Metro

Inspection Lite

Current and former city workers say a college program is hurting oversight of public projects.
Peter Gorman
The grades are in on the first year of a plan to send Fort Worth construction inspectors to school for a mandatory certification program, and they don’t look good. Since the program’s inception last fall, according to insid...


I Can Hear That Train …

Light rail is knocking on Fort Worth’s front door again.
Dan McGraw
As any survivor of a 12-step program knows, you have to admit you have a problem before you can attack it.



Found: Too Many Signs

City officials and neighborhood activists are going after right-of-way litterers.
Jeff Prince
The bright and colorful signs hammered into the grass in the public right-of-way or stapled onto utility poles promote everything from diet formulas to dating services.


Too Little, Too Late

Predatory lending action is helping some, but the worst may still be ahead.
Dan McGraw
Two years ago, in a story about the impending home foreclosure crisis caused by widespread predatory lending practices (“Wolves in Small Print,” Aug. 10, 2005), Fort Worth Weekly profiled Felipe Garcia Jr.



Policing Speech

A GOP poll and an anti-war protest produce a novel theory on use of city streets.
Dan McGraw
Vincent was one of the few people who seemed to have a dog in both the fights that went on in downtown Fort Worth last Saturday.


Fathers Figure

A local organization calls for minority fathers to get involved in their kids’ lives.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Last Monday, UMOJA, a 16-year-old Fort Worth-based youth advocacy organization of African-American men, led a local effort to encourage black men to lead their children back to school.



Tear Down, Build Up

Monticello is experiencing redevelopment pains — and benefits.
Cole Williams
The bungalow on West 4th Street in Fort Worth’s Monticello neighborhood is a well-kept 1940s model, its yard manicured.


Crash and a Long Burn

Couple involved in Stockyards wreck want answers from the police.
ERIC GRIFFEY
A Fort Worth couple involved in a serious car-and-motorcycle accident in the Stockyards several months ago say their struggle to deal with the aftermath of that accident has been made much harder by the Fort Worth police office...



Scary Type?

A former UTA printer and his ex-colleagues remember his time there differently.
Peter Gorman
When a fired ex-employee started sitting in his car outside the University of Texas at Arlington print shop, driving by former colleagues’ homes, and even visiting one man’s pastor, workers got worried.


Coalition of the Unlikely

Opposition to TXU’s coal-power plans has made for a bed full of strangers.
Pablo Lastra
On July 10, TXU adopted the name “Luminant” for its power-generating and construction operations.