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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Senate candidate Alameel spends his money, speaks his mind

| |Friday, Jun. 27, 2014

The Dallas dentist’s plain talk on the border and the Middle Eaat may attract voters despite his party.

Arlington’s ‘American Dream’ comes in all colors

| |Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014

The city’s new slogan and marketing campaign put cultural diversity front and center.

There are some sickos out there, and not the Central American children

| |Saturday, Jun. 21, 2014

Fearmongers and immigrant-bashers have always blamed foreigners for disease, but it suddenly seems in political fashion.

Can Perry run in 2016? You bet — as the affable anti-Cruz

| |Friday, Jun. 20, 2014

He’s coming across as a Texas alternative.

From 2005: Lege has a rival for best political show

| |Tuesday, Jun. 17, 2014

A play captures the foibles and fools of the Texas Legislature. But will it play on HBO?

A Muslim reporter’s icy welcome from Texas GOP: ‘Where are you from?’

| |Friday, Jun. 13, 2014

The UT Arlington student says she was the target of comments and followed by officers during the state Republican convention.

From 2005: Perry said if gays like another state’s laws, ‘that’s where they should live’

| |Thursday, Jun. 12, 2014

The Governor spoke in a Fort Worth church after endorsing the Defense of Marriage Act.

Texas GOP’s ‘gay therapy’ stand misunderstood, author says

| |Tuesday, Jun. 10, 2014

A Dallas man says he wants the freedom to seek help with his sexuality, but others fear that parents are forcing children into therapy.

‘Texas Solution’ guest-worker plan sent to GOP exile

| |Monday, Jun. 09, 2014

Opponents say enforcement is more important than economic development, but will voters agree?

Texas GOP platform debates: Therapy for gays, ‘no amnesty’ for illegal immigrants?

| |Saturday, Jun. 07, 2014

The state Republican convention settles in for a long debate about an illegal immigrant work visa proposal.