Posts Tagged ‘city of Fort Worth’
Casino Park dominated the (frozen) Lake Worth shoreline in the early 20th century. Courtesy North Fort Worth Historical Society

Casino Dreams

Arlington developers are working to recreate Lake Worth’s storied amusement park.
Noel Nelson and girlfriend Madelyn Walsh walked their dogs along the Lake Worth shore on a recent morning, enjoying the breeze, the green grass, and the anticipation of a brighter future. Nelson has lived most of his 27 years i...

shamwow guy

City Discounting Rain Barrels and Compost Bins

Eric Griffey
Where’s Billy Mays when you need him? Oh yeah. What about the Sham-Wow guy? Yikes.  I guess I’ll pitch this deal myself, at my own risk: For a limited time, the City of Fort Worth is selling rain barrels and compos...

Chesser (rear) and Bentley couldn’t save the big elm tree, which is now a pile of sawdust. Jeff Prince

Nightmare on Elm’s Street

The city’s “oops” won’t bring back this beautiful giant.
Nobody knows how old the American elm at the corner of Murphy Street and Cleckler Avenue was, but it was mammoth and regal. The tree provided a blanket of shade for the small frame house underneath it. Neighbors had enjoyed the...

City Coughs Up Rainbow Cash

Jimmy Fowler
Bravo to city leaders for settling with Chad Gibson and George Armstrong for more than $400,000 in the wake of the historic Rainbow Lounge raid, although I’m not sure they had a choice. My colleague Jeff Prince missed the poi...

NFL Football Monument Set For Sundance Square

Jeff Prince
You’d think two National Football League teams, a massive ESPN crew,  hundreds of thousands of fans and revelers, global media scrutiny, and all the various bookies, prostitutes, drug dealers, con artists, and assorted r...

FW’s Trannie Budget Crisis

Jimmy Fowler
Lots of people are preening with moral outrage that FW city leaders will consider covering gender reassignment surgery in the employee health plans. That’s only one in a list of 20 recommendations by a post-Rainbow Lounge rai...