The City of Fort Worth doesn't have enough staff to closely monitor every building project. The city needs more staff and tougher penalties to prevent development problems, but citizens also need to watch.
Utility regulators in Texas have been sending positive signs they will make sure consumers get their fair share of savings from the recent corporate tax cuts — but let’s hold the applause until we start seeing lower monthly bills.
There aren’t any other Opening Day events like this in life. Just this one. But, it comes around annually and brings with it all the pageantry and celebration that transcends any other day in all of sports.
Pricey problems will confront a Legislature elected by voters who are both price-sensitive and product-sensitive — people who want lower taxes but also better schools and roads and all that other stuff they’ve asked government to handle.
The state of Missouri almost executed 49-year-old Russell Bucklew by lethal injection. A death penalty defense attorney tried to save him. Missouri goes to great legal lengths to keep the procedures and protocols of its executions under tight wraps.
Excessive tree cutting at a D.R. Horton development might have been prevented if the city had acted on a series of early violations. The incident is an example of why the city needs to provide greater staff for monitoring development and additional penalties to prevent errors.
We have an ability to reach people, to organize, to make ourselves heard, that previous generations could never have imagined. The fact that something came awake in these Parkland kids is the most stirring news of the year.