Trump criticizes climate activist Thunberg after Time honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashd out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, a day after she was named by Time as its Person of the Year, calling her selection “ridiculous.” The Swedish teenager has become a symbol of a growing movement of young climate activists after leading weekly school strikes in… Continue reading Trump criticizes climate activist Thunberg after Time honor

Away from Washington, Trump praises Apple’s Texas expansion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump got away from the impeachment inquiry in Washington on Wednesday and celebrated tech behemoth Apple’s decision to keep its Mac Pro computer manufacturing plant in the Texas state capital. Trump’s visit follows Apple’s announcement in September that it would continue manufacturing the latest generation of the Mac Pro… Continue reading Away from Washington, Trump praises Apple’s Texas expansion

Stalemate continues between city and TRWD on Panther Island funds

A stalemate between leadership of the city of Fort Worth and Tarrant Regional Water District has no solution in sight to free up local funds for the $1.17 billion Panther Island project. The impasse has been ongoing for several months as Fort Worth officials have balked at extending a tax-increment financing (TIF) district, which is… Continue reading Stalemate continues between city and TRWD on Panther Island funds

Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland declared to impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani explicitly sought a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, leveraging an Oval Office visit for political investigations of Democrats. But he also came to believe the trade involved much more. Besides the U.S. offer of a… Continue reading Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

Texas isn’t providing major support for the 2020 Census. Local officials and nonprofits say they will instead.

Center for Public Policy Priorities CEO Ann Beeson and Educate Texas Executive Director John Fitzpatrick at the launch of Texas Counts – a coalition to encourage census participation – in Austin on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune

Several nonprofits, local governments and philanthropy organizations have formed Texas Counts, a coalition aimed at ensuring an accurate census count in 2020, which could affect representation in Congress and billions in federal funding.

National Endowment for Arts general counsel visits Fort Worth during film festival

India Pinkney, general counsel for the National Endowment of the Arts, visited Fort Worth last week during the Lone Star Film Festival and attended a showing of Alive Inside, the documentary about the powerful impact of music on people dealing with dementia. The James L. West Center for Dementia Care hosted her visit and she… Continue reading National Endowment for Arts general counsel visits Fort Worth during film festival

Council Report: New life for Berry Street Theater?

New life for Berry Street Theater The long-shuttered Berry Street Theater may soon have new life. The Fort Worth City Council on Nov. 19 authorized execution of a five-year tax abatement for the rehabilitation of the Berry Street Theater for use as an event center with almost 10,000 square feet. The owner of the property,… Continue reading Council Report: New life for Berry Street Theater?

Council Report: New parking rates for West 7th

The Fort Worth City Council continues to address the parking situation on West 7th Street. At Tuesday’s work session they received an informal report on the subject, including a new proposal that officials hope will help alleviate the problem. Because of a lack of available on-street parking, largely due to long-term parking and lack of… Continue reading Council Report: New parking rates for West 7th