Posts Tagged ‘fort worth’

Another Example Of Dallas Sophistication

Jeff Prince
City slickers in Dallas tend to look at Fort Worth as unsophisticated country rubes infatuated with cows and ranches. But even us Cowtown hicks might think twice about wasting hundreds of thousands of pounds of tomatoes in a fo...


Noisy East Siders Get Chance To Bend Mayor’s Ear

Jeff Prince
Folks on the east side of Fort Worth aren’t shy about speaking their minds. Necessity makes them noisy. Throughout the city’s history, the East Side has been considered the runt of the litter. Forth Worth establishe...


Missing Siblings Found

One great band you won’t be seeing at our 48-Fort-Worth-band Music Awards Festival, Sunday, June 24, at eight venues in the West 7th corridor, is Fate Lions –– unfortunately, frontman Jason Manriquez can’t get out of wo...

Cowtown pays gas drilling profits back to Alliance

Andrew McLemore
The Fort Worth City Council agreed to transfer profits from gas drilling contracts — $563,000, to be exact — back to the Alliance Airport Authority on Tuesday after some legal wrangling over who gets to keep the mon...

Cowtown Council Argues Over ‘Water Hogs’

Andrew McLemore
Supposedly, Mark Twain once said, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over.” Well, at least two Fort Worth City Council members expressed concerns Tuesday that restricting residents’ lawn-watering ...

Americans Like To Water

Andrew McLemore
The Arlington City Council killed a motion to enact permanent water restrictions after several residents lambasted the idea as “un-American.” The mayors of Fort Worth, Dallas, Irving and Arlington publicly called fo...

Fort Worth Smoker Idea Gets Press

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth is considering a ban on hiring smokers, and the nation is wheezing. This MSN report calls the proposal unprecedented  and “draconian.” This FOX News report says the city of Sarasota, Florida considered a...

City To Weigh Tobacco-Free Hiring Policy

Andrew McLemore
All those ashtrays surrounding Fort Worth City Hall could be a thing of the past if the City Council approved a proposal to stop hiring smokers. Mayor Betsy Price answered questions after Tuesday morning’s council meeting...

JR Martinez Rep for District 8 Revised

Five minutes ago, the Fort Worth schools board of trustees voted unanimously to name J. R. Martinez to fill the empty and new District 8 seat. Martinez will serve for a year, until the regular election in 2013. Fourteen people ...

Monday Night Fights FWISD Style

Monday night, April 16, at 5:30 in the Fort Worth ISD board room, 2903 Shotts Street, the trustees will open a meeting that will, before the night is over, determine who will represent the redrawn District 8 until the spring of...