Last month we told you to be sure and catch the FW Weekly article "House of Cards".
Then there was the follow up.
Delores Taylor was listening and thanked the FW Weekly for their work. We do too.
To the editor: Betty Brink's story ("House of Cards," June 3, 2009) is one of the best follow-ups yet to the series of exposés Fort Worth Weekly has conducted over the years. It encompasses everything from the city leaders, our so-called stewards who are elected to protect the citizens' interests, to the federal government that is supposed to investigate charges of wrongdoing. We, the taxpayers, ultimately pay the price for the malfeasance and machinations that flow like a river throughout city hall.
Of course Mayor Mike Moncrief isn't going to put his foot in his mouth by talking to the Weekly because he didn't have a script handy to answer the charges brought forth by Theresa Thomas and Lisa Weaver. Both these ladies ought to have their jobs reinstated with retroactive pay and a public apology from Moncrief.
The mentality that still operates at city hall contributed to their firing. Felony charges should have been brought against Walker and his cronies. The mayor didn't give a tinker's dam about the Thomas and Weaver allegations and used the "Don't Know Nothin'" excuse when the truth came to light. The only council members who listened with full ears open were Chuck Silcox and Donavan Wheatfall. Chuck deserves posthumous accolades, for he was an honest man, with integrity to the bone, and he listened to his constituents.
Hopefully this updated "House of Cards" will be the catalyst for a full investigation, and charges will be brought against those who orchestrated and participated in the stealing of taxpayers' money.
Without the Weekly's go-get-'em reporters who keep the public informed, we'd be paying higher taxes to cover the thefts by these narcissistic stewards of the city.