Posts Tagged ‘rangel’

JR Martinez Rep for District 8 Revised

Five minutes ago, the Fort Worth schools board of trustees voted unanimously to name J. R. Martinez to fill the empty and new District 8 seat. Martinez will serve for a year, until the regular election in 2013. Fourteen people ...


Yesterday the Fort Worth school board narrowed its search for a new superintendent to one candidate. While the board is playing it close to the vest by not releasing the name of the lucky pick, those close to the process believ...

FW Board President Resigns

The Fort Worth school district announced today that board president Ray Dickerson resigned his position effective tomorrow, December 8.  Dickerson reported his decision by letter today to board Secretary T. A. Sims, citing hea...

Civil Rights Lawsuit Postponed for Another Day

  Last night the Fort Worth ISD voted 5-4 to table the latest redistricting plan that would have weakened minority voting strength in probably three of four minority-majority districts, according to opponents. (See Civil Right...

Civil Rights or Civil Rights Lawsuit? FWISD Board to Decide Tonight

It’s called “cracking” by the courts, long-time civil-rights lawyer Jason Smith wrote in an op-ed piece recently in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It is a tactic used often by highly politicized local and state redistricti...

Gambling With Taxpayers’ Money

 On the advice of its attorneys from the Houston law firm of Walsh Anderson, Fort Worth school trustees on Tuesday night voted 6-2 to appeal in district court the orders of the Commissioner of Education to reinstate former Ar...

Mud Lobbers

Unusual in a Cowtown race, District 9 candidates get their hands dirty.
Dan McGraw
Local city council races have generally followed the “Fort Worth Way” as politicos like to call it, with candidates and their handlers playing nice and keeping to a minimum all that underhanded stuff that they do in...

Gas-Powered Politics

Drilling regulations are at the heart of the District 9 council race.
Dan McGraw & Betty Brink
District 9 on the Fort Worth City Council is one of the most influential districts in town — and one of the most diverse.