According to Heywood

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Jul 22 - 11:26am

While growing up, you’ve probably often heard the term “golden years.” Most everyone seems to agree that it’s that wonderful period of time between the ages of 60 and 80. But let me tell you something. I’ve been panning that river for almost six years now, and I ain...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Jun 13 - 1:34pm

Like it or not, Tarrant County's population grew by more than 30,000 during the past year.

That was the eighth largest increase in the nation. Of course, growth in Fort Worth and Arlington has always been on the increase, especially over the last 40 to 50 years. Having lived in Fort Worth most of my life, I've noticed that the growth is really reflected in the change of the major...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 May 22 - 1:42pm

| illustration by Charles Marsh |

There’s word that the old Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells is going to be renovated soon. I sure hope so. Unfortunately, most people these days don’t remember this historic landmark, and the ones that do only remember that it met its sudden demise more than 40 years ago. It’...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Apr 29 - 9:42am

It's the personal items you bring along that make a house a home.

And they always want me to move. I’ve resisted, but this year I just might take a look around. For good reason. It might be the right time to buy. According to the Metrostudy report, new home construction is at its highest level in years. The reason is because the high volume of home sales...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Mar 25 - 12:19pm

We need more clowns and doctors in the world.

| illustration by Charles Marsh | A couple of stories caught my attention recently. You may have seen the first one. If not, brace yourself. There’s currently a dangerous shortage of clowns. Sadly, according to the World Clown Association, the world’s largest trade group for these...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Feb 25 - 3:35pm

I found out several weeks ago that this issue of the magazine would include a segment about some of the restaurants in Fort Worth that have been around quite awhile. That got me reminiscing about the places I frequented growing up that wound up shutting down for one reason or another. Of course,...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Jan 23 - 5:07pm

This month marks the 118th anniversary of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, or more commonly known as the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. However, for years it was just known as the Fat Stock Show. Unfortunately, some of the livestock took offense at that name and decided to air...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Jan 6 - 3:50pm

I love the holiday season.

    It’s the only time of the year when more than four family members in one room doesn’t necessarily mean there’s going to be an intervention. Most everybody looks forward to taking several days off, but according to a recent article, there is a downside. It’...

Posted By Heywood on 2013 Dec 11 - 3:11pm

Navigating the current insurance landscape

Several weeks ago, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas attempted to sidetrack the funding of Obamacare with a 23-hour talkathon in the Senate, which included reading a well-known children’s story. He took quite a bit of heat for that, but truth is, he gave his colleagues a choice of hearing him...

Posted By Heywood on 2013 Dec 2 - 3:51pm

Thanksgiving is getting the shaft.

You’ve probably noticed over the past several years how traditional holidays are being altered by advertisers. They’ve gradually phased out the term “Christmas holidays” for the more generic “holiday season.” Some folks didn’t like the use of the word...

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