We believe the plan for Denton to hire a so-called “bike czar” to help implement routes for bicyclists and pedestrians in the city’s mobility plans could be a worthwhile idea, if it’s handled correctly.
Our hats are off to all who helped make this year’s North Texas Fair and Rodeo a success. Attendance for the 86th annual fair was more than 162,000, which set an all-time record and beat last year’s turnout of 150,000 by a comfortable margin, according to Glenn Carlton, the event’s executive director.
The future of the Democratic Party in Texas — if it has one — rests on Wendy Davis’ shoulders. Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, is the Democratic nominee for governor. She faces Greg Abbott, Texas attorney general and GOP nominee. Election day is not until Nov. 4, but both candidates already have begun airing television commercials in major markets.
It’s almost time for the North Texas Fair and Rodeo, and we’re looking forward to this year’s cowboy exploits, top-shelf musical entertainment, exciting carnival games and all the other activities that help make the fair such a crowd-pleasing family event.
It’s time to face the needle. Few things can ruin a child’s perfect summer faster than the thought of having to get school immunizations, but the new school year is upon us. Getting the pesky shots required by the Texas Department of State Health Services is a crucial ingredient for keeping us all healthy.
This weekend’s sales tax holiday should provide a nice economic break for area consumers. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently reminded shoppers that the annual observance — which is set by the state Legislature — will begin Friday and continue through the close of business on Sunday.
Dying in the digital age means leaving two worlds instead of one. One is the physical world, where your body resides. The other is the online world, where your virtual self exists. When you die, your loved ones become responsible for both — yet they have very few tools to take proper care of the online “you.”
Congress has a troubling propensity to require the rest of us to do what it resists. The latest example is a claim from the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and a top staff member that they are “absolutely immune” from a Securities and Exchange Commission subpoena in an insider-trading probe.
Phil Collins remembers the Alamo. Since he was a boy in England in the 1950s, his fancy struck by the adventures of a Disneyfied Davy Crockett, the incredibly successful singer and songwriter has been interested in the history of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution.
Most of us probably think of landfills as dead ends, less-than-pleasant destinations for one-way trips of trash. But now we’re learning that if handled properly, our garbage may produce dividends — much of the material could eventually be used to help make our landfills sustainable and lessen negative environmental impact.