Posts Tagged ‘stockyards’

Auction Hunters Has A Hoot In Cowtown

Jeff Prince
Reality isn’t always reality on reality TV, which explains why Spike TV’s Auction Hunters keeps referring to Dallas even though the most recent show is partly filmed in Fort Worth and features Stockyards fixture Dal...


Road Shows

Big Ticket
With the summer heat going at full blast, now’s a good time for the two special movie events going on this week. Movie houses have recently been reaching out to theater fans by showing Broadway performances, but what makes th...



HonkyTonk Heroes

Three decades later, Billy Bob's is still the king.
JEFF PRINCE
Two years before Billy Bob’s Texas became reality, its namesake, Billy Bob Barnett, invited Stockyards fixture Steve Murrin on a tour of the old building he planned to transform into a massive honkytonk. Murrin’s 9-year-old...


History For Sale

Static
Let the drooling begin among Fort Worth history buffs. Amon G. Carter’s personal poker table is one of the prized items with early Fort Worth connections that will be auctioned this weekend in the Stockyards. For years, Weste...



A.C. ‘Ace’ Cook Buried In A Painting

Jeff Prince
Stockyards businessman and early Texas art collector A.C. “Ace” Cook was buried yesterday in a cemetery near where he grew up in rural Morton Valley in Eastland County. It was a small, private affair. Ace’s bu...


Swift Changes

Story and Photos by STEVE WATKINS
The half-destroyed brick buildings at the top of the rise overlooking the rest of the Fort Worth Stockyards have seen plenty of history. The old Swift and Company meat-packing plant employed 1,700 people during the area’s...



HADCenter in Effect

Last Call
In last week’s Last Call (“About to Blow Up?” Jan. 6, 2010), I mentioned an ephemeral creative force that appears to be inspiring a new era of art and culture here in Fort Worth. I referred to what our city co...


Many Turkey Returns

John Q. Public
To the editor: The Fort Worth Weekly gave a Turkey Award to the city council for ostensibly funding – in these trying times – the creation of a John F. Kennedy sculpture destined for General Worth Square. The Turkey...



Big Balls In Cowtown

Jeff Prince
Queer LiberAction is holding a “Queer Kiss-In” of all things…at Fort Worth’s historic Stockyards of all places. The Fort Worth Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community became unusually visible and noi...


Saucy

JIMMY FOWLER
First things first: Chef/owner Tim Love’s distinctive recipe for the Love Sauce condiment has been successfully transplanted from his other burger stand, Love Shack-Stockyards, to his So7 digs. The pink stuff is as unique...