Posts Tagged ‘fort worth’

Mike Murdoch Regains Creepy Guy Title

Jeff Prince
Former Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief creeped me out for years with his plastic smile, his bullying, his incessant babbling about “the Fort Worth Way,” and his inherent lack of ethics when it came to urban drilling ...


Worldwide Accent Project Needs Better Texas Talk

Jeff Prince
The Worldwide Accent Project is relying on the YouTube community to help compile a “global accent archive,” and the contributions from people in this area leave much to be desired. Now here’s what a Texas acce...



Cathy Hirt Not Ready To Endorse Mayor

Jeff Prince
Fresh off her third-place finish in this weekend’s mayoral election, Cathy Hirt isn’t quick to endorse either Jim Lane or Betsy Price. The runoff election is June 18. “I’m not prepared to make a decision...


Potential Mayors Admit Mistakes

Jeff Prince
KERA’s Bill Zeeble asked Fort Worth’s five mayoral candidates an interesting and rather personal question, and got five revealing answers. The candidates have been sticking to their talking points during this electi...



Since We All Can’t Grab A Hose…

Jeff Prince
As North Texas’ massive fire approached Fort Worth on Tuesday, city officials led by Mayor Mike Moncrief — or “Mr. Morale Responsibility” as we adoringly refer to him now — boldly decided to throw ...


Emptying My Notebook On Billy Bob Story

Jeff Prince
I had a little extra material from this week’s “Honkytonk Heroes” – check out these leftover stories: Billy Bob Barnett on he and Hub Baker‘s short-lived management contract with George “N...



Sweet Tomatoes A New Honey Hole?

Jeff Prince
A restaurant called Sweet Tomatoes is opening later this year at the corner of 7th and Currie Streets, which is just a hop, skip, and jump from where I work. Woo-hoo! Regular Blotch readers know all about the painful demise of ...


Jacksboro Highway Avalon Motel Sign A Keeper

Jeff Prince
The Avalon Motel is a quiet little place these days, and that’s how owners Tom and Manjula Khushal like it. I stopped by to take photos of the sign perched atop a rusted water tower this morning and drew the wary eye of M...



Mayor Mike Moncrief Won’t Seek Reelection

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief announced he won’t be seeking reelection in May after eight years as Fort Worth’s most visible and powerful elected official. Of course, he didn’t announce it personally to Fort ...


FW Artist Scott Gentling Dead At 68

Jeff Prince
The mad genius of Fort Worth’s art world is dead. Scott Gentling died at his home on Tuesday after a stroke. The artist, writer, historian, and all-around deep thinker was 68. “He had the most unique mind,” sa...