Richard Greene

Richard Greene

Tax breaks for one development shows why they can be good for a city

Some state lawmakers are gearing up to oppose state and local governments offering economic incentives to generate new business or development. Former Arlington mayor and columnist Richard Greene profiles one commercial development that got off the ground through incentives and is now generating more than the original investment for local tax coffers.

Richard Greene

Texas no longer #1 at job creation. Why?

The Texas Association of Business has a scorecard that ranks state legislators on whether they are business friendly. Last session, the standing of some Republicans dropped. TAB says those lawmakers voted for measures that would hurt economic development.

Boy lived in Fort Worth store for 8 months, police say

An 8-year-old boy lived with a “father figure” in the Next Day Flooring store on Jacksboro Highway in Fort Worth for eight months, according to police. It was not immediately clear why. Police say no charges are expected.