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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The truth behind the Perry mess: In Texas, nobody’s really in charge

| |Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

The case against Texas’ governor rests in part on how far he can go to remove another constitutionally elected official.

If ‘affluenza’ dad has a badge, who else has one?

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

A troubled teen’s father is facing a charge involving “police stuff,” the latest of several cases related to police or firefighter IDs.

‘Texas Governor Claims Frameup’ — but that was in 1917

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Some of the comments by the last governor facing criminal indictment sound awfully familiar.

Perry case puts a new spin on more than one campaign

| |Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

The investigation slows the Rick Perry for President freight train, but also becomes a Democratic rallying cry in state races.

Stickland picks a tweetfight again, this time calling police associations ‘thugs’

| |Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

The Bedford Republican was sticking up for state Senate candidate Konni Burton against police labor endorsements for Democrat Libby Willis,

‘Secure the border’: From Tea Party shout to GOP marketing slogan

| |Saturday, Aug. 09, 2014

The party’s fractured voters are rallying around border hawks, partly over ‘amnesty’ but also as a market-tested campaign message.

Sticking up for Brantly against Ann Coulter and critics

| |Friday, Aug. 08, 2014

Christians react strongly to Coulter’s bashing of a Fort Worth doctor and his missionary work in Liberia.

Showdown in Van Horn? Sheriff calls border vigilantes’ claim made up

| |Tuesday, Aug. 05, 2014

A convoy of armed militia volunteers continues on its way to San Antonio, Austin and maybe, eventually, the border.

Texas lawmaker’s wisecrack stirs a fiery Louisiana response

| |Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014

State Rep. Dennis Bonnen says he’s sorry to all the Cajuns out there, and Acadiana Americans, and Louisiana French.

Not happy that Fort Worth is the ‘least funny’ city and Texas’ ‘least happy’

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Fort Worth-Arlington ranked last in Texas and in the middle nationally in a survey of personal satisfaction.