Two positive steps for Railroad Commission

Friday, Mar. 28, 2014

It’s been two months since the last recorded earthquake in Parker County.

It’s time for Texas to raise the adult age for offenders to 18

Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014

For 95 years, Texas criminal law has considered 17-year-olds as adults who, if they commit a crime, are directed into an adult prison system that is not capable of providing for their unique needs.

Fighting chronic homelessness requires more than just money

Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014

The importance of tackling the persistent problem of homelessness in Fort Worth is not lost on the City Council.

More police cameras will serve officers and citizens

Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2014

The growing national trend to outfit more police officers with body cameras and microphones may have influenced the Fort Worth City Council’s decision this week to approve the purchase of 400 additional Axon Flex cameras for local police.

More oversight needed for Border Patrol

Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2014

The U.S. Border Patrol has taken some steps this month that it hopes will reduce the number of fatal shootings of civilians and the growing amount of criticism from Mexican authorities, civil-rights organizations and some members of Congress about its use of deadly force.

School districts must abide by new law governing student punishment

Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014

For about 10 years there was a disturbing trend in many Texas school districts, especially those in urban areas, of students being ticketed for violations on campus and ending up in municipal or justice of the peace courts.

Burnam suit puts election in legal limbo

Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014

The rule of thumb for believing allegations in a just-filed lawsuit is pretty simple: Don’t.

Overtime pay problem nags Fort Worth district

Monday, Mar. 24, 2014

It’s a good thing that sloppy payroll procedures resulting in questionable overtime payments to some employees were discovered in a Fort Worth school district internal audit.

Council’s compromise on city billboards a good sign for I-35W expansion

Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014

No matter how much you love Fort Worth, calling its long stretches of interstate highway “beautiful” would be somewhat of an overstatement.

State’s new ‘fixed-tuition’ plans good for students and universities

Friday, Mar. 21, 2014

Rising tuition costs at state universities and increasing indebtedness for college students are pricing many young people out of higher education. Or, if they somehow are able to attend college and graduate, they incur such a financial burden that they they spend years trying to pay off loans.