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The year 2019 won’t be remembered as the year a president was impeached or the year the Skywalker saga ended. Nope, in 2019, the bird was the word, to paraphrase The Trashmen’s hit from 1963.

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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.”

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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…

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It’s catch up time, which means I check out your response to some columns or bits of news.

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If I told you I lived in an area of Fort Worth named after an English potter, where would you expect that to be?

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LONDON, England – I had barely hung my Stetson in London before Texas began calling. Not through the mooing of cattle, the jingle-jangle of spurs on the Tube or the dreaded work email, but the familiar name of Renzo Piano, the self-same architect of the Kimbell Art Museum’s latest building.

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Editor’s note: With echoes of this year’s 9/11 remembrances still lingering across the U.S., we offer this encore presentation of an In Market column originally published in September 2014.

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North Texas will dot TV screens starting Sept. 9 when two new syndicated shows debut – Tamron Hall, who grew up in Fort Worth, and Burleson’s Kelly Clarkson.

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Memory is a strange thing. When we began working on our story about the revived Sinclair Building (Business Press, Aug. 5-11, pg. 18), it triggered a memory that I had put away in that creaky, metal mental file drawer, locked away with a forgotten key sitting at the bottom of some desk drawe…

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When I first saw the cover of the book, After the Fall: The Remarkable Comeback of Richard Nixon, I thought, what an interesting subject. My aunt, Lou Ann Francis, worked in the White House then and I visited her in 1973 as storm clouds around President Nixon were gathering. I was a wiseacre…

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When I was a kid, shopping meant going downtown to Leonard’s Department Store. Leonard’s was an experience, an adventure even. On any given weekend, Leonard’s had people out demonstrating new products, offering taste tests, and having specials such as a 22-cent sale on Feb. 22, which back th…

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The Fort Worth Business Press honored winners of the 2019 C-Suite Awards on June 26 at Ridglea Country Club. The event was presented by the University of Texas at Arlington College of Business and Masterminds Leadership. Platinum Sponsors were D&M Leasing and American Bank & Trust. S…

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British, Canadian and American pilots who lost their lives training in Fort Worth for military service in World War I, were honored in ceremonies at the Fort Worth Royal Flying Corps Cemetery in Greenwood Memorial Park, on Memorial Day.

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Last week, I interviewed Bob Schieffer who, along with his brother Tom, received this year’s Golden Deeds Award from Fort Worth’s Exchange Club.

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Bob Schieffer and Tom Schieffer are getting some well-deserved honors this week, both receiving the Golden Deeds Award from the Exchange Club of Fort Worth. We’ll have more on both of these gentlemen in next week’s issue. Both have contributed significantly to Fort Worth with stellar careers…

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I don’t get to spend enough time at home. Just ask my dog and cat who can’t seem to spend enough time with me when I get home from work. My dog, Rocky, is constantly by my side, at least until I start cooking dinner. Then he disappears until he hears some telltale sound – the plates rattling…

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On Tuesday, March 26, I got to see plenty of examples of unconscious bias. In one meeting a man sat around impatiently while women cleaned up around him. There was the woman who didn’t invite some people to another meeting because she made judgments that they wouldn’t come because of persona…

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The Green Book is all the rage. Most recently a movie centered around the book won an Oscar as Best Picture. Not bad for a guidebook written to help African-American travelers navigate their way safely around the then-segregated U.S. in the mid-20th century.

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Gov. Greg Abbott, standing with fellow Republicans Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, along with the heads of both chambers’ tax-writing committees, presented a united front on Jan. 31 for a plan to limit property-tax growth.

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How many events have TV specials about the commercials shown during the programs? Only the Super Bowl, the biggest stage for a sometimes-great football game, but always the biggest stage for America’s and the world’s most interesting commercials.

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I grew up in that mythical era of Christmas that occurred after the greatest boom in U.S. history following World War II, when parents and grandparents attempted to spoil us like no generation before. The Greatest Generation was also the Greatest Spoilers of Children in History. I was a litt…