Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is a U.S. daily newspaper serving Fort Worth and Tarrant County, the western half of the North Texas area known as the Metroplex. It is owned by The McClatchy Company.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)The McClatchy Company[1]
PublisherSean Burke
EditorSteve Coffman [2]
Founded1906 (as Fort Worth Star)
Headquarters808 Throckmorton St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Circulation176,219 daily
184,079 Sunday[3]


In May 1905, Amon G. Carter accepted a job as an advertising space salesman in Fort Worth. A few months later, he agreed to help finance and run a new newspaper in town. The Fort Worth Star printed its first newspaper on February 1, 1906, with Carter as the advertising manager.

The Star lost money, and was in danger of going bankrupt when Carter had an audacious idea: raise additional money and purchase his newspaper's main competition, the Fort Worth Telegram. In November 1908, the Star purchased the Telegram for $100,000, and the two newspapers combined on January 1, 1909, into the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

From 1923 until after World War II, the Star-Telegram was distributed over one of the largest circulation areas of any newspaper in the South, serving not just Fort Worth but also West Texas, New Mexico and western Oklahoma. The newspaper created WBAP in 1922 and Texas' first television station, WBAP-TV, in 1948.[4]


The Star-Telegram’s circulation area is the Fort Worth/Arlington metro area (four counties) and 14 surrounding counties. The newspaper's primary market is the four-county Fort Worth/Arlington metro area, as well as the Dallas and Fort Worth suburb of Grand Prairie. The Fort Worth/Arlington metro area is the western part of the fourth-largest U.S. metropolitan area, the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Combined Statistical Area. Fort Worth/Arlington ranks 29th most populous as a metro area.[5]

Pulitzer prizes

Online presence

The Star-Telegram is the nation's oldest continuously operating online newspaper. StarText, an ASCII-based service, was started in 1982 and eventually integrated into the paper's current website,


The newspaper's "Titletown, TX" video series earned three 2017 Lone Star Emmys, the first in Star-Telegram history, and an award for excellence and innovation in visual storytelling from the 2017 Online Journalism Awards.

In 2006 the Star-Telegram won the Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Award for General Excellence, Class IV.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Our Markets". McClatchy Company. Archived from the original on April 10, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Baker, Max B. (12 January 2018). "Star-Telegram editor promoted, interim named". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Archived from the original on February 14, 2018. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "Star-Telegram". McClatchy Company. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection: A Guide". University of Texas Library. Archived from the original on September 11, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "The McClatchy Company - Newspaper Profiles". McClatchy Company. Archived from the original on November 9, 2006. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards: 2006 Winners and Finalists". University of Missouri. Retrieved 25 December 2018.

Further reading

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2019 Fort Worth mayoral election

The 2019 Fort Worth mayoral election will take place on May 4, 2019, to elect the mayor of Fort Worth, Texas. The election is officially non-partisan.

Betsy Price, who is serving her fourth term, is running for reelection. Deborah Peoples, the chair of the Tarrant County Democratic Party, is running.

Amon G. Carter

Amon G. Carter Sr. (December 11, 1879 – June 23, 1955) was the creator and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and a nationally known civic booster for Fort Worth, Texas. A legacy in his will was used to create Fort Worth's Amon Carter Museum, which was founded by his daughter, Ruth Carter Stevenson, in January 1961.

Anna Shelton

Anna Shelton (August 20, 1861 – August 28, 1939) was an American businesswoman who founded several women's clubs in Fort Worth, Texas, most notably The Woman's Club of Fort Worth. She was active in Forth Worth's park league, the Fort Worth Library Association, and the Fort Worth Art Association. Shelton became one of Fort Worth's first female real estate developers and homebuilders.

Arlington Heights High School

Arlington Heights High School (AHHS, Heights) is a secondary school located in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. The school, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Fort Worth Independent School District. Its mascot is the Yellow Jacket and its colors are blue and gold.

