Arlington bond package addresses needs and quality of life issues

Arlington bond 4

Max Faulkner / Star-Telegram

As Arlington voters decide the fate of four propositions in a $236 million bond package, they should spurn advice from outsiders to “just say no” to any and all projects that add debt.

Birdville, Keller school district bond plans should be approved

Early voting has been heavy in the Birdville and Keller school district bond elections.

Arena has a detailed, attractive plan

From an appealing design to a sound (and for property taxpayers, very attractive) financing package, there are plenty of good reasons for Fort Worth voters in Tuesday’s election to approve a new multipurpose arena at the Will Rogers Center.

Welcome home, Nina

After seeing her sparkling smile and noting the warm embrace she received from President Barack Obama on Friday, it is hard to believe that just two weeks ago, nurse Nina Pham was stricken with a disease that kills more than two-thirds of its victims.

Proposed TIF would help start a new chapter for historic Stockyards

The Fort Worth Stockyards was booming with visitors last weekend, with thousands taking part in the annual Red Steagall’s Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival.

FW City Council stands firm but fair with firefighters’ pension benefits

The Fort Worth City Council, in an effort to shore up the troubled city employee pension plan and to ensure fairness for all employee groups, voted last week to change some benefits for firefighters.

New Arlington sidewalk rule may not hold

Open Carry Tarrant County, a gun rights group trying to increase public comfort with the open display of arms, has rightfully earned much of the negative attention it has received over the past year.

Mike Norman

‘Superintendent’s profile’ is kind of touchy-feely

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Fort Worth school board won’t interview candidates until January.

Cynthia Allen

The negative about ‘affirmative consent’ laws

Reforming campus culture requires more than draconian laws.

Bob Ray Sanders

Tarrant County agency has been aiding child abuse victims for 22 years

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Alliance For Children collaborates with others to protect kids.

Bud Kennedy

Birdville, Keller school districts face a shadowy foe

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All the money in finance reports for the anti-bond campaign came from a familiar contributor.

Jim Witt

I’ve always tried to do it like my journalism hero, editor Ben Bradlee of The Washington Post

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He faced down the president of the United States during Watergate and showed me how to stand up for reporters the right way.

Richard Greene

The inexplicable denial of truth about Saddam’s WMD

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Saddam was evil, yet some still deliberately ignore it.

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