Posts Tagged ‘people’

A New Curve

Traffic roundabouts are here, but they have some residents going in circles.
Story and Photos by Jeff PRINCE
One of my early newspaper assignments was to stand on a median on McCart Avenue in south Fort Worth and note the number of motorists who wore seatbelts. Cars whizzed by, whipping wind into my face. I hunkered down and counted s...

Storms in New Jerusalem

A newbie tackles Baruch Spinoza’s heady philosophizing in Stage West’s latest.
When Garret Storms auditioned last year for Stage West’s current production of David Ives’ New Jerusalem, his hopes weren’t particularly high. He’d just returned to Fort Worth to live with his family after earning a BFA...

Death Lives On

When John Holbrook put together a photo essay of Texas death row inmates for Fort Worth Weekly in 2008, he probably little suspected that its effects would still be rippling outward more than three years later. His eerie pictur...

Young Santa Claus

The jolly fat man gets the musical backstory treatment at Casa Mañana.
The problem with Santa Claus is that he’s so ubiquitous during the holidays, he’s become a bit of a bore. People think of him as a big fat symbol of generosity (commercialism?) rather than a character with a backstory –...

New Old Changes To Star-Telegram

Static has been all aflutter this past week, waiting to see the new changes to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Executive Editor Jim Witt promised in a column on Nov. 26. Anytime Witt starts talking about innovative changes to...

Stand by Zio Carlo?

Last Call
As I write this, Zio Carlo Brew Pub is still trying to recover from some bad press. By now you know about owner Carlo Galotto’s drunken Facebook fusillade against people he referred to as “spoiled Obama kids,” as well as ...

Counting Down New Year’s Eve

Famous actors squeeze into this flat comedy.
The financial success of last year’s Valentine’s Day inspired director Garry Marshall and screenwriter Katherine Fugate to team up for yet another star-packed omnibus comedy themed around a holiday. New Year’s Eve takes p...

Another Fifth of Christmas

The season isn’t just for children, as SceneShop annually reminds us.
The big holiday story of 2011 has been the so-called “Black Friday creep” –– the decision by major retailers to start the Christmas shopping season earlier than ever by piggybacking on the actual day of Thanksgiving. Ac...

Down the Pipe

When the drilling rigs are long gone, the dangers of gas pipelines will be just beginning.
Chuck Paul bought 64 acres of land in DISH, Texas, north of Denton, several years ago. The father of four intended to live there with his family until the Metroplex grew to reach his area, then sell it to a developer.

Hello Martyr, Hello Fodder

The five Occupy Fort Worth protesters who were arrested last month for refusing to vacate a tent in downtown’s Burnett Park are proud of their mug shots. They don’t mind them being published in news media reports because th...