As the end of March nears, so does the loom of Tax Day. With tax filers using technology more and more, there are several things to keep in mind so your taxes are filed safely, and cybercriminals don’t take advantage of your money. Although filing your taxes online is safe, you may be puttin…
President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum set off a firestorm including threats of retaliation from a number of nations (including some of our oldest and closest allies), a significant drop in the stock market, and more dissension and division in Washington, D.C.
If you’re a reader of our twice daily newsletters – and if you’re not, why not? – you’ve noticed we devoted a good chunk of last week to reports from South by Southwest in Austin.
When I began covering the computer industry for Datamation magazine in the mid-1980s, my job was to make inroads into the then-burgeoning PC industry. Remember those clunky, boat anchor desktops with screens we wouldn’t allow our lowliest employee to use today? They were all the rage.
Much thought, time and money has gone into the effort to understand and manage millennials in the workplace. The success of that effort varies depending on the organization and the individuals involved.
We take our customers seriously. That’s message number one today. Message number two is a bit of sound advice for all business leaders: Admit when you’ve been wrong in business decisions, particularly with personnel. Say it straight out, “I was wrong,” and move on.
If you are reading this on Tuesday, March 6, it's Election Day – and you still have time to vote. If you haven’t voted already, we can guess what you’re thinking: It’s only a primary. Primaries are just for party loyalists; regular voters can wait until November when the real decisions are made.
It's Election Day and if you haven't voted yet, you still have some important decisions to make. For voters in state House District 99, one of those decisions is an easy one.
When I was a kid, I attended a party with several adults – 18 or 19 years old, at least. I was pretty bored until someone put on this jazz record. I’d heard jazz before. One of my dad’s favorites was a two-record set of Count Basie’s best that I still own.
I love L.L. Bean. It’s a love that dates back to my childhood growing up in Maine, where no business, no institution, no person is more profoundly emblematic of the state than the world-renowned outdoor retailer founded by and named for Leon Leonwood Bean.
On August 28, 1962, Congressman Jim Wright gave me a treasured volume entitled Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States. In the front of the book he inscribed: “For my valued friends, Don and Wanda Woodard, with very personal regards, Jim Wright.” For more than 50 years I h…
This is a story of dreams, disappointments, determination, hope, family support, and the courage to take risks and follow a dream. A lifelong love of horses is at the center of the tale.
Editor's note: The Fort Worth Business Press will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018 and we want our readers to celebrate as well. Send any thoughts or ideas you have to email@example.com. Meanwhile, here’s a column I wrote about my first days at the Business Press.
My friend Marvin Girouard sent me a year-end 2017 note which was kind and touching. Said he used the holidays to catch up on some reading, including a column or two of mine.
This week's Business Press is our last issue for 2017 and we print it while brimming with enthusiasm for 2018. That’s because we turn 30 next year and each week we will be celebrating the milestone.
As the days dwindle down in 2017, many Americans will breathe a sigh of relief. The nation has survived the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency.
If you listen to the Ticket radio station, you may recall a bit by former BAD Radio producer Tom Gribble when he would be “1920s Reporter Guy” and adopt the fast-talking, slang phrase sputtering of a reporter from the Jazz Age.
Fort Worth has a thriving, waistline-bulging restaurant scene these days. Hardly a week goes by that we don’t write a story about a new restaurant opening, expanding or, sometimes at least, closing. And you readers apparently love it. For all the stories about the new tax bill you don’t read…
If, like me, you found yourself glued to your computer listening to the Serial podcast, you’ve probably been seeking something similar to grab your attention.
Police conceded that neighbors had repeatedly complained about Kevin Janson Neal firing hundreds of rounds from his house. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said authorities responded to calls several times, but the 44-year-old Neal wouldn't open the door, so they left.
One of the quirks of life in Washington, D.C., is that pretty much the only people who don’t refer to lobbyists by that name are, well, lobbyists. They’re “policy advisers” or “public relations advisers” or just plain “consultants.” Whatever they’re called, they play a huge role in making policy.
Years ago, when I wrote a column in the Star-Telegram where I was publisher, I regularly wrote about my dogs. I had several, but two in particular provided rich material.
Last week, I pondered the importance of mentors in our lives, and on Nov. 8 the point was driven home as the Business Press honored winners of our 2017 Mentor Awards.
On Nov. 7, voters in the Fort Worth Independent School District gave the board of trustees something it wanted: approval of two ballot propositions that included authorization to issue $750 million in bonds.