The City of Fort Worth is asking voters to approve nearly $400 million in bonds to pay for improved streets and infrastructure; a new animal shelter; fire and police facilities; park improvements; and a new library. Citizens would not see higher property taxes and many of the projects address basic services.
District 1 Councilman Charlie Parker, a strong backer of the Entertainment District, isn’t running for re-election, leaving the District 1 seat open. Helen Moise, 68, and Barbara Odom-Wesley, 69,are running for the seat.
Some black and Hispanic customers attempting to patronize the Varsity Tavern in Fort Worth say they were denied entrance because of their ethnicity. They say the bar selectively used a dress code to exclude them. We urge customers to file formal complaints with the city so it can investigate under Fort Worth's human rights ordinance.
Homeowners are upset by another round of tax notices that shows their property values and therefore their property taxes are going up. But they can protest the appraisal, apply for tax exemptions and ultimately seek laws to limit property taxes.
The City of Fort Worth wants to strengthen its animal ordinance by requiring dogs to be leashed in neighborhoods. They also want pets to be micro-chipped; and pet owners be fined when they don't pick up their animals' poop.
Enrollment for pre-kindergarten programs has begun but in many districts lack of funding limits the number of children who can attend. Fort Worth ISD has raised local money that makes full-day pre-k available to all.
During this Easter season when we think about loving others private Christian universities including Abilene Christian University are struggling with policies that treat LGBTQ students and staff differently.
Fort Worth Council Member Gyna Bivens is asking the council and staff to strengthen the city's tree ordinance. She says citizens are angry that D.R. Horton clear cut trees and say the penalty was not strong enough.