Fort Worth the center of football universe for a day

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

While the leaves have yet to turn, a new season is upon us.

Big plans in store for high-speed rail in Texas

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Those who worry that the plan to build a high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas by 2021 is overly ambitious were probably having heart palpatations after the seven-member Commission for High-Speed Rail in Dallas/Fort Worth expanded its vision for bullet trains in Texas during a Wednesday meeting in Dallas.

Latest school finance ruling is familiar

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Wednesday’s ruling from Austin state District Judge John Dietz about the way Texas funds its public schools was but one step in the legal process, but it’s an important one.

Charges should be dropped against good neighbor arrested for theft

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Willie Ray Young, 76, has the reputation of being a Good Samaritan in his south Fort Worth community, often doing Santa Claus-like deeds for his neighbors, both kids and adults.

Williams says instruction not up to par

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams is digging himself into a deep hole, and he’s pulling public school students, their teachers and their parents in with him.

Perry’s lawyers attack charges against him

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry’s high-powered legal team showed Monday that he will come out swinging against the Aug. 15 indictment charging him with coercion and misuse of office.

Accountability, like math, is complicated

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Some of the pressure to understand math has been lifted from Texas public school fifth- and eighth-graders this year.

Stopping TCU-area ‘stealth dorms’ will require neighborhood compromise

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

For the frustrated residents in the neighborhoods surrounding the Texas Christian University campus, the solution to the problem of too many “stealth dormitories” — structures with as many as five bedrooms and five baths usually rented to students — is simple:

Free parking is a crucial part of downtown nights

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

The complicated arrangement by which some tax dollars are reinvested in downtown Fort Worth carries with it a requirement that somebody has to decide the best use of that money.

A ‘miraculous day’ for doctor with Ebola

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

It’s hard to imagine the sense of relief that Dr. Kent Brantly felt when he walked out of an Atlanta hospital Thursday.