Posts Tagged ‘moncrief’

Bringing the Pearl to Life

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Thank you for publishing the story about the Dorothy Lane Courts (“The Pearl of Dorothy Lane,” July 21, 2010), based in part on material from Juliet George’s new book on Arlington Heights. Friends who staye...


Dirty Air

Static
Who’s number-one in Texas for ozone air pollution? Hint: It ain’t Houston anymore. Yes, folks, Dallas/Fort Worth has unseated the Bayou City to become the state leader in lung-searing, asthma-inducing ozone.



Council Rejects Citizens in Favor of Pawnshops

betty.brink
            A contentious Fort Worth city council meeting ended late Tuesday night with the council voting 7-2 to overturn a 2006 ordinance designed to keep pawnshops, most of which have payday lending operations wit...


Cart Before the Vote

Static
Backroom deals at City Hall? Couldn’t be, right? But Fort Worth City Council member Kathleen Hicks pointed out the evidence — in a document that perhaps wasn’t properly proofread before it was put out for public consumption.



Crime Control District Board Dissolved by City Council

betty.brink
  Is it a power grab or just good government at work?   On Tuesday, the Fort Worth city council voted unanimously to dissolve the 14-year Crime Control and Prevention District board and replace the appointed members with — ...


Hypocrisy in the Air

Static
Static is underwhelmed with the news, reported last Friday on WFAA-TV/Channel 8, that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has discovered elevated levels of cancer-causing benzene “in the air near some natural ga...



Out of the Depot

The push for an inner-city rail system builds up a little steam.
MATT GOODMAN
When local real estate developers started testing the waters for a light-rail system in Fort Worth a few years ago, Mayor Mike Moncrief wasn’t interested.


Moncrief’s in Charge

No, not the mayor. A former NBA great leads Fort Worth’s newest minor-league sports team.
Kristian Lin
On the last day of January, the Fort Worth Convention Center plays host to a small crowd of basketball fans — official attendance 1,007, actual crowd for this midweek game more like 200.



The Gasfather

If the mayor is making thousands of dollars off gas companies, why is he still voting on their requests at city hall?
Jeff Prince
A one-page memo went out from Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief to neighborhood groups last month seeking nominations for the city’s ethics review committee. Moncrief ended the letter by thanking people for their assistance “i...


The 2006 Turkey Awards

Cowtown coins a new military term: Situation Normal — All Flocked Up.
FW Weekly Staff
They thought it couldn’t happen to them.