Posts Tagged ‘city’
“I sleep fine at night because I know I’m doing the right thing,” said Jennifer Olson, Protective Parents Coalition cofounder. Photo by Madelyn Edwards.

Libeling Lawyers

Two local attorneys sue local child advocates over Facebook comments.
Madelyn Edwards
Jennifer Olson brought a valuable person with her to meet me at a grocery store café for this interview –– her 6-year-old son. The brown-eyed boy sat quietly as I talked to his mom about a pending lawsuit against her. The ...


Cop Boxing, Ballin’

The crowd gasped at a recent public forum when an energetic young black man talked about how anxious he was when he was pulled over by a cruiser one night not too long ago. An officer approached the man’s driver’s-side wind...


Fewer Free Rides

In years past, the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office has interpreted state law regarding bond forfeiture in a way that some people say favored the bail bonds industry rather than taxpayers. During the long re...


Welcome to Stop Six

Erin Ratigan
Regina Blair’s “Hillary for President” t-shirt was drenched with sweat as we sat in the sweltering July heat. Before meeting her at her mother’s house, I had noticed the temperature gauge in my car: 96 degrees and climb...


Yeehaw, You’re Fired!

HBO should create a new series about the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center each January. Imagine The Sopranos meets Deadwood. In fact, just call it The Sopranos II and forget about Deadw...


TIGER Prowls East Lancaster

Business owners along the strip may see significant changes soon — but still aren’t hopeful.
Madelyn Edwards
Business owners along East Lancaster Avenue have pretty much seen it all –– druggies, drunks, panhandlers, thieves, trespassers. Just about anyone who operates a business along the city’s most notorious street has dealt w...


Police Intelligence Matters

With all the shots being fired lately in Dallas and around the country, we can add one more misguided volley to the list. The Fort Worth Police Officers Association shot themselves in the foot this week after posting a status d...

Photo by Jeff Prince.

Crumbling Hopes

If these neighbors don’t replace a poorly constructed wall on their own dime, the city may fine them.
Jeff Prince
The brick wall along Chapel Creek Boulevard in far West Fort Worth is getting worse. This 6-foot-high, 2,000-foot-long privacy barrier between the boulevard and the neighborhood of Little Chapel Creek started falling apart not ...


Fort Worth’s Transit Future

Will The T’s master plan and TEX Rail move us forward?
Eric Griffey
On an oven-hot Sunday in July, the No. 25 bus pulled up to its stop at the intersection of Hulen Street and Camp Bowie Boulevard. The five of us waiting there stirred. We had been huddled beneath what little shade was cast by t...


Redbud Feng Shui

Driving along East 1st Street and Randol Mill Road these days is part reality, part fantasy for longtime East Side commercial realtor Jerry Barton. The reality lies in seeing dozens of young trees freshly planted alongside road...