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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State Board of Education forum turns into Monday night mayhem

| |Thursday, Jan. 09, 2014

One challenger accuses her Tea Party opponent of inexperience, but her website can’t quite spell that.

First heartbreak, now help for a father as his pregnant wife lingers on life support

| |Friday, Jan. 03, 2014

Crowley firefighters and online supporters rally around a firefighter-paramedic amid national debate over his wife’s pregnancy.

Republican gains at risk with party’s immigration divide

| |Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

If the primary campaign drags candidates too far toward immigration restrictions, Democrats might gain ground.

Iced over at first, Fort Worth light show shines again

| |Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013

Crowds were slow in coming, but now they’ve found a fireworks-inspired Christmas display in Ridgmar.

Davis’ campaign staying close to home

| |Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

The Democratic candidate opens her state headquarters in Fort Worth, and talks about a certain local juvenile case.

Puzzles galore, but the answer is $100,000 for Goodfellows

| |Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

In the 78th year, the Exchange Club of Fort Worth’s holiday party again “extracts” thousands of dollars from business and civic leaders.

Muslim-bashers’ latest target: Texas Wesleyan

| |Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

A Mississippi militia doesn’t like the idea that Saudi college students have a prayer room.

Behind Abbott, two Republican women make a point

| |Sunday, Dec. 08, 2013

From opposite factions, Fritsch and Martinez call for more GOP roles for women and minorities.

Joe McFarland and his ‘signature’ are taking the state by storm

| |Thursday, Dec. 05, 2013

In 1976, his research on Valley ice storms gave meteorologists the term “McFarland Signature.”

TxDOT’s idea of a contest: The winner leaves Texas

| |Tuesday, Dec. 03, 2013

First prize in the highway department’s holiday sweepstakes is a $5,000-plus expense-paid trip to, yes, New York City.