Posts Tagged ‘safety’

A New Curve

Traffic roundabouts are here, but they have some residents going in circles.
Story and Photos by Jeff PRINCE
One of my early newspaper assignments was to stand on a median on McCart Avenue in south Fort Worth and note the number of motorists who wore seatbelts. Cars whizzed by, whipping wind into my face. I hunkered down and counted s...


Safety on West 7th

Hearsay
A couple of weekends ago, a server at The Pour House was trying to cross West 7th Street and was struck by a drunk driver. The server suffered some bruises, cuts to his arms and head, and a fractured fibula. The driver got a DU...



Muzzled Watchdogs

There wasn’t much barking on the public’s behalf at a recent hearing on gas drilling regulation.
CLYDE PICHT
The headline on Fort Worth Weekly’s Static column on Nov. 17 advised “Go Get ‘em, Watchdogs,” referring to the public’s chance to weigh in on gas issues in a hearing before the Texas House Committee on Energy Resource...


Passion Play

The fate of a local theater production raises worries about artistic freedom and more.
MIKE MELENDEZ JR.
When student directors at Tarleton State University decided to stage a production of the play Corpus Christi, depicting a gay Jesus-like character named Joshua, I suspect they had no idea of the visceral reactions they would en...



Rocking Their World

Static
Jeana Cole’s mother-in-law thought an earthquake had struck their family home in south Arlington on Monday. Wrong — the window-rattling tremors and noise were from the heavy-equipment crews building a natural gas pipeline i...


Hailing a Problem

Former drivers say Fort Worth taxis aren’t as safe as they should be.
Story and photos by andrew mclemore
When veteran cab driver Robert Spence stepped into his bright yellow taxicab on a summer morning a little more than a year ago, it barely had a scratch on it.



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.


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...


Just Say Whoa

Jeff Prince
A new group with influential members is preparing to challenge natural gas drilling inside Fort Worth city limits. The first order of business for the Coalition for a Reformed Drilling Ordinance (CREDO) will be to demand a mora...