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Posted By Heywood on 2018 Jun 25 - 11:18am

Have you ever been curious about the origin of the term “bucket list”? Me neither. I always assumed it came from the title of that 2007 movie about two terminally ill men, played by Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, who head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before...

Posted By Heywood on 2018 Mar 28 - 10:01am

There are some things I’m never going to understand. That would include Bitcoins, why they never gave the “second rule” of Fight Club, and our current health care system. That last one really baffles me. For instance, why do facilities that provide urgent care have a waiting room...

Posted By Heywood on 2018 Feb 19 - 11:20am

When my editor, Kendall Louis, told me this issue was going to be about “Wild Fort Worth,” I just assumed it was going to concentrate on its early beginnings — the 1800s, the gangsters that frequented Jacksboro Highway back in the ’40s and ’50s, or closing time at some...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Apr 29 - 9:42am

It's the personal items you bring along that make a house a home.

And they always want me to move. I’ve resisted, but this year I just might take a look around. For good reason. It might be the right time to buy. According to the Metrostudy report, new home construction is at its highest level in years. The reason is because the high volume of home sales...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Feb 25 - 3:35pm

I found out several weeks ago that this issue of the magazine would include a segment about some of the restaurants in Fort Worth that have been around quite awhile. That got me reminiscing about the places I frequented growing up that wound up shutting down for one reason or another. Of course,...

Posted By Heywood on 2014 Jan 23 - 5:07pm

This month marks the 118th anniversary of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, or more commonly known as the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. However, for years it was just known as the Fat Stock Show. Unfortunately, some of the livestock took offense at that name and decided to air...

Posted By Heywood on 2013 Dec 2 - 3:51pm

Thanksgiving is getting the shaft.

You’ve probably noticed over the past several years how traditional holidays are being altered by advertisers. They’ve gradually phased out the term “Christmas holidays” for the more generic “holiday season.” Some folks didn’t like the use of the word...

Posted By Heywood on 2013 Jul 24 - 4:49pm

Every summer, I make myself a promise that I will not spend the next one in Texas.

And this year marks the silver anniversary of the number of times I’ve broken that promise. I’m sure many others around here make that same resolution, but I’m still pretty disappointed in myself. When I look in the mirror, my reflection won’t even make eye contact....

Posted By Heywood on 2013 Jun 27 - 10:13am

The incredible shrinking human brain

A s you may have heard a few months ago, the state Senate passed a bill that would rename the Texas Railroad Commission. This, of course, is the agency that regulates the oil and gas industry. And although it's been around for more than 120 years, it finally dawned on somebody in Austin that it...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 28 - 4:06pm

What's the true worth of a college education?

Education has always been a hot topic of conversation in Texas, and it’s gonna get even hotter in this year’s session of the Texas legislature. In 2011, that bunch chopped more than a billion dollars from higher education, which in turn, dashed the dream of college for many Texas...

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