We urge Denton residents to approve all four bond propositions on the Nov. 4 ballot and clear the way for much-needed improvements.
President Jimmy Carter signed the Wright amendment into law, George W. Bush signed the pact to end it, and Barack Obama is president on the day it finally ends. In fact, a person born the year Love Field flight restrictions went into place is now nearly old enough to run for president.
Dishes rattle; walls crack. In earthquake-prone Japan people know what is happening. In Texas, these tremors are something new, and people are trying to understand their relationship to hydraulic fracturing, commonly called “fracking.” Fracking requires vast quantities of wastewater to be injected underground.
Here’s news to warm Scrooge’s heart. Americans who have the most are giving more — to themselves. Even as the income inequality gap yawns wider, the wealthiest Americans have reduced the percentage of income they give to charity while the poor and middle class are giving more.
It was no surprise that the first independent audit of Gov. Rick Perry’s Texas Enterprise Fund found widespread problems with its supervision. The audit reinforced previous reports and critiques by the media, watchdog groups and a handful of state legislators that the fund was sloppily managed.
It’s easy to look at the calendar and think that you have plenty of time before the Nov. 4 general election. After all, the big day is still a month from now, so there should be no worries. Right? We can think of at least one group of people who will have a major problem if they decide to adopt that attitude.
We need to reverse a reported upward trend in vehicle-bicycle and vehicle-pedestrian accidents in Denton. Documents obtained by the Denton Record-Chronicle through open-records requests show that 73 traffic accidents involving bicyclists or pedestrians were reported between February 2013 and March 2014.
When it comes to exploring the planet Mars, a half-billion-dollar investment can go a long way. Recently, NASA’s Maven spacecraft continued the space agency’s remarkable run of engagements with Mars by successfully entering orbit around the red planet after a 442 million-mile journey.
Here’s a familiar headline: “Fight brews over social studies textbooks.” It’s that time again, when our fractious State Board of Education reviews and adopts textbooks for our 4.7 million public schoolchildren. It’s a high-stakes undertaking, since Texas, with the second-largest public-school population in the country, wields considerable influence over other states’ textbook selections.