Fort Worth arena project looks good

Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Three straightforward propositions face Fort Worth voters on the Nov. 4 election ballot, all to create financing measures to help build a spectacular new multipurpose arena adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center west of downtown.

Gambling in Texas on racing replays is far from the finish line

Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

If it looks like a slot machine, and works like a slot machine, it’s a slot machine.

Arlington school district keeping its promise to the voters in implementing record bond proposal

Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

And including experts from the area’s arts community, such as its museums and the Cliburn competition, is a big plus.

State board takes defiant stand on national AP test

Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Texans probably wouldn’t know what to do if their elected State Board of Education couldn’t whip up a good argument about somebody’s view of society or religion being given better treatment in public schools than somebody else’s.

Better safety rules in oil and gas industry needed to help reduce traffic fatalities

Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

The rising rate of Texas traffic fatalities involving three or more deaths is alarming: 72 such accidents in 2010; 101 in 2012 and 148 last year, according to an in-depth report by the Houston Chronicle.

Fort Worth faces hiring with a yawn

Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

There’s no sense of urgency in getting a new superintendent in place.

Texans deserve to know endgame for border surge

Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

It’s been three months since Texas Department of Public Safety officers “surged” on the southern border.

Colleyville councilman stokes unhappiness to fight transportation progress

Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

When Colleyville City Councilman Chris Putnam has raised loud objections to the planned TEX Rail commuter line, some of his fellow council members have told him there is nothing he or they can do about the train coming through their community.

Study: Wells, not fracking, to blame

Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

There is good news and bad news for the hydraulic fracturing industry in a new study that looked at water contamination in the Barnett Shale.

Johnson County Jail needs fix-up plan

Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford does a pretty good job of laying out the problems of the county’s deteriorating 25-year-old jail.