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Overheard – May 6, 2013

That night at Ol’ Miss was the most terrifying night of my life and that includes Vietnam. – Bob Schieffer, speaking at the Multicultural Alliance’s Annual Awards dinner on May 1 which honored Schieffer and his siblings, Sharon Schieffer Mayes and Tom Schieffer, and their mother, Gladys Payne Schieffer. Bob Schieffer was discussing encounters with prejudice in his life and he recounted covering the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962.

I thought I may have an opportunity to shape one of the most critical issues facing our state right now. – Horatio Porter, who resigned as CFO for the city of Fort Worth and accepted a job at the North Texas Tollway Authority.  

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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