Posts Tagged ‘city’

Digitally Diving Old Folks

A proposed change to Fort Worth’s charter caught Static’s attention recently. Last July, Fort Worth City Council appointed a task force to recommend possible changes to Cowtown’s founding document. The charter has been up...


Student Scourge

A powerbroker doesn’t want his tony neighborhood turning into Fraternity Row.
Jeff Prince and Edward Brown
The couple sitting in the front row of City Hall looked more than a little pissed off. Talk about body language. Stephen Buttram had his arms folded, head cocked, and eyes narrowed. His wife’s arms were also folded. Ansley Bu...


The West 7th Vortex

Chow, Baby
Restaurants come and go. That’s just the nature of the business. I’ve worked in and have written about the biz long enough to know not to get too attached to a place. But every once in awhile I’m taken aback when I hear t...

Christopher Bonilla (left) and Fernando Florez are ready to see Hemphill/Berry take off. Photo by Brian Hutson.

Helping Hemphill

There’s more to fixing a dilapidated intersection than an urban village.
Edward Brown
One of Fort Worth’s best spots to grab a late-night street taco or catch a local punk band has long been Hemphill Street. The road isn’t just a local treasure. It’s an important thoroughfare between downtown and South For...


It’s Not in the Bag

Undeterred by the failure of a ban on plastic bags in Dallas this past May, the Fort Worth Sierra Club is going ahead with an attempt to ban the containers in our city. American retailers use some 100 billion plastic bags a yea...

Michael Banta is concerned about the new cookie cutter houses that now occupy his beloved neighborhood of 1930s bungalows. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Toothless Near TCU

As students cram into near-campus houses, homeowners are left with little recourse.
Kenneth Kost
When homeowners near TCU fought for an overlay in their district to restrict property owners from housing more than three unrelated tenants under the same roof, the homeowners didn’t know they would have to enforce the rules ...

Elliot: “We poured every penny we have, blood, sweat, and tears into this  place.” Photo by Lee Chastain.

Boarded Up, Ink

Though Race Street is dying, a new business is being turned away.
Eric Griffey
The rows of empty buildings on Race Street in east Fort Worth look like a scene from the Great Depression. But the boarded up lots are a little misleading. The area is ground zero for what could be the city’s next bustling bu...

Protestors in South Texas march against ICE’s newest facility.
Steve Pavey, Hope In Focus (

Asylum Seekers Detained

As detention centers in Texas hold asylum seekers needlessly, the private operators rake in millions.
Peter Gorman
In response to 2014’s unprecedented number of women with their children caught crossing the border between Mexico and the United States —68,000 families — President Obama expanded on a program of family detention that had...

City Grants a Reprieve

Last month, Fort Worth Weekly told readers about Sharon Baker’s battle to repair her crumbling Eastside home (“Seeking Shelter,” Dec. 21, 2011). In 1964, she saw her mother and father shot to death there. Since then she...

Happy New Year

What seemed like a dream home in 2004 became a living nightmare for Tim and Christine Ruggiero after drillers started fracking for natural gas just 300 feet from their front door in Decatur. Fort Worth Weekly and others wrote s...