Posts Tagged ‘city council’
Bason: “... there is more than adequate proof that this is park property.” Jeff Prince

Is a Parkway a Park?

Residents disagree over a city-owned wooded slope at Oakhurst’s border.
JEFF PRINCE
The request seemed simple. A Fort Worth couple’s backyard pool had been partially built on city property years ago, long before the couple bought their house. In 2000, the couple asked the city to vacate 6,000 square feet of ...


Fakhoury: “The Fourth Amendment applies here.” Courtesy Electronic Frontier Foundation

KingFish-ing for Info

A new police tracking device puts Fort Worth in the middle of a constitutional debate.
ZACK SHLACHTER
In February, when the Fort Worth City Council considered the police department’s request to spend $184,000 on technology for tracking cell phone locations, approval was unanimous, without debate, and with only a few curious d...



A YouTube video captures the glorious biceps of Marshall Hobbs.

Pesky Facts

A lot of finger-waggin’ but few answers in District 8.
Jeff Prince
Residency questions continue to swirl around Marshall Hobbs, one of three candidates vying for the District 8 Fort Worth City Council seat in a special election on May 12. The winner will replace the popular Kathleen Hicks, who...


Sound Police Are Coming

Anthony Mariani
On Tuesday Fort Worth city council passed a noise ordinance, becoming one of only several large metropolises with specific limits on sound. In business areas, police can issue citations for noises louder than 70 decibels at nig...



City To Weigh Tobacco-Free Hiring Policy

Andrew McLemore
All those ashtrays surrounding Fort Worth City Hall could be a thing of the past if the City Council approved a proposal to stop hiring smokers. Mayor Betsy Price answered questions after Tuesday morning’s council meeting...


Will City Council End Streetcar Study?

Jimmy Fowler
The new urbanism website Fortworthology is predicting that anti-streetcar forces on the city council  – with Kathleen Hicks out of town and Mayor Moncrief voting with the “anti-“ faction – have the numbers to kill com...



Gas Drilling Air Testing Tonight’s Hot Topic

Jeff Prince
Tonight’s city council meeting ought to be explosive, although that’s probably a poor choice of words when discussing natural gas drilling in Fort Worth. The city council likes to look proactive when problem arise with gas ...


Budget Woes Bring Tears

Jeff Prince
Interning journalist Sarah Perry wrote this blog post: Most folks knew budget cutting was going to be brutal in Fort Worth, but when the city council got the proposed financial game plan on Tuesday evening, the realities in it ...