attorney for the Fort Worth school district called former assistant principal Joe Palazzolo a liar, a bully, and a racist. On Monday night, the school board voted 7-0 to ratify a settlement...


Caveat Rider

Ex-cabbies, bartenders, and customers say passengers who’ve been drinking sometimes get ripped off.
The drinks were flowing on a recent evening at a 7th Street area bar, and at closing time Chad Sessom decided it might be best to take a cab home. He lived only five miles away, just a straight shot down Camp Bowie Boulevard to...


Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards 2013

That Low-End Rumble
ANTHONY MARIANI, Photos by Vishal Malhotra
First, thank you for supporting local music. As you’ve probably learned by now, the best stuff doesn’t always come from someplace else. Like, say, Brooklyn or Portland. Or Boise. Sometimes your backyard is as fertile an art...

Funky and chunky: DeVivo’s spaghetti and meatballs keep company with a stuffed artichoke. Lee Chastain

Mangia, ’Burbanites

The DeVivo brothers offer rustic comfort food with style.
Siblings John and Ralph DeVivo have combined skills they honed in previous careers to create the eatery that bears their name. John got his culinary degree and experience the hard way –– starting at El Centro College’s cu...