Posts Tagged ‘health’

Smoke-free Billy Bob’s: One Small Step

It started with Eric. My buddy was the first among our crew of borderline dangerous jackasses to quit smoking. This was maybe seven or eight years ago, when it seemed the whole world lit up. Grandparents, little sisters, Cambod...


High on Wax

There’s a new, cleaner way to smoke weed. And it’s legal in Texas.
Ryan Grounds
Jim is not unlike many middle-aged people in Fort Worth. He works hard and pays his taxes. He’s proud to live in the Lone Star State. He appreciates his family and home and loves his job but can get stressed out at times. He ...


Got Raw Milk?

Fort Worth puts greater distance between producers and consumers of unpasteurized milk.
One hour south of Fort Worth, the serene setting of Rosey Ridge Farms fits the often-romanticized image of agrarian life. The roads are unpaved, and there’s barely a trace of modernity among the lush, seemingly endless fields...


Fools Rush In

Legislators consider bringing high-level radioactive waste to Texas.
The Texas Legislature will hold hearings this year on the supposed benefits of our state storing the very hottest type of radioactive waste. Only political greed overriding common sense could account for such a stupid idea. Whe...

Stink on Pink

The Komen debacle washes up good and bad on local shores, and shows cracks in the Dallas charity.
“It’s a slippery slope, trying to pit women against women. There is no fiercer bond, no more irrevocable trust, than the common purpose we feel.” — Annabelle Massey Malloy, award-winning Fort Worth writer, regarding the...

Bad Vibrations

People in the Mallard Cove neighborhood of East Fort Worth are awfully self-centered. They funnel many thousands of dollars into their biggest asset — their  homes — and then get all persnickety when somebody tries to ...

Dangerous Dis-Connects

A faulty computer program is making Fort Worth school district nurses’ jobs next to impossible.
Pertussis, the deadly whooping cough that killed thousands of children in the early part of the 20th century, is making a comeback in Tarrant County and across the nation, and no one is quite sure why. But the disease is preven...

Healthy, Harmony, House

Last Call
The Health and Harmony House just feels welcoming. After walking through the front door, you may feel the stress of the outside world just melt away. The “house” (a fancy term for “storefront”) offers a full coffee bar,...

Tucson Close to Home

The lack of mental health services is a time bomb everywhere.
When I heard the news of the Tucson shootings on Jan. 8, I thought immediately about how close Fort Worth had come to similar unhinged violence only two days earlier, though few besides me and some frightened neighbors knew abo...

Modeo for Men’s Health

Big Ticket
If you’ve noticed a more than ordinary amount of moustaches around town, it isn’t just your imagination. Movember, a foundation dedicated to raising awareness and funds for men’s health, challenges men around the world to...