Posts Tagged ‘city’

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...


Life, Death, and Truth at Carswell

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Thanks to Betty Brink and Fort Worth Weekly for their persistence in covering the plight of female inmates at Carswell Federal Medical Center  (“Carswell Loses in Court,” June 23, 2010). I’ve been invo...



’Copters or Community?

The city might close community centers, but there’s money for a new heliport — mostly for corporate executives.
DAN MCGRAW
When the city of Fort Worth announced plans in May to build a public heliport near downtown, the reasons given were not surprising. The heliport complex just east of I-35W would help boost downtown business and open in time for...


The People Are Listening

John Q. Public
To the editor: The Weekly staff did a fantastic overview (“Who’s Listening at City Hall?” June 16, 2010) of our esteemed city hall leaders and their collusionary tactics to have things “their way,” no matter the conse...



Bringing the Heat

Static
Yes, it’s a long hot summer already, even if you don’t live along the Gulf Coast. Some of the heat is welcome, some not so much. Out here on the prairie, the heat that’s building up is as much political as atmospheric —...


Who’s Listening at City Hall?

Neighborhoods say they’re being ignored.
ERIC GRIFFEY, BETTY BRINK, AND DAN MCGRAW
The Fort Worth City Council meeting on May 4 was an evening session, and council chambers were packed, mostly with residents who had come to oppose a change in the city’s zoning ordinance that would loosen the restrictions on...



Sex and the City 2: Hanging On

Despite bad writing, the franchise keeps its buddy-buddy heart.
COLE WILLIAMS
Sex and the City 2 picks up two years after the first, with the wedding of Stanford (Willie Garson) and Anthony (Mario Cantone), Carrie’s and Charlotte’s gay best friends. Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and John “...


Direction Home: Up

Fort Worth’s homeless program is working, but funding is still dicey.
DAN MCGRAW
Larry Andrews had been homeless for almost 15 years, most of that time spent down in the East Lancaster Avenue area, near the shelters and other agencies that provide services to folks in his situation. He had a cocaine problem...