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April 29 Newsletter: Meet Fort Worth’s biggest history buff, and more local news

Dear Fort Worth Report friend, Good morning!  In your Thursday Report, our lede focuses on Larry O’Neal, who’s like an open history book on Fort Worth. Reporter Neetish Basnet writes that if you ask, you will receive an oration on almost any key affair in Fort Worth history, from the last great Comanche chief Quanah Parker to Amon Carter to […]

April 28 Newsletter: How much do PACs influence local elections?

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 […]

April 27 Newsletter: Playing Covid catchup: How long before students are on track?

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 […]

April 26 Newsletter: ‘Oh my gosh, what are we going to do?”

Dear Fort Worth Report friend, Good morning!  In your Monday Report, our lede focuses on Katrina and Travis Carpenter, who were aware of and prepared for the unique challenges of being a Black-owned business. But, the duo could not account for a global pandemic that severely impacted the service and food industry. Reporter Neetish Basnet details the story of their business […]

April 23 Newsletter: Public corruption? Burning streets? Attack ads inflame mayor’s race

Dear Fort Worth Report friend, Good morning! TGIF. In your Friday Report, our lede examines how negative campaign strategy is turning heads in the race for Fort Worth mayor, a nonpartisan office usually devoid of attacks more commonly seen in state and national races. Reporter Neetish Basnet writes about whether negative ads add a dramatic effect that may help some […]

April 22 Newsletter: Shaking hands, kissing babies and campaigning during a pandemic

Dear Fort Worth Report friend, Good morning!  In your Thursday Report, our lede focuses on how the pandemic has challenged the traditional approach of candidates shaking hands and kissing babies. Reporter Jessica Priest illustrates how candidates in the May 1 election are handling the task of campaigning during the pandemic.  Here are a couple of key stories from our recent […]


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