Posts Tagged ‘city’

Flaw in the Ointment

Static
This rag gave Payton Scarth and his daddy Danny, a three-term city councilman from the East Side, a hard time a few weeks back when we reported that young Scarth got a sweet deal from the city housing department when it approve...


Mayoral Musings

Static
January is usually when local candidates start announcing their election plans. Neighborhood advocate and former Fort Worth city councilwoman Cathy Hirt hasn’t officially announced a run for mayor, but it doesn’t take a roc...



Street Theater

Southside activists painted over bureaucratic delays.
DAN MCGRAW
Arts Goggle is a Near Southside event held twice a year in the spring and fall, with nearly 70 venues hosting art shows and music. But this year’s fall event featured something extra — an unusual form of guerilla theater, w...


Muzzled Watchdogs

There wasn’t much barking on the public’s behalf at a recent hearing on gas drilling regulation.
CLYDE PICHT
The headline on Fort Worth Weekly’s Static column on Nov. 17 advised “Go Get ‘em, Watchdogs,” referring to the public’s chance to weigh in on gas issues in a hearing before the Texas House Committee on Energy Resource...



We’ve Been Plucked!

The 2010 Turkey Awards
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Hi, doc. Thanks for seeing me this week — it’s that time of year, you know, when I start feeling so exposed, so vulnerable. Like I’m out there in the cold. Like someone’s drawing a bead on me, sizing me up with a carvin...


Ill Will on One Tree Hill

Eastsiders resisted the city’s proposal to put a double-billboard-size art object on a scenic hill.
JEFF PRINCE
Mayor Pro Tem Danny Scarth and city officials are learning quickly that even thinking about plopping a huge, artist-designed Fort Worth monument alongside I-30 anywhere near Oakland Avenue’s scenic corridor may be tantamount ...



Bad Blood in Flower Mound

It’s a banner year for small-town backstabbing.
ERIC GRIFFEY
What do phallic vegetables, narcotics passwords, butt-pinching, and gas drilling have in common? They’re all related to a bizarre political melodrama unfolding in the town of Flower Mound.  


Radical Idea: Informed Voting

Static
Early voting has started with a bang for the Nov. 2 elections. And while the contest for governor certainly has the most entertainment value, it’s those “down ballot” races, folks, that determine the nitty-gritty of who r...



Kickin’ and Screamin’

A local newspaper helps drag Glen Rose out of the Stone Age.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEFF PRINCE
An hour southwest of Fort Worth, Glen Rose isn’t exactly Mayberry — there are more tourists, plus those dinosaur tracks, and a nuclear power plant just out the back door. But it does have a small-town feel and a town square...


Cultural Congestion

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Amid some strange comments from the city council about modern streetcar lines not being “culturally” compatible with Fort Worth, the city’s streetcar consultant this week laid out a plan for starter lines for that public ...