Posts Tagged ‘texas’

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 ...



Hear No Evil, Smell No Evil

State regulators don’t seem worried about TXU’s lapses in reporting power plant pollution.
JOAQUIN SAPIEN
Rusk County – A gentle twilight pink stretches across the sky, touching the waters of Martin Creek Lake. The still air, smelling only of East Texas pines, brings the faint sounds of wildlife in the surrounding woods. Smog...


Pocketbook Pileup

The only thing more painful than gas prices may be the toll-road hell Texas is about to enter.
Dan McGraw
Gas prices topping $4 a gallon. Freeways that have become parking lots – if you can get to them through surface-street traffic jams caused by fast growth, urban sprawl, and inadequate road planning.



Keys to the Future

A major piano festival and one of the best piano schools around play softly at TCU.
KRISTIAN LIN
On a lazy summer evening at TCU’s Ed Landreth Auditorium, a casual observer probably couldn’t tell that one of Fort Worth’s most significant musical events is taking place.


Rocky Mountain High

Back from Colorado, folk-rock singer-songwriter Daniel Katsük has newfound energy and … new bandmates.
CAROLINE COLLIER
When local folk-rocker Daniel Katsük decamped for Boulder, Colo., a year ago, he was looking forward to a new start.



Nuts

Texas blogger Amanda Marcotte defends the F-word, mostly from the white, Christian, mainly male crazies.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
If the phrase “West Texas feminist” causes your eyebrows to raise, It’s A Jungle Out There isn’t your kind of book.


Baptism of Sauce

Don’t let the casual digs fool you: Mama E’s barbecue is a lot more accomplished, and experimental, than you’d think.
Jimmy Fowler
There’s something cool about an independent business opening in a building that used to house a chain restaurant: good ol’ American entrepreneurship trumping monolithic corporate chow.