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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Richard Connor: Bad news. Angry people. It’s time to try some kindness.

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If you are a political junkie, you probably have been watching the Trump impeachment hearings. I have been, just as I watched the televised hearings on Nixon and Clinton. One of the differences between then...

Commentary: Robert Earley on Leadership

A political science graduate from the University of North Texas, Robert Earley was only 23 when he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives, where he served for 10 years. Before joining JPS...

Richard Connor: Awards are nice but not enough; women need equal pay

This week’s edition of the Business Press focuses on honorees at our annual Great Women of Texas event. The stories about these high-achieving women in our community are both informative and inspiring. In the course...

In Market: The lost boys of London

One thing I miss about my father, Billy Francis, 1922-2018, are his stories about serving overseas in World War II. They weren’t the glory or gory tales of the battlefield. My father was an...

Richard Connor: Business can, and must, help heal the city’s racial divide

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Fort Worth made national headlines Oct. 20 when The New York Times published a story about race relations in the city headlined “Fort Worth Police Have More Violence to Answer For, Residents Say.” The...

In Market: Who was Bass Reeves and has his time finally come?

Bass Reeves is having a moment. Over 100 years after his death, he might finally be getting his due. Who was Bass Reeves, I hear many of you ask? Succinctly, he was the first black deputy...

In Market: The Long Road of Anna Vasquez and Amanda Knox

It’s been a long road for Anna Vasquez and Amanda Knox, both wrongfully convicted of crimes they didn’t commit. And, in some ways, the road goes on and on, despite their exonerations. The court...

Richard Connor: Mayor Price stepped up – now how about the rest of us?

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“Nearly all men can stand adversity,” Abraham Lincoln said, “but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” That was a long time ago, of course, and Honest Abe might be excused...

Richard Connor: Beware! There might be something phishy in your email

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There are any number of things we see happen to other folks but don’t believe they’ll happen to us. Getting "hacked" or "phished" would have been high on my “it won’t happen to me” list...

Lee Hamilton: The U.S. is not full – let’s keep the door open to...

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I was talking with a friend the other day about immigration. It’s one of the most divisive issues of our time and we, too, found ourselves divided. “Our country is full,” he quoted President Trump,...