Bud Kennedy is a homegrown Fort Worth guy who started out covering high school football here when he was 16. He went away to the Fort Worth Press and newspapers in Austin and Dallas, then came home in 1981. Since 1987, he's written more than 1,000 weekly dining columns and more than 3,000 news and politics columns. If you don't like what he says about politics, read him on barbecue.

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For Texas Democrats, the bad news gets worse

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Wendy Davis trails Republican Greg Abbott by 16 points in one poll, which means she may fall behind 2010 nominee Bill White.

A send-off for an artist who helped launch Willie Nelson

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Bo Powell’s life story is almost beyond belief, but there are news clippings and witnesses to prove it.

Surprise in Rice study: Tarrant an R county, but not a deep shade of red

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Tarrant residents see ourselves as more moderate than conservative, with a dash of liberals and the Tea Party.

Proud of doctors and nurses, yes — but it’s too soon for ‘Presby proud’

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Arlington-based Texas Health Resources should be showing openness, not marketing.

When DFW faced a pandemic — in 1918

| |Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

When Spanish flu swept through the cities and U.S. Army Camp Bowie, it killed more than 1,000.

Burton, Willis gaining speed but also veering wildly as Senate race nears finish

| |Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

The Colleyville Republican and the Fort Worth Democrat exchanged barbs and accusations in their final debate.

For Wendy Davis, unsure footing with Latinos dates back to first campaign

| |Thursday, Oct. 09, 2014

She served in a majority Hispanic Fort Worth City Council seat and eventually won voters over.

Jenkins, Dallas courthouse leaders stepped up after a slow start

| |Saturday, Oct. 04, 2014

Texas law gives county leaders the authority in a health emergency, but Dallas officials seemed unsure at first.

Lived here 25 years? Sorry, but we’re not sure you can vote

| |Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014

Confusion ensues when a letter asks a Parker County resident to verify her address.

Leader against abortion is under attack from the right

| |Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2014

The leader of Texas Alliance for Life sees politics behind an anonymous online smear.