Posts Tagged ‘city’

Moving the Mud Elsewhere

Joshua’s ordinance against landfarming could have a ripple effect for the drilling industry.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In May, when a Joshua police officer spotted a truck entering a vacant lot, he decided to investigate. The muddy mess he discovered and the series of events that preceded and followed would prompt a new law in the city of Joshu...


Growing Up Before Ground Zero

NAUREEN SHAH
When I was a child, I had no idea what I was. My family didn’t have cable TV for a long time. Once we got it, I learned that we didn’t like taxes. Later, we didn’t like Bill Clinton, because we didn’t like taxes. The we...



Still Ripped

Static
The battle between a business and a neighborhood continues in Bluebonnet Place near Texas Christian University.


Bringing the Pearl to Life

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Thank you for publishing the story about the Dorothy Lane Courts (“The Pearl of Dorothy Lane,” July 21, 2010), based in part on material from Juliet George’s new book on Arlington Heights. Friends who staye...



Dirty Air

Static
Who’s number-one in Texas for ozone air pollution? Hint: It ain’t Houston anymore. Yes, folks, Dallas/Fort Worth has unseated the Bayou City to become the state leader in lung-searing, asthma-inducing ozone.


Guitar Wisdom

Static
 Fort Worth Weekly writer and musician Jeff Prince got a standing ovation at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference on Saturday in Grapevine after he gave a presentation explaining how he uses songwriting techniques in new...



Ethics Alive

A city panel on ethical dealings shows signs of life.
Story and photos BY JEFF PRINCE
Questionable ethics at city hall have gone mostly unchallenged in recent years because residents weren’t sure how to combat them. Not anymore.


Keeping the Light On

Static
 Static is glad to see that Attorney General Greg Abbott is back in court defending the Texas Open Meetings Act. The law, which essentially ensures that the public’s business be done in the light of day and not in back r...



Rethinking Red-Light Cameras

Fort Worth isn’t the only place where the traffic devices face opposition.
JEFF PRINCE
Small pickups are dicey on wet streets. Their lightweight rear ends can lose traction on slick surfaces, particularly during sudden stops. So Daniel Byram had to make a split-second decision last fall when a traffic light turne...


Overloading the Seesaw

Fort Worth’s parks program is falling behind.
DAN MCGRAW
When Fort Worth voters passed a bond package in 2004, it included funds for a community recreation center in North Fort Worth. Lance Griggs, president of the Summerfields Neighborhood Association, thought that the community cen...