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.
The Texas Department of Transportation says state commissioners are giving the green light to a segment of I-35W in Tarrant County that was blocked by Gov. Abbott and Lt. Gov. Patrick because it includes toll lanes.
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.