Dear Fort Worth Report friend,

Good morning! 

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.

Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith moderates a Steer Fort Worth debate between mayoral candidates Mattie Parker and Deborah Peoples.

Also, will Arlington’s term limits impact the the way its new mayor approaches his job after Saturday’s runoff election? Reporter Neetish Basnet has that story.

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.


• What do Latinos want from Fort Worth’s next mayor, leaders?
• How much federal stimulus money is in Fort Worth?


• 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


• ‘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.

Looking for something to do? Try Arlington’s Feed the City event at 9 a.m. Saturday. For more details, click here. 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: 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.

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

Thomas Martinez,
Managing Editor

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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.

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

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