New rule for game rooms will make them more transparent

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

The Fort Worth City Council finally dropped the hammer on game rooms Tuesday night by approving rules that at least one owner said were designed “to eliminate, not regulate.”

Johnson, Nguyen deserve re-election as Tarrant County commissioners

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Democratic challengers don’t make the case for replacing incumbents.

Pick political novice Mike Collier for Texas comptroller

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

There are few jobs in Austin for which political inexperience might be considered an asset. State comptroller is one of them, and the political outsider who deserves the position is Democrat Mike Collier.

Compromise has saved Love from bitterness

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Ever since 1968, when federal aviation authorities told Dallas and Fort Worth to consolidate their separate passenger airports into a single regional facility, compromises have shaped uneasy peace between periods of bitter fighting over how and where to serve local air travelers.

Willis best to serve Senate Dist. 10

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

The race for Texas Senate District 10, which includes major parts of Fort Worth, Arlington and Northeast Tarrant County, is the most closely watched Senate campaign in the state.

Court cites voter ID discrimination

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Confusion this late in the game is a real worry, but blocking qualified voters is a bigger threat.

Editorial: Sitton gets edge for Railroad Commission

Thursday, Oct. 09, 2014

There are two qualified candidates, but the industry expert deserves the nod.

For General Land Office, Bush is best

Thursday, Oct. 09, 2014

The General Land Office is one of the more obscure state agencies in Texas. But a man with a name that is anything but obscure deserves to be its next leader.

Pace of restoring power commendable given extent of storm damage

Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2014

The storm that hit North Texas last Thursday was a freak, lasting only 15 to 20 minutes and producing officially only 0.32 inch of rain.

But it packed a powerful wallop of straight-line winds in excess of 90 mph that downed trees and power lines, causing one of the most extensive outages the area has seen.

Sunset report puts heat on health agency

Wednesday, Oct. 08, 2014

The Sunset Advisory Commission, charged with upholding accountability and efficiency at every Texas state agency, has found serious organizational and operational flaws at the Health and Human Services Commission.