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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New DA Wilson’s first hire knows about infighting

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Lawyer and former pro boxing official David Harris will lead the Tarrant County civil division.

Southlake lawmaker: ‘There is no race’ for Texas House speaker

| |Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Rep. Giovanni Capriglione angers one Tea Party by predicting Speaker Joe Straus will be re-elected, but his home Tea Party defends him.

No protesters in sight as much-criticized Trinity River photographer returns

| |Sunday, Nov. 09, 2014

In a lecture at the Amon Carter Museum, Terry Evans said her photos show how much we love the river.

Go — ‘Orchid’?! Go, White! Go, purplish-black. Fight, fight, fight!

| |Thursday, Nov. 06, 2014

TCU and Kansas State share a matching school color, and also a different sports uniform color.

After abortion filibuster, Democrats didn’t have a prayer

| |Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2014

Religious voters have always been among Greg Abbott’s supporters, and they helped him take the Governor’s Mansion.

Neo-Nazis vs. the Klan? It must be East Texas

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

White supremacist groups will stage dueling rallies Saturday.

Birdville, Keller school districts face a shadowy foe

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

All the money in finance reports for the anti-bond campaign came from a familiar contributor.

Hogan’s goat and ‘Spicy Brown’ headline Texas campaigns

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

There’s not much humor in politics this year, but The Daily Show will find some.

For Texas Democrats, the bad news gets worse

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 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.