Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth City Council’
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The Right Thing

JOHN Q. READER
To the editor: Peter Gorman’s “Ethics: Chipping Away” (Aug. 15, 2012) brought back memories. I was formerly a member of the Ethics Review Committee that heard a complaint on Aug. 19, 2010, against certain council-appointe...


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Chipping Away

Fort Worth’s code of ethics is being rewritten — or gutted, depending on your point of view.
PETER GORMAN
Two years ago, members of the city’s little known and little used Ethics Review Committee found out what happened when you pissed off Mike Moncrief. The mayor tossed their board and major parts of the city’s ethical ruleboo...



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Chance To Say Goodbye To Hicks, Hello To Gray

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth City Council’s only African-American woman, Kathleen Hicks, will say goodbye and relinquish her seat at Tuesday night’s meeting. In 2005, Hicks became the youngest woman ever elected to the city counc...


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Speak Out Tuesday Night On Redistricting

Jeff Prince
  Fort Worth’s attempt at redistricting is approaching a conclusion. Redistricting gives city officials an opportunity to create electoral districts that fairly reflect the demographics. You get a chance to bend the ...



More Fallout From Marshall Hobbs Story

Jeff Prince
Our story on Fort Worth City Council candidate Marshall Hobbs (“Pesky Facts,” May 2, 2012) created some division in the West Meadowbrook Neighborhood Association. Member Suzette Watkins posted a link to our story on...


Another Hole In Hobbs’ Claim

Jeff Prince
More evidence has filtered in that casts doubt on whether Fort Worth City Council candidate Marshall Hobbs was living in District 8 long enough to qualify to seek office. As this week’s Metropolis explains, Hobbs needed to li...



Rainbow Lounge Raid Leads To City Coffer Raid

Jeff Prince
Weekly staff writer Dan McGraw recently wrote about the Innocence Project and two wrongly convicted men who served long prison sentences because they wouldn’t accept plea bargains. Neither could force themselves to confes...


Fort Worth Bicyclists Win

Jimmy Fowler
Fort Worth bike riders, the city just made a commitment to your healthy, environmentally friendly mode of transportation: Last night the city council passed a bicycle parking ordinance that requires all new city development to ...



Joel Burns’s “Better” is Best

Jimmy Fowler
Okay, I’ll be the first to admit something unpopular – as laudable as the It Gets Better video project against anti-gay bullying is, there are a fair number of cheesy, self-indulgent personal testimonies amidst the flood o...


Ethics Committee Overruled, Fired

Jeff Prince
For once, Mayor Mike Moncrief went through an entire meeting without muttering his favorite phrase — “it’s the Fort Worth Way.” Strange, since the Fort Worth Way was so evident in today’s special m...