Bob Ray Sanders is often criticized for writing about things he could not have experienced because, some readers say, "he can't be that old." The truth is Bob Ray has been a professional journalist for 40 years and in three media: newspaper, television and radio. A Fort Worth native who knows and cares about his community, and those with whom he shares this planet, this is a columnist who is not afraid to speak out on behalf of downtrodden people or the abused Earth.

E-mail: bobray@star-telegram.com

Special ‘dads’ have been giving to Bruce Shulkey Elementary for 30 years

| |Saturday, Mar. 08, 2014

The “Sugar Daddies” earn money by becoming trash collectors.

Texas governor’s race may be the most exciting in 20 years

| |Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

The campaign could resemble 1994 contest: Richards vs. Bush.

When it comes to bigotry, Arizona and Uganda alike

| |Monday, Mar. 03, 2014

Governor’s veto of anti-gay legislation will not erase the stain of intolerance.

The Redskins are fighting a battle they can’t win

| |Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

It is inevitable that the offensive mascot will one day go away.

Jerry Patterson not a typical politician

| |Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

This column may help defeat Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson in his quest to become the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor.

LBJ should be remembered for a lot more than Vietnam

| |Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

The fruits of the president’s domestic agenda are still very much a part of American’s lives.

Black History Month should be embraced, not begrudged

| |Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

The tradition started because history books did not tell the story.

Winter right time to start thinking about summer heat in Texas prisons

| |Saturday, Feb. 08, 2014

A nonprofit organization needs help to provide fans to indigent inmates.

Special kids have special day at the Stock Show

| |Tuesday, Feb. 04, 2014

Sounds, touch and imagination ignite annual event for visually impaired kids.

Seeking death sentence in Boston bombing dead wrong

| |Saturday, Feb. 01, 2014

Every time someone is executed in this country, it diminishes us as a people.