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Sunday, November 17, 2019

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,...

In Market: Catching up

It’s catch up time, which means I check out your response to some columns or bits of news. Last week’s column (“Where am I?”) on street names in Fort Worth stirred up plenty of interest,...

Richard Connor: A tragic death, ruined lives and a lesson of forgiveness

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The tragedy of the Botham Jean shooting and Amber Guyger murder trial is beyond haunting. I’ve found it difficult to think of much else. You know the story. On Sept. 6 of last year Jean...

In Market: Where am I?

If I told you I lived in an area of Fort Worth named after an English potter, where would you expect that to be? If you guessed Wedgwood, you’d be right. That area of town,...

Richard Connor: Pathos, drama, history – here’s a book you have to read

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Kay and Ben Fortson, true Texans, did not look a gift horse in the mouth. They saddled it up and rode it to glory, turning it into a museum Secretariat. They had a companion, Velma...