Arlington’s no-nonsense bond package deserves voter approval

Arlington, the seventh largest city in the state and the 50th largest in the country, has to make sure its infrastructure and public service keeps up with its fast-paced growth.

Fort Worth arena project looks good

Three straightforward propositions face Fort Worth voters on the Nov. 4 election ballot, all to create financing measures to help build a spectacular new multipurpose arena adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center west of downtown.

Gambling in Texas on racing replays is far from the finish line

If it looks like a slot machine, and works like a slot machine, it’s a slot machine.

Arlington school district keeping its promise to the voters in implementing record bond proposal

And including experts from the area’s arts community, such as its museums and the Cliburn competition, is a big plus.

State board takes defiant stand on national AP test

Texans probably wouldn’t know what to do if their elected State Board of Education couldn’t whip up a good argument about somebody’s view of society or religion being given better treatment in public schools than somebody else’s.

Better safety rules in oil and gas industry needed to help reduce traffic fatalities

The rising rate of Texas traffic fatalities involving three or more deaths is alarming: 72 such accidents in 2010; 101 in 2012 and 148 last year, according to an in-depth report by the Houston Chronicle.

Fort Worth faces hiring with a yawn

There’s no sense of urgency in getting a new superintendent in place.

Mike Norman

Texas lawmakers will have to tackle electronic privacy issues

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Committee hears complaints about restrictions on law enforcement.

Cynthia Allen

The NFL can learn from football coaches in Texas

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Swift response of Texas coaches stands in stark contrast to the NFL.

Bob Ray Sanders

Memory of innocent man brings Texas politics to a halt for a little while

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The dedication of the Tim Cole statue in Lubbock united political foes, if just for a little while.

Bud Kennedy

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

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

Jim Witt

Bud Kennedy is a great example of ‘new school’ journalism at the Star-Telegram

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He’s been at the paper for more than 30 years, but social media has made him one of our most-read writers.

Richard Greene

Solitude among the masses is possible

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There are places to experience wonder and beauty on the Trinity River.

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