Anna M. Tinsley, Star-Telegram.com

Anna M. Tinsley

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Fort Worth, TX, United States

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Past articles by Anna:

Denied! These personalized license plates were rejected in Texas in 2018

More than 3,000 proposed personalized license plates — broadcasting messages ranging from political to sexual — were rejected in Texas in 2018. → Read More

Julian Castro brings presidential campaign to Fort Worth Monday

Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro visits Texas on July 1 to be the first 2020 presidential hopeful to speak in the grassroots Road to 2020 speaker series. He will speak at La Gran Plaza in Fort Worth. → Read More

Nearly 1 million Texans on verge of getting driver’s licenses back as of Sept. 1

Texas’ Driver Responsibility Program ends Sept. 1. It created hardships for drivers as fees and surcharges for traffic violations mounted. Instead new fees, including those for state traffic fines, will grow. → Read More

Texas state Rep. Jonathan Stickland is not seeking re-election

Texas state Rep. Jonathan Stickland announced Monday that he is not seeking re-election. The political bomb thrower is known for working to expand gun rights and fighting for liberty. → Read More

Do you have old debts? Worry less about some of them after Sept. 1. Here’s why

Texas lawmakers OK’d a plan to prevent debt collectors from deceiving consumers into reviving old debts — or suing consumers for debt after the statute of limitations has passed. This becomes law Sept. 1. → Read More

Unclaimed $1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in North Texas is about to expire

Someone bought a Mega Millions lottery ticket in Richardson, TX, for the Jan. 1, 2019, drawing. It won $1 million but no one has claimed the prize. The deadline to claim the jackpot in person is 5 p.m. June 28. → Read More

Tarrant County lawmaker Stickland gets ‘cockroach’ designation on this list

No Tarrant County lawmaker made Texas Monthly’s list of best and worst lawmakers after the legislative session. But Representative Jonathan Stickland of Bedford received a cockroach award for stirring up trouble. → Read More

Rear facing car seats until 2 in Texas? Governor says nope, vetoes plan

Texas lawmakers this year approved a plan to require children to stay in rear-facing car seats until they are 2 years old. TX governor Greg Abbott vetoed the plan saying it’s micromanagement. → Read More

Some Texas renters will get a little help, starting in January

Texas lawmakers OK’d a plan to make sure parking permits provided to tenants match the duration of the rental lease. That way, renters don’t get towed or have to renew the permits during work hours. → Read More

She shot a ‘chicken-stealing varmint’ in Fort Worth. Then she shared it on Facebook

A Fort Worth, TX, woman shot and killed a coyote at her home on the east side of town Thursday morning. Coyotes have already taken chicken, geese and a newborn calf from her property. She used a .204 Ruger. → Read More

Tomahawks, brass knuckles, maces will no longer be banned in Texas as of Sept. 1

Texas lawmakers and the governor have signed off on a bill to make tomahawks, brass knuckles and security key chains legal. → Read More

Lemonade stands will soon be legal in Texas

Governor Greg Abbott signs into a law a measure that once and for all makes kid-run lemonade stands legal in Texas. The bill by state Rep. Matt Krause was filed after police shut down a lemonade stand. → Read More

Hemp bill becomes law in Texas. So, are CBD products finally legal?

Texas lawmakers in May approved a hemp bill, geared to let farmers grow the crop here and put in place ways to sample, test and inspect hemp products, such as CBD oil, to make sure they are safe for Texans. → Read More

Judges OK political map in Fort Worth, saying new boundaries no longer discriminate

Federal judges ruled last year that one district in Texas — House District 90 — had to be redrawn for gerrymandering. They now have signed off on a plan that slightly shifts the boundary lines. → Read More

Women should ‘absolutely’ be punished for having abortions, Texas lawmaker says on video

U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, R-Arlington, said on a video that women should be punished for having abortions. He later released a statement saying he was referring to abortion providers, not women who have the abortions. → Read More

Fort Worth councilwoman asks for election fraud lawsuit to be dismissed

Fort Worth City Councilwoman Kelly Allen Gray asks for lawsuit filed against her alleging election fraud to be dismissed. Challenger Chris Nettles claims signatures don’t match on absentee ballots. → Read More

‘Not worth my time’: Conservative Republicans sour on Texas incumbents in 2020 election

Some Texas conservatives are not happy with how the legislative session went this year and say they won’t support incumbents in their re-election bids. → Read More

Trump in a dead heat with Biden, Sanders, other Democrats in Texas, new poll shows

A new poll shows who Texans would support — Republican Donald Trump or Democrats Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden — if the 2020 presidential race were held today. → Read More

Red light cameras have already gone dark in these Tarrant County cities

Red light cameras are being turned off across Texas, since Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill banning them into law. But some cities say they can keep theirs on. → Read More

Gov. Abbott signs bill banning red light cameras in Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill Saturday authored by Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, that will ban red light cameras across the state. Cameras in Fort Worth, TX, could disappear within days. → Read More