Posts Tagged ‘public’

Not Easy Being Green

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Whether you vote red, blue, or green, a ballot access petition drive coming down to the wire in the next week sheds an interesting light on Texas politics.


The War on Sunshine

Officials in some cities are trying to gut Texas’ open meetings law.
Peggy Venable
A war against open government is being fought in Texas. Cities and public officials — including some in Arlington and Hurst — are using public money to go to court to try to gut the Texas Open Meetings Act, which prohibits ...



Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Breath

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OK, everybody, close your mouth and pinch your nostrils shut. Hold that for as long as you can. Now, just before you pass out, open your mouth and take a deep breath. Isn’t that nice? You almost forget how delicious clean air...


Putting the Spurs to Cowtown

JIMMY FOWLER
Most Fort Worth citizens were introduced to Queer LiberAction, a lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender activist group, on the evening news last summer. Footage of the packed July 14 city council meeting was broadcast on TV stations ...



Cash-Trapped

BETTY BRINK
Fort Worth City Council member Kathleen Hicks believes that her Eastside constituency is under assault from a powerful and virtually unregulated coalition of payday lenders and pawn shops, and she is launching a major effort to...


School’s Out

Peter Gorman
A controversial program that forced more than 60 public works inspectors in the city’s engineering department to add almost a full load of college courses to their working schedule for more than two years has been scrappe...



Many Turkey Returns

John Q. Public
To the editor: The Fort Worth Weekly gave a Turkey Award to the city council for ostensibly funding – in these trying times – the creation of a John F. Kennedy sculpture destined for General Worth Square. The Turkey...


Quiet on Nukes

ERIC GRIFFEY
If you haven’t heard much recently about how the hearings are going on Luminant Energy’s proposal to build two new reactors at its Comanche Peak nuclear power plant, it’s not surprising, plant opponent say.



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 28 UNT’s Fem Flicks series continues with Miss Navajo, a documentary about a beauty pageant for the Native American tribe. The director, Billy Luther, is himself the grandson of a former Miss Navajo. The pageant has...


Self-Fulfilling Bureaucracy

DAN MCGRAW
Over the past several months, Fort Worth city staffers and council members have agonized over what jobs and programs would have to be cut to balance the municipal budget. But in at least one area, the city staff recommended exp...