The Super Bowl will put money in somebody’s pocket, but probably not ours.
When the National Football League tries to sell cities on the concept of public tax money being used to build stadiums, they trot out a big shiny carrot on a stick: A Super Bowl game will be coming your way, the NFL promises, a...
The Weekly wins a constellation of awards.
Stories on topics from prison medical care to Mike Moncrief’s conflicts of interest earned a boxful of journalism awards for Fort Worth Weekly last weekend.
Fort Worth’s public library re-enters the city’s art community.
Stealing a federal building intended for Dallas and getting it built in Fort Worth instead was a major coup for then-U.S. Rep. Jim Wright in the mid-1960s.
The smoking-ban ashtray is back in the lap of Fort Worth city leaders.
The Cellar on University Drive is in many ways the quintessential Fort Worth bar, and on this night the dank underground tavern provides a refuge for a broad sampling of city folk.
Fort Worth could host a major Hispanic convention — but some think the city doesn’t deserve it.
Fort Worth is in the running for the 2010 national convention for the League of United Latin American Citizens — a meeting that could bring more than $8 million, 15,000 to 20,000 visitors, and national recognition to the city...
Queries about gunshots and radar guns make county officials uneasy.
“Failure to communicate” doomed Cool Hand Luke in the 1967 movie of the same name. Now, 40 years later, a lack of communication is spelling trouble for Tarrant County Constable Clint Burgess.
Desiree Fairooz was once a full-time teacher. Now she spends her days protesting the war in Iraq.
Instead of standing in front of a chalkboard and explaining lessons to her students in Grand Prairie, Desiree Fairooz recently spent some time in Washington, D.C., standing in front of the office of the U.S. Speaker of the Hous...
ACT leaders say denial of hospital care to immigrants may be unconstitutional.
Members of a local group that is pressing Tarrant County’s John Peter Smith hospital system to provide its full range of medical services to undocumented residents say they now believe that the denial of those services may vi...
Lancaster Avenue’s homeless are wearing out their welcome.
The halls of the East Lancaster Avenue police substation echoed with angry accusations. “We’ve made it easy to be homeless in Fort Worth,” one woman yelled, to the crowd’s applause. “Kids deserve better — they shoul...
A veteran of efforts to rebuild Iraq explains how the Bushies botched it.
“A weathered hand reached out from the closet and grabbed my forearm. … ‘The children die. … We need … clean water. … Get us medicines. … You’re a woman, you understand these things.’”