Community News

FWISD Names Wall of Fame Inductees

Seven men and women were inducted into Fort Worth ISD’s Wall of Fame by Superintendent Kent P. Scribner on June 17, 2019.
·         Major Attaway – (Arlington Heights HS, 2005)
·         Emily Holt Crocker (Eastern Hills HS, 1968)
·         Gerald Griffin (Arlington Heights HS, 1952)
·         Mary Tavener Holmes (Arlington Heights HS, 1972)
·         Opal Lee (I.M. Terrell HS, 1943) –
·         Dewey Redman (I.M. Terrell HS)

City Men Cook Celebrates Fathers

Hundreds come out to every June to celebrate fathers and sample food prepapred by male chefs at City Men Cook, held at Gilley's in Dallas.  Chefs from Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding communities participated.  The event is held each year on Sunday afternoon, Father's Day.  Presented by Terry Allen and 1016 Media.

Dr. Patrice Harris Spoke to Fort Worth Black Chamber 

Just days after being elected the first African American female president of the American Medical Association (AMA), Dr. Patrice Harris made her first major appearance at the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce’s 39th Annual Luncheon.  The luncheon was held Saturday, June 15, at the Hilton Fort Worth downtown.  Dr. Harris, president of the AMA, was installed as its new president on June 11 at the organization’s annual conference in Chicago. The topic of her Black Chamber speech was “Physicians and the Business Community: Partners in Solving Health Care Challenges.”

She spoke at a time when the city’s Task Force on Race and Culture has identified many disparities between minorities and Anglos in our city, including health. Dr. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, has diverse experience as a private practicing physician, public health administrator, