Posts Tagged ‘pay’

Dunbar Drumbeat

The news came Monday that the pinching principal of Dunbar High School, Doug Williams, won’t be finishing out the year at the school he’s led for the past four years. “We are going to reassign Mr. Williams to another posi...

Gas And Beer

Fort Worth residents might have looked warily at the newsletter included with their November water bills. Water rates are increasing in January, and the city sent out a chart listing the amounts of increases. Every category of ...

Desperation Play

Perry’s roundhouse swings are getting wilder.
In trying to pull his presidential campaign out of a nosedive, Gov. Rick Perry is escalating his attack on all things Washington. His latest proposals include making serving in Congress a part-time job, for half the current $17...

Stop Digging

When staffers proposed three years ago that the city build a $30 million, 1,100-space parking garage near the Will Rogers Memorial Center, they emphasized that the area was in dire need of parking, especially on Saturdays when ...

Racism’s Echoes

It’s still influencing American politics.
A best-selling novel called The Help, set in Jackson, Miss., in 1962, is about the relationships between black maids and the white families they work for. Kathryn Stockett’s first novel has been made into a movie (see review ...

All the News Money Can Buy

This week’s cover story examines the embattled newspaper industry and ponders whether two things — paywalls and iPads — might save the day. Most readers, up to now, haven’t been willing to pay for online news, when so m...

Memorial Day Weekend

Big Ticket
First off, don’t forget to pay respect to our brave servicemen and -women this weekend. You wouldn’t have the opportunity to act the fool this weekend without them. Secondly, if you’re gonna act the fool, take a cab home....

Who Pays?

Debunking Tax Time Fairy Tales
For three decades the United States has conducted a massive economic experiment, testing a theory known as supply-side economics. The theory goes like this: Lower tax rates will encourage more investment, which in turn will mea...

Union, FWSO Come to Agreement

Reflecting the downward financial spiral in arts groups nationally, members of the local American Federation of Musicians union has just ratified a new two-year contract with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra that cuts players...


The orchestra shines under the big top, though contract negotiations remain at a standstill.
As the administrative honchos of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the musicians’ union continued their behind-the-scenes contract negotiations last week, the orchestra itself played a slam-dunk program that blew the feat...