FW City Council stands firm but fair with firefighters’ pension benefits

The Fort Worth City Council, in an effort to shore up the troubled city employee pension plan and to ensure fairness for all employee groups, voted last week to change some benefits for firefighters.

New Arlington sidewalk rule may not hold

Open Carry Tarrant County, a gun rights group trying to increase public comfort with the open display of arms, has rightfully earned much of the negative attention it has received over the past year.

Air show is just one aspect of Alliance area

This is the big weekend of the year at Alliance Airport, with the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Independent review praises transit agency

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority, the T, got high marks on a recent independent performance audit of its operations, a memo presented to the Fort Worth City Council and a copy of the audit report show.

Students are losers in tutoring fraud scandal

There are two reasons to be upset by the case involving two individuals who pleaded guilty Wednesday to defrauding the Dallas and Fort Worth school districts out of roughly $2.5 million in federal funds.

Start with optimism on ‘stealth dorms’ near TCU

A group of interested parties has two weeks to figure it out.

FW must not be forgotten as Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail plans unfold

Many local and state officials say Texas’ first high-speed rail line will be a 240-mile stretch connecting Houston and Dallas, the most lucrative route for a private company that wants to build the estimated $10 billion project.

Mike Norman

‘Superintendent’s profile’ is kind of touchy-feely

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Fort Worth school board won’t interview candidates until January.

Cynthia Allen

Rome’s synod on the family only the beginning

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How the church presents faith is changeable; faith itself is immovable.

Bob Ray Sanders

Time to put the brakes on building more toll roads

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Texas must find other ways to fund its highway system.

Bud Kennedy

Headlining Texas campaigns: Hogan’s goat and ‘Spicy Brown’

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There’s not much humor in politics this year, but no doubt The Daily Show will find some.

Jim Witt

``Kill the Messenger’’ is the kind of movie that gives newspaper editors bad dreams

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‘Kill the Messenger’ turns 1996 stories into a thriller involving drugs, the CIA and investigative journalism.

Richard Greene

The inexplicable denial of truth about Saddam’s WMD

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Saddam was evil, yet some still deliberately ignore it.

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