Posts Tagged ‘services’

The (South) Fort Worth Blues

Changing demographics bring challenges for schools and residents along the Fort Worth-Crowley border.
TASHA HAYTON
The Sycamore Center Villa Apartments, a few blocks west of I-35 in South Fort Worth, is a nice-looking complex, with newish brick residential blocks behind a controlled-access gate, a large community center, a pool — and a bi...


Unhealthy Costs

John Q. Public
To the editor: Fort Worth Weekly’s recent cover story, “The Cost of Staying Alive” (May 5, 2010),  showed the true picture of the healthcare reform and really hit home for me.



Young and Hungry

A still-deep recession weighs heavily on North Texas kids.
PETER GORMAN, PHOTOS BY ROBERT HART
The cars and pickup trucks are lined up for nearly half a mile on the farm-to-market road in Joshua. The first ones arrived at around 6 a.m. on this Saturday, and now, almost three hours later, it’s just about time for the ca...


Night and Day

Kr
WED ? 20 The winner of multiple awards as the best documentary film of 2009, The Cove is structured like a thriller, as its crew members go undercover in Taiji, Japan to capture on film the needless slaughter of hundreds of dol...



Payday Blues

John Q. Public
To the editor: In her Dec. 9 article “Cash-Trapped,” reporter Betty Brink quoted State Sen. Wendy Davis as saying that the payday lending industry is unregulated. This claim is false; payday lending is highly regula...


Don’t Come Back

John Q. Public
To the editor: As usual, Betty Brink and Fort Worth Weekly do not know our community. The same day this story came out (“Falling Down, Getting Back Up,” Oct. 21, 2009), a jury  gave Shirley Lewis the maximum $2,000...



Don’t Tax, We Spend

DAVE MCNEELY
In some ways, it’s reminiscent of the 1980s, when competing black Democrats, some who couldn’t stand one another, got in elbowing matches to stand closest to black presidential candidate Jesse Jackson.


Cut Out

DAN MCGRAW
For those outside the ‘hood, the perception of late night youth programs at city community centers is that of older teenagers shooting hoops — you know, would-be gangbangers who are staying off the streets and away ...



Unhealthy?

Matt Goodman
Trying to deal with potential $20 million-plus budget shortfalls each year for the next five, Fort Worth city financial planners found a way to save about $1.8 million in one whack: They’ve proposed doing away with the ci...


Saving Katia

Jeff Prince
Adopting orphans from foreign countries comes with risk, but Kathie Seidel was willing to roll the dice. She was hurting. She wanted to be a mother again. For more than 20 years she had showered love on her only child, Brian, a...