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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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.

1969: The moon landing, UFOs—and the Lake Worth Monster

| |Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

Fort Worth’s infamous “Goat-Man” remains a durable legend. But was it inspired by a Star-Telegram column?

Texas Baptist Men say they helped border kids out of love, not for politics

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The all-volunteer disaster response team is under attack by some Tea Party conservatives for bathing and feeding children.

For Perry, border policy seems like a 2006 replay

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

His crackdowns have deterred crime and drug traffic, but this one doesn’t include local law officers.

Granger set with border plan, but is the House ready for it?

| |Saturday, Jul. 19, 2014

The Fort Worth Republican says her working group will call for streamlining immigration courts and sending the National Guard to help border agents.

Dome memories: Time for the Fort Worth convention arena to go

| |Friday, Jul. 18, 2014

The 1968 “flying saucer,” which no longer fits in downtown, will be replaced by a Cultural District events center.

Conspiracy hobbyists zero in on a new target: Catholic Charities?!

| |Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014

A libertarian political website unfairly accuses the charity, simply because it has been housing child detainees more than a year.

On child-bashing GOP delegates’ Facebook page, it’s about racial superiority

| |Saturday, Jul. 05, 2014

Border hawks fear Central American children because they’re “bronze.”

Libertarians find some unhappy R’s, but will it matter?

| |Tuesday, Jul. 01, 2014

Candidates Kathie Glass and Robert Butler hunt for disenchanted voters and might make the fall election closer.

Willis’ Democratic debut includes jabs at Burton, but response is hazy

| |Saturday, Jun. 28, 2014

Democrats at a morning breakfast applauded but didn’t deliver many loud cheers for the Senate District 10 candidate.