Posts Tagged ‘city’

Cash-Trapped

BETTY BRINK
Fort Worth City Council member Kathleen Hicks believes that her Eastside constituency is under assault from a powerful and virtually unregulated coalition of payday lenders and pawn shops, and she is launching a major effort to...


A Gem in Southeast

WALTER H. WILLIAMS III
As board chairman of the Near Southeast Community Development Corporation, I appreciated Fort Worth Weekly‘s recent article about the city housing department (“Falling Down, Getting Back Up,” Oct. 21, 2009). B...



Amphibian Production

KRISTIAN LIN
Traditional hand-drawn animation has been out of fashion for much of this decade. Most of Hollywood followed Pixar’s lead years ago and went to computers for their animated family movies. Now the novelty value of that has...


No Scrooges Here

Static
So, Thanksgiving came and went and nobody at Static’s house burned the rolls or even complained about the food. The Horned Frog football team is kicking butts nationally. Public transportation is getting attention in Fort...



School’s Out

Peter Gorman
A controversial program that forced more than 60 public works inspectors in the city’s engineering department to add almost a full load of college courses to their working schedule for more than two years has been scrappe...


Many Turkey Returns

John Q. Public
To the editor: The Fort Worth Weekly gave a Turkey Award to the city council for ostensibly funding – in these trying times – the creation of a John F. Kennedy sculpture destined for General Worth Square. The Turkey...



Transfer from If to When

DAN MCGRAW
Five years ago, no one in Fort Worth was thinking much about public transportation, particularly an inner-city streetcar system. Real estate developers, assuming that only poor people used mass transit, didn’t want any li...


Hear No Evil

BETTY BRINK
This summer, when members of the Fort Worth City Council were briefed on the grim results of a federal investigation of the city’s housing department, they could justifiably have asked the city manager and mayor, “W...



Don’t Come Back

John Q. Public
To the editor: As usual, Betty Brink and Fort Worth Weekly do not know our community. The same day this story came out (“Falling Down, Getting Back Up,” Oct. 21, 2009), a jury¬† gave Shirley Lewis the maximum $2,000...


2009 Turkey Awards

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
We at Fort Worth Weekly are nothing if not topical. We have noticed that Times Are Tough. And so, like every other retailer on this planet, we have figured out how to sell the sizzle when the bird itself is tougher than a drill...