Posts Tagged ‘council’

What Part of Yes Do You Not Understand?

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A Fort Worth-sponsored survey showed that most residents want the number of council member districts expanded from eight to 10 to provide better representation. Increasing the number of districts is expected to reduce the avera...


Knocking on the Door

Hispanic political power is at stake in redistricting battles.
Dan McGraw, Photos by Lee Chastain
Contention is always on the agenda in Fort Worth’s halls of government, whether the question is gas wells, bullying, budget woes, or eminent domain. But in the last few weeks, the heat has been turned up on an even more nuts-...



Best Of 2011

People & Politics
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
TV Journalist: Readers’ choice: Karen Borta, CBS/Channel 11 Critic’s choice: Brett Shipp, WFAA/Channel 8 This Dallas native is the son of newsman Bert Shipp, and the apple didn’t fall far from the muckraking tree. Brett S...


Closer to Reality?

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City Hall is already looking different under the leadership of Fort Worth’s new mayor. Betsy Price ran this week’s city council meetings in the same manner she handles herself — she was pleasant, efficient, and confident....



A High-Priced Can of Worms

Haltom City taxpayers are footing the bill for years’ worth of secretive city-hall deals.
PETER GORMAN PHOTOS BY TONY ROBLES
Haltom City has about 40,000 people and an annual budget of about $65 million. As towns go, it’s mostly modest — modest homes, modest aspirations. Those aspirations, in recent years, have included cleaning up the funky thor...


Leading Molly

For the first time in years, the Fort Worth Mayor’s Race is wide open.
STORY and PHOTOS by jeff prince
Aw, look at the five mayoral candidates. Aren’t they sweet? The play together so nicely! They vowed a clean, friendly race at their first forum in March, and so far they’ve stuck to the game plan. They even praise one anoth...



Today Libya, Tomorrow Syria?

There’s a bigger picture to consider.
Gwynne Dyer
Last Friday saw the first nationwide protests against the Baath regime in Syria. If these protests develop into a full-scale revolt, the regime’s response may dwarf that of Col. Muammar Qaddafi in Libya.  


Seeing No Evil, Re-Redux

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For, what, the umpteenth time, critics of the city’s actions on gas drilling and ethical issues got no respect Tuesday from the Fort Worth City Council. The council voted 6-0 to deny appeals from activists Jim Ashford and Lou...



Derailed

Fort Worth’s streetcar debate was about more than money and trains.
DAN MCGRAw photos by lee chastain
Just about a year ago, a modern streetcar system in Fort Worth seemed likely, even imminent. The city had been studying streetcars for 15 years, and the panels and task forces of prominent business leaders were gung ho. A major...


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...