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

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.

Bob Ray Sanders: It’s a bad idea to limit inmate visits to video

| |Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014

The concept, considered in Dallas County, is just another way to prey on inmates, who can ill afford it.

Americans have long history of serving people in foreign countries

| |Tuesday, Sep. 09, 2014

A local couple spent much of their lives in Brazil and Africa.

The border terrorists scare more hype than reality

| |Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Politicians are using the theme to arouse voters in an election year.

Riots part of American fabric for centuries

| |Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

Unfortunately, we never learn the lessons to prevent recurring civil unrest.

Jimmy Carter: The former president keeps giving back

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Habitat for Humanity Dallas-Fort Worth project set for Oct. 5-11.

Young man has the ability to touch and to inspire

| |Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

Biracial student has words of wisdom for others taunted.