Arlington Heights High School serves western portions of Fort Worth including the Como, Arlington Heights, Ridglea, Meadows West, and Rivercrest neighborhoods, and the City of Westover Hills. As of 1996 some students were bussed in from the Butler subsidized housing in Downtown Fort Worth and some communities in southeast Fort Worth with racial and ethnic minority groups.Hollace Weiner of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said in 1996 that the school was a "scholastically touted institution that draws students from private schools."

Blanche McVeigh

Blanche McVeigh (August 23, 1895 – June 1, 1970) was an American printmaker, founder of the Fort Worth School of Fine Arts and Fort Worth Artists Guild, and art educator in Fort Worth, Texas. Known for her mastery of the aquatint medium, McVeigh’s leadership in art education influenced a generation of local artists, particularly members of the group known as the Fort Worth Circle. Her work is represented in several national collections as well as local and private collections.

College Football Data Warehouse

College Football Data Warehouse is an American college football statistics website that was established in 2000 and went on hiatus in March 2017. The site compiled the yearly team records, game-by-game results, championships, and statistics of college football teams, conferences, and head coaches at the NCAA Division I FBS and Division I FCS levels, as well as those of some NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA, NJCAA, and discontinued programs. The site listed as its references annual editions of Spalding's Official Football Guide, Street and Smith's Football Yearbooks, NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA record books and guides, and historical college football texts.College Football Data Warehouse was administered by Tex Noel and David DeLassus. Noel (which is a nom de plume) of Bedford, Indiana, is the executive director of Intercollegiate Football Researchers Association, a college football historian, statistician, and author.The website has been cited as a source by The New York Sun, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, The State, and The Lawrentian. It has also been widely cited in historical college football books, and in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Sports Economics, the Utah Law Review, the Tulsa Law Review, the Oklahoma Law Review, and Sports Law.The website was shut down sometime after February 19, 2017, according to the Internet Archive, but in September 2017 it was relaunched, although not complete.

Electra Carlin

Electra Carlin (September 28, 1912 – February 19, 2000) was an American art dealer and gallery owner in Fort Worth, Texas. She operated Fort Worth's longest-running private art gallery, which was also the first in the area founded and operated by women.

Fort Worth Cavalry

The Fort Worth Cavalry were an Arena Football League team which operated for a single season, 1994, in the National Conference. The league did not want to abandon the idea of having a franchise in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a major media market, after the demise of the Dallas Texans (1990–1993), and granted a new franchise to an ownership group in Fort Worth. The team was owned by Peter "Woody" Kern and led by head coach Michael Trigg. The team struggled with ticket sales and financial issues lead to the team being folded after the 1994 season.


KFXR (1190 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Dallas, Texas, and serving the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It is owned by iHeartMedia and airs a talk radio format. Its studios and offices are located along Dallas Parkway in Farmers Branch (with a Dallas address). There are separate transmitter sites for day and night operation, respectively located in Irving and Rockwall.

While it is owned by iHeartMedia, KFXR does not have access to four of the most popular talk shows syndicated by iHeartMedia's Premiere Networks. Rush Limbaugh airs on competitor 820 WBAP, Sean Hannity is heard on 660 KSKY and both Glenn Beck and "Coast to Coast AM with George Noory" are found on 570 KLIF. So KFXR must rely on several local and regional hosts, such as Russ Martin from sister station 97.1 KEGL, Matt Patrick of iHeartMedia's KPRC in Houston and Michael Berry, based at another iHeartMedia Houston station, KTRH. KFXR does carry Premiere Networks' "Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis" during late night hours. Paid brokered programming shows are heard middays and weekends. World and national news from Fox News Radio starts most hours, while local news is provided by KDFW-TV 4, the local Fox Television station.

Katie Sherrod

Katie Sherrod is an American journalist who was inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame in 1987. In 1991, she was fired from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram over accusations of plagiarism.

Larry C. Price

Larry C. Price (born February 23, 1954) is an American photojournalist who has won two Pulitzer Prizes. In 1981 he won the Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography, recognizing images from Liberia published by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In 1985 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for images from war-torn Angola and El Salvador published by The Philadelphia Inquirer.Price received a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977. He was a member of The Daily Texan staff during his senior year in college.

