Playgrounds that all kids can access

Universal Park 101

Khampha Bouaphanh / Star-Telegram

Even in the stifling summer heat, few activities can rid kids of those back-to-school blues like a trip to a neighborhood playground or public park.

Fort Worth police must find ways to close ranks

In the past two weeks, a series of events concerning the Fort Worth Police Department has revealed a divide within the ranks that deserves aggressive, yet sensitive attention.

Fort Worth takes important steps on housing

Two projects are aimed at adding affordable single-family homes

Fort Worth the center of football universe for a day

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

Big plans in store for high-speed rail in Texas

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

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

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.

Mike Norman

Stage is set for a fight on private school vouchers

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Lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick is a long-time proponent.

Cynthia Allen

Is social media enlarging or stifling democracy?

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New study suggests social media diminishes political participation.

Bob Ray Sanders

The border terrorists scare more hype than reality

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Politicians are using the theme to arouse voters in an election year.

Bud Kennedy

Davis still running, but scenery isn’t changing

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Barring a surprise, two political science scholars see a 10-point victory, or more, for Republican Greg Abbott.

Jim Witt

Public won when appeals court ruled juvenile murder hearings should have been open

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The media partnered together to protest after judge closed her courtroom following prior trial that was controversial.

Richard Greene

Most people yawn at global warming

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Political candidates don’t spend much time on environmental issues.

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