Dear Fort Worth Report friend,
In your Friday Report: Voters might be surprised to learn where mayoral candidates Mattie Parker and Deborah Peoples find common ground. In our lede, reporter Jessica Priest found that, along with some other issues, they agreed that Texas should expand Medicaid and Fort Worth should create an independent redistricting committee.
And, a Republican State Board of Education member wants Abbott to veto critical race theory ban.
The week that was
Here is a look back at key stories during the past week.
• Deep roots: Why Fort Worth’s naturalists say native or nothing.
• Arlington ISD works on nearly $1 billion bond focused on equity.
• Only military museum in North Texas expands to listen and share more forgotten stories of service members
ARTS & CULTURE
• ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Review: The perfect summer movie with plenty of thrills and chills
Still undecided on the Fort Worth mayoral runoff election? Watch the Fort Worth Report/KERA debate between Deborah Peoples and Mattie Parker.
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ON TAP: Who will win the Fort Worth mayoral runoff election? Make sure you tune in to our live election night blog and stay up to date on all the latest developments on Saturday night. Also, make sure you keep coming back for the latest, relevant reports on Fort Worth Report.
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What we’re reading
Editor’s note: ‘What we’re reading’ is a feature designed to boost knowledge of Fort Worth and Tarrant County residents through collaboration with other area news organizations. Any views or opinions in the stories linked below are not representative of Fort Worth Report.
◾ New shipping hub set for south Fort Worth.
◾ Flying Saucer Draught Emporium celebrates 26 years in Sundance Square.
◾ Fort Worth taco god strikes out on his own, opens up a brand new restaurant in Dave’s Gas Station.