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Posted By Heywood on 2015 Feb 25 - 2:25pm

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I finally got to see American Sniper, the movie Clint Eastwood made based on the book by Chris Kyle, who was the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle was a Navy Seal and actually lived near Fort Worth in Midlothian. I thought the movie was great, but something else really caught my...

Posted By Heywood on 2015 Jan 20 - 10:55am

Why men make more than women

| illustration by Charles Marsh | This column is a preview for next month’s feature comparing women’s salaries against men’s salaries in the local workplace. Of course we often hear quite a bit about this subject nationally as well. But if you would have told me back in 1999...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Dec 15 - 5:10pm

Little-known Christmas shopping facts

| illustration by Charles Marsh | I have found that as I get older, reminiscing has gradually become a larger part of my holiday experience. I start dragging those Christmas memories out from under my mind well before Thanksgiving. And like most people, I’d love to relive them. I...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Nov 18 - 4:52pm

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Like me, many of you were probably shocked that my name did not appear on the "10 most interesting people" list, which is the main topic in this month's issue.  After checking out an early edition, I of course stormed into my editor's office and demanded some answers. I...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Oct 27 - 2:23pm

For the love of wine

| illustration by Charles Marsh | There are many of us who get all giddy at the idea of going on wine tours, visiting Napa Valley or just sipping a little Merlot at lunch. For the longest time, I wasn’t one of them. I just never could acquire a liking for it. Unfortunately, there...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Sep 23 - 10:53am

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Have you noticed that lately we’ve started coming up with labels for pretty much everything? I’m at the age when the biggest thrill in life is having that competitive edge in Scrabble. (I’m also at the age when all my sentences start just like the previous one.) But to get...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Aug 18 - 2:51pm

Hey, can you feel it yet? The excitement? The electricity? Yep, the college football season is just a few days away.  The arguments have already started over who's gonna be the best this year. And I've seen some of them get pretty heated. But lately, there's been a bigger argument...

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’...

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