End-of-course exams will test Texas students and its educational system

Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The good news is: 76 percent of the 309,000 Texas public school students in the class of 2015 who have taken all or most of the five end-of-course (EOC) exams required to graduate have passed those assessments.

Two eager candidates in race for Arlington school board seat

Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Tony Pompa’s seat on the Arlington school board is up for grabs, and two very eager candidates are hoping to fill his shoes.

Rebuilding continues in West, as Texas drags its feet on regulations

Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Until one year ago, the small agricultural town of West in Central Texas — population about 2,800 — was best known for the place where travelers on Interstate 35 between Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin would stop for a little taste of Czech culture.

Commission should avoid slot look-alikes

Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The Legislature and voters are closely shepherding gambling expansion.

Incumbents earn keep in Arlington

Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

On May 10, residents of Arlington will vote to stay the course or change things up a bit, when two of the city’s three at-large City Council seats are up for grabs.

Arts festival brings people downtown

Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

The possibility of severe weather shuttered the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival’s final day, disappointing participants and attendees who have eagerly flocked to the city center for 29 years.

It’s better to vote for Arlington schools

Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014

Soon it will be time for residents of the Arlington school district to put political arguments aside and cast votes based on what they believe is best for their schools.

Methodists rebuilding community centers to serve more needy families in Fort Worth

Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

More than 100 years ago, women of the United Methodist Church in Fort Worth established a “mission” to serve some of the city’s most needy residents.

Local group puts kids on path to success

Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

In the debates over education that rage with regularity in Washington, D.C. and Austin, there’s a ring of truth to the argument that not only inadequate funding but a lack of support from families and communities contributes to high drop-out rates and poor student achievement.

Obama and former presidents gather to honor Johnson’s civil rights legacy

Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014

From the East Room of the White House almost 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson stared into a television camera and announced to the nation, “I am about to sign into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”