Posts Tagged ‘members’

Seeing No Evil, Re-Redux

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For, what, the umpteenth time, critics of the city’s actions on gas drilling and ethical issues got no respect Tuesday from the Fort Worth City Council. The council voted 6-0 to deny appeals from activists Jim Ashford and Lou...


Cultural Congestion

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Amid some strange comments from the city council about modern streetcar lines not being “culturally” compatible with Fort Worth, the city’s streetcar consultant this week laid out a plan for starter lines for that public ...



Has Fort Worth Lost its Moral Compass?

Ethics questions seem to be a hallmark of this city administration.
Betty Brink and Jeff Prince. Photos by Jeff Prince
Politics is a messy game — you need a playbook when you’re spending more than a billion dollars a year, making rules that affect the lives of nearly a million people, and balancing neighborhoods and business interests. With...


Downwinders on the Rise

This grassroots group scrimped and struggled for the victories that let us all breathe easier.
ERIC GRIFFEY
You could say that bake sales brought down the four cement kilns that closed in Midlothian last month. Or that garage sales, green cement, and a mythical peanut butter and jelly sandwich are responsible for helping clean up Nor...



Ethics Alive

A city panel on ethical dealings shows signs of life.
Story and photos BY JEFF PRINCE
Questionable ethics at city hall have gone mostly unchallenged in recent years because residents weren’t sure how to combat them. Not anymore.


Keyboard Commandos

The folks who threaten political violence aren’t hiding — they’re tweeting and posting.
JUSTINE SHARROCK
The photo pages are filled with shots of masked men holding large guns, some with the U.S. flag tied around their lower faces. There are tips on how to stockpile ammo and hip-hop videos promoting armed revolution. And the rheto...



Who’s Listening at City Hall?

Neighborhoods say they’re being ignored.
ERIC GRIFFEY, BETTY BRINK, AND DAN MCGRAW
The Fort Worth City Council meeting on May 4 was an evening session, and council chambers were packed, mostly with residents who had come to oppose a change in the city’s zoning ordinance that would loosen the restrictions on...


Recruiting Tolerance

Hatemongers could learn a few things from this football coach.
E.R. BILLS
On my way to work a while back I saw a solitary picketer at the corner of Camp Bowie Boulevard and Cherry Lane. He had a sign in each hand and two or three on the  landscaping buggy he’d dragged to the street corner with...



Rethinking Guardianship

Families say loved ones are being ripped away by a closed, unfair system.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEFF PRINCE
The gray-haired woman drifts in and out of reality. One moment, her mind seems sharp. “Isn’t that a perfect tree?” she says, rolling in her wheelchair through the parking lot at the nursing home where she lives. Bradford ...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 17 The old TV program The Gong Show used to have a recurring character called “The Unknown Comic,” a comedian who told jokes with a paper bag over his head (a wise move, considering how bad his jokes were). An unknown...