Dear Fort Worth Report friend,

Good morning! 

In your Tuesday Report, our lede focuses on how estimates from the Texas Education Agency show students have lost at least five months of learning. Those estimates are almost certainly conservative. Reporter Jacob Sanchez found through his reporting that in reality, students are more likely to have a year of their learning gone — setting them back for their entire lives.

Editor’s note: You may wonder why we choose the spelling of “lede” instead of “lead.” It’s an intentional journalistic misspelling that some say pays homage to our industry heritage. The “lede” is the beginning of a news story. In the Report’s case, we use it to describe our “lede” story every day (the first and most important story on our website).


Here are a couple of key stories from our recent coverage you might have missed:


Saturday is a hugely important day for area local elections. Fort Worthians will elect their first new mayor in more than 10 years. If you haven’t voted early yet and want to do some last-minute research, you can find all of our relevant local election coverage on our special page, Building our Net Worth

Do you have a Tarrant County event you want to promote? Take advantage of our calendar and list your event for free.

Do you have news you want to send us? Go here to submit your press release.


ON TAP: A survey of where Tarrant County residents can get groceries revealed something surprising about Dollar Stores. The survey authors hope it’ll be a resource. Reporter Jessica Priest has the details this week, so make sure you keep coming back for fresh content every day.

As always, thanks for reading, and please let us know what you want in your Report.

Thomas Martinez,
Managing Editor


What we’re reading

◾ Tarrant County officials report 14 new novel coronavirus deaths from last three months.
◾ Donald Trump endorses Susan Wright in crowded special election to fill her late husband’s congressional seat.
◾ Texas will gain two seats in Congress as residents of color drive population gains.

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Thomas Martinez

Committed to strong community journalism, Thomas R. Martinez brings more than 25 years of experience as a writer and editor. He believes strongly in these five core principles of journalism: truth and...

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