Congress has reduced, then restored, funding for military housing, putting stress on service members. Washington needs a permanent funding stream so our Armed Forces aren’t worried about the homes they’re protecting.
George Washington celebrated, and the founders protected, the First Amendment religious freedom a few in the Tarrant County GOP would deny Shahid Shafi, by voting on whether to remove the Fort Worth surgeon as vice chair.
Party leadership should stop suppressing the Tarrant County Republican vote and allow a secret ballot over whether Shahid Shafi, a Muslim, can keep his vice chairmanship — though a true patriot would have resigned.
Fort Worth is making healthier choices in nutrition, diet and exercise, largely thanks to the Blue Zones Project. The city, chamber, health officials, restaurants and stores work together to offer a healthy lifestyle.
Fort Worth’s public pension shortfall can be bridged if the parties continue the city’s tradition of valuing public safety and the sacrifices of those who’ve worked for less now in return for retirement security later.
Nearly 10 percent of the U.S., including large portions of rural Texas, lacks access to high-speed internet. Without broadband services, many industries, including agriculture, will be unable to compete globally.
School districts have just received their A-F grades from the state. It comes as lawmakers who created the new rating system run for reelection. Many want to distance themselves from an underfunded system rated by test grades.
Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at age 76, came from Detroit, from the African-American church, from the pulpit incantations of her father, from the blues, from jazz, from soul. Her powerful, unique sound earned her the title, “Queen of Soul.”
Access to high quality, affordable child care is a particular challenge for low-income families. The new Lena Pope UNTHSC center in Fort Worth is filling part of the gap by offering financial assistance for half of its enrollees.
A UT Southwestern Medical Center neuropsychologist says parents should not keep their children from playing sports because they fear concussions. He says most young athletes who suffer concussions will recover.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is calling for a Confederate plaque displayed in the Texas Capitol to be removed because its inscription alludes to Texas’ support of slavery as one reason Texas seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy.
Local governments in Texas are setting their property tax rates as they prepare next year’s budgets. Taxpayers who want to limit what they pay should tell their elected officials what they’re willing to pay for.
The Texas Education Agency will being using an A through F system for grading schools and districts. It says the letter grades will make it easier to understand how schools are performing. The Texas Association of School Administrators says A-F relies on high-stakes testing and that is an unfair tool for ratings.
Beverly Powell, a Tarrant County Democrat running for the Texas Senate, supports keeping economic incentives to lure new businesses to North Texas and to encourage existing companies to expand. her opponent opposes that.
All it takes for most of today’s guardians of the digital galaxy to drive an offending outlet toward obscurity is for one of them to make the first move. That illustrates the immense influence of the social networks.