Bud Kennedy is a homegrown Fort Worth guy who started out covering high school football here when he was 16. He went away to the Fort Worth Press and newspapers in Austin and Dallas, then came home in 1981. Since 1987, he's written more than 1,000 weekly dining columns and more than 3,000 news and politics columns. If you don't like what he says about politics, read him on barbecue.

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For Davis, a practiced performance in first debate, but not enough to turn the tide

| |Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

The Fort Worth Democrat needed a mistake by Republican Greg Abbott, but his 20 years as a state official showed.

Anti-school-bond group taking debt fight across district lines

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A North Richland Hills Republican plans to influence Keller school and Fort Worth water district voters.

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

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Houston and many North Texas cities take emergency calls by text, but Tarrant County is stuck in dialing mode.

The Trinity: It’s our river, so love it — all of it

| |Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014

Bashing a photographer over her photos of Fort Worth and our river is like griping about a mirror.

Aledo’s campus police have military rifles, but they’re going back

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Officials in the Parker County school district say they will return weapons to the Department of Defense.

Instead of ‘read my book,’ candidate-author Davis says ‘bring it on’

| |Saturday, Sep. 06, 2014

In a Dallas campaign speech, the Fort Worth Democrat stays away from personal details.

In Granbury, skipping school can bring a deputy to the door

| |Friday, Sep. 05, 2014

The school district pays a Hood County constable to check on truants. Is that the best way?

The debate over debates: Abbott, Davis go for two. Sorry, ‘Lassie’

| |Wednesday, Sep. 03, 2014

Greg Abbott, Wendy Davis and KERA/Channel 13 finally ironed out debate plans.

Davis still running, but scenery isn’t changing

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Barring a surprise, two political science scholars see a 10-point victory, or more, for Republican Greg Abbott.

Some military gear given to police winds up in the wrong hands

| |Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Two Texas police agencies remain suspended from the federal handout list because of lost, stolen or misused equipment.