Goodwill

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Jun 17 - 9:39am

Fort Worth golf pro J.J. Henry finds a way to dial up the pressure on an already scary stroke.

South African golfer Bobby Locke is considered by many to have been the best putter ever in professional golf. He’s credited with coining one of the truisms of golf: “You drive for show but putt for dough.”        “Very early in my career, I...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Jun 17 - 9:35am

       Susan had known for years that she needed to get out of her abusive marriage, but she didn’t know how to do it. It was mostly emotional and mental abuse until it turned violent enough toward the end that police showed up after one argument, and that...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Jun 13 - 1:27pm

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth targets the most disadvantaged of children, helping bolster them academically, teaching them healthy lifestyles and how to avoid gangs.

Perhaps the most famous boxing quote in history comes from the 1954 movie On the Waterfront, where prize fighter Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) tells Charley Malloy (Rod Steiger): “I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 May 22 - 1:31pm

Meals on Wheels has grown from a tiny effort to a Tarrant County-wide operation that adds approximately 250 new clients each month.

In 1972, representatives of 11 downtown Fort Worth churches met to form the Association of Central City Ministries to deal with problems in the inner city. They stepped out on faith. The churches were especially concerned about the welfare of the homebound elderly, and they committed to bring food...

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 Apr 29 - 10:06am

The Keller ISD Education Foundation seeks funds from individuals and companies to provide educational opportunities beyond the tax-funded budget.

There is never enough money in the public school systems around the state to accomplish all that is desired — or all that is possible — in the classrooms. Education foundations in the districts that have them are stepping up to fill in the gaps. The Keller ISD Education Foundation was...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Apr 29 - 9:57am

What's given in Texas stays in Texas to assist victims of leukemia through financial support and the funding of research.

There is never enough money in the public school systems around the state to accomplish all that is desired — or all that is possible — in the classrooms. Education foundations in the districts that have them are stepping up to fill in the gaps. The Keller ISD Education Foundation was...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Apr 28 - 4:55pm

A local boy’s adventure, thanks to a Wish with Wings and the Arlington police and fire departments, becomes part of a major motion picture.

Batman Lewis Crow and Batman Kye Sapp with a subdued Joker, played by actor Michael Sylvester, outside Worthington National Bank in Arlington. Photo courtesy Legends of the Knight. Filmaker Brett Culp...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2014 Mar 26 - 11:25am

Austin Wayne Underwood was born in 1978 with Down syndrome. His mother has since spent her life fighting to make sure he would have a normal life. She fought the Fort Worth...

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