Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Mike Moncrief’

Shining a Light

An ex-city offical’s lawsuit shows how closed Mike Moncrief’s city hall was.
The Fort Worth City Council settled a lawsuit in April for $99,000 plus $1,125 in mediation costs. The decision served as a six-figure reminder of the not-so-distant reign of former Mayor Mike Moncrief, who ignored the city cha...


Doctor Moncrief?

Eric Griffey
Over the weekend, Mike and Rosie Moncrief, the former first family of Fort Worth, each received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Tarleton State University. A press release quoted Karen Murray, provost and execut...

Mayor Mike Moncrief Won’t Seek Reelection

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief announced he won’t be seeking reelection in May after eight years as Fort Worth’s most visible and powerful elected official. Of course, he didn’t announce it personally to Fort ...

D/FW Airport Wants Monopoly On Nudity, Gouging

Jeff Prince
American Airlines and D/FW International Airport are okay with fondling our junk, using nude scanners, and gouging us financially with excessive fees. But they’re protesting a strip club at the airport’s south entra...

Mayor Mike Makes Nice With Badgers After TCU Win

Jeff Prince
Mayor Mike Moncrief wrote a friendly letter to the editor of the Cap Times newspaper in Wisconsin after the TCU Horned Frogs gored the Badgers in the Rose Bowl last weekend. In the letter, published today, he compliments the Ba...

Moncrief Goes Atheist Hunting

Jimmy Fowler
For some reason, Mayor Moncrief decided to turn a manufactured controversy (the atheist T bus ads) into a legitimate one by issuing a statement today. It reads, in part: “I totally disagree with (the Fort Worth Transportation...

New Ethics Committee, Same Problems

Jeff Prince
A revamped Ethics Review Committee met today to pick up the pieces after a Mayor Mike Moncrief-led tsunami decimated the old committee (“Has Fort Worth Lost Its Moral Compass?” Sept. 22, 2010). Moncrief wasn’t...

Flower Mound Takes On Drillers; FW Not So Much

Jeff Prince
Flower Mound city councilman Tom Hayden had an interesting quote prior to last night’s vote to put a moratorium on gas drilling: “We have a valuable asset that’s underneath our town. We have a more valuable asset that sit...

Fort Worth Air Tests Bogus; Insider Talks

Jeff Prince
Barking about oil and gas industry tactics has become a large part of Fort Worth Weekly‘s investigative repertoire.  We keep hammering away because not many others will. But a couple of news outlets released interesting ...

Mayor Mike’s Midnight Hallucination

Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief gave his State of the City Address this week, and predictably everything is fairly wunnerful in Cowtown. He sucked up to the TCU football program, talked about job growth and better roads all the ...