Posts Tagged ‘texas’

The Houses that Benson Built

Fort Worth artist Carol Benson sees the archetypical house as much more than a structure — or concept.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth painter Carol Benson has a show up now at William Campbell Contemporary Art of paintings of houses, and since she grew up in the 1950s in a small East Texas town, we could be forgiven for thinking that we’re in Tho...


On the Green Prairie

Static
The cowboy life means long hours in the sun. And even after cowboys hang up their spurs and get enshrined in the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, they’re still going to get their share of solar exposure.  



Forget “Don’t Drink the Water.”

How about “Don’t Ignite the Water.”
Static
Sometimes Static’s editor feels like it’s dangerous to open her e-mail inbox on Tuesdays, deadline day at your beloved Fort Worth Weekly. You never know what kind of news might be lying in wait there, among the Viagra offer...


Aggie Secrets

Tarleton State’s attempt to keep public records from budding reporters isn’t winning friends for the college.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEFF PRINCE
The gently rolling ranchland around Stephenville provides a natural backdrop for Tarleton State University and its emphasis on agricultural studies. But it’s more than a cow college. Its graduates have found success in career...



Nutcracking Times Two

Big Ticket
Both Texas Ballet Theater and Metropolitan Classical Ballet will open their annual Nutcracker productions this weekend: TBT in Bass Performance Hall and MCB in Texas Hall on the University of Texas at Arlington campus.


Mayoral Musings

Static
January is usually when local candidates start announcing their election plans. Neighborhood advocate and former Fort Worth city councilwoman Cathy Hirt hasn’t officially announced a run for mayor, but it doesn’t take a roc...



When 5 Percent Is Everything

Who all will be on the 2012 ballot?
DAVE McNEELY
When operatives with Republican ties paid for the petition drive that got the environmentally oriented Green Party on the Texas ballot this year, it set the stage for problems for Texas Democrats beyond 2010.  


Gas Pipe and the Ridglea

Hearsay
As first reported on Blotch, Jerry Shults, owner of The Gas Pipe, a Southwestern regional chain of smoke shops, is about to close a deal on the Ridglea Theater building and is currently making interior repairs. Shults also is s...



Muzzled Watchdogs

There wasn’t much barking on the public’s behalf at a recent hearing on gas drilling regulation.
CLYDE PICHT
The headline on Fort Worth Weekly’s Static column on Nov. 17 advised “Go Get ‘em, Watchdogs,” referring to the public’s chance to weigh in on gas issues in a hearing before the Texas House Committee on Energy Resource...


Modeo for Men’s Health

Big Ticket
If you’ve noticed a more than ordinary amount of moustaches around town, it isn’t just your imagination. Movember, a foundation dedicated to raising awareness and funds for men’s health, challenges men around the world to...