Posts Tagged ‘funding’
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Follow the Campaign Money

STATIC
Static was surprised to hear from not one, but two little birdies that money from outside of the state was spent on a low-turnout statewide race in Texas recently. A political action committee loaded with New York hedge fund mo...


Stink on Pink

The Komen debacle washes up good and bad on local shores, and shows cracks in the Dallas charity.
BETTY BRINK AND GAYLE REAVES
“It’s a slippery slope, trying to pit women against women. There is no fiercer bond, no more irrevocable trust, than the common purpose we feel.” — Annabelle Massey Malloy, award-winning Fort Worth writer, regarding the...



Wendy Davis stuck her neck out for schoolkids.

And got her district Chopped Up.
DAN McGRAW
It was the last Sunday in May, last day of this year’s regular session of the Texas Legislature, and State Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth had some hard thinking to do. Republicans had been wrangling over budget cuts for month...


Unleashing a Flood of Questions

Opponents say officials are bypassing serious questions about the Trinity River Vision Project.
Dan Mcgraw
What a difference a decade makes. It was about that long ago that that the Tarrant Regional Water District and City of Fort Worth gave the go-ahead to what would become the Trinity River Vision, an ambitious project intended no...



The Deficit Monster

How did Texas get so far down in this financial hole?
STORY BY VINCE LEIBOWITZ PHOTOS BY JOHN OEFFINGER
In 2006, Texas had a multi-billion-dollar budget surplus. Under state court order — yet again — to come up with a school finance system that would provide decent funding for poor districts without unduly robbing from rich o...


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...



Unhealthy Costs

John Q. Public
To the editor: Fort Worth Weekly’s recent cover story, “The Cost of Staying Alive” (May 5, 2010),  showed the true picture of the healthcare reform and really hit home for me.


A Gem in Southeast

WALTER H. WILLIAMS III
As board chairman of the Near Southeast Community Development Corporation, I appreciated Fort Worth Weekly‘s recent article about the city housing department (“Falling Down, Getting Back Up,” Oct. 21, 2009). B...



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...


Pocketbook Pileup

The only thing more painful than gas prices may be the toll-road hell Texas is about to enter.
Dan McGraw
Gas prices topping $4 a gallon. Freeways that have become parking lots – if you can get to them through surface-street traffic jams caused by fast growth, urban sprawl, and inadequate road planning.