Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 May 27 - 1:37pm
Black Dog Charity was founded to support a friend facing a terrible disease and to raise money for leukemia research.
From left: Jason Baganz, Ben Wallace and David Dike, Ashley’s father, at the 2015 Black Dog Shootout. Courtesy Black Dog Charity
The twin sons of Jason and Ashley Baganz, Blake (left) and Tagg, play with the 2015 Black...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 May 27 - 1:28pm
Girls cannot dream what they cannot imagine. Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County helps them understand their possibilities.
If in the future there is a female president of the United States from Tarrant County, she might have been set on that path by Girls Inc. “Our mission,” says CEO Jennifer Limas, “is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold.”
Last year, the organization served 11,...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 Apr 23 - 10:22am
At times you need a big brother or a big sister to help you through the trials of life.
Being a child can be lonely in the best of circumstances, but much more so if you are without strong role models in your life to help you over the normal — and sometimes the abnormal — issues of growing up. Children with one or sometimes both parents in prison, or in single parent homes...
Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Mar 23 - 4:05pm
Fort Worth was selected as one of the six pilot sites for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, a program designed to help fight crime and enhance trust between law enforcement and the community.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced the selected cities in March...
Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2015 Mar 20 - 12:12pm
The historical journey of Magnolia Avenue from the 1920s to the thriving community of today.
| by Jocelyn Tatum | photography by Alex Lepe | The neighborhood isn’t as affluent as other parts of town, but it has a thriving self-sustaining, middle-class charm. From the 600-block looking west, the street is lined with cars, booming drug stores, a dance club on the left, a Safeway...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 Feb 25 - 4:03pm
Drowning is often silent and can cause death in just a few minutes. A Fort Worth organization is teaching eternal vigilance around the water.
Drowning prevention classes at the Eastside YMCA pool draw kids and their parents. Courtesy Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition
The Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition got its start from newspaper articles in July 2012 when Pam Cannell...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 Feb 25 - 3:58pm
When you are living with a life-threatening disease, simple chores like grocery shopping and cooking become difficult tasks. That’s where Cuisine for Healing steps in.
Erika Young with children, Kahil, 4, and Justice, 2. Young credits the Cuisine for Healing with helping her survive her fight with cancer. Photo courtesy of Erika Young/Casey Chappell
Erika Young’s diagnosis of cancer in October 2013 marked the...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 Feb 25 - 3:47pm
Fort Worth’s Family Justice Centers shed the temporary trailers and is firmly located in its newly renovated building on Hemphill Street.
One Safe Place’s welcoming interior belies the fact that access behind the doors is strictly controlled to protect the abuse clients who visit the building. Photo courtesy One Safe Place/Tim Abbott 1 Million Words
For a woman — or, for that...
Posted By Brian Byrd on 2015 Feb 25 - 2:36pm
Ronald Reagan once remarked during a CBS news interview that, “Life not only begins at 40, so does lumbago and the tendency to tell the same stories over and over again.”
Lumbago, now an outdated term, refers to that nagging, chronic low back pain so many of us have experienced. ...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2015 Feb 16 - 2:45pm
Whether it is the first job or one in a succession of jobs, how you handle yourself in the interview and salary discussion sets the pattern for your tenure at that company.
The wage gap between men and women starts at the point of hiring, say experts who have studied the issue or who work in human resources. It is affected later in life if women interrupt their careers to have and care for children, and sometimes for reasons that can’t be explained by any...