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Commentary: Empower future doctors by keeping medical education affordable

Is going to medical school still a good investment? As the cost of medical education rises, some would-be future doctors are no doubt beginning...

Bill’s back and didn’t miss a beat; he’s still making readers mad

“Bill is back,” the boss said in his column announcing my latest comeback as a columnist. Reader reaction was immediate: “Why would you run an...

Robert Francis: Need some help, partner?

I needed some help on Sunday. I was stranded on the side of the road. It doesn’t happen often anymore. Cars are far more...

Robert Francis: My cousin (maybe) saved your life

Vaccine. I didn’t really think I would be that excited about a vaccine in my lifetime. A baby boomer, I grew up in the...

Commentary: Tarrant County United Way Collaborates with City, County to Administer CARES Act Funding

James Powell The business of supporting nonprofits and the community was proceeding as usual at the beginning of March. In my role as chairman...

Bill Thompson: I voted for Trump. Twice. Sorry, Wanda.

My good friend Don Woodard is fond of calling his wife the Speaker of the House. Don has strong opinions but expresses them quietly,...

Richard Connor: Good balance is hard to find, but we’ll keep trying

A publication that is not dedicated to home design or boating or any specific niche should strive for balance. So should electronic media. Unfortunately, balance is...

Robert Francis: We ain’t Silicon Valley, but we’re making progress

We’re not Silicon Valley. We don’t really have that many valleys, for one thing, but we also don’t have technology behemoths like Apple, Facebook...

Richard Connor: An election ends, a door opens to new perspectives

Well, it’s over. Or is it? It’s over. Joe Biden is the new president. He’s ahead by too many votes. The math does not work. But President...

Robert Francis: The voting is over. To debate any more is nuts.

America has voted. It’s over. It’s decided. Put on your grown-up britches. Face the music. It was close, I admit that. But it’s done....

Robert Francis: Top 100? It’s a mystery

When I first began working for the Fort Worth Business Press, I was doing some freelancing for the publication. At one point, one of...

Robert Francis: A good cup of coffee and a river

Texas and Australia have always had a bit of a simpatico connection. There are the hats, the love of the outdoors, ranching and our...

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Commentary: When to donate rewards to charity and when to give cash

By ERIN HURD of NerdWalletIf you're looking to give to charity this holiday season but don't want to dip into your bank account, donating...

Texas again sets record for new coronavirus infections as testing also sees sustained highs

Texas health officials reported more than 14,000 new coronavirus infections Wednesday in what appeared to be an all-time high for daily cases. The record comes...

Commentary: Area mayors say ‘Spread cheer this holiday season, not COVID-19’

Mayors of several cities in Tarrant County released the following message: As we enter the holiday season, it’s becoming all too apparent that this year...