Posts Tagged ‘city’

Lock-Step Leadership

Static
By the time the dust cleared last week, Fort Worth city leaders had re-injected a modicum of humanity into a municipal budget that had seemingly been sucked dry of human kindness by the demands of a big deficit and a limping ec...


Yes They Might

Static
The Arlington powers that be probably hoped their burg would drop out of the negative national headlines for a while, after local schools superintendent Jerry McCullough issued an apology for refusing to show President Barack O...



Self-Fulfilling Bureaucracy

DAN MCGRAW
Over the past several months, Fort Worth city staffers and council members have agonized over what jobs and programs would have to be cut to balance the municipal budget. But in at least one area, the city staff recommended exp...


Maybe Yes

John Q. Public
To the editor: As usual, Jeff Prince’s reportage, this time in his “Mayfest: Maybe Not” story (Aug. 26, 2009), was a must-read.



Learning to Love Big Gas

Don Young
In his Aug. 26 Fort Worth Weekly report, “The Big Takeover,” Peter Gorman wrote about all the bad publicity that natural gas extractors have been getting lately. But the industry isn’t worried: It has found ot...


‘Tween a Rock and a Parking Lot

JEFF PRINCE
Residents on Roosevelt Street felt like they’d been blindsided by a burly linebacker after Arlington city officials announced in August that they would begin charging $25 a car for parking on city-owned lots during Dallas...



Outback Symphony

KRISTIAN LIN
The earnest and completely uninventive Australian drama Broken Hill is about Tommy McAlpine (Luke Arnold, an Australian TV star who strongly resembles Adrian Grenier), a teenager who dreams of becoming a composer as he grows up...


Evenings Out

Kristian Lin
With fall approaching, Fort Worth wants you to come out this weekend and see the city’s various cultural treasures. First of all, Gallery Night is on Saturday, and this year’s attractions include a rare touring hist...



Healing Healthcare

John Q. Public
To the editor: As a physician, I feel I must write to you about the healthcare debate (“Healthy Debate,” July 29, 2009).


Cut Out

DAN MCGRAW
For those outside the ‘hood, the perception of late night youth programs at city community centers is that of older teenagers shooting hoops — you know, would-be gangbangers who are staying off the streets and away ...