Posts Tagged ‘government’
Crain: “Texas opted out of the Medicaid expansion. That results in fewer funds ... .” Brian Hutson

New Directions

A county coalition is injecting fresh ideas and funding into the homelessness debate.
EDWARD BROWN
The facts on homelessness in and around Tarrant County aren’t encouraging: The total number of homeless people rose by 13 percent in the last two years. Owners of homes and businesses near the Lancaster Avenue corridor are gr...


People & Politics art design winner and Art Institute student Anthony Garcia

Best Of People & Politics 2013

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Thing Tarrant County Needs Critic’s choice: Endowment fund for the Arts Council of Fort Worth Two years of budget battle losses have left local arts groups feeling increasingly hung out to dry by the Fort Worth City Council. ...



Letters

Dear Editor

JOHN Q. READER
Legalize It To the editor: Hey, I just wanted to say thank you for Jeff Prince’s story “Buying American” (Jan. 23, 2013). Marijuana legalization is a hot topic these days, and the material presented was excellent, featuri...


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 ...



Debating Texas Identity

Author Glen Sample Ely exposes some ugly truths beneath the state’s ruggedly handsome veneer.
ZACK SHLACHTER
With Rick Perry making his bid for the U.S. presidency, you can expect to hear in his rhetoric many familiar tropes of Texas identity, especially as the governor attempts to set himself apart from the competition. Most likely, ...


All the News Money Can Buy

Static
This week’s cover story examines the embattled newspaper industry and ponders whether two things — paywalls and iPads — might save the day. Most readers, up to now, haven’t been willing to pay for online news, when so m...



Weapons of Mass Exploitation

Ravi Batra
Prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003, there was frenzied talk about WMDs — weapons of mass destruction. When it was later determined that Saddam Hussein possessed neither chemical nor nuclear weapons, the White Ho...


IffySwift Justice

An immodest proposal for tykes’ right to carry.
E.R. BILLS
Oh boy, here we go again. Last month, a kindergartner carried a gun into a Houston elementary school, and it fired when he was trying to pull it out and show it off at lunch. There’s no mystery regarding what happened next: T...



Trinity River Mirage?

John Q. Reader
To the editor: According to press reports, scores of officials from Tarrant County descended on the state capitol last week to tout a range of legislative priorities and to sound off against state budget cuts (“The Deficit Mo...


Catching Congress

Winning could cause big problems for Republicans.
DAVE McNEELY
Dog catches car. That’s what a seasoned moderate Texas Republican thinks it will look like if, by the time you read this, his party has recaptured the U.S. House of Representatives.