Posts Tagged ‘city’
A local do-gooder and prominent businessman are helping Fort Worth’s less fortunate find some stability.
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, the fact that America’s middle class is shrinking is undeniable. Families, single people, college students, and every other type of working, middle-income American in betwee...
A coalition works toward bringing fresh food to poor parts of town.
The scene looked nothing like the picturesque images plastered on billboards by the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau. Several dozen people with IDs in hand were in line in an open-air facility near a row of retail st...
A proposed change to Fort Worth’s charter caught Static’s attention recently. Last July, Fort Worth City Council appointed a task force to recommend possible changes to Cowtown’s founding document. The charter has been up...
A powerbroker doesn’t want his tony neighborhood turning into Fraternity Row.
Jeff Prince and Edward Brown
Jeff Prince and Edward Brown
The couple sitting in the front row of City Hall looked more than a little pissed off. Talk about body language. Stephen Buttram had his arms folded, head cocked, and eyes narrowed. His wife’s arms were also folded. Ansley Bu...
Restaurants come and go. That’s just the nature of the business. I’ve worked in and have written about the biz long enough to know not to get too attached to a place. But every once in awhile I’m taken aback when I hear t...
There’s more to fixing a dilapidated intersection than an urban village.
One of Fort Worth’s best spots to grab a late-night street taco or catch a local punk band has long been Hemphill Street. The road isn’t just a local treasure. It’s an important thoroughfare between downtown and South For...
Undeterred by the failure of a ban on plastic bags in Dallas this past May, the Fort Worth Sierra Club is going ahead with an attempt to ban the containers in our city. American retailers use some 100 billion plastic bags a yea...
As students cram into near-campus houses, homeowners are left with little recourse.
When homeowners near TCU fought for an overlay in their district to restrict property owners from housing more than three unrelated tenants under the same roof, the homeowners didn’t know they would have to enforce the rules ...
Though Race Street is dying, a new business is being turned away.
The rows of empty buildings on Race Street in east Fort Worth look like a scene from the Great Depression. But the boarded up lots are a little misleading. The area is ground zero for what could be the city’s next bustling bu...
As detention centers in Texas hold asylum seekers needlessly, the private operators rake in millions.
In response to 2014’s unprecedented number of women with their children caught crossing the border between Mexico and the United States —68,000 families — President Obama expanded on a program of family detention that had...