Posts Tagged ‘crime’
BOOKS

Days of Shame

In a new book, Fort Worth’s E.R. Bills shines a light on the 1910 Slocum Massacre.
MARGARET ALLYSON
Nobody really knows why a group of white men went on a killing spree in the small East Texas town of Slocum in 1910. And until recently, nobody seemed to want to remember the shameful incident. Erroneously reported by some news...


Standard Parking employees collect parking fees on city lots in the Cultural District. Jeff Price

Insult to Injury

Parking fees at Will Rogers are irksome. Stolen fees are worse.
JEFF PRINCE
Thievery has been reported at the Will Rogers Memorial Center parking lot. How much money is missing? That’s hard to say. City officials don’t want to talk about it. Neither do officials at Standard Parking, the vendor that...



1919 Fight Tragic But Not Shocking

Anthony Mariani
There’s no doubt that the Near South Side is in flux. As the neighborhood continues its transformation from an urban wasteland into a bona fide cultural district, the attendant growing pains will become more intense. Seemingl...


Breaking News: Lege Does Good

Static
It’s like one of those heartwarming scenes from a disaster: Firemen saving a baby from the burning building. Volunteers pulling survivors from the tornado’s wreckage. Or, in this case, a state senator getting a good bill th...



Let the Right Ones Out

Fort Worth folks play key roles in the work of freeing the wrongly convicted.
DAN MCGRAW
Cory Session is busy these days. The Fort Worth native is spending a lot of time in Austin, lobbying the Texas Legislature to make changes in the state’s criminal justice laws. He also speaks often to law school students, bot...


The (South) Fort Worth Blues

Changing demographics bring challenges for schools and residents along the Fort Worth-Crowley border.
TASHA HAYTON
The Sycamore Center Villa Apartments, a few blocks west of I-35 in South Fort Worth, is a nice-looking complex, with newish brick residential blocks behind a controlled-access gate, a large community center, a pool — and a bi...



Shell Game

A crime-district power grab was carefully planned.
JEFF PRINCE
Six months after the Fort Worth City Council took control of a $50 million tax-supported crime prevention fund, local watchdogs are still growling over the move, vowing to make sure the council doesn’t drain the fund to help ...


Foxes, Henhouse

Is it a power grab or just good government at work?
Static
On Tuesday, the Fort Worth city council voted unanimously to dissolve the 14-year Crime Control and Prevention District board and replace the appointed members with – who else – themselves. The move was being pushed...



Gilbert Arenas, the Man With the Golden Gun

Kristian Lin
Like everybody else, I was appalled when I heard about NBA star Gilbert Arenas and teammate Javaris Crittenton pulling guns on each other in a locker-room dispute. Yesterday, though, the story took a funny turn: TMZ reported th...


Come Clean on Campus Crime

John Q. Public
To the editor: Regarding your story about Clery Act controversies at Tarleton State University (“A Fine Education,” Nov. 11, 2009): Colleges and universities routinely provide Clery Act data while touting their comp...