Monday, May 20, 2024 May 20, 2024
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Forgive me for not providing links to these stories. I refuse to visit the Morning News‘ horrid new web site. But the paper this morning is filled with good stuff. For as much as we highlight their failings, I feel compelled to point out when they succeed:

Brooks Egerton’s front-page story about the Fort Worth Catholic Diocese concealing abuse is solid work. He and the paper deserve credit for fighting in the courts for three years to get access to the records that are so damning to the Diocese. (As does the Star-Telegram, which was in on the fight. As does Bishop Kevin Vann, who replaced Bishop Joseph Delaney and decided to stop fighting in court to keep the records sealed.)

The murder for hire case in Allen is fascinating. Good details in a front-page story by Lauren D’Avolio, Tiara M. Ellis, and Kim Breen. For my money, any story written by a woman named Tiara deseves a look.

Joshua Benton has a good piece on kids who’ve failed TAKS yet still get passed.

And the Viewpoints page goes three for three today on its op-eds. Mark Davis argues that Farmers Branch City Council member Tim O’Hare should be the Texan of the Year, which is such a goofy notion that I had to read every word. Tom Smith takes it to TXU. And two Preston Hollow parents, Ana Cranshaw and Joe Bittner, explain why principal Teresa Parker isn’t the huge racist that news reports would lead you to believe she is.

Kudos to all.