Posts Tagged ‘texas’

Dark and Scary Wells

The more North Texans learn about shale drilling, the higher the stakes seem.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
When the Barnett Shale drilling boom first swam into the public consciousness almost a decade ago, people all over Tarrant County had questions, mostly about how much money property owners could make and how to get the best dea...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 16 The Texas Brahmas are back in the CHL playoffs and looking to round into postseason form. Tonight their penultimate game of the regular season is against the Tulsa Oilers, another playoff team that’s right behind our...



The Emperor’s New Budget

Maybe Perry’s school didn’t have money to teach math.
DAVE McNEELY
It’s time for the state to tighten its belt, wrote Talmadge Heflin, former chair of the Appropriations Committee of the Texas House of Representatives, back in February.


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 9 Q Cinema returns for its spring series with The Lesbian Short Film Festival, a collection of 10 shorts that includes the well-reviewed, stereotype-reversing Don’t Mess With Texas. There are also some highly unusual en...



Let the Right Ones Out

Fort Worth folks play key roles in the work of freeing the wrongly convicted.
DAN MCGRAW
Cory Session is busy these days. The Fort Worth native is spending a lot of time in Austin, lobbying the Texas Legislature to make changes in the state’s criminal justice laws. He also speaks often to law school students, bot...


Shaw’s Burgers, Shakes, and More

This new BYOB eatery is another strong entry in Near Southside’s restaurant row.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
It’s been no secret that David Shaw and Ann Diakas-Shaw, co-owners of Shaw’s Burgers and Shakes on the Near South Side, have had a little difficulty opening their new joint (see: “Bar Fight,” May 26, 2010). Shaw’s ope...



License Plate Sales Going DAMGOOD

Jeff Prince
The ego of Texas drivers is a boon for the state’s general fund. Myplates.com is hosting a week-long sale of seven-character personalized license plates. Years ago, people referred to them as “vanity plates” s...


Water Wars … um … Ignite

Static
You couldn’t say it’s the opening salvo in the Texas water wars. Those battles started when Texas was still a republic (“H2Ow,” Nov. 10, 2010). But think of it as a modern call to arms in perhaps the newest major grassr...



Thirsty Armadillo Is Back

Last Call
Long before Randy Rogers, Casey Donahew, and the Eli Young Band ever performed at Billy Bob’s Texas, they were all regulars at little place called the Thirsty Armadillo. Opened in September 2000, by Eric Dawson and his father...


Chilling Effect

The form a woman must sign before getting an abortion is almost enough by itself to stop her.
DAVE McNEELY
As part of his continuing effort to deter women from having abortions, Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston has gotten the Texas Senate to agree to require that sonograms be performed and shown to all pregnant woman see...