Fort Worth, TX, animal shelter offered $10 adoption deal in June, but the shelter is at capacity again and being forced to euthanize animals. City residents can adopt, foster or volunteer at shelter or its adoption centers.
Texas Republicans have tried to avoid the issue of immigrant children being separated from their parents as Donald Trump attempts to use the policy to force Congress to adopt his immigration agenda. The Star-Telegram Editorial Board calls the practice inhuman and believes Texas leaders should condemn it and look for other ways to control unauthorized immigration.
A research study showing African American children are often judged more harshly that children of other ethnic groups prompts a parent and professor to suggest, that on this Father's Day dads should pledge to help their children deal with different treatment that comes with the color of a child's skin.
Analysts who evaluate international diplomacy and finding a multitude of reasons to dub the Trump-Kim meeting as “summit light,” at best. But let’s be fair. It has lowered the temperature building towards a nuclear event.
Southern Baptists meeting in Dallas this week will be confronted by women angered by former seminary president Paige Patterson's counseling of abuse victims and treatment of women. Baptist leaders need to address women's concerns and their standing in the church or face further scandal and loss of membership.
The summer meal program continues the free breakfasts and lunches available during the school year, but only a small number of kids are showing up to eat. Transportation to the meal locations may be a barrier, or families may not know the food is available.
Under the Trump administration’s new zero-tolerance immigration policy unauthorized immigrants coming across the border are criminally charged and separated from their children. The American Psychological Association among others says the practice is putting children in physical danger and placing them under unhealthy stress. The Star-Telegram Editorial Board believes the facilities now holding children should be immediately open for inspection. Children should be reunited with the parents, and the administration should adopt immigration reforms that don't treat children like bargaining chips.
Gov. Greg Abbott has a plan aimed at making schools safer. It includes more armed security on campuses; better mental health surveillance, and strengthening some gun access laws. The governor says he's open to calling a special session to enact some of the recommendations.
The original message Colin Kaepernick was trying to send when he first knelt during the national anthem has gotten lost. The focus now is on new NFL rules that will punish players who kneel instead of Kaepernick's protest against racial injustice. To be effective kneeling players and their supporters need to change their tactics.
With each mass shooting or school massacre, lawmakers wring their hands and argue about gun control. Very little gets done. The Star-Telegram Editorial Board says its time for citizens and community groups to look for solutions and tackle the problem.
Trustees of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth have removed longtime president Paige Patterson after he suggested prayer but not divorce for women who were domestically abused. Now the seminary needs to clearly reject Patterson's behavior and prescribe real-life solutions for the abuse.
Tuesday night, Texas Democrats and Republicans will finally know who all of their nominees will be for the general election in November. The top two finishers in Texas' March primary will face off for the right to represent their party. The Star-Telegram Editorial Board met with candidates in North Texas' most competitive races and has recommendations for who would best serve our region.
Opposition in Fort Worth to a 6th grade discussion about gender identity and being transgender feels like the beginning of a fight that could help revive a bathroom bill when the legislature convenes again in January. Or it might add fuel to a looming battle over what state education officials approve next year in the health curriculum.
For the second time in a year Fort Worth council members have strengthened an outdated, permissive smoking ordinance. Now cigarette smoking will be banned in most city parks as well as in bars and bingo parlors.
Voters are now deciding among the two top vote-getters in Texas primary elections where no candidate received a majority of votes. Early voting starts Monday, May 14, for contests that will be decided May 22. After screening candidates, the Star-Telegram Editorial Board says here's who deserves your vote.
Andrew White, a Houston businessman and the son of former Texas Gov. Mark White, is the best Democrat to face Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in the fall. His runoff opponent, former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, is less able to explain her positions in detail.