Colleyville councilman stokes unhappiness to fight transportation progress

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Ian McVea / Star-Telegram

When Colleyville City Councilman Chris Putnam has raised loud objections to the planned TEX Rail commuter line, some of his fellow council members have told him there is nothing he or they can do about the train coming through their community.

Study: Wells, not fracking, to blame

There is good news and bad news for the hydraulic fracturing industry in a new study that looked at water contamination in the Barnett Shale.

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.

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

American media should not aid Islamic State with its propaganda

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Publishing photos of beheadings helps ISIS’ depraved message.

Bud Kennedy

Male-heavy board slow to hear women’s need for text-to-911

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Houston and many North Texas cities take emergency calls by text, but Tarrant County is stuck in dialing mode.

Jim Witt

Bud Kennedy is a great example of ‘new school’ journalism at the Star-Telegram

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He’s been at the paper for more than 30 years, but social media has made him one of our most-read writers.

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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