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

War in the Middle East is a cause for mourning

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Death of young men should have been a reason to search for peace, not wage war.

Agency helps ex-offenders become productive members of society

| |Saturday, Jul. 19, 2014

Texas ReEntry Services could use some help to continue its good works.

A young man touched many in his short time on Earth

| |Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014

Our paths crossed eight years ago, and we connected.

Immigrant kids bring out Americans’ ugliness

| |Monday, Jul. 14, 2014

The country’s nasty side is being revealed once more.

Angels have taken their rightful place on new courts building

| |Tuesday, Jul. 08, 2014

County officials deserve credit for saving these symbols of justice.

Fourth of July a very special day for one north side resident

| |Wednesday, Jul. 02, 2014

Cowtown native prepares to celebrate 100th birthday Friday.

GOP could learn lesson of inclusion from historic black Texan

| |Saturday, Jun. 28, 2014

Incumbent Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, who trailed his feisty Tea Party challenger in the June 3 Republican primary, was able to pull out a victory in last week’s runoff election with a lot of help from unlikely supporters: black people.

Former youth criminals return to place where they were locked up

| |Tuesday, Jun. 24, 2014

They are proof that offenders can change their lives.

Show of force won’t stop influx of immigrant children

| |Saturday, Jun. 21, 2014

Instead of political grandstanding, leaders must work together to address the problem.

Because Iraq is not ‘one people,’ it will always be in conflict

| |Tuesday, Jun. 17, 2014

The United States broke it but doesn’t know how to fix it.