Posts Tagged ‘children’
What do cement plants, dirty air, and some of the nation’s highest childhood asthma rates have in common? North Texas.
Larry Tubb doesn’t remember knowing a single kid who had asthma when he was growing up. As a Scout leader 20 years later, he knew of only one troop member who dealt with the breathing disorder. “Now 20 percent of the popula...
Telling your boss isn’t enough: Suspected child abuse must be reported to the state.
As the Fort Worth school district struggles with its latest scandal — this one involving Dunbar High School — it’s apparent that some officials in the district are unclear on the concept of what they are required to do wh...
WED ▪ 21 The last of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s holiday-themed concerts is this evening when the von Trapp Children, the great-grandchildren of the real-life inspiration for The Sound of Music, join the orchestra to pe...
Here’s a nontraditional holiday gift idea for children and teenagers who want to explore stage acting and musical theater: Enroll the little ham in one of Theatre Arlington’s spring performance classes. The TA spring semest...
It’s still influencing American politics.
A best-selling novel called The Help, set in Jackson, Miss., in 1962, is about the relationships between black maids and the white families they work for. Kathryn Stockett’s first novel has been made into a movie (see review ...
An immodest proposal for tykes’ right to carry.
Oh boy, here we go again. Last month, a kindergartner carried a gun into a Houston elementary school, and it fired when he was trying to pull it out and show it off at lunch. There’s no mystery regarding what happened next: T...
The single, the childless, and the grieving are criminally neglected during the holidays. SceneShop’s here to help.
For many Fort Worth theatergoers, SceneShop’s annual holiday show A Fifth of Christmas at Arts Fifth Avenue is the must-attend event of the season. This collection of comic and dramatic sketches, monologues, and musical inter...
Other than “Who will take care of me when I’m decrepit?,” Chow, Baby’s only regret over having had cats instead of children is the missed opportunity for passing on its decades’ worth of accumulated trivial knowledge....
How can kids learn proper behavior when school district leaders are hostile to honesty?
The Fort Worth school district, like many districts around the country, spends considerable energy on the problem of reducing bullying behavior among its students.
Made in 1936, Reefer Madness owes much of its current fame to its rediscovery in the 1960s. That’s because Louis J. Gasnier’s film (properly titled Tell Your Children) is so incredibly, laughably wrong about the effects of ...