Posts Tagged ‘texas’

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Erin Ratigan
Regina Blair’s “Hillary for President” t-shirt was drenched with sweat as we sat in the sweltering July heat. Before meeting her at her mother’s house, I had noticed the temperature gauge in my car: 96 degrees and climb...


Rescheduling the Grass

On Monday night, when the Democratic platform was approved, one of its planks turned out to be a call for the rescheduling of marijuana for the purpose of paving a way to its overall legalization. As it stands now, marijuana is...

Brandon Burnett: “It takes a long time to get your chops down.” Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Blackgrass Revival

Husband-and-wife-fronted Phantom Sensation is hitting the road to support a new album.
Steve Steward
Phantom Sensation songwriter Brandon Burnett said that if the idea of a Southern Gothic folk band has you cringing for fear of shouted “Hey” choruses, you can rest easy. For one thing, his main songwriting influences are mo...

Illustration by Melody Newcomb.

From All Sides

A beleaguered veteran Fort Worth attorney fights on.
Jeff Prince
Ledford White has been representing clients in real estate and probate transactions since 1976 with no record of disciplinary action from the State Bar of Texas, based on the state bar’s website. Since 2004, however, a former...

Red Steagall will host an upcoming documentary on the Stockyards. Photo by Joel Walters.

Filming the Stockyards

A filmmaker puts the final touches on a documentary about the legendary district.
Jeff Prince
A bunch of cowboys are expected to be sidling up to bars and moseying down sidewalks in the Stockyards this weekend. The fourth Saturday of July is the National Day of the Cowboy, a nonprofit organization’s celebration of peo...


Yeehaw, You’re Fired!

HBO should create a new series about the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center each January. Imagine The Sopranos meets Deadwood. In fact, just call it The Sopranos II and forget about Deadw...


Cutting History

When the first police car rolled up, its blue roof lights flashing in the night, the vandalism suspect — a tall, slender young man with a blond goatee — was standing on the sidewalk of Oak Street in central Denton with two ...


TIGER Prowls East Lancaster

Business owners along the strip may see significant changes soon — but still aren’t hopeful.
Madelyn Edwards
Business owners along East Lancaster Avenue have pretty much seen it all –– druggies, drunks, panhandlers, thieves, trespassers. Just about anyone who operates a business along the city’s most notorious street has dealt w...


Police Intelligence Matters

With all the shots being fired lately in Dallas and around the country, we can add one more misguided volley to the list. The Fort Worth Police Officers Association shot themselves in the foot this week after posting a status d...


Concrete War, Part II

Last month, Eastside residents killed (or at least postponed) a proposed plan to create a concrete recycling plant on the East Side (“Planting their Feet,” June 8, 2016). Seems like the prospect of busting up concrete, spew...