A Nov. 14 “pre-council” meeting at Fort Worth city hall would make an interesting case study for a semantics class.
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...
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 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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
Used to be there were only two things sure in this life: death and taxes. Now there are three sure things: death, taxes, and TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) tests. I was never a fan of the first two, but neither...
Tired of the ever-growing highway traffic? So are the traffic gurus.
You’re on I-35, headed north out of Fort Worth. You’re trying to get home but it’s 5:30 p.m., so you’re not going anywhere. Again. You start to feel like Michael Douglas’ character in Falling Down. You want to bash so...