Bob Ray Sanders is often criticized for writing about things he could not have experienced because, some readers say, "he can't be that old." The truth is Bob Ray has been a professional journalist for 40 years and in three media: newspaper, television and radio. A Fort Worth native who knows and cares about his community, and those with whom he shares this planet, this is a columnist who is not afraid to speak out on behalf of downtrodden people or the abused Earth.

E-mail: bobray@star-telegram.com

A lesson in forgiveness from a Fort Hood victim

| |Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014

When President Barack Obama and the first lady made a return visit to Fort Hood last week, they paused in front of the kind of memorials we have become accustomed to seeing since the start of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Michael Irvin won’t win an Oscar, but he can act

| |Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

Former Cowboys player showed off his other talent in movie remake.

Ex-offenders deserve an unbiased look from employers

| |Saturday, Apr. 05, 2014

It’s time for the ‘Ban the Box’ campaign to come to North Texas.

Healthcare plan is working despite the efforts by the Obama haters

| |Wednesday, Apr. 02, 2014

Expect the opposition to continue their “barrage of misinformation.”

One good reason to support renewing Fort Worth’s crime prevention tax

| |Sunday, Mar. 30, 2014

The city’s innovative after-school program is producing outstanding results.

Church’s scholarship event connects with history

| |Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014

Michael Eric Dyson will keynote New Rising Star Baptist Church banquet.

Union Gospel Mission marks 125 years of serving Tarrant

| |Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014

Join the celebration by helping others take “A Step Toward Home.’’

Almanac quiz answers give more insight into rich Texas history

| |Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014

Although many thought test was too hard, one reader made an “A.”

Bob Ray Sanders: Relations with Russia becoming more like days of old — frigid

| |Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014

Congress must stand with President Obama if he decides to impose sanctions.

Take this quiz to see how well you know Texas

| |Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014

New Texas Almanac offers a wealth of information about the Lone Star State.