A Nov. 14 “pre-council” meeting at Fort Worth city hall would make an interesting case study for a semantics class.
Neighbors and activists fear gas wells are digging big holes in Fort Worth’s future.
Carl Fors wanted out. The noise and vibration from the gas well behind his house were enough to make the plates in his cupboard bounce.
Minuteman group is trying to discourage day worker hires in North Texas.
Everyone checks out everyone else very intently at Fort Worth’s Day Labor Center.
If you want to get into a nasty fight in these parts, mention that Dallas and Fort Worth don’t seem that different. Some old-timers will give you a confused look, like a dog with one ear turned up, and from others youR...
Our Nov. 8 cover story, “Leaving Johnson County,” caused a flurry of responses. To mix a metaphor, it seems as though writer Peter Gorman hit both the tip of the iceberg and a nerve, concerning the questionable acti...
If the mayor is making thousands of dollars off gas companies, why is he still voting on their requests at city hall?
A one-page memo went out from Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief to neighborhood groups last month seeking nominations for the city’s ethics review committee. Moncrief ended the letter by thanking people for their assistance “i...
A proposed smoking ban lights a fire under opponents.
In the latest public policy battle going on in Fort Worth, it’s butts, so to speak, that are on the line. A much stricter smoking ban being considered by city leaders has riled the passions of smokers, non-smokers, and bar an...
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
My daughter’s kindergarten class is learning about Indians. This means she made a paper-feather headdress and vest in arts and crafts.
That mother of all boondoggles, the Trinity River Vision, has added another “Trinity River (fill in the blanks)” item to its growing maze of acronyms.
Politics make a pretty part of North Texas a hell for bad kids, poor people, and anyone caught up in the criminal justice system.
In early August, 2006, Desiree Jamison, a 40-year-old former hard drug user in the early stages of a trial for leaving the scene of an accident earlier in the year, was sent to the Johnson County jail on a bond revocation.