Editorials

Editorials

Affordability vs. workforce needs

Senate Bill 2118 would give community colleges the ability to award baccalaureate degrees in nursing, applied science and applied technology. Texas needs nurses desperately, but reinventing the wheel might not be the best way to fix this problem.

Editorials

There’s progress on a better child welfare system

The highest hurdle so far has to do with the role private contractors will play in a revamped system. There was much concern earlier in the session that privatization would create incentives for these providers to keep kids trapped in the system to receive state financial subsidies.

Editorials

Carlos Flores, ready to take reins of District 2

Steve Thornton, 64, a retired educator and firefighter; Tony Perez, 53, a Realtor; Jennifer Treviño, 41, a former executive with the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Carlos Flores, 48, an aerospace engineer, are vying for Sal Espino’s council seat after the six-term councilman decided not to seek re-election.

Editorials

Paz is the trustee Fort Worth needs

Ashley Paz sees governance — setting goals for the superintendent and holding him accountable — and not management as the board’s primary responsibility. She believes that job is impossible when trustees become mired in politics, pet projects and the details of what is happening in individual schools.

Editorials

Arlington’s civil service bid is all smoke

If Proposition 2 is approved, an extra layer of bureaucracy — a local civil service commission — would be added to oversee its results. Champions for the proposition say it would shield firefighter hiring and advancement from political pressures.

Editorials

Prop 1 smart move for Arlington

Proposition 1 on Arlington’s May 6 ballot would pay for a new “active adult” center catering to the city’s aging residents. Modeled after Grand Prairie’s impressive The Summit, the center would provide a beautiful building for multiple uses.

Videos

Carloz Gomez discusses second-career cycle

Rangers center fielder Carlos Gomez capped his second career cycle with a two-run homer in the seventh inning Saturday night at Globe Life Park (Video by Stefan Stevenson).
sstevenson@star-telegram.com
Carloz Gomez discusses second-career cycle 0:59

Carloz Gomez discusses second-career cycle

Yu Darvish thinks he passed a test in sixth inning 2:05

Yu Darvish thinks he passed a test in sixth inning

Here's why Jeff Banister let Yu Darvish keep pitching in the sixth 0:35

Here's why Jeff Banister let Yu Darvish keep pitching in the sixth

Talkin' Cowboys: Grading the draft 3:34

Talkin' Cowboys: Grading the draft