Posts Tagged ‘public’

Boxers for a Cause

Static
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you probably know that Fort Worth City Council member Joel Burns has become a YouTube sensation and a spokesperson for the national “It Gets Better” ca...


In a Bad (Fort Worth) Way

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Mayor Mike Moncrief brags about “the Fort Worth Way” when extolling the virtues of the council or of businesses that aid the city. But judging by recent revelations in the media, before the city council, befo...



People & Politics 2010

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Thing Tarrant County Needs Critic’s choice: A regional park system Whenever city governments hit budget problems, as so many around the country have this year, park development and maintenance are often the first programs tha...


Pantagleize’s Home for Sad Songs

The Fort Worth company inaugurates its new space with an original production.
JIMMY FOWLER
When Richard Blake joined Pantagleize Theatre as managing director last fall, he told co-founder and artistic director Violet O’Valle that he intended to find the tiny company a permanent home. Pantagleize had been staging it...



Keeping the Light On

Static
 Static is glad to see that Attorney General Greg Abbott is back in court defending the Texas Open Meetings Act. The law, which essentially ensures that the public’s business be done in the light of day and not in back r...


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...



Gallery

Sophy Sam
Gallery
Nature enthusiasts know that Texas has a wide range of wildflowers, sometimes growing in the least likely places. Sophy Sam’s photographs capture these specimens in their natural habitat. They’re up on display at Fort Worth...


Keyboard Commandos

The folks who threaten political violence aren’t hiding — they’re tweeting and posting.
JUSTINE SHARROCK
The photo pages are filled with shots of masked men holding large guns, some with the U.S. flag tied around their lower faces. There are tips on how to stockpile ammo and hip-hop videos promoting armed revolution. And the rheto...



Bringing the Heat

Static
Yes, it’s a long hot summer already, even if you don’t live along the Gulf Coast. Some of the heat is welcome, some not so much. Out here on the prairie, the heat that’s building up is as much political as atmospheric —...


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...