Posts Tagged ‘money’

Derailed

Fort Worth’s streetcar debate was about more than money and trains.
DAN MCGRAw photos by lee chastain
Just about a year ago, a modern streetcar system in Fort Worth seemed likely, even imminent. The city had been studying streetcars for 15 years, and the panels and task forces of prominent business leaders were gung ho. A major...


Muzzled Watchdogs

There wasn’t much barking on the public’s behalf at a recent hearing on gas drilling regulation.
CLYDE PICHT
The headline on Fort Worth Weekly’s Static column on Nov. 17 advised “Go Get ‘em, Watchdogs,” referring to the public’s chance to weigh in on gas issues in a hearing before the Texas House Committee on Energy Resource...



We’ve Been Plucked!

The 2010 Turkey Awards
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Hi, doc. Thanks for seeing me this week — it’s that time of year, you know, when I start feeling so exposed, so vulnerable. Like I’m out there in the cold. Like someone’s drawing a bead on me, sizing me up with a carvin...


Wall Street Sequel: Gekko Insurance

A money man returns (our investment) after 23 years.
KRISTIAN LIN
Here’s an example of overthinking. Oliver Stone’s sequel to his 1987 hit Wall Street is entitled Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The subtitle refers to a line by Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) in the original, which the se...



Which Ox to Gore

Neighborhood leaders question how city budget cuts are being decided.
DAN MCGRAW
The witching hour is approaching for Fort Worth’s city budget: By the end of the month, the city council must decide how to chop about $73 million in services and payroll. And a lot of neighborhood and civic leaders are worri...


In Whose Best Interest?

When the elderly enter the guardianship system, it’s hard to tell who wins.
JEFF PRINCE
The courtroom door swings open and a well-dressed woman who’s approaching 90 pokes her head inside and glances around. She smiles at a stranger and says, “Good morning,” revealing a German accent. Then she settles into on...



All the Way Out

This critic thinks Louise Appleman should resign from the TCC board that she once led.
BOB MHOON
A recent Fort Worth Weekly cover story (“Rebels in the Palace,” July 7, 2010) explained how Tarrant County College’s prospects seem to be improving. New president Joe Hudson promises that board business will be transparen...


Rebels in the Palace

Change is on the agenda for the Tarrant County College board.
BETTY BRINK AND JEFF PRINCE
What a difference an election makes.Less than an hour after Bill Greenhill and O. K. Carter were sworn in as new trustees on the Tarrant County College District board last week, the majority voting bloc that board president Lou...



LeBlanc Memorial Benefit Show

Big Ticket
It’s been almost five years since the death of Danielle LeBlanc, but thanks to her family and the local community, her memory has continued to live on through the annual Danielle LeBlanc Memorial Benefit Concert for Battered ...


Hicks’ Reign Has Been a Loser for Texas Rangers.

There’s a sucker born every minute; Tom calls ’em “fans.”
DAN MCGRAW
This was supposed to be a decent year for the Texas Rangers. Team president Nolan Ryan said during spring training that they would win 92 games and probably get into the playoffs. Pitching seemed to be fairly good — a big cha...