Posts Tagged ‘parks’
TANDY HILLS WILDFLOWERS (photo by Don Young)

Arlington Parks Director Lemuel Randolph Gets Early Thumbs Up

Jeff Prince
The new parks director in Arlington has already earned a fan, and none other than Fort Worth nature lover, environmental activist, and hellraiser-when-need-be  Don Young. Young read Fort Worth Star-Telegram writer Shirley Jin...


Mayoral Musings

Static
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...



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...


Greetings from Lake Worth

DAN MCGRAW
It was just about dawn on one morning a few weeks ago, freezing cold but with little wind, and Lake Worth was quiet. Joe Waller was up early as usual, standing in his yard near the lake’s edge.



Wednesday Matinees

Big Ticket
This year marks the 70th anniversary of one of the greatest moviegoing years ever, and one of 1939′s biggest cinematic landmarks was The Wizard of Oz, an enduring classic but also a technological and artistic breakthrough...


Pool Sharks

PETER GORMAN
Just before noon on a recent Sunday morning, several cars pulled up in front of a nice but unremarkable house in Arlington. The drivers – all men in their 30s, 40s, and 50s – got out, grabbed their gear, and headed ...



Neglected Heritage

DAN MCGRAW
Heritage counts for a lot in Fort Worth, a town where the Stockyards and the Chisholm Trail, Sundance Square, cowboying, and a Western tradition of friendliness are still parts of the city’s character as much as its world...


Neglected Heritage

DAN MCGRAW
Heritage counts for a lot in Fort Worth, a town where the Stockyards and the Chisholm Trail, Sundance Square, cowboying, and a Western tradition of friendliness are still parts of the city’s character as much as its world...



Hidden Heritage

Views from a downtown park are beautiful — but its future is murky.
Dan McGraw
When the Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department closed Heritage Park six months ago, few downtown regulars noticed.


Diamond in the Mud

Can gas bucks turn shabby, shallow Lake Worth into a blue-green gem?
DAN MCGRAW and NANDINI BALIAL
Leanna Johnson and her kids had Camp Joy Park all to themselves. Johnson sunned herself on a towel in the grass while her kids splashed in the waters of Lake Worth.