Anyone who does big bidness in Cowtown knows two important rules: Stick your hand out when the city council is writing tax-break checks, and stick your hand into your own pocket to buy some meat on the hoof at the Stock Show ev...
The Weekly’s Jan. 9 cover story (“What ‘Free’ Parking?”) on the downtown parking additions made possible with tax-increment financing almost entirely dismissed what that program was designed to do ...
Tradition won’t pay the rent for bull riders in Fort Worth.
About an hour and a half before he is to pop his light frame onto the back of a 1,500-pound bull, Kyle Miller stretches to get ready.
Stepping off the curb earns a reporter eight years of threats but no day in court.
Lyrics to an old Johnny Cash song run through my brain with every trip to my mailbox.
Fear is a great way to control folks. Scare the bejeebers out of ‘em and they’ll do anything you ask. As a powermonger’s ploy, it dates back to the beginning of recorded history, up to and including recent mas...
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Before Close Encounters of the Third Kind came out in 1977, Steven Spielberg & Co. sponsored an art contest for kids across the country. The goal was to submit a rendering that most closely resembled the space aliens that ...
TCC’s downtown campus has failing marks in history and urban planning.
In October 2004, when Tarrant County College District officials posed at a ceremonial groundbreaking for their downtown campus along the Trinity River bluff just east of the Tarrant County Courthouse, Chancellor Leonardo de la ...
Air pollution settlement will provide seed money for “green” projects.
Generally speaking, when small environmental groups take on gigantic corporations, it usually doesn’t end well for the little guy – or the environment, for that matter.
High-steel workers view North Texas’ building boom from a dizzying perch.
When the tower crane’s boom came crashing down on him at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s control tower that day in 1972, it sent Rattlesnake Smith flying through the air, the impact hammering him through t...
An untraditional bunch rolls up and rolls out the goodies for street folk.
Southeast of downtown, in the rundown neighborhoods where Fort Worth’s homeless shelters are hidden safely out of view of the Sundance crowd, Steve and J.D. Christian found a welcome respite last weekend from their day-la...