Dear Fort Worth Report friend,

Good morning! 

In your Wednesday Report, our lede focuses on how a recent mailer from Fort Worth firefighters illustrates the difficulty of tracing political action committees’ influence on local elections. Reporter Jessica Priest found through her reporting that what voters might not know when they open their mailbox is that some political action committees go beyond donating to the candidate directly.

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

Rod Man is appearing Saturday at the Arlington Improv. Take advantage of our calendar and list your events for free.

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

ON TAP: We are in the midst of prom season in Tarrant County. In HEB ISD, students organized an outdoor ceremony at a football field after officials said the traditional prom would not go on because of the pandemic. Reporter Jacob Sanchez has that story 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

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