Posts Tagged ‘city’

Gonna Fly Now

With her new album, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Elizabeth Wills intends to inspire listeners rather than bum them out.
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.
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.
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.

Monster Hash

Though its premise is promising, Cloverfield is all bark and no bite.
Cole Williams
When I first saw the mysterious trailer for Cloverfield last summer, I thought “probably just another disaster movie,” though I prayed “giant-monster movie.” As a lifelong Godzilla fan, I couldn’t ...

No Names, Just Burritos

An untraditional bunch rolls up and rolls out the goodies for street folk.
Southeast of downtown, in the rundown neighborhoods where Fort Worth’s homeless shelters are hidden safely out of view of the Sundance crowd, Steve and J.D. Christian found a welcome respite last weekend from their day-la...

Tree Fight Resprouts

The city’s gas well permit practices may come under court scrutiny.
Dan McGraw
When trees along the Trinity River across from Colonial Country Club fell to gas drillers’ saws last month, many who had fought to save the grove intact thought the battle was over.

Magical Misery Tour

Gen-Y’ers didn’t invent the scuzzy wonders of Fort Worth’s rock scene.
Jeff Prince
Memento scavengers made hit-and-run stops for two days, stepping out of their cars to survey the pile of rubble in hopes of nabbing a brick, a fixture, a cinder block painted a familiar blue, any reminder of Fort Worth’s ...

What “Free” Parking?

Downtown developers are parking millions of tax dollars in their garages.
Dan McGraw
When downtown Fort Worth was in the doldrums back in the late ’80s, the Sundance Square real estate development group – led by billionaire Ed Bass – knew what the problem was. Parking, pure and simple.