Collins’ gift to Texas started as a London boy’s frontier dream

Friday, Jun. 27, 2014

Instead of playing cowboy, the star drummer grew up to play Texas philanthropist and donate an entire museum full of Alamo artifacts.

Texas considers combining program for blind with other rehab services

Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014

The Texas Sunset Commission, a 12-member legislative body, is charged with “identifying and eliminating waste, duplication and inefficiency for more than 130 state agencies,” its website says.

Tarrant should keep pace with high-speed rail

Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014

You almost have to be an expert to recognize it, but there was a significant event this week in the effort to bring high-speed rail transportation to Texas.

Good luck to Big D in luring GOP to town

Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014

The Republican National Committee has picked Dallas and Cleveland as the final finalists for the party’s 2016 national convention.

Toll road near Austin losing money, must attract more motorists

Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014

America’s fastest highway, a 40-mile stretch from Seguin to just southeast of Austin, has run into a major roadblock.

TDCJ takes a small step to address the heat problems in state prisons

Tuesday, Jun. 24, 2014

The extreme heat inside Texas prison units during the summer — sometimes reaching as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit — has been an issue for years, with little reaction or show of concern coming from state officials and authorities within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Hold off on special session on immigrants

Tuesday, Jun. 24, 2014

In the three weeks since President Barack Obama declared it an “urgent humanitarian situation,” the surge of undocumented immigrants, notably Central American children, across the southern U.S. border has drawn the attention of what must be every last Texas official, wannabe official and surely most of the state population that even occasionally follows the news.

Power plant a dusty old relic or real estate gem?

Monday, Jun. 23, 2014

Tarrant County College District trustees have put themselves in the real estate equivalent of public television’s popular Antiques Roadshow.

Public hearing set on homelessness

Saturday, Jun. 21, 2014

The network of homeless assistance in Fort Worth is a complex, multi-layered and diverse set of programs that has evolved over the years, and continues to do good work for a population that has many more problems than the lack of housing.

TCU’s baseball heroes gave us one to remember

Saturday, Jun. 21, 2014

10 years ago, Frogs’ coach imagined the drama; it came true.