As autumn fades into winter and 2019 winds down, we look toward the coming year with concern about the challenges facing our city and our country. There’s not much we can do here in Fort Worth about the nation’s turmoil while Congress and the president wrangle over impeachment and neglect the task of governing. But… Continue reading Richard Connor: Problems persist but progress yields hope for solutions
It happens to the best of us. Fort Worth, now the 13th largest city in the country is too-often referred to as “Forth Worth.” Here’s my column from 2012 on the subject: On the muscle of my arm there’s a red and blue tattoo Says, Forth Worth I love you Yes, it says Forth Worth… Continue reading In Market: Go forth and Forth no more
Another shining light in our city’s history of journalism, advertising and public relations is gone from our media galaxy but he will always occupy an honored place among the brightest stars of Fort Worth writers. Jerre R. Todd, one of the last links to the famous gang of sports writers who wrote for the Fort… Continue reading Richard Connor: Jerre Todd left a legacy of talent, wit and laughter
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 and now is the follow up on the all-news networks, particularly CNN and Fox News. Both NBC and CBS have… Continue reading Richard Connor: Bad news. Angry people. It’s time to try some kindness.
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 Health Network in 2005 as a senior vice president focused on community and government affairs, he taught college courses at Texas… Continue reading Commentary: Robert Earley on Leadership
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 of gathering information for the stories, we asked each honoree to fill out a questionnaire. One of the questions was:… Continue reading Richard Connor: Awards are nice but not enough; women need equal pay
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 airplane mechanic, specifically brakes, and he was far more necessary back at the air base than with a carbine over his… Continue reading In Market: The lost boys of London
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 backdrop was the Oct. 12 death of Atatiana Jefferson, a 28-year-old black woman shot in her own home by a white… Continue reading Richard Connor: Business can, and must, help heal the city’s racial divide
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 U.S. marshal, mostly in the Indian territories of present-day Oklahoma and Arkansas. But he was so much more than… Continue reading In Market: Who was Bass Reeves and has his time finally come?
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 of social media is never out of session or really that much concerned with facts. Both Vasquez, of the “San Antonio… Continue reading In Market: The Long Road of Anna Vasquez and Amanda Knox