Posts Tagged ‘city’

The People Are Listening

John Q. Public
To the editor: The Weekly staff did a fantastic overview (“Who’s Listening at City Hall?” June 16, 2010) of our esteemed city hall leaders and their collusionary tactics to have things “their way,” no matter the conse...

Bringing the Heat

Yes, it’s a long hot summer already, even if you don’t live along the Gulf Coast. Some of the heat is welcome, some not so much. Out here on the prairie, the heat that’s building up is as much political as atmospheric —...

Who’s Listening at City Hall?

Neighborhoods say they’re being ignored.
The Fort Worth City Council meeting on May 4 was an evening session, and council chambers were packed, mostly with residents who had come to oppose a change in the city’s zoning ordinance that would loosen the restrictions on...

Sex and the City 2: Hanging On

Despite bad writing, the franchise keeps its buddy-buddy heart.
Sex and the City 2 picks up two years after the first, with the wedding of Stanford (Willie Garson) and Anthony (Mario Cantone), Carrie’s and Charlotte’s gay best friends. Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and John “...

Direction Home: Up

Fort Worth’s homeless program is working, but funding is still dicey.
Larry Andrews had been homeless for almost 15 years, most of that time spent down in the East Lancaster Avenue area, near the shelters and other agencies that provide services to folks in his situation. He had a cocaine problem...

Where? All Over

The Where House is a newish arts space near 1919 Hemphill that’s hosted some interesting happenings lately — a string that will continue on Saturday. The Orbans –– about to release their startling ambitious and alarming...

The War on Sunshine

Officials in some cities are trying to gut Texas’ open meetings law.
Peggy Venable
A war against open government is being fought in Texas. Cities and public officials — including some in Arlington and Hurst — are using public money to go to court to try to gut the Texas Open Meetings Act, which prohibits ...

A Hole for Riverside Park

They want to dig up the park and haul it away.
Robert J. Gieb
A cruise down Scenic Drive in Riverside, just northeast of downtown Fort Worth, is a lesson in failed government. The road itself is actually part of Riverside Park along the Trinity River, its right of way conveyed to the city...

City Island: An Actor Prevaricates

This little indie film should have confined its drama to the stage.
Writer-director Raymond De Felitta made an excellent movie in 2000 called Two Family House, a drama that drew heavily on his early life and his memories of his dad. Since then he’s made only three films, including this one an...

Hailing a Problem

Former drivers say Fort Worth taxis aren’t as safe as they should be.
Story and photos by andrew mclemore
When veteran cab driver Robert Spence stepped into his bright yellow taxicab on a summer morning a little more than a year ago, it barely had a scratch on it.