Cynthia M. Allen

| |Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014

The NFL can learn from football coaches in Texas

Hours after a video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, punching his then fiancee (now wife) and dragging her limp body out of a casino elevator, hit the Internet, his NFL team tweeted that Rice’s contract had been terminated.

That seemed like a swift and appropriate response, even in the age of speedy social media. Read more

Bud Kennedy

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Male-heavy board slow to hear women’s need for text-to-911

As of this month, Houston women or children hiding from an attacker can text 911 for help.

For that matter, so can women or children in Mineral Wells, or dozens of other surrounding cities. Read more

Mike Norman

| |Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

Top priority: Finding a new leader at Fort Worth ISD

Fort Worth trustees are about to do something that will have more impact than any other single move they’ll make as elected school board members.

They’ll find and hire the person who will lead the education of more than 82,000 students and, we can hope, will bring out the best in every one of them. Read more

Bob Ray Sanders

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

American media should not aid Islamic State with its propaganda

I have borne witness to an execution — not that I wanted to, but because the condemned man whom I had gotten to know over a 10-year period asked me to be there.

Henry Martinez Porter of San Antonio, who was found guilty of killing a Fort Worth police officer, didn’t want any of his family members to be present to watch his death in 1985. He requested that I attend on their behalf. Read more