Posts Tagged ‘city’

Legend of the Guardians: Hoot and a Holler

Zack Snyder goes animated in this owlish action picture.
KRISTIAN LIN
Live-action filmmakers have been getting into animation lately, but only the ones who have a strongly developed and distinctive cinematic style (like Tim Burton or Wes Anderson) have found it worth the trouble. That’s what Za...


Has Fort Worth Lost its Moral Compass?

Ethics questions seem to be a hallmark of this city administration.
Betty Brink and Jeff Prince. Photos by Jeff Prince
Politics is a messy game — you need a playbook when you’re spending more than a billion dollars a year, making rules that affect the lives of nearly a million people, and balancing neighborhoods and business interests. With...



Which Ox to Gore

Neighborhood leaders question how city budget cuts are being decided.
DAN MCGRAW
The witching hour is approaching for Fort Worth’s city budget: By the end of the month, the city council must decide how to chop about $73 million in services and payroll. And a lot of neighborhood and civic leaders are worri...


Parking Wars

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When Fort Worth officials ordered up an 1,100-space parking garage near the Will Rogers Memorial Center, they decided it would be paid for via a $5 fee on all the parking lots surrounding the center, year-round. The city negoti...



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

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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

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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

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 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...