Cynthia M. Allen

| |Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014

It’s a complicated situation on the Texas border

I’m willing to make the wildly optimistic assumption that the majority of Americans appreciate the complexity of the current situation on our border.

As such, their feelings in response to the influx of women and unaccompanied Central American minors are, well, complex. Read more

Bud Kennedy

| |Saturday, Jul. 26, 2014

1969: The moon landing, UFOs—and the Lake Worth Monster

You can’t keep a good monster down.

In July 1969, when the rest of the world marveled at the moon landing, Fort Worth was fascinated with the Lake Worth Monster. Read more

Mike Norman

| |Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

Perry and Granger have different target audiences for their immigration plans

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger of Fort Worth and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are both strong-willed Republicans, each representing a solidly conservative political base, so why are they so different in their solutions to the surge of illegal immigrants along the state’s southern border?

Perry this week said he’s sending 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the border to aid already-dispatched Department of Public Safety personnel in “combating criminal activity in the region.” Read more

Bob Ray Sanders

| |Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

Wendy Davis surely will fail without help from Obama

State Sen. Wendy Davis is making a huge mistake in her campaign as the Democratic nominee for Texas governor. And if she continues doing it, she just might find her potential voters staying home in droves on Election Day.

The campaign apparently has decided that Davis has to distance herself from President Barack Obama — avoid being seen with him, resist talking about the issues he has championed even if she supports them, and certainly not ask the president’s help in getting out the vote in the Lone Star State. Read more