Thursday, September 04, 2003
Out on 7th Street, a little west of downtown Fort Worth, sits an ugly off-white building with a huge sign that says Montgomery Wards. Different people have been trying to do something with this building for years, but it is too expensive to develop. Enter the government. After a $2 million federal grant and a $13 million federal loan, we will have the Montgomery Plaza Shopping Center. I could never figure out why they didn't blow the thing up and build something pretty, or just put in a park. Now we will have a $15 million shopping center courtesy of the taxpayers. So, when you fill out your tax return next year, and write that check, just think of us here in Cowtown. You'd think we had Robert Byrd working for us or something.