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Fair Wages For All

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Betsy Price took a $100,000 pay cut when she decided to become mayor in 2011. She had earned more than $1 million during her 10 years as tax assessor-collector (at an annual salary of $129,000 back then). Price sought election ...


JIMMY CARTER (FAR RIGHT) STANDS APART FROM MOST OF HIS PEERS. (Wikipedia photo)

Habitat For Humanity Breaking Ground In Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
Jimmy Carter was a popular punchline due to his rocky one-term stint as president, but the guy has been the best post-president ever. He’s America’s version of Mother Teresa, except Carter wears work boots instead o...



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Mayor Price Plays Talk Show Host

Eric Griffey
In a series called “It’s Your Fort Worth,” Mayor Betsy Price talks to Southside Pirate Radio man John Rody and Keep Fort Worth Funky‘s James Zametz about what makes Fort Worth “Funkytown.” Sp...


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Grease Those Wheels

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City leaders are a bit schizophrenic when it comes to the cluster of homeless shelters on East Lancaster Avenue. They created the centralized complex and herded the city’s homeless people there primarily to reduce the amount ...



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Mayors Push For Parks Funding

Eric Griffey
Tomorrow, seven mayors from around the country, including Fort Worth mayor Betsy Price, will launch a bi-partisan effort to push for more funding of green spaces in urban areas. The Mayors for Parks coalition will also urge fed...


Mayor Betsy Price: “We don’t like other cities outdoing us.”

Ebbing Tide

Gas revenues to fund the arts? What gas revenues?
ANTHONY MARIANI
Be afraid, Fort Worth. Be very afraid. Late last year, the Fort Worth City Council decided to decrease funding for the nearly 50-year-old Arts Council of Fort Worth, a nonprofit agency that distributes funds to 45 local groups,...



Ashford: “... Putting them behind closed doors would have been disastrous.” Jeff Prince

Trusting City Hall

Opponents of the new ethics ordinance say citizens dodged one bullet, got hurt by others.
PETER GORMAN
When the Fort Worth City Council approved major changes in the city’s ethics ordinance recently, it put the city in a different camp than most other major American cities outside Texas on how to handle complaints — and in a...


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Noisy East Siders Get Chance To Bend Mayor’s Ear

Jeff Prince
Folks on the east side of Fort Worth aren’t shy about speaking their minds. Necessity makes them noisy. Throughout the city’s history, the East Side has been considered the runt of the litter. Forth Worth establishe...



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The mayor backs drillers while working for sustainability and transparency.
Photos and story by ANDREW MCLEMORE
Most of the Fort Worth residents who gathered outside the city council chambers felt so overwhelmed they asked for a moment to collect their thoughts before responding to questions. There was so much patting of backs and loud c...


Cathy Hirt Endorses Jim Lane For Mayor

Jeff Prince
Cathy Hirt, who finished third in the Fort Worth mayoral race earlier this month, is endorsing Jim Lane, the candidate who came in second behind Betsy Price. Price and Lane will duke it out in a runoff election next month. Here...