Posts Tagged ‘downtown’

Transfer from If to When

DAN MCGRAW
Five years ago, no one in Fort Worth was thinking much about public transportation, particularly an inner-city streetcar system. Real estate developers, assuming that only poor people used mass transit, didn’t want any li...


Service Counts

Last Call
It’s easy to take good service for granted. I’m really impressed by servers who anticipate my needs, instinctively show up when I want something, and are generally unobtrusive. What I don’t like are the over-t...



Blasting Off

KEN SHIMAMOTO
“Come to The Rocket,” a friend said. “It’s a new burger place on the North Side. It kinda reminds me of Casino’s.”


Parking Perils

Jeff Prince
A disagreement between a valet attendant and Fort Worth police has escalated to feud status, prompting a flurry of citations, an arrest, accusations of police harassment and retaliation, and an internal police investigation.



Ready to Wear

Kultur
“I asked my mom to buy me a seersucker suit from Cox. Instead, she got me a cocksucker suit from Sears.” – anonymous


TCC’s Money Machine

Betty Brink
Perhaps leaders of the Tarrant County College District thought that their latest grand move would quell the controversy that has been swirling deep and fast around their ambitious and hugely expensive – and, it appears, h...



Shell Game

Betty Brink
Tarrant County College board vice president Bobby McGee came forward Monday to support fellow trustee Joe Hudson’s complaints about the irregularities surrounding a June 25 meeting at which the board gave Chancellor Leona...


Out of the Depot

The push for an inner-city rail system builds up a little steam.
MATT GOODMAN
When local real estate developers started testing the waters for a light-rail system in Fort Worth a few years ago, Mayor Mike Moncrief wasn’t interested.



Official Secrets

Tarrant voters have a heaping plate of reasons to go to the polls May 10 — including some that officials wish citizens didn’t know.
Betty Brink and Laurie Barker James
Elections with only local issues on the ballot – school board races, bond issues, choices for leadership of obscure bodies like water districts and community colleges – usually draw less voter interest in these part...


Garage Art

The Fort Worth Convention Center’s new parking facility isn’t groundbreaking but still great.
Art
Designer garages are nothing new. At Princeton University, TEN Arquitectos’ Enrique Norten uses an elegant stainless-steel scrim to hide the parked vehicles.