The elected Texas State Board of Education voted to restore a phrase in seventh-grade history lessons about the “heroism” of the Alamo defenders. It wasn’t taken out to undermine Texas pride -- only to shorten the curriculum.
Fort Worth police officer Garrett Hull, 41, died Friday at John Peter Smith Hospital. He was shot when he and nine fellow officers confronted suspects outside a robbery at a bar in the south side neighborhood of Worth Heights, the latest in a series of robberies.
Texas enacted a ban on texting and driving on Sept. 1, 2017. But we believe the law is ineffectual .Texas should follow the lead of 16 other states and allow only hands-free use of cellphones by drivers.
A proposal to limit the terms of council members and the mayor in Arlington will be on the November ballot. The Star-Telegram Editorial Board opposes the measure. Voters should be able to retain talented public officials.
Until recently Texas schools could not provide leftover food to children after the meal time. That meant untouched food was thrown out or given to food banks. A law passed in 2017 allows schools to set up pantries and redistribute the food to hungry kids.
As newspapers nationwide respond to concerns that the President has branded the media, “enemies of the people,” the Star-Telegram takes a look at the stories we’re reporting about our North Texas community, and how they inform and have an impact.
President Donald Trump has veered into perilous territory with his assault on the free press and the First Amendment. His references to journalists as the “enemy of the American people” are no less dangerous because they happen to be strategic.
A plaque at the Texas Capitol erected by the Children of the Confederacy claims support of slavery was not a reason Texas joined the Confederacy. That statement is false and shouldn’t be displayed as fact in Texas’ most prominent public building.
Drivers complain the five different speed limits along the 27.6 mile Chisholm Trail Parkway are confusing, and may be the reason for a lot of traffic tickets. They also complain of inadequate signs to warn of speed limit changes.
A Texas Senate committee has recommended funding school safety measures that would arm school employees and improve mental health training and counseling. But the committee failed to recommend ideas that would limit gun access for the mentally ill and children.
The federal tax reform legislation signed by President Trump in December cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent. In Texas, some electric utilities are regulated and passing on the savings. But others aren’t and should.