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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...

Posted By Heywood on 2013 Sep 25 - 4:16pm

Some of the old-time sports legends could have easily competed with today's athletes.

While you were feverishly thumbing your way to my column this month, you probably noticed that the magazine is doing a piece on the greatest athletes in Fort Worth history. The answers always vary, depending on the era of your youth. Most people today will tell you that the stars of yesteryear...

Posted By Heywood on 2013 Aug 28 - 11:23am

History reflects that Texas values proper schoolin'.

\To the sorrow of most children and the relief of all parents, summer is finally over, and another school year is upon us. And once again, questions about how we’re learnin’ our kids will be hot topics in social circles, as well as the state legislature. But if you think public...

Posted By Heywood on 2013 Jul 24 - 4:49pm

Every summer, I make myself a promise that I will not spend the next one in Texas.

And this year marks the silver anniversary of the number of times I’ve broken that promise. I’m sure many others around here make that same resolution, but I’m still pretty disappointed in myself. When I look in the mirror, my reflection won’t even make eye contact....

Posted By Heywood on 2013 Jun 27 - 10:13am

The incredible shrinking human brain

A s you may have heard a few months ago, the state Senate passed a bill that would rename the Texas Railroad Commission. This, of course, is the agency that regulates the oil and gas industry. And although it's been around for more than 120 years, it finally dawned on somebody in Austin that it...

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