Posts Tagged ‘Mike Moncrief’
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The Right Thing

JOHN Q. READER
To the editor: Peter Gorman’s “Ethics: Chipping Away” (Aug. 15, 2012) brought back memories. I was formerly a member of the Ethics Review Committee that heard a complaint on Aug. 19, 2010, against certain council-appointe...


Fort Worth’s Next Mayor Is…Up To You

Jeff Prince
Mayor Mike Moncrief, the oil-rich guy who wants a gas rig on every corner and a tax abatement for every corporation, will be one step closer to being gone tomorrow. Election Day is finally upon us. Now Moncrief won’t have...



Since We All Can’t Grab A Hose…

Jeff Prince
As North Texas’ massive fire approached Fort Worth on Tuesday, city officials led by Mayor Mike Moncrief — or “Mr. Morale Responsibility” as we adoringly refer to him now — boldly decided to throw ...


Ethics Committee Overruled, Fired

Jeff Prince
For once, Mayor Mike Moncrief went through an entire meeting without muttering his favorite phrase — “it’s the Fort Worth Way.” Strange, since the Fort Worth Way was so evident in today’s special m...



Gas Drilling Air Quality Meetings Today, Tomorrow

Jeff Prince
Today and tomorrow are important days in the push toward improved monitoring of the oil and gas industry. First off, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating its air quality regulations regarding oil and gas and wi...


Almost Hades, West Virginia And Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads” always made me think West Virginia was a paradise. I’ve never been there, so I don’t know. But maybe he should have sang, “Almost Hades, West Virginia…” based on this G...



Kiss Moncrief’s Grits

Jimmy Fowler
Say what you want about Mayor Moncrief’s leadership abilities, but if his wife Rosie’s recipe for grits souffle is any indication, the First Family of Cowtown sits down to a yummy holiday spread. Peruse the ingredients – ...


Fort Worth Opera Lassos ‘Celebs’

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Opera asked local celebrities to sing “Jingle Bells” in an off-key manner as part of a “Stop Bad Singing” campaign. This is hoped to encourage people to give money to the opera and, I suppose, to enco...



Jay Leno Mocks Bullheaded Mayor Mike Moncrief

Jeff Prince
A Fort Worth Star-Telegram blooper photo of Mayor Mike Moncrief, appearing as if he had longhorns sprouting from his head,  was mocked by Jay Leno last night. Truth in journalism should have required the Star-Telegram and Leno...


Budget Woes Bring Tears

Jeff Prince
Interning journalist Sarah Perry wrote this blog post: Most folks knew budget cutting was going to be brutal in Fort Worth, but when the city council got the proposed financial game plan on Tuesday evening, the realities in it ...