Posts Tagged ‘texas’

Lock-Step Leadership

Static
By the time the dust cleared last week, Fort Worth city leaders had re-injected a modicum of humanity into a municipal budget that had seemingly been sucked dry of human kindness by the demands of a big deficit and a limping ec...


Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
THU ? 24 TCU’s theater students have been busy. In addition to the school’s production of Doubt this week, they’re also putting on Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile in conjunction with Circle The...



Art for the Soul

Peter Gorman
It’s a scant half-dozen steps from the sidewalk to the front porch of the yellow brick Arts and Crafts-style house on Park Place Avenue in south Fort Worth. A little garden filled with brilliant bursts of purple, red, ora...


Learning to Love Big Gas

Don Young
In his Aug. 26 Fort Worth Weekly report, “The Big Takeover,” Peter Gorman wrote about all the bad publicity that natural gas extractors have been getting lately. But the industry isn’t worried: It has found ot...



Pool Sharks

PETER GORMAN
Just before noon on a recent Sunday morning, several cars pulled up in front of a nice but unremarkable house in Arlington. The drivers – all men in their 30s, 40s, and 50s – got out, grabbed their gear, and headed ...


Old Stogies We Have Found (Out)

Static
So Kinky Friedman is making another stop in North Texas this week. On another campaign. For governor. Gee, didn’t Static see this movie last month? No, wait, that was the latest Sandra Bullock flick.



Gallery

Gallery
With all the other galleries offering up displays of new art, Fort Worth Central Public Library has opted to go the other way and show a traveling exhibit by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History about Abraham Lincol...


No Regrets

KRISTIAN LIN
Rob Williams is not related to the British pop singer Robbie Williams, though some people do confuse the two of them. “I get phone calls for him all the time,” said the TCU graduate who now lives in the Los Angeles ...



Another Brick in Faux Wall

Jeff Prince
Last week’s edition of Fort Worth Weekly satirized a post-secession Texas and described a wall that the United States built along Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico to keep us out. Now those satirical goofballs ove...


Hard-Bitten

Jeff Prince
A hardwood chair, desk, laptop computer, and picture window are familiar friends to Dawn Irons, who doesn’t do much more than sit at home and write these days.