Posts Tagged ‘money’

Food Bank Phoenix

JEFF PRINCE
A local food bank that spiraled downward and finally crashed in 2006 amid scandal and debt is now poised for resurrection.


Mayfest Waves On

Static
A sick pig can’t keep a friendly lion like Mayfest down. The City of Fort Worth’s devastating decision to cancel this year’s event due to swine flu concerns had an interesting effect on people: Residents reali...



Hear No Evil

BETTY BRINK
This summer, when members of the Fort Worth City Council were briefed on the grim results of a federal investigation of the city’s housing department, they could justifiably have asked the city manager and mayor, “W...


Don’t Come Back

John Q. Public
To the editor: As usual, Betty Brink and Fort Worth Weekly do not know our community. The same day this story came out (“Falling Down, Getting Back Up,” Oct. 21, 2009), a jury  gave Shirley Lewis the maximum $2,000...



2009 Turkey Awards

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
We at Fort Worth Weekly are nothing if not topical. We have noticed that Times Are Tough. And so, like every other retailer on this planet, we have figured out how to sell the sizzle when the bird itself is tougher than a drill...


Wheel Right

ERIC GRIFFEY
Four years ago, Amber Herndon was volunteering at a banquet being held at her church. The event was a fund-raiser for a new program started by the church’s Sunday school class, which took donated cars, fixed them up, and ...



Back to the Sofa

DAN MCGRAW
A few weeks ago, I did something I hadn’t done in 25 years. I made my way to a college town to visit someone whose couch I could  crash on for the weekend. At the off-campus house, I was awakened by folks coming and goin...


Falling Down, Getting Back Up

BETTY BRINK AND ERIC GRIFFEY PHOTOS BY ALYSSA BANTA
On an October morning, the 900 block of East Leuda Street on the city’s Near Southeast Side is awash in gentle rain and cultural disconnects. On the north side of the street, an old man in overalls stands on the sagging, ...



Teach the Parents Well

Static
    Sometimes parents just don’t get it. They try so hard to protect little Jimmy and Janie from the disappointments of life that they lose sight of the big picture. Disappointment and rejection are coming to Janie and ...


Putting Money Where Their Wheels Are

Static
Within days of Fort Worth Weekly‘s cover story on skateboarders (“Pool Sharks,” Sept. 16, 2009), a reader e-mailed to say that she and several others in Arlington were lobbying to get a skateboarding park buil...