Fort Worth transformed its downtown from a dark, sullen, Mad Max-type of place in the 1970s and 1980s to the cheery, well-lit, activity-filled fun factory that it is today, with Sundance Square being the primary pride and joy.
Bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and people o’ plenty now make downtown the place to be, even after dark.
Of course, downtown bigwigs don’t take kindly to homeless people mucking up the works.
That’s why police nudge panhandlers toward the shelters on East Lancaster Avenue – and far away from the revitalized city center.
So you seldom hear stories like this one being reported by CBS – a man who’d left a bar near the corner of 6th and Houston Streets late last night is in critical condition after being stabbed by two homeless individuals who wanted his money.