Railroad Commission may be more serious about quakes

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

After months of disappointing decisions — or mostly indecision — in response to a rash of seismic rumblings in North Texas that some studies have linked to hydraulic fracturing, the Texas Railroad Commission may be turning over a new leaf.

Appeals court rules in favor of the press in juvenile hearings

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

In the case of a juvenile offender who is 14 or older, the Texas Family Code says the court proceedings are to be open to the public — and therefore the press — “unless the court, for good cause shown, determines that the public should be excluded.”

Bond elections make Nov. 4 even more of a contest

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

More battle lines are being drawn for Nov. 4 elections, adding to an already tense campaign season for offices including governor, lieutenant governor and Tarrant County’s key race for state Senate District 10.

A new policy will help clarify how injured officers are to be treated

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

The 5-4 vote was narrow, but Fort Worth City Council members clearly showed a lot of sympathy Tuesday night when they approved extending leave-of-absence pay for an officer who was paralyzed after being shot in 2003.

In the accountability ‘Twilight Zone’

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

The new Texas public school accountability system will take a while to get used to.

Fort Worth school board can’t make it all better

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

Seven members of the Fort Worth school board taught about 100 students and young people — and dozens of their supportive parents — a devastatingly harmful lesson on Saturday.

Editorial: Fort Worth refocuses on its homeless

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014

Task force report to the City Council is thorough and has recommendations that command attention.

Law allowing surcharges for certain traffic violations ought to be repealed

Friday, Aug. 08, 2014

In 2003 the Texas Legislature, facing a projected budget shortfall of almost $10 billion, came up with a lot of schemes to make cuts and to raise revenue, including writing an ill-conceived, overly punitive and unworkable law to assess surcharges for certain traffic violations.

Attention, Texas Legislature: We’re still waiting for Palo Pinto park

Friday, Aug. 08, 2014

The new mountain park west of Fort Worth was bought years ago, but money was never budgeted to add facilities or operate it.

State fire official rightly working to help find the truth

Thursday, Aug. 07, 2014

State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy has a refreshing attitude: He says his job is to find justice in arson cases, even if the cases are old had already include a conviction.