Indictment of Perry is not a full legal case

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

When an Austin grand jury delivered a two-count indictment of Gov. Rick Perry late Friday, many were quick to judge.

Missouri racial unrest puts nation on notice to solve festering social problems

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

Based on its location and demographics, the small town of Ferguson, Mo., seems an unlikely epicenter for the nation’s latest racial clash.

Susan Tilley helped make Fort Worth better

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Susan Bagby Tilley, who died Tuesday at 76, helped change Fort Worth, sometimes quietly and sometimes with a lot of flair but so much for the better.

Van de Putte proposal puts policy in focus

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

During any election cycle, let alone one as vicious as this one has become, candidates tend to spend an enormous amount of time criticizing their opponents, usually by focusing on things only marginally related to holding office.

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.