Posts Tagged ‘moncrief’
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Boo! Then, Boo-Hoo.

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Halloween conjures memories of the most notorious bogeyman in Fort Worth’s history — former Mayor Mike Moncrief. Talk about trick or treat: That guy tricked residents with scare tactics and then treated them to a good old-f...


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Chipping Away

Fort Worth’s code of ethics is being rewritten — or gutted, depending on your point of view.
PETER GORMAN
Two years ago, members of the city’s little known and little used Ethics Review Committee found out what happened when you pissed off Mike Moncrief. The mayor tossed their board and major parts of the city’s ethical ruleboo...



Closer to Reality?

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City Hall is already looking different under the leadership of Fort Worth’s new mayor. Betsy Price ran this week’s city council meetings in the same manner she handles herself — she was pleasant, efficient, and confident....


First and Last Words

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Let the honeymoon begin: Betsy Price takes over as Fort Worth mayor in a few weeks, and she’s made a point of telling people she expects city government to be open and transparent. What that really means is that residents and...



Ethics for Me and You

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It seemed insignificant on the surface, just 11 little words on a piece of paper. But the sheesh hit the fan after Fort Worth city secretary Marty Hendrix posted the agenda for the Ethics Review Committee’s June 9 meeting. Li...


Price Swerves Into Lane

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That nice, friendly mayoral runoff might get frisky after all. Jim Lane is casting Betsy Price as a ’fraidy-cat who won’t debate him. She declined to debate immediately after the May 14 election and begged off again this week.



Leading Molly

For the first time in years, the Fort Worth Mayor’s Race is wide open.
STORY and PHOTOS by jeff prince
Aw, look at the five mayoral candidates. Aren’t they sweet? The play together so nicely! They vowed a clean, friendly race at their first forum in March, and so far they’ve stuck to the game plan. They even praise one anoth...


Mayoral Musings

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January is usually when local candidates start announcing their election plans. Neighborhood advocate and former Fort Worth city councilwoman Cathy Hirt hasn’t officially announced a run for mayor, but it doesn’t take a roc...



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...


Consider the Source

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is attempting to align its air permit program with federal requirements to better protect our air quality. If that makes you feel comfortable, well … stop. A growing number of ang...