Business and Pleasure

August is an exciting time in Fort Worth with numerous ways to beat the heat. The girl on our cover is photographed enjoying the summer on Lake Worth at Fort Worth’s Lakeside Paddle, which offers rentals, classes and tours all summer long. 

The Panther Island Pavilion on the Trinity is another place to cool off this summer for some fun and sun tubing in the river. This past Sunday, my wife and I had some time to kill after church, and we stumbled into what they are advertising as “Sunday Funday.” While we were a little apprehensive that it may have the feel of a high school beer bust, what we found when we arrived was a clean, family-friendly atmosphere. Sunday Funday is open every Sunday in August from noon to 6 p.m.

August also means school is about to start up. Classrooms are prepped, hallway floors polished, buses tuned, and teachers are ready for the start of another year.

One of the great things about school is that you get to start fresh every year. Whether you’re a student, a teacher or a parent, our 2015 College and Private School Guide will provide you helpful information about your fresh start with helpful information on the area’s private schools, colleges and graduate programs. Also in this issue, we spotlight 10 top teachers in Tarrant County who are all committed to making a difference in the lives of children.

Speaking of start-ups, this month we are adding to the Fort Worth, Texas magazine family with the launch of FW Inc., Greater Fort Worth’s Premier Business Magazine.

Published quarterly in year one, FW Inc. is written for local entrepreneurs and C-level executives, filling a unique niche in the Fort Worth area media landscape. 

Our mission with FW Inc. is to deliver inspirational, educational and entertaining articles on the area’s best and brightest executives, who unpack their professional journeys, sharing their stories and experiences; in-depth reporting on commercial real estate, finance, insurance, law and other general business topics; and lifestyle articles covering everything from sport and luxury cars to gadgets, dining out and travel.

A bonus for having started this new business magazine is the addition of Scott Nishimura to our staff as our FW Inc. executive editor. Scott has spent more than 30 years as a Fort Worth journalist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Fort Worth Business Press before joining us. Scott is a truly gifted reporter and writer, and as FW Inc. is only quarterly in its first year, he will have time to share his literary talent with Fort Worth, Texas magazine readers as a regular contributor.