Editorials

Editorials

CPS must be a better option than crime

One report estimates about 313,000 Texans are victims of human trafficking, about 80,000 of them minor and youth victims of sex trafficking. About 78,000 of those victims had some contact with the child welfare system, says the University of Texas at Austin study.

Editorials

UIL must revamp transgender rules in athletics

Wrestler Mack Beggs of Trinity High School in Euless is transitioning from female to male and takes testosterone as part of that transition. UIL rules say he must wrestle girls if he takes part in UIL competitions, because his birth certificate says he’s female. Jim Baudhuin, a Coppell lawyer and parent of a wrestler, has filed suit against the UIL saying that testosterone, an anabolic steroid that can increase muscle and bone mass, gives Beggs an unfair advantage.

Editorials

Punishment’s harsh, but so is illegal voting

Like many others, we consider Rosa Maria Ortega’s eight-year prison sentence for voter fraud, handed down by a jury in a Tarrant County courtroom last week, to be harsh. We wish the 37-year-old mother of four children ages 12 to 16 didn’t have to go to prison, but we can’t think of the “right” way to fix the predicament she has put herself in.

Editorials

Has Trump drawn a target on Konni Burton?

The president threatened to “destroy” the political career of a Texas senator who’s backing a bill — like one of Burton’s — to make it harder for law enforcement agencies to seize assets from people who have been accused of but not convicted of a crime.

Editorials

Symphony hopes love translates into money

The Amon G. Carter Foundation has offered to match up to $500,000 a year in new and increased donations to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra during the next three years. If all goes well, the campaign will boost symphony coffers by $3 million.

Editorials

This police video should make Fort Worth proud

Officer Daniel Segura posted an almost six-minute video on his personal Facebook page seeking to calm Spanish-speaking residents who hear recent talk from Washington and Austin about iron-fisted enforcement of immigration laws. Many fear that even reporting a crime might draw unwanted attention resulting in their deportation.

Videos

Giraffe born live on EarthCam at South Carolina Zoo

A Masai giraffe gave birth to calf in February 2016 at The Greenville Zoo in Greenville, S.C.
Courtesy of EarthCam (www.earthcam.com)
Giraffe born live on EarthCam at South Carolina Zoo 1:21

Giraffe born live on EarthCam at South Carolina Zoo

Dirk says goodbye to Simba 1:26

Dirk says goodbye to Simba

TCU's Schlossnagle impressed by work of two catchers so far 0:36

TCU's Schlossnagle impressed by work of two catchers so far

Pressure mounts on Horned Frogs for NCAA bid, but 'we're built for it' 0:38

Pressure mounts on Horned Frogs for NCAA bid, but 'we're built for it'