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

Execution of mentally ill man next month must be stopped

| |Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Gov. Perry should grant clemency to Scott Louis Panetti, who has been hospitalized at least 15 times at various institutions, including Brooke Army Medical Center and the Waco Veterans Hospital.

Senate should waste no time in confirming Obama’s AG candidate

| |Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Surely Eric Holder haters want him gone as soon as possible.

Fort Worth Community Food Bank needs help providing holiday meals for needy families

| |Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2014

Organization hopes to feed 2,600 families at Thanksgiving.

Obama is fighting contagious diseases of Ebola and fear

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

President’s critics are those who blame him for all the world’s problems.

Tarrant County agency has been aiding child abuse victims for 22 years

| |Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Alliance For Children collaborates with others to protect kids.

Time to put the brakes on building more toll roads

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Texas must find other ways to fund its highway system.

A pioneer whose greatness was evident in high school

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

In my opinion James Cash will be inducted into the SWC Hall of Fame.

Truth and justice still fighting against Texas voter ID law

| |Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Federal judge determines that new law is discriminatory.

Fort Worth Herd drovers get a lesson in their own culture

| |Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

A library exhibit connects local, Texas tradition to its origins.

Inspired by those undeterred by lack of sight

| |Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014

Lighthouse provides opportunity for the blind and visually impaired.