Posts Tagged ‘city’

Not the Finest Anything

They may be Brooklyn’s Finest, but this cop drama is a routine stop.
As boilerplate as its title would suggest, Brooklyn’s Finest is no different from any other gritty New York City cop thriller made in the past 35 years. If you took away the characters’ cell phones, this could be a movie fr...

Cat City Grill is Near Purr-fect

The new West Magnolia eatery’s fancy fare lives up to the hype.
The small storefront on Magnolia Avenue has been getting a lot of attention from local foodies: Vance Martin and Martin Thompson have more collective cachet than almost any other duo in town. Martin’s Lili’s Bistro, just up...

Mad Beaver Attack

A little birdie delivered to Static what is commonly known as a hot tip. Seems several majestic trees recently disappeared from the Cowtown Coliseum’s front lawn in the Stockyards. The beautiful trees were surreptitiously rem...

Pandora’s Wells

Do you know what's going down that disposal well near you?
In 2006, with drillers poking gas wells into the Barnett Shale beneath Fort Worth as fast as they could get mineral leases signed, Fort Worth granted a permit for the first well in this city of another kind – a hole not f...

Foxes, Henhouse

Is it a power grab or just good government at work?
On Tuesday, the Fort Worth city council voted unanimously to dissolve the 14-year Crime Control and Prevention District board and replace the appointed members with – who else – themselves. The move was being pushed...

Linwood Fights Redevelopment

Developers want to cash in on the modest near-Westside neighborhood.
What was supposed to be a feel-good meeting between an urban developer and a few friendly residents in the Linwood neighborhood was instead turning into Custer’s last stand.

Got Gas?

It's time to act to protect our health.
Kendall McCook
A year and a half ago, around the time four gas wells were being drilled in my Southside neighborhood, I was driving down Berry Street past Riverside Drive when my eyesight blurred. At first I wasn’t alarmed; I figured it...

Shock and Awe

To the editor:
John Q. Public
To the editor: Thank you so much for allowing me to grace the cover of your newspaper (“Weapons of Choice,” Dec. 23, 2009). It’s quite an honor. I’ve lived in Fort Worth my entire life, and I’ve re...

Tough Nut To Crack

Can yet another developer dent the Near Southeast's housing woes?
There’s a new developer on the block in Fort Worth’s Near Southeast Side who is confident he can do what dozens of other home builders and community leaders have not been able to do in spite of decades of effort: tu...

San Diego, Texas

A Fort Worth painter goes West - and brings along his Cowtown buds.
Most of the time he was growing up in Fort Worth, painter Drew Snyder wanted to be a musician. It was his first artistic identity. Some of his friends and fellow students at Country Day School — including Ben Groff and br...