Posts Tagged ‘major’

Dimming Star

John Q. Reader
To the editor: I too am a veteran of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and I have to say that Jeff Prince’s article (“The Incredible Shrinking Star-Telegram,” June 29, 2011) was most impressive. The common theme seems to be t...


H2Ow

Water politics in Texas are about to get a lot more painful.
GAYLE REAVES
“Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over.” — attributed to Mark Twain “People are drawing a line in the sand,” Marie Day said. What the South Texas activist really means is, they’re trying to draw a line...



The U.S. Economy: Still a House of Cards

GAYLE REAVES
So, jobless numbers are beginning to look a little better, housing foreclosures are leveling off, financial reforms are battling their way through Congress, and the government bailout, as painful as it was, seems to have helped...


SXFW

Hearsay
Every year around this time, I launch into a spleen-o-gram about SXSW and how the annual Austin music festival is supposed to be about the discovery of new, unsigned bands but has become just one major festival featuring major ...



Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Breath

Static
OK, everybody, close your mouth and pinch your nostrils shut. Hold that for as long as you can. Now, just before you pass out, open your mouth and take a deep breath. Isn’t that nice? You almost forget how delicious clean air...


JJ’s R.I.P.

Hearsay
As first reported on Blotch by longtime staff writer Eric Griffey (Sun., Jan. 3, 2010), the lovable J&J’s Blues Bar is closing its doors after 20-plus years. Owner Jim Schussler refused to discuss details with the Wee...



KXT Saves?

Hearsay
Since KXT/91.7-FM‘s inaugural broadcast last week, local musos seem to have rediscovered the wonders of the ol’ wireless telegraphy box. “Hey, 2009! The 1940s called. They want their wide-eyed optimism and can...


Flight Plan

SARAH PERRY
When the Fort Worth City Council in July approved setting aside $20 million for a new aviation museum, the decision represented a major step toward fulfillment of a long-held dream for some people.



Absolutely Fabulous

With Turandot and Lucia di Lammermoor, the Fort Worth Opera Festival continues climbing to new heights.
Stage
You couldn’t have asked for bigger contrast than the Fort Worth Opera Festival’s opening in Bass Performance Hall last weekend.


Five Times August

Listen Up
Brad Skistimas, the 24-year-old Dallasite who operates under the sweeping moniker Five Times August, recently released his second full-length effort, Brighter Side.