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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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Joey "Jaws" Chestnut ate 71 wieners and buns to secure his 12th title at Nathan's Famous annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest on Thursday, just a few hot dogs shy of breaking the record he set last year.

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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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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…

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There’s a new film out about Gary Hart, a man many thought was likely to be president of the United States or, at the very least, vice president. I know, those of you born after MTV stopped playing music videos are saying Gary Who? Didn’t he play bass for Oasis for a tour?

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On Thursday, Nov. 8, my sister and I found ourselves standing out in the cold in Granite, Oklahoma, in the shadow of the Quartz Mountains, to honor two men that we thought we knew.

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On Oct. 16, America's most famous pimp partied for days with porn stars, political pals and others to celebrate his 72nd birthday, but the revelry ended when Dennis Hof was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels.

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I was lucky enough to have a few minutes with John Paul DeJoria when he was in town a few weeks back. You can find much of my discussion with him on Page 16 of the Business Press (Oct. 15-21) or you can read it online.  Cliff Notes version: DeJoria, once homeless, is the co-founder of Paul M…

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Early in my career, my editors told me to specialize. Being a hyper 20-something with the attention span of a dog in a park full of squirrels, I couldn’t specialize for more than 20 minutes at a time. People who knew me then have said seconds instead of minutes. Eventually I settled on speci…

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Tuesday, Sept. 25, was One-Hit Wonder day, celebrating bands that had one hit that ruled the airwaves for a few weeks and put dreams of stardom in the minds of those bands and individuals that found – for a few weeks, anyway – a taste of chart success.

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My girlfriend Rebecca Barksdale took her family’s little eight-week-old kitten to the animal hospital recently. Little Snowball was limping, and nobody knew what was going on. The vet took a quick look and promised to deliver a thorough report that afternoon.

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The first week of August, our governor got caught. He sent out a tweet with a grim black and white photo of leader of men Sir Winston Churchill. Next to the photo, beneath a line saying: “Churchill on the left wing,” was a quote: “The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists…

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I really wanted to jump in my car and play crime reporter again on July 19. Just down the street from our office two armed men had robbed a Veritex Community Bank, shooting three people according to the latest reports. The victims, all bank employees, were expected to survive.

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Probably one reason I got into journalism is that it can be fun. From an early freelance job taking photos at some fancy Washington, D.C., fundraising soiree (don’t take shots of politicians holding a drink or cigarette) to a two-week trip to China before it got all moderned up, it can be a gas.

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The column last week on moooving on from the Cowtown moniker elicited quite a few ye-haws, whoops and hollers from readers.

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There were some “oohs” “aahs” and “What the … ?” last year when, during the presentation of Fort Worth’s new Economic Development Plan, a discussion broke out on Fort Worth’s brand, i.e. Cowtown.

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