This election year Texans are hungry for candidates who will show up and address the big issues: immigration; healthcare; LGBTQ rights; taxes; abortion. Those that dodge debates and scrutiny don’t deserve your votes.
In Texas, the self-defense kitty key chain is illegal even though you can openly carry a gun or long knife. That deprives users, mostly women of an expensive, effective security tool. This editorial board believes the state law should be changed.
Underfunding of the city-owned, free Fort Worth Botanic Garden has resulted in a backlog of repairs and an inability to grow. A task force is preparing to recommend admission fees and private management. -
The hot, dry conditions in North Texas have prompted Tarrant and other counties to enact burn bans prior to July 4th. Officials are also urging people to skip backyard fireworks which could spark fires.
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.
In Texas there are efforts in Austin, San Antonio and Dallas to require private businesses to provide paid sick leave. Businesses as well as their employees benefit when paid sick leave is offered. We just don’t think it's up to our city governments to require it.
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.
The Star-Telegram Editorial Board is relieved that President Donald Trump has reversed course and signed an executive order that will keep immigrant children and their parents from being separated when they’re apprehended after crossing into the United States.
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.