Posts Tagged ‘park’

Less Than Nine Lives

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A series of public meetings to discuss Fort Worth’s feral cat ordinance might have had an unintended consequence — kitty genocide. Now a group of cat lovers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest ...


Stockyards Cesspool

Hidden from view beneath the historic district is a park with potential but a lot of problems.
DAN MCGRAW
About two years ago, tattoo artist Drago Reid heard a commotion in the parking lot behind his Knuckle Up parlor in the Stockyards. It was late at night, and a man was trying to break into a car. The owner of the furniture store...



Rising Up

A lost generation finds its place in North Texas protests — and in the fast-spreading Occupy movement.
STEVE WATKINS
Everyone was talking at once, and everyone was passionate — mostly about the same thing. But they weren’t getting anywhere on basic questions like where people would camp. Finally, a waifish 23-year-old stood up and admonis...


Big Ticket

The Modern Touts Diebenkorn
Big Ticket
What is it about Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park Series that is so damn intoxicating? The vague colors (perfectly undecided, like a person who thinks too damn much)? The geometries evoking landscapes? The thick but lighter-th...



Direct from Frac to Fish

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Unnoticed by most local news media, on March 9 a tanker carrying toxic wastewater from a gas field overturned just north of the intersection of I-30 and University Drive—between Trinity Park and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden....


A History of Delay

Problems at Heritage Park will cost more to fix than the city expected.
STEVE WATKINS
It’s been more than three years since Heritage Plaza in downtown Fort Worth was unceremoniously fenced off from the public due to safety concerns and lack of maintenance. The plaza, designed by renowned landscape architect La...



Gallery

Tarleton State's Langdon Center
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The landscapes around Big Bend National Park are what fire the inspiration of Pat Chaney.


Overloading the Seesaw

Fort Worth’s parks program is falling behind.
DAN MCGRAW
When Fort Worth voters passed a bond package in 2004, it included funds for a community recreation center in North Fort Worth. Lance Griggs, president of the Summerfields Neighborhood Association, thought that the community cen...



Who’s Listening at City Hall?

Neighborhoods say they’re being ignored.
ERIC GRIFFEY, BETTY BRINK, AND DAN MCGRAW
The Fort Worth City Council meeting on May 4 was an evening session, and council chambers were packed, mostly with residents who had come to oppose a change in the city’s zoning ordinance that would loosen the restrictions on...


Great American Trailer Park Packs a Punch

Circle Theatre’s latest production is raunchy but not gratuitous.
JIMMY FOWLER
Throughout the first act of Circle Theatre’s production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical, I had the nagging sensation that this raucous, perfectly detailed staging reminded me of another artist’s work that I could...