Editorials

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

Rangers center fielder Carlos Gomez at home leading off

Rangers center fielder Carlos Gomez feels at home leading off (Video by Stefan Stevenson/ Star-Telegram).
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Rangers center fielder Carlos Gomez at home leading off 1:12

Rangers center fielder Carlos Gomez at home leading off

Mansfield's DBAT Invitational highlights 3:22

Mansfield's DBAT Invitational highlights

More than 400 students to compete at science and engineering fair 1:22

More than 400 students to compete at science and engineering fair

After shaky start in debut, TCU's Lodolo 'got it going in the right direction' 0:26

After shaky start in debut, TCU's Lodolo 'got it going in the right direction'