Metro

A No-Kill Option

Activists may have helped open the door to a policy that could save more abandoned animals.
ERIC GRIFFEY
A couple of weeks ago, Mayor Mike Moncrief declared at a city council meeting that Fort Worth had not euthanized a single adoptable pet since the city set up a pet adoption center at a local PetSmart store.


Ill Will on One Tree Hill

Eastsiders resisted the city’s proposal to put a double-billboard-size art object on a scenic hill.
JEFF PRINCE
Mayor Pro Tem Danny Scarth and city officials are learning quickly that even thinking about plopping a huge, artist-designed Fort Worth monument alongside I-30 anywhere near Oakland Avenue’s scenic corridor may be tantamount ...



Major Bummer

UNT students are losing dorm and dining privileges for minor pot use.
Peter Gorman
About 40 University of North Texas students, many of them in Halloween costume, marched across the Denton campus last week in support of the legalization of marijuana and to raise awareness of a new group on campus, a chapter o...


Food/Drive

Organizers of the former Metroplex Food Bank are back in the free-grocery business.
JEFF PRINCE
Frozen food and fresh vegetables are a welcome sight to Mattie Purvis, who lives on a small income. Her house is not far from the newly opened Community Food Bank, and she drove her battery-powered scooter along Galvez Avenue o...



Vindication, Retribution

Two reports on Arlington Heights High show just how deep the district’s problems run.
BETTY BRINK
When Fort Worth school district officials last week released their investigative report on allegations of wrongdoing at Arlington Heights High School, the document confirmed almost every major allegation made about the Westside...


Pyrrhic Pollution Finding

TCEQ has ruled that a rich UTA gas well site is causing one woman serious health problems.
JASON JOYCE
Medical records, a woman who refused to be silenced, and state laws have led regulators to take action against a gas well site near the University of Texas at Arlington.



The Harley Switch

Cultural District leaders say the city is fast on the draw and slow on details on a project that would benefit a Bass group.
DAN MCGRAW
The idea of realigning Harley Avenue near the Will Rogers Memorial Center to provide better access to a future new rodeo arena has been around for a while. But in the last few weeks, despite questions about whether it might cre...


Under Water, Under Siege

A local resident believes a gas pipeline is keeping floodwater from draining off her land.
Peter Gorman
While most of North Texas is well on its way to getting cleaned up after the floods caused by the remnants of Hurricane Hermine in early September, for Mary Kelleher the work hasn’t begun.



Which Ox to Gore

Neighborhood leaders question how city budget cuts are being decided.
DAN MCGRAW
The witching hour is approaching for Fort Worth’s city budget: By the end of the month, the city council must decide how to chop about $73 million in services and payroll. And a lot of neighborhood and civic leaders are worri...


Moving the Mud Elsewhere

Joshua’s ordinance against landfarming could have a ripple effect for the drilling industry.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In May, when a Joshua police officer spotted a truck entering a vacant lot, he decided to investigate. The muddy mess he discovered and the series of events that preceded and followed would prompt a new law in the city of Joshu...