Editorials

Editorials

School trustee votes against the FWISD budget don't add up

Something is wrong when Fort Worth school trustees hold nine budget hearings over six months, then three of the four elected board leaders vote against the funding plan at the last minute. One board members claims she had a deal to support other trustees for board offices in exchange for their rejecting the budget.

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Hispanics will soon be the largest Texas group, able to shape elections

Population projections released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau show Hispanics becoming Texas’ largest group in 2022, just four years away. And if Hispanics finally embrace their voting potential they could keep Republicans in power or turn Texas purple then blue. More Texas Hispanics vote Democratic, but they are not monolithic with their support.

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Hey, Texas Republicans - Support family values for migrant children

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.

Editorials

Southern Baptists must address #MeToo moment to stay relevant

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.

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Separating immigrant children from their parents is inhumane and should end

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.

Lupe Valdez on her record as Dallas sheriff and campaign for Texas governor

The Dallas law officer visited the Star-Telegram Editorial Board in the weeks before the 2018 Democratic Party primary runoff.