Posts Tagged ‘city’

Foot Off the Gas

City hall budgeters ignore the boom.
DAN MCGRAW
For the past year or so, economists have been saying that North Texas seems immune to many of the money problems facing the rest of the country.


Official Secrets

Tarrant voters have a heaping plate of reasons to go to the polls May 10 — including some that officials wish citizens didn’t know.
Betty Brink and Laurie Barker James
Elections with only local issues on the ballot – school board races, bond issues, choices for leadership of obscure bodies like water districts and community colleges – usually draw less voter interest in these part...



Arting Up

In art, perhaps, is the salvation of Cowtown.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Martha Peters may have one of the most enviable offices in Fort Worth.


The Austin Biennial

Kultur
Applications for the third annual Texas Biennial are now available at www.texasbiennial.com. A group art show composed of open submissions, the biennial, if you haven’t already guessed, is grossly biased toward Austin, th...



Eagle-Eye View

Tarrant’s newest lakeside park is already a monument.
Jeff Prince
When the gates open to the public on Friday, Eagle Mountain Lake Park will represent many things beyond the obvious beauty of 400 pristine acres covered with wildflowers, cedars, oaks, mesquites, cactus, rocks, walking trails, ...


Gonna Fly Now

With her new album, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Elizabeth Wills intends to inspire listeners rather than bum them out.
JIMMY FOWLER
Singer-songwriter Elizabeth Wills recently relocated to her hometown of Fort Worth after a few years working a non-musical gig in the gorgeous mountain city of Aspen, Colo.



Garage Art

The Fort Worth Convention Center’s new parking facility isn’t groundbreaking but still great.
Art
Designer garages are nothing new. At Princeton University, TEN Arquitectos’ Enrique Norten uses an elegant stainless-steel scrim to hide the parked vehicles.


Carrying Folks to Care

JPS’ problems extend to Arlington — but public transportation doesn’t.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Things are tough all over for poor people in Arlington – no public transit, city policies seemingly aimed at keeping low-cost housing out of town – so it may come as no surprise that healthcare for the city’s ...



The East Side Comes Out Swingin’

This group of activists fights city hall on everyone’s behalf.
Jeff Prince
Towering trees are among the many things that attracted Wanda Conlin to the Meadowbrook neighborhood in East Fort Worth five decades ago.


Hidden Heritage

Views from a downtown park are beautiful — but its future is murky.
Dan McGraw
When the Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department closed Heritage Park six months ago, few downtown regulars noticed.