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JULIE WILSON AT A GAS DRILLING TASK FORCE MEETING SEVERAL YEARS AGO (photo courtesy of Don Young).

A Not So Fond Farewell To Face Of Chesapeake

Jeff Prince
This week’s Static revealed a former Chesapeake Energy Corp. employee’s rather pungent recollections of Julie Wilson, the main mouthpiece for the gas drilling giant during its Barnett Shale heyday. Wilson announced ...


Featuring cover art by Tommy Surya, Southern Train Gypsy's sophomore album, The Bastard, is no-bullshit, swampy metal.

What a Bastard

Southern Train Gypsy’s got a great outlook and a killer new metallic CD.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Full disclosure: These guys bought me beers. We met a couple of days ago at a local restaurant around happy hour for an interview. I had three or four (five?) drafts. The guys had beers and burgers. When time came to say our go...



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Star-Telegram Editorial Board Doesn’t Need Onion To Make It Cry

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board, which thinks it’s so smart that it tells readers which political candidates to vote for in local and national elections, looked very, very dumb today. Editorial writers scan newsp...


ARCHITECT KEN SCHAUMBURG AT THE SITE OF THE PLANNED APARTMENTS (photo by Jeff Prince).

Apartments Coming To Longtime Green Space Near Trinity River

Jeff Prince
The five-story apartment complex planned for the southwest corner of I-35 and Northside Drive took another step closer to reality. The Fort Worth City Council approved a zoning change last night that will clear the way for cons...



ALICE COOPER (by Man Alive!)

Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson Tickets Up For Grabs

Jeff Prince
The Father (Alice Cooper), the Son (Marilyn Manson) and their unholy ghosts are bringing over-the-top shock rock to Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie on June 10. Expect the spectacular from these painted-up warhorses of madness....


MOLLY HIGLEY AND HER CHILDREN.

Local Woman Up For Best Mom On Wheels Award

Jeff Prince
Want to participate in an online contest? You won’t win anything, but you might help a local woman win a $500 gift card. And that will make you feel super, man. The contest, put on by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foun...



Last Call

2 to 2 Good

Fort Worth Weekly
About a year and a half ago, I took a date to this place on Hwy. 377 called Randi’s 2 to 2. I had a good time, and I wrote a column about it, musing over what I thought was a pretty positive experience. Despite whatever nice ...


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Cooking for West

CHOW, BABY
The thoughts of many North Texans are focused on the little town of West, in the aftermath of the terrible fertilizer plant explosion on April 17. Among many locals who went down to help was one of Fort Worth’s best burger ch...



Washington Wizards

Coming Out is Still Brave. Ask Jason Collins.

JIMMY FOWLER
People can be forgiven if they’re a little jaded about celebrities who come out of the closet. That’s because declaring to the world that you are gay or lesbian has largely been the prerogative of actors, musicians, and oth...


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First Responders Rule (Again)

JIMMY FOWLER
A theme appears to be emerging from all the dramatic headlines of the last couple of weeks: First responders rule. There was, of course, yesterday’s emotional Waco memorial for the firefighters and medics who died in the West...