‘We’re here doing our duty.’ DFW air traffic controllers ask travelers to help end shutdown

Air traffic controllers are working without pay due to the government shutdown. This week they're handing out pamphlets to travelers at DFW Airport asking them to contact Congress to reopen the government.
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Air traffic controllers are working without pay due to the government shutdown. This week they're handing out pamphlets to travelers at DFW Airport asking them to contact Congress to reopen the government.

Diane Smith, a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, has been a reporter for the Star-Telegram since 1997. Smith, who has covered municipal government, immigration and education, has won multiple awards for reporting, most recently as part of a Star-Telegram team recognized by the Headliners Foundation of Texas for coverage of child abuse and Fort Worth’s Las Vegas Trail area.

Anna M. Tinsley grew up in a journalism family and has been a reporter for the Star-Telegram since 2001. She has covered the Texas Legislature and politics for more than two decades and has won multiple awards for political reporting, most recently a third place from APME for deadline writing. She is a Baylor University graduate.