Inspiring

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Jan 6 - 3:31pm

Everybody knows that infants and children die, but they do not like to think about it — or talk about it.

    Connie Koehler and Terri Weinman know children die. And they do want to talk about it. Koehler is a nurse and Weinman is a neonatologist, and they’ve seen it firsthand. What they want to talk about is the lack of resources to help the dying child — and the family...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2014 Jan 6 - 3:04pm

Grand Entry Gala introduces the Stock Show season in Fort Worth and provides funds for community programs.

    Junior League of Fort Worth President Michelle Marlow figures the more than eight-decades-old organization will put $250,000 into community projects it supports and funds this year.     That money has to come from somewhere, and the League is hoping that a big...

Posted By Jenni Hanley on 2013 Dec 11 - 3:03pm

Now serving 24,000 students in 48 Tarrant County schools, CIS is the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization.

Gliding across the stage to “Pomp and Circumstance” is a true rite of passage — for some people. To others struggling to keep the lights on, support younger siblings, or even find a good meal, a diploma can quickly lose priority. That’s where Communities in Schools comes in...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Dec 11 - 12:15pm

When Jack Ruby stepped forward from the crowd and pulled his trigger at Lee Harvey Oswald, the mysteries surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy would never be solved in the minds of many.

After that shot was fired, Oswald was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead exactly 48 hours and seven minutes after Kennedy himself. It is a dark chapter in our nation's history, and to call it an anniversary seems in poor taste, but to remember the historical event...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2013 Dec 2 - 3:42pm

It's a poetic coincidence the organizers plan to reach $60 millions in donations for uncompensated care at Fort Worth's Cook Children's Medical Center.

“Jewel Charity’s support of uncompensated care at Cook Children’s ensures that every child who needs our care receives it and that no child is turned away based on their family’s ability to pay. This truly is an amazing gift that they give year after year,” said Grant...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2013 Dec 2 - 3:36pm

The Community Enrichment Center provides immediate assistance and help to those in need, but the long-term goal is to make the people and families it serves independent and self-sustaining

When the Community Enrichment Center started 25 years ago as an outreach program of The Hills Church of Christ in North Richland Hills, its mission was to provide groceries to low-income individuals and families in Northeast Tarrant County. That’s still the mission, but now it is only part...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2013 Dec 2 - 3:00pm

People facing life-threatening diseases need a source of healthy and nutritious against killer diseases

Even as she was dying from her third bout with cancer, Wendy Wilkie was pushing to establish her dream — a non-profit organization that would provide nutritious food to cancer patients in the Tarrant County area. Sue Austin, a personal friend and president of Cuisine for Healing, the...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2013 Dec 2 - 2:57pm

A local foundation is seeking to bring the nation's first comprehensive young adult cancer center to Fort Worth

Not long after her daughter was diagnosed with Stage IV Ewing’s sarcoma, Laura Rutledge attended an event at Carley’s high school. “As I approached the crowd of unaffected-by-cancer, happy, adoring friends, I literally broke into tears,” she says. “This was not my...

Posted By Alison Rich on 2013 Dec 2 - 2:35pm

Former Olympic swimmer and decathlon winner also pioneered a local legacy that's still making a splash today.

Although it happened 45 years ago, for Ronnie Mills, the experience feels fresh as yesterday. His natural athleticism manifested even as a youngster. The Fort Worth resident won the Olympic bronze medal in the 100-meter backstroke at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Just 17 and a student at...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Nov 26 - 12:32pm

To some people, they were merely names, good for local trivia or simply for name-dropping. To others, they were icons, high on marble pedestals, untouchable and remote. They commanded respect even if we could not remember exactly why. We hope to remind you why. To friends and certainly family, they...

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