Posts Tagged ‘local’
Senator Don Huffines’ bill takes a broad swipe at home rule. Courtesy YouTube

Home Rule Under Fire

Austin sets to gut home rule authority on gas drilling.
Peter Gorman
If three bills making their way through the legislative process in Austin become law, home rule in Texas would effectively be gutted. Identical House and Senate bills that would exempt the gas and oil industry from home rule or...


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Happy Armadillo: Parents, Welcome

Steve Steward
In the way that obsessive fans (or academics, as the case may be) compartmentalize heavy metal bands into a confusing web of sub-genres (blackened thrash, funeral doom, death ’n’ roll, um, pornogrind), I think dive bars des...



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FOES V. TRWD

Has the Tarrant Regional Water District met its match?
Steve Miller
The friction between the Tarrant Regional Water District and its outspoken foes has moved to the state attorney general’s office. Texas’ top law enforcement agency has been presented with a 2,500-word complaint that alleges...


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Aim that Cannon

Chow, Baby
Dear Group of Twentysomethings at Cannon Chinese Kitchen, I’m sure going somewhere besides Chili’s or Sherlock’s was a fun change of pace for the six of you. But how to behave at a nice restaurant is very different from a...



Dylis Croman stars in Chicago at Bass Hall this weekend.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 1 - Nephew Tommy and Michael Shawn headline an April Fool’s Day show at the Improv in Arlington. At this death-defying performance, they’ll cut off and reattach their limbs, set themselves on fire, and take turns jumpin...


Kenny Uptain (center) has taken folk/blues songwriting to a new, contemporary place with his new project, Chucho.

What’s Up, Chucho?

Hearsay
Ever listen to Sturgill Simpson and think, “Man, this shit would be so much more meaningful, and so much better, if he stopped merely trying to impersonate Waylon Jennings and threw in a little rock guitar or free-jazz sax or...



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Killer or Filler?

New recordings by Clear Acid, The Hope Trust, and Tornup lead this month’s hit parade.
Fort Worth Weekly
Tornup’s Impossible Dreams There’s something poetic about the fact that Fort Worth rapper Tornup and D.J. Berto G. met while both were working at a vegan restaurant five years ago. It’s easy to imagine listening to the du...


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Gotta Love Love

Static
At least Fort Worth’s biggest celebrity chef is learning the art of a graceful exit (or, more likely, the importance of hiring a public relations team to smooth out his barbed edges). Tim Love’s recent tweeted statement on ...



Dorothy Luck is one of only a few to battle her way out of guardianship — but not before hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent. Jeff Prince

Gavel Guardians

Will Austin continue allowing lawyers and bankers to get rich off Texas’ elderly?
Jeff Prince
Residents and activists are looking on with keen interest as lawmakers in Austin are discussing new bills that could give probate judges even more power to place people under guardianship. For years, probate judges in Tarrant C...


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Nancy Lamb: Social Butterfly with Bite

There’s more to this beloved Fort Worth artist than society satire.
Devon Nowlin
Nancy Lamb is a Fort Worth icon. If Facebook is a trustworthy barometer, she is perilously close to her limit of 5,000 friends –– she’s at 4,990 as of this writing –– so don’t try to friend her. Instead, like her pa...