Monthly Archives: October 2013

Disaster in Waiting

Southeast of Dallas lie two major reservoirs that provide 80 percent of the drinking-water supplies in and around Tarrant County. Below each of those...
Belly up to Billy’s Oak Acres’ goodies. Lee Chastain

Billy’s Oak Acres: Open Wide

Given the popularity of a show like Diners, Drive-ins & Dives, it stands to reason that a good way to get people into your...
Legendary composer Philip Glass will conduct his ensemble at Bass Hall, Tue.

Blood-Curdling

In preparation for the 1999 reissue of Tod Browning’s classic horror film Dracula, Universal Studios commissioned Philip Glass to compose a soundtrack. The result...

City Discounting Rain Barrels and Compost Bins

Where's Billy Mays when you need him? Oh yeah. What about the Sham-Wow guy? Yikes.  I guess I'll pitch this deal myself, at my...

The Biggest (Lovable) Losers: Western Hills Cougars

You’ve probably heard the story by now, since it’s making web headlines: A Western Hills High School parent filed a bullying complaint against football...

R.I.P. Ronald Shannon Jackson … and Fort Worth Jazz?

Legendary free-jazz composer and drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson died of leukemia on Saturday. He was 73. In 2003, Fort Worth musician and writer Ken Shimamoto...

Joe Palazzolo Changes Attorney

In a press release, Dallas attorney Victoria Neave announced she will replace Jason Smith as Joe Palazzolo's attorney in his whistle blower case against...

Obamacare Enrollment Workshops in Fort Worth

State Rep. Lon Burnam, a Democrat from Fort Worth, has organized what he calls Obamacare enrollment workshops in Fort Worth. The series of neighborhood...

Acro-Cats’ Power, Activate!

The thing that makes cats so great is their utter “undogness”: They don’t take orders, they don’t love unconditionally (not at first sight, anyway),...

Nolan Ryan to Retire Oct. 31

Today on its website, the Texas Rangers announced CEO Nolan Ryan will be stepping down, effective Oct. 31. "This is the right time for me...