Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 May 22 - 1:26pm
The Parenting Center has programs to help families deal with stresses before they escalate into major problems.
It would seem that parenting skills should be instinctive. But any parent who is honest will tell you that they are not. They are learned skills, and they can be improved through education and training.
In 1974, The Junior League of Fort Worth formed the Tarrant County Child Abuse Task Force in...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 May 22 - 1:21pm
A grant program is enabling CASA of Tarrant County to make a renewed effort to establish a sense of permanency for children caught up in foster care.
It is sad but true that sometimes children must be removed from their homes because they are in danger from abuse, both physical and sexual or neglect or a combination of those issues.
When that happens, they must go somewhere. The first choice always is into the custody of a...
Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Mar 26 - 11:03am
Samaritan House is working with like-minded organizations to deliver its unique services to vulnerable individuals and families in Tarrant County.
Norbert White is a man of passion and vision. The passion is based on the memory of a college roommate who died of HIV/AIDS. The vision is based on decades spent as an executive in the telecommunications business in nine cities.
White is president and chief executive officer...
Posted By Alison Rich on 2014 Mar 24 - 4:16pm
UNT Health Science Center sows the seeds of sustainability —and philanthropy — at its new community garden.
The plot thickens … and quite literally, thanks to the efforts of an enterprising crop of folks at UNT Health Science Center. Spurred by a common vision of creating a green space where employees and students — and, eventually, the general public — could grow and harvest their own...
Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Jan 23 - 1:10pm
The burgeoning Southside now has a convenient new place to work out. Anytime Fitness opens this month at 1714 8th Ave., offering 24-hour access and affordable memberships.
Anytime Fitness is the world’s largest and fastest growing 24-hour co-ed fitness franchise. Members have the luxury of...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Dec 11 - 11:10am
Ever party just a little too hard and don’t feel like you should get behind the wheel? Lyft is a peer-to-peer ride service that is controlled through an app on your smartphone.
Based out of San Francisco, Lyft launched in DFW in September and is donation based. Drivers can apply and are put...
Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2013 Nov 26 - 11:57am
An in-depth look at Child Protective Services and the power it holds to remove children from their home environments
It is the call every parent dreads, and Susan* remembers it clearly more than 20 years later. Her 10-month-old son was being rushed to the hospital from daycare, and she needed to get to the ER as soon as possible. “They said he had a blood clot on his brain,” Susan explains. “And...
Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Sep 25 - 3:20pm
People and events that shaped our city.
Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie left his mark on Fort Worth’s urban landscape when he contributed $50,000 to build the city’s first library, which opened Oct. 17, 1901. He was contacted by a group of 20 women who formed the Fort Worth Public Library Association. President Teddy Roosevelt...
Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2013 Aug 28 - 1:29pm
An estimated 13 million men nationwide over age 40 have low T. Although medical professionals have know about andropause for decades, treatment of low testosterone has increased dramatically in recent years.
It often starts with unexplained fatigue, low energy and poor mental focus. These can be signs that a man’s testosterone levels are below normal. Sufferers may also experience decreased muscle tone despite regular physical activity or sexual symptoms like decreased libido and desire.
Posted By Paul Harral on 2013 Aug 28 - 11:40am
For nearly 90 years, what is now the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth has been working to give disadvantage young men and women the chance for a better life and the tools to accomplish that dream.
Boxing was part of the solution when what would become the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth started in 1926 at the Panther Boys Club. It was a way to keep disadvantaged boys off the streets and teach them the discipline and focus that they couldn’t get anywhere else.