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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Dewhurst hints he’ll have more to say about Patrick

| |Thursday, Mar. 20, 2014

The lieutenant governor says he’s the only nominee who won’t “embarrass” Texas.

Davis, Dems quick to react to RedState Women PAC

| |Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014

The debate over “equal pay” is also over limiting where, when and how women can sue for it.

A sentimental farewell to the printing presses, but not a goodbye

| |Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014

This isn’t the first time the Star-Telegram teamed up with another newspaper.

Who is Jim Hogan? The Johnson County farmer is this year’s anti-candidate

| |Friday, Mar. 14, 2014

The Cleburne Democrat surprised everybody but himself by leading the race for agriculture commissioner.

Buc-ee’s backpedals over endorsement of Patrick

| |Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2014

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro calls for a boycott of the convenience stores because the owners endorsed Dan Patrick for lieutenant governor.

Dewhurst’s slump is two years in the making, but is Patrick a risk?

| |Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014

The Houston state senator and talk-show host is a much more strident conservative up against the Democratic ticket.

On Tuesday, vote as if your Texas depended on it

| |Monday, Mar. 03, 2014

For 20 years, most of the important decisions about government have been made in the Republican primary.

GOP’s new ‘green card’ deals from a different deck

| |Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

A new handout card of candidate recommendations seems to copy the familiar DFW Conservative Voters card.

How Ted Cruz and Ron Paul Republicans took over Tarrant

| |Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Hint: It was about money — big outside money for campaigns, and voters’ pocketbook fears.

In Grapevine, a Tea Party leader says no to — Methodists?

| |Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

The NE Tarrant Tea Party president recommends voting for a Southern Baptist instead of a Methodist because Baptists are “straitlaced.”