His journalism career has spanned three decades. After college, he joined the El Paso Times staff. He then worked on the news staff at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. During that time [1979-1983], Price also was a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

In 1983, he left Fort Worth for The Philadelphia Inquirer to work as a photojournalist and later director of photography. After leaving the Inquirer in 1989, Price worked on contract for National Geographic before returning to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as an assistant managing editor in 1991. In 1996 Price joined The Baltimore Sun photography staff. He was named assistant managing editor for photography for The Denver Post in 2000 where he remained until mid-2006. He is currently an editor for Cox Media Group in Ohio, CMG Ohio operates a converged newsroom that combines the Dayton Daily News, WHIO TV and WHIO Radio.

Price also has received a Best Photographic Reporting award from the Overseas Press Club and has been honored at the World Press Photo Awards. His images have appeared in Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, U.S. News & World Report, Audubon and other national publications. Price has contributed to 12 "Day in the Life" photography books including the acclaimed A Day in the Life of America, A Day in the Life of the Soviet Union and A Day in the Life of Africa.

Mark Thompson (reporter)

Mark Thompson (born 1953) is an American investigative reporter whose work for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram was recognized with the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

Metro Arlington Xpress

The Metro Arlington Xpress (MAX) was a public transit system serving Arlington, Texas, part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. MAX consisted of a single bus route that connected CentrePort/DFW Airport station on the Trinity Railway Express to downtown Arlington and the University of Texas at Arlington campus. The service was operated by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and funded by the city of Arlington. The pilot program started in April 2013 and was replaced by a ride-sharing service in December 2017.

Mike Murdock

Michael Dean "Mike" Murdock (born April 18, 1946) is an American Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter, televangelist and pastor of The Wisdom Center ministry based in Haltom City, Texas. Murdock preaches around the world and is best known for his promotion of prosperity theology. He hosts the School of Wisdom with Mike Murdock television program.

Paul Hagen (sportswriter)

Paul Hagen (born ca. 1950) is an American sports columnist who covers baseball.

Hagen attended Ohio University. He began his career in 1974 working in San Bernardino, California, where he covered the Los Angeles Dodgers for three years. Hagen also worked in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for ten years covering the Texas Rangers for the Dallas Times-Herald and Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He then worked for 25 years in Philadelphia covering the Philadelphia Phillies for the Philadelphia Daily News, starting in 1987. He now works for, as a national reporter focusing on the Phillies.Hagen was named the 2013 recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award by the Baseball Writers' Association of America in December 2012, and formally received the award on July 27, 2013 at the annual Hall of Fame Awards Presentation in Cooperstown, New York. The presentation took place the day before the Hall's induction ceremony for its 2013 class.

Randy Galloway

George Randolph "Randy" Galloway (born January 19, 1943) is a sports columnist for the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and a graduate of Sam Houston State University. Until September 2013, he was the host of Galloway and Company, the drive-time program on KESN 103.3 FM, ESPN Radio's Dallas affiliate and also heard on ESPN Xtra on XM Radio.

Richard A. Oppel Jr.

Richard A. Oppel Jr. is an American journalist who has reported for The New York Times from Iraq, Israel and Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Duke University.

In the 90's, Oppel reported for the Los Angeles Times, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Dallas Morning News.

Samuel S. Losh

Samuel S. Losh (1884–1943) was a vocalist, composer and music educator in Fort Worth, Texas.

Texas Wild

The Texas Wild was a World TeamTennis team that played at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, USA. The team was known as the Kansas City Explorers from 1993 until the 2012 season, before moving to Texas. With WTT's contraction of the Las Vegas Neon in 2014, the Wild became the oldest franchise currently operating in the league.

Following the 2014 season, rumors circulated that the Wild may relocate due to poor attendance. In an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in January 2015, Wild owner Jeff Launius would not confirm that the team would play the 2015 season in Irving. He said, "I’m working on several options for 2015, none of which I am ready to reveal at this time." On February 23, 2015, WTT announced that a new ownership group had taken control of the Wild and moved the team to Citrus Heights, California, renaming it the California Dream.


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