Posts Tagged ‘city’

Broken Homes

The city housing agency might not pass inspection.
Betty Brink
On a treeless stretch of rolling land just north of the Riverside Drive and Berry Street intersection, four pastel-painted two-story model homes have risen from the proverbial ashes of one of the most blighted chunks of real es...

Power to the People?

Fort Worth neighborhoods want downtown to share the wealth.
Dan McGraw
The fluorescent panels in the basketball gym at the Martin Luther King Center on the city’s East Side threw a harsh light that bounced off the blue and white walls.

Alarming Heights

As Big D designs itself into a cultural mecca, Fort Worth turns back the clock.
Fact: There are more important examples of Modernist and contemporary public architecture in Fort Worth — three — than in any other Texas city, possibly the entire Southwest: the Amon Carter Museum (Philip Johnson), the Kim...

Bourbon Street Blues

Big Ticket
For all of Spike Lee’s considerable achievements as a fiction filmmaker, he may be even better as a documentarian.

Here, the Sidewalks End

Wheelchair users and others want to get out of the street.
Dan McGraw
For two years, Mike Wyss has been a member of the Fort Worth Mayor’s Council on Persons with Disabilities. Wyss, 47, has cerebral palsy, and up until four years ago he was able to drive a car.

Mineral-Rights Manna

Will local officials’ vision match the moolah coming in from the gas boom?
FW Weekly Staff
So, you’ve won the lottery — not the biggest one, maybe, but juicy enough that if you’re already earning, say $50,000, that winning ticket will add another $2,000 to $5,000 a year, after taxes. And while you can’t be su...

Shaping a Future for the Fort

Fernando Costa drags us kicking and screaming toward a livable city.
Fernando Costa is a familiar sight at Fort Worth City Council meetings, giving presentations on one aspect or another of the city’s past, present, or future. As city planning director, he is the hub where many spokes on the c...

Sneak Play

Politicians pull an end-around to benefit the Cowboys.
Jeff Prince
A cold drizzle doesn’t stop Julia Burgen from climbing out of a warm pickup truck and walking along Johnson Creek in Arlington’s entertainment district, near I-30 and Collins Street, where Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, Ameri...

Short Hop to the Big Apple

A TCU-born theater group is introducing local frogs to the off-Broadway pond — and vice versa.
Jimmy Fowler
It wasn’t much of a stretch, when a small group of TCU drama students decided to stage a play on the Horned Frog campus seven years ago, for them to pick the name Amphibian Productions for the new theatrical entity they&#...

J Versus K

The Show
Arlington indie rockers J Versus K played their first show last May.