Methodists rebuilding community centers to serve more needy families in Fort Worth

Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

More than 100 years ago, women of the United Methodist Church in Fort Worth established a “mission” to serve some of the city’s most needy residents.

Local group puts kids on path to success

Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

In the debates over education that rage with regularity in Washington, D.C. and Austin, there’s a ring of truth to the argument that not only inadequate funding but a lack of support from families and communities contributes to high drop-out rates and poor student achievement.

Obama and former presidents gather to honor Johnson’s civil rights legacy

Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

From the East Room of the White House almost 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson stared into a television camera and announced to the nation, “I am about to sign into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”

Martin tops list of candidates for mayor of Euless

Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

Historically speaking, changes at the top of the political ladder in Euless are rare. Mayor Mary Lib Saleh decided not to run for re-election this year, opening the seat for the first time since she won it in 1993.

City’s housing solution takes the long view

Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

The phrase “kicking the can down the road” is used so frequently during policy-making debates that calling it a cliché is an understatement.

Fort Worth council wants to get a handle on gaming machines

Wednesday, Apr. 09, 2014

Fort Worth has a problem with game rooms, some of which are operating as illegal gambling operations, but city officials don’t know just how big the problem is or exactly what to do about it.

Arlington ordinance needs uniform enforcement

Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

Some people might find it discomfiting to be approached on the street by an individual with an AR-15 slung over his shoulder. Even in Texas.

Lon Burnam suit shows faults in Texas Election Code

Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

If electronic applications for mail-in ballots aren’t allowed, why not?

Zapata’s legacy steeped in humility, service to his community

Monday, Apr. 07, 2014

For more than 35 years, former Fort Worth City Councilman Louis J. Zapata was the godfather of Hispanic politics in the city.

Fort Worth crime control district a proven success that ought to be renewed

Saturday, Apr. 05, 2014

Because of rising crime rates and strained municipal budgets in many Texas cities during the 1980s and early 1990s, the state Legislature in 1993 amended a law that allowed cities in counties over 1 million population to create crime control districts supported by sales taxes.