Posts Tagged ‘texas’

Canary in the Coal Mine Gas Field

Pablo Lastra
Richard Wilkinson spent his early years wildcatting all over Texas in search of oil.  During a stint in the Army in the ’50s, he fired high-caliber warning shots at Russian airplanes wandering into North Pole airspace. H...


Fortunate Son

JIMMY FOWLER
When he was a child, Lucky Tubb attended live concerts by his great-uncle. Lucky remembers sitting with his grandfather in the audience and, amid the commotion backstage and on the tour bus, watching the players and tech people...



Ace Folds a Hand

Jeff Prince
Ragged children play in a San Antonio alleyway dotted with clothes hung out to dry and a strutting rooster. An artist captured the scene in 1932, an impressionistic look at life in one of the state’s hardscrabble pockets ...


New Directions

JIMMY FOWLER
With their new album, the guys in Exit 380 have reached a creative milestone that few groups imagine, especially if those groups started out as cover bands.



Travel Advisory

Cohe Bolin
A discount travel club operating in North Texas didn’t provide promised benefits to many of its customers, but its principals apparently have made the travel arrangements to get themselves out of the clutches of Texas cou...


Full-Contact Females

ERIC GRIFFEY
Jennifer Alonsa is looking forward to doing a little hitting. The 30-year-old probation officer for Tarrant County, who is built like a linebacker, admits to having a bit of a mean streak.



Rocks for the Goliath Road

Peter Gorman
BARTLETT – Sitting in Lois and Jerry’s Restaurant, surrounded by a blue-jean and overalls lunch crowd, Mae Smith and Ralph Snyder don’t look like giant-killers. In fact, the small-town mayor (5′ 2″...


Sprinting to Fame

SARAH RUTLEDGE
“This baby better like track, after all this,” a very pregnant Keisha Davis says as she walks across the grassy infield at Clarke Stadium in south Fort Worth.



Plain-spoken

Local author Jarid Manos spares no detail in telling of his troubled youth and inspired adulthood.
Books
There are a lot of hard-knock stories that follow a character from the bottom of society’s barrel to a better life full of clean living.


Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards 2008

Various Authors
Go home. Watch reruns. Go to some “hot” club and look pretty. Go to work. Go to sleep. Go out to a fancy dinner. Go to the movies. Read the gossip rags. Whatever you do, remain in the dark. Don’t try anything ...