Johnson County Jail needs fix-up plan

Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford does a pretty good job of laying out the problems of the county’s deteriorating 25-year-old jail.

Arlington right to move on state-owned land for future development

For 20 years, from 1957 to 1977, Arlington was bisected by the area’s first toll road, the Dallas/Fort Worth Turnpike.

Editorial: Keller ISD’s classic clash over debt

Research shows that even a bare-bones bond plan might be too much for voters, despite its advantages for students and parents

UT Arlington continues to grow its student body

“We’re on our way.” That’s how University of Texas at Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari, during a Star-Telegram Editorial Board meeting in May, characterized the progress his school has made since he took the helm just over a year ago now.

New public art piece in downtown Fort Worth appears to be a hit

Fort Worth now has a remarkable yellow ribbon, one so big that it could never be tied round the old oak tree.

Grapevine shows it has heart by preserving part of its soul

The city’s decision to save its historic black homes was a bold move.

Business, labor groups find shared ground

It’s not often that business and labor groups find themselves on the same side of an issue, especially in Texas where the business climate is mostly favorable and unions are usually weak or nonexistent.

Mike Norman

Top priority: Finding a new leader at Fort Worth ISD

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Needs of students leave trustees with no time to waste.

Cynthia Allen

The NFL can learn from football coaches in Texas

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Swift response of Texas coaches stands in stark contrast to the NFL.

Bob Ray Sanders

Bob Ray Sanders: It’s a bad idea to limit inmate visits to video

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The concept, considered in Dallas County, is just another way to prey on inmates, who can ill afford it.

Bud Kennedy

The Trinity: It’s our river, so love it — all of it

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Bashing a photographer over her photos of Fort Worth and our river is like griping about a mirror.

Jim Witt

First experience with shotgun was a blast

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Helping raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters was the real aim.

Richard Greene

Richard Greene: Sympathy vote not enough for Wendy Davis

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The Democratic candidate for governor has only refocused voter attention on her fight for abortion.

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