Bud Kennedy is a homegrown Fort Worth guy who started out covering high school football here when he was 16. He went away to the Fort Worth Press and newspapers in Austin and Dallas, then came home in 1981. Since 1987, he's written more than 1,000 weekly dining columns and more than 3,000 news and politics columns. If you don't like what he says about politics, read him on barbecue.

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In H-E-B schools, it’s not Good Friday without a good note

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

A Bedford lawmaker objects to schools requiring a parent’s note for an excused absence on the Christian holy day.

Former opponent Madrigal to help with Davis’ South Texas troubles

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

If the Fort Worth Democrat can’t win 60 percent or more of Hispanic voters, she can’t win.

Fan’s letter spurs Rangers, Globe Life to switch ballpark sign

| |Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014

The insurance company’s blue logo wasn’t a match for the green-and-brick throwback stadium.

Fort Worth chapel is picture-perfect, even for warning poster

| |Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

A photo of the Rose Chapel in Fairmount turns up in a national ICE enforcement campaign

We sell the brand ‘Dallas-Fort Worth’ worldwide — why not for events?

| |Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

The name “North Texas” never fits, never works and never promotes our most prized asset.

Signs of a calmer, gentler Dan Patrick, but Van de Putte says rhetoric costing Texas

| |Saturday, Apr. 05, 2014

Dallas’ Villalba says he’s helping Houston’s Patrick tone down immigration rants before lieutenant governor’s debate.

Utah’s campaign cash scandal reads like a TV script. So how about Texas?

| |Wednesday, Apr. 02, 2014

Stealth campaign funding draws an investigation in Utah and attention in Austin.

At 85, a full plate for Fort Worth chef Walter Kaufmann

| |Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014

The city’s culinary patriarch talks about 50 years of food and wine history leading up to a festival.

After loss, Burnam says fight’s just starting

| |Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2014

The Fort Worth Democrat questions whether winner Ramon Romero Jr.’s staff used iPads to line up mail-in votes.

Rejection slip from Longview gig has Nugent hot as a firecracker

| |Sunday, Mar. 23, 2014

The rock guitarist and Republican campaigner lashes out at Longview officials for saying he’s not family fare.