Posts Tagged ‘texas’

What’s it Worth to Save the Fort?

Cowtown’s emphasis on one era has left the rest of local history in the lurch.
Jeff Prince
The three swords once belonged to a U.S. Army officer of dragoons, back in the era when swords were serious weapons of war and not just graceful things used to cut cake at weddings and to show off at fancy military drills.


Viva Mariachi!

The Mexican-born musical genre is claiming more territory in Texas schools.
Jeff Prince
Eighth-grade lunch period meant most students were eating in the cafeteria or just chillin’ outside.



High on Art

Fall Gallery Night has something for the esthete and socialite alike.
Art
For the past three decades, the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association has been putting on Gallery Night, one evening in the spring and one in the fall when local galleries and other exhibition spaces open their doors to the unwashed.


Hullabaloo

Has Texas A&M Press become the Bush administration’s mouthpiece?
Books
If you’ve picked up a catalog from Texas A&M Press lately, you’ve no doubt noticed all of the battleships and generals and wars. If you’ve caught the university’s Wackenhut-sponsored Homeland Security radio broadca...



Coalition of the Unlikely

Opposition to TXU’s coal-power plans has made for a bed full of strangers.
Pablo Lastra
On July 10, TXU adopted the name “Luminant” for its power-generating and construction operations.


Tase-Mania

The chorus of voices calling for reform of Taser policies is growing — and so is the list of deaths.
Gayle Reaves
When Waxahachie police officers burst into Allen Nelms’ house in the early hours of April 28, they found him in his bedroom.



Bayou Self

The debut biography of Townes Van Zandt is a portrait of a sacrifice at the altar of commerce.
Books
If you read this debut biography of Fort Worth native Townes Van Zandt — and you need to — the author wants you to understand one thing up front: To Live’s to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt is not an ...


Small Star

Hillsboro is tiny, but as a location for a museum of Texas music, the town south of Fort Worth may be ideal.
Jeff Prince
Opening an official Texas music museum isn’t easy, particularly the part about getting legislators behind you and trying to stir up incentives and funding from governmental bodies.



The Last Great Places of Texas

Gallery
The Nature Conservancy of Texas is an organization that protects wildlife and wildlife habitat in our state.


Hogpig

Listen Up
It wasn’t all that long ago when the guys in Hogpig were splitting time between two stellar North Texas bands: Little Grizzly, cut from nearly the same cloth as better-known neighbors Centro-matic, and the brilliantly silly B...