Editorials

Editorials

Abbott would toss out local laws, impose state control

During a question-and-answer session at a conservative forum in Corpus Christi, Gov. Greg Abbott said lawmakers should quit messing around with today’s issue-by-issue, law-by-law approach and just pass a bill that says the state will overrule local officials whenever it wants.

Editorials

Leave A&M election to current students

There seems to be a disturbing trend of when teenagers or young adults achieve something phenomenal and progressive, like an openly gay student body president or an inclusive prayer room, then a public official finds ways to tear it down.

Editorials

Tarrant County’s homeless need your help

The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, TCHC, has released 2017 homeless population numbers showing a decrease, but not a significant one. The organization wants to fix this by reorganizing and streamlining local systems, making it easier for a homeless individual to navigate the stressful world of finding a home.

Editorials

School prayer room ignites a hot dispute

Relying on a student journalist’s March 3 report about a prayer room at Frisco’s Liberty High School, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office distributed a letter and press release Friday complaining that the room was for the exclusive use of Muslim students.

Editorials

Run the state budget like your household

You know you have to cut back for the next two years, because some of the smart people who work for you say you’re only going to have $105 billion to spend, not the $108 billion you had last time. But a lot of people are depending on you.

Editorials

Teach about mental health in schools

Rep. Four Price, R-Amarillo, the resident mental health champion in the Texas House, filed House Bill 11, which would better equip school districts to give children and teens the best mental health tools to succeed.

Editorials

Pass a Texas ban on texting while driving

The Texas House has passed a ban on texting while driving, for the fourth legislative session in a row. Despite objections from state Sen. Konni Burton and others, the Senate should approve the ban and Gov. Greg Abbott should sign it.

Editorials

Voting-map ruling has long-term impact

Federal Judges Orlando Garcia and Xavier Rodriguez ruled that Texas lawmakers acted “with the intent to dilute minority voting strength.” That could mean being pushed back into a federal approval process for future election law or procedure changes.

Editorials

Put all that passion into casting ballots

The Senate State Affairs Committee heard testimony on the controversial “bathroom bill” on Tuesday. More than 300 Texans testified, most in opposition, but the bill still received committee approval. It’s no wonder that many people feel like their voices don’t matter.

Editorials

Only housing will solve homeless camp problem

City workers recently cleared out 18 Fort Worth homeless camps. Some of those sites already have new “residents.” Although people are referred to shelters, many return to encampments seeking safety or freedom that might not exist at an emergency shelter.

Editorials

Nehemiah Davis improved Fort Worth

For 53 years as pastor of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, including one term as a school board trustee, he preached leadership, faith, patience in a time of rapid change and hope for a future of justice and redemption. Davis died March 1. He was 91.

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Denton County braces as spring storm passes

A storm producing hail and rotation kept residents in Denton County on edge Sunday night.
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Denton County braces as spring storm passes

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