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John T Roberts

Member Since 04 Apr 2004
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Corps of Engineers Plan to Stop Bicycle Access to South Holiday Park

19 July 2023 - 09:02 PM

A few days ago, the Corps of Engineers announced that as of October 1, they will no longer allow bicycle and pedestrian access to South Holiday Park.  This is due to several things, including the retirement of the previous park ranger, and violations of the rules to use the park.  Access to the lake road is very important.  Cycling through the park leads to more country roads further to the southwest.  Many of these country roads beyond the lake have very little traffic and are safe.  If access to South Holiday Park is closed, that forces a cyclist to ride on US 377, which is very dangerous.  Cyclists have been killed using the highway.  The other alternative is Aledo/Iona Road, which is becoming more heavily congested with traffic as more homes are built toward Aledo and beyond.  These roads are not safe.


The Fort Worth Bicycling Association's Facebook page has some good discussion on the matter.



You can also sign a petition to keep the park open.  The link to the petition is here:



Grand Theater - 1100 Fabons

07 July 2023 - 08:08 AM

This is for all of you sleuths out here on the Forum.  A friend of mine pointed out that there were bulldozers behind the Grand Theater at 1100 Fabons, also at Rosedale St.  I looked through the Commercial Razing Permits, and it appears that there are some demolitions permitted in the general vicinity.  The addresses do not correspond to the theater.  Please find out if there are plans to demolish it.  It has periodically appeared on Historic Fort Worth's Most Endangered Lists.

Architecture in Fort Worth Now on Threads

06 July 2023 - 09:25 AM

I jumped on the bandwagon yesterday and set up an account for the website on Threads.

Major Dental Work in Progress for John Roberts

21 May 2023 - 04:49 PM

You all have probably wondered why I haven't been posting as much.  Here's the answer.  After 65 years and a lot of dental work, some of my teeth finally gave out in the middle of March.  Due to some other dental issues, we decided that the best course of action was dental implants.  On the Friday of Main Street, I went in for oral surgery to remove most of my upper front teeth.  I have been following up weekly with the periodontist, who performed the first phase of the surgery.  One of my follow ups was on the Friday of the April Forum Meeting, and that's why I couldn't make it.  I have been fitted with a temporary bridge, but I can't eat with it.  It also doesn't fit the greatest and the first thing, when I removed it, a crown on one of the remaining teeth was taken off.  Due to a couple of jaw bone defects, I will be headed toward bone grafts in a few months.  The periodontist said that this process will take anywhere from four months up to possible a year.  For two weeks, I was on a liquid diet and now I can eat soft foods.  I have tried to work as many hours as I could because I can't afford to miss work.  Even though I feel pretty good, I'm pretty tired when I get home. I wanted to let you all know what was going on with me.  I have another followup procedure on Friday at Noon, so I will be missing the forum meeting again this month.

Future of the Community Arts Center

08 March 2023 - 10:49 AM

The City of Fort Worth is having a Public Hearing at 6:00 PM on March 30 to determine the future of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  The link to more information on the City's website is located here: