Posts Tagged ‘texas’

Bright Lights, Big Rooster

Last Call
I forget where we started out, but we ended up going to The Wild Rooster Bar, a relatively new joint on that little peninsula between Camp Bowie Boulevard and West 7th Street, occupying the space where Asel Art Supply used to be.

Ticked Off at Ticked-Off Trannies

Transgender activists took to the streets to oppose a locally made movie — and made it more successful than ever.
At a nondescript house in Arlington last summer, a showdown of cinematic proportions took place. Three women faced off against three men who’d brutally attacked and beaten them earlier. The women wore tight leather jumpsuits,...

Guitar Wisdom

 Fort Worth Weekly writer and musician Jeff Prince got a standing ovation at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference on Saturday in Grapevine after he gave a presentation explaining how he uses songwriting techniques in new...

Posting Propaganda

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Justine Sharrock, in “Keyboard Commandos” (June 30, 2010), gave us all a closer look at the workings of radical and militia groups and others intent on usurping the government. A coup d’etat is a better wor...

Unmasking the Polluters

Wilma Subra could make great money in industry; instead, she works for threatened communities.
Every few months, Edgar Mouton, 76, gets jolted out of sleep in the middle of the night by a loud horn blast. The sound is a warning: One of 14 industrial facilities nearby has belched out too much pollution into the air.

Ick by the Barrel

This latest news makes Static feel all icky and worried. A past owner of the former foundry site on the edge of Fort Worth’s Botanic Garden has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). McWane ...

Something Intangible Shines

Circle Theatre’s current production looks back on Walt Disney’s Fantasia.
The story of the brilliant artist as raging egomaniac is an appealing one, probably because it allows us to see our worst character traits as somehow contributing to something creative in the world. Playwright Bruce Graham appa...

Not for the Faint of Heart

Lock up the whiskey: Redistricting is upon us.
If redistricting weren’t so serious, it would be funny. As Forrest Gump’s momma says about life in the 1994 movie, “It’s like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

Finger-lickin’ Texas Style Chicken and Seafood

New Southside joint gives pleasant meaning to the term “greasy spoon.”
In the shadow of the Hospital District, Rosedale Street just east of I-35 offers a veritable coop of fried chicken places. Clearly the hospitals didn’t spring up around the eateries, so it must be that restaurants that dish o...

Keeping the Light On

 Static is glad to see that Attorney General Greg Abbott is back in court defending the Texas Open Meetings Act. The law, which essentially ensures that the public’s business be done in the light of day and not in back r...