Wednesday, June 22, 2011
A couple of interesting things in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
One being a letter to the editor that makes note of the switch in political parties our Congresswoman made to get elected and WHO she is beholden to. Remember, she asked your new Mayor to run. WHO is she now beholden to?
The new mayor
Fort Worth blew its opportunity to elect a qualified known quantity as mayor. I am not acquainted with Betsy Price but am looking forward to falling in love with her. The last female mayor we had was a very good one. It was only after she left the mayor's post that she became so totally beholden to the Republican Party.
-- Joe Hays, Fort Worth
The other being Bud Kennedy's article about Fort Worth being divided. There are reasons for the split - they are political and have a great deal to do with the economics of each neighborhood.
Kathleen Hicks is at it again, saying we can find money for a Superbowl but not streetlights. Doesn't Kathleen serve on the Trinity River Vision board?
Boswell summed it up in two words in 06. Failed and neglected...
In 2006, then-City Manager Charles Boswell gave a passionate speech about how leaders have neglected "the other Fort Worth," the one-third of residents with low graduation and employment rates but high crime rates.
He didn't draw an east-west split, but he did say City Hall failed to maintain inner-city streets and drainage.