On Fair Park, The Rangers’ Stadium Deal and Other Area Political Talk with City Council Member Philip Kingston.
If you’re a listener of KTCK 1310-AM or 96.7-FM, you probably feel like you already know TC Fleming and Jake Kemp well. And if you’re not a listener of The Ticket? Well, whatever. You’re about to get real familiar with these two just the same through their own channel of this podcast called It’s Just Banter. Wanna hear past episodes? You can check out IJB’s archives here and on our Soundcloud page. Wanna subscribe to the podcast on iTunes? Do so here.
Hey, everyone’s favorite council person is back on It’s Just Banter!
This week, Philip Kingston stops by as part of his victory lap after getting a halt put on efforts to turn Fair Park over to a private foundation. He was instrumental in getting a legal opinion that such a transaction would be in opposition of state law.
Discussion around that subject is where we spend a lot of this week’s podcast’s time — but we get around to several other topics, too. Among them? The Rangers’ deal with Arlington, what would happen if we don’t pay the AT&T Performing Arts Center the free money they’re asking for, whether TIFs are a scam, how the city district lines should be drawn and how the city manager search should go.
I can’t really predict your tastes, but even if you think you may find one or two of those items boring, I think Jake, Philip and I really bring them to life. Kinda like Pinocchio!