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Ultraviolent Fantastic Fest throwback makes its vengeance-filled return
"...bar top. Count Joe Begos among the latter and VFW is his VHStastic nightmare, an unrelenting throwback to a..."

Feb. 14, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest: A Double Barrel Blast of Begos
Director brings Bliss and VFW to fest
"...back with the world premiere of his latest feature: VFW, a mix of Assault on Precinct 13 and Street..."

Sept. 19, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

How Fantastic Fest Is Shaping the Genre Film Scene
Fifteen years in and still fantastic
"...and the world premiere of his goretastic Eighties throwback VFW. He called the fest "a pretty small festival that..."

Sept. 20, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

It's Knives Out For Rian Johnson at Fantastic Fest
The Last Jedi director's latest to close fest
"...revisionist vampire flick Bliss and the world premiere of VFW, the latest from Dallas-based controversialists Cinestate...."

Aug. 20, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

War Stories
Vets take their war stories to the web
"...his family, on Wednesday, June 18, at 7pm at VFW Post 8787 (500 VFW Road). The Babin family will..."

June 11, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Driveways
Brian Dennehy shows his mastery in final, small performance about home
"...on his porch, his evenings playing bingo at the VFW, and his nights by himself. The porch is where..."

May 29, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Festival Films of 2019 You Haven't Seen Yet
Alien invasions, comedy exorcists, and searing commentary
"...VFW: This was the year of Joe Begos as the..."

Dec. 31, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Gay Town in the A-Town
"...bright and early to the Fest. That night, the VFW hosts the drag show and dance. Sat., Sept. 6,..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Arts Feature by Kate X Messer

Gay Place: What A Riot
Bobcats get proud, plus another Stonewall commemoration
"...the Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund. Search "Rainbow Night @ VFW SMTX" on Facebook for more details. Sat., June 29,..."

June 28, 2013 Column by Kate X Messer

Gay Place: DJ JD
From Margaret Wright and Prince, to Magnifico, Minor Mishap, and Ladyhawke, this is one gay music week. Oh, yeah, and JD Samson.
"...the Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund. Search "Rainbow Night @ VFW SMTX" on Facebook for more details. Sat., June 29,..."

June 21, 2013 Column by Kate X Messer

Gay Place: AGL + AGL
The AGLs are on benders this week.
"...the Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund. Search "Rainbow Night @ VFW SMTX" on Facebook for more details. Sat., June 29,..."

June 14, 2013 Column by Kate X Messer

Gay Place: Back To ... Normal?
Compared to last Saturday, this weekend gay Austin may be able to hear a pin drop, but there's still too much to do
"...the Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund. Search "Rainbow Night @ VFW SMTX" on Facebook for more details. Sat., June 29,..."

June 7, 2013 Column by Kate X Messer

The Hightower Report
Bush tries to squelch democracy; and the scandal is deeper than Abramoff
"...latest Bush twist came in a speech to the VFW. He started off talking about how good it is..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

Ginny Kalmbach Shared A Honky-Tonk Legacy with the World at Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon
ATX country maverick Roger Wallace remembers Burnet Road bar “boss”
"...moment in time when Ginny’s became a mix of VFW Hall “blue hairs” and fresh-faced tattooed youth, which added..."

Jan. 11, 2021 Music Post by Roger Wallace

Richard Whittaker’s Top 10 Films of 2019
"...Between psychotropic horror Bliss and VHS splatterfest VFW, Joe Begos is the new King of the Underground...."

Dec. 20, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
Balmorhea is back, baby!
"...VFW CPRA Rodeo July 4-6, Wimberley, www.texasvfw.net..."

June 29, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Friends and Family Gather to Honor Activist Nadine Eckhardt
Eulogies and memories at Saengerrunde Hall
"...pie” – together visited black churches as well as VFW or Fraternal Order of Police strongholds, determined to meet..."

Jan. 23, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Rep. John Bucy III on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We’ve got to do everything we can to keep attention on Medicaid expansion”
"...this session. I’m an auxiliary member of the Leander VFW hall, and speaking with veterans, medical marijuana is a..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

First Concert: Steve Wertheimer
Continental Club and C-Boy’s Heart & Soul owner revisits Dazed & Confused
"...to a public dance in an American Legion or VFW Hall? A light show in Rosenberg usually consisted of..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Music Feature

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
Activities to get your summer sizzling
"...VFW Rodeo June 30-July 2, Wimberley, www.wimberleyvfwrodeo.com..."

June 1, 2017 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Aaron Brooks Has This Story
Aaron Brooks' skill at shaping bits of life into laugh-filled tales may soon put him out of a job
"...began to tour, performing at "terrible biker bars and VFW halls" in the Midwest before moving to Austin in..."

April 22, 2016 Arts Feature

ACL Review: Sturgill Simpson
So outlaw even an Eighties techno-pop hit becomes hardcore country
"...Honda stage at ACL Fest feel like a small-town VFW hall on a Saturday night...."

Oct. 4, 2015 Music Post by Tim Stegall

Gay Place
SMTX IS ON! Happy first Pride, San Marcos! Keep those Bobcat claws where we can see 'em.
"...8am. Dunbar Rec Center, 801 W. MLK; Courthouse Square; VFW, 1701 Hunter, San Marcos. www.fb.com/smtx.pride...."

Sept. 5, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Gay Place
Prove how much you love SM and help San Marcos have their first Pride!
"...Let's do this. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 5-7. San Marcos Square, VFW, and River. 512/644-5637. sylsandoval@gmail.com...."

June 27, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Lege Lines
Texas Lottery, Rainy Day Fund, water, education, payday lenders, and more
"...to charity bingo – try explaining that to the VFW, he told reporters). After four hours of arm-twisting, the..."

April 26, 2013 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Food-related Benefits for West, Texas
Shop for groceries, dine out, eat barbecue, buy pastries to help
"...tornado devastated Joplin in 2011, has set up at VFW Post 4819 in West serving meals to displaced families,..."

April 21, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Long Gone Lonesome
This tale of a Scotsman who loved and sang country music rang Texas true
"...it could almost be taking place in a small VFW hall on the dusty flatlands of the Panhandle. That..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Back Home for the First Time
The Scots of 'Long Gone Lonesome' ring Texas true
"...it could almost be taking place in a small VFW hall on the dusty flatlands of the Panhandle. That..."

Jan. 20, 2012 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Dining del Lago 2010
What a difference some rain makes! The water is blue, the hills are green, and several new restaurants are cooking near area lakes.
"...has changed locations twice, first moving to the area VFW Hall and now operating out of its own brand-new,..."

July 2, 2010 Food Feature

On the Frontera
Puppies, South Padre, and more from the front
"...Donna, and Edcouch hoping to find a dancehall or VFW post with something happening. Nada...."

Dec. 1, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

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