Bob Ray Sanders is often criticized for writing about things he could not have experienced because, some readers say, "he can't be that old." The truth is Bob Ray has been a professional journalist for 40 years and in three media: newspaper, television and radio. A Fort Worth native who knows and cares about his community, and those with whom he shares this planet, this is a columnist who is not afraid to speak out on behalf of downtrodden people or the abused Earth.

E-mail: bobray@star-telegram.com

Time to put the brakes on building more toll roads

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Texas must find other ways to fund its highway system.

A pioneer whose greatness was evident in high school

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

In my opinion James Cash will be inducted into the SWC Hall of Fame.

Truth and justice still fighting against Texas voter ID law

| |Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Federal judge determines that new law is discriminatory.

Fort Worth Herd drovers get a lesson in their own culture

| |Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

A library exhibit connects local, Texas tradition to its origins.

Inspired by those undeterred by lack of sight

| |Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014

Lighthouse provides opportunity for the blind and visually impaired.

Founders made it tough to approve constitutional amendments

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Forefathers didn’t want document cluttered with demagogic ideas.

Texans should celebrate Hispanic culture

| |Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014

The shift in demographics and new influences are frightening for many.

Prestigious school district reveals flaw in its book suspensions

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

Highland Park action does not live up to its stated mission.

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

| |Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014

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

American media should not aid Islamic State with its propaganda

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Publishing photos of beheadings helps ISIS’ depraved message.