Posts Tagged ‘houston’
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Town Of Cow Works Like Dog

Jeff Prince
The DFW Metroplex labor force (me in particular) works its ass off. Real estate blog Movoto analyzed cities across America to see who worked hardest, and North Texans represented themselves well. Arlington came in second, Fort ...


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Houston: Coolest, Fattest City in Nation

ANTHONY MARIANI
Thanks to Santa Claus and the Pillsbury Dough Boy, we all share the delusion that fat people are jolly. Ever heard of Chris Christie? Let me tell you, if you happen to live in his glorious Garden State and don’t make at least...



Has Rick’s Run Become Roadkill?

The religious right may be getting ready to ditch the Rick Perry they helped create.
Steve McVicker
Texas Gov. Rick Perry started his campaign with a prayer rally in Houston last August designed to give him a boost with religious evangelicals even before his official announcement. Backers claimed 30,000 of the faithful attend...


Cats Cough Hairball

Static
Let’s hope the Fort Worth Cats still have some of their nine lives left. The city’s oldest and most popular sports team is in danger of folding. If the Cats get skinned, that’s a lot of history down the drain, seeing as h...



Houston Kills Red Light Cameras

Jeff Prince
Houston might be hot, muggy, and beauty challenged, but at least residents and city leaders there have enough sense there to get rid of red-light cameras. Most Metroplex cities, including Fort Worth and Arlington, continue shov...


Praise The Lord And Pass The Kool-Aid

How Rick Perry turned a “nonpolitical” prayer rally into his presidential send-off.
Steve McVicker | Photos by F. Carter Smith
I like to think I’m relatively well-liked by my colleagues in the news business and that I’ve been doing this long enough to know how to come prepared to any event I might be covering.



Gloat? Us?

Static
“Blown away” is a pretty good description of how Static’s colleagues at Fort Worth Weekly feel about the rag’s showing in a couple of recent journalism contests, one statewide, one national.


What’s a Little Hate Among Friends?

Static
Gov. Rick Perry is promoting a prayer assembly on Aug. 6 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. How commendable! And pious! Just tell Static where to kneel! After all, Perry asked everybody to pray for rain during this summer’s wildf...



Texas Biennial: Austin Bias?

The show mostly takes place in Austin and features a lot of Austin artists – why?
ANTHONY MARIANI
Austin is a lot of things: state capital, Live Music Capital of the Universe ®, home of the second most important football team in the state, hippie playground. But Austin has never really been an art town –– at least comp...


To Hollywood And Back

How a Fort Worth boy turned a newspaper clipping into a major motion picture — and lived to tell about it.
STEVE MCVICKER
“The movie business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and...