Posts Tagged ‘town’

Bad Blood in Flower Mound

It’s a banner year for small-town backstabbing.
What do phallic vegetables, narcotics passwords, butt-pinching, and gas drilling have in common? They’re all related to a bizarre political melodrama unfolding in the town of Flower Mound.  

Kickin’ and Screamin’

A local newspaper helps drag Glen Rose out of the Stone Age.
An hour southwest of Fort Worth, Glen Rose isn’t exactly Mayberry — there are more tourists, plus those dinosaur tracks, and a nuclear power plant just out the back door. But it does have a small-town feel and a town square...

Driving the Limit

Pixar shifts into a lower gear and makes Cars into a leisurely scenic outing.
Kristian Lin
You could hear the tiniest stirrings of something on the internet about Cars. Not necessarily a backlash but something smaller: criticism of the movie’s trailer, saying the jokes were too cutesy and the cars with eyes in thei...

Talk of The Town

Is Ben Affleck the next Michael Mann? Could be.
After all this time, after having his private life extensively dragged through the tabloids by a series of high-profile romances, after becoming a pop culture punching bag, after starring in Gigli for God’s sake, what if Ben ...

Destination: Snook

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby is rushing the roadtrip season a bit, but you know, sometimes you just get in the mood to accidentally leave your CD case on the dining room table on your way out, so you’re forced to continually listen to Dono...

JJ’s R.I.P.

As first reported on Blotch by longtime staff writer Eric Griffey (Sun., Jan. 3, 2010), the lovable J&J’s Blues Bar is closing its doors after 20-plus years. Owner Jim Schussler refused to discuss details with the Wee...

Read with Gloves On

John Q. Public
To the editor: Peter Gorman’s well-documented article (“Sacrificed to Shale,” Oct. 14, 2009) is a jaw-dropping report. You need a pair of asbestos gloves just to read it.

Dirty Dish

In the last few years, since gas compressor stations arrived in the Denton County town of DISH, Jim Caplinger, 61, has developed a nervous disorder. He’s anxious much of the time, he said, and finds himself constantly tap...

Back to the Sofa

A few weeks ago, I did something I hadn’t done in 25 years. I made my way to a college town to visit someone whose couch I could  crash on for the weekend. At the off-campus house, I was awakened by folks coming and goin...

Sacrificed to Shale

Lloyd Burgess owns the Lucky B horse farm in Denton County. He made a good living raising and boarding horses there from 1993 until 2006, good enough to pay for a $350,000, 45-stall barn a few years back. These days though, it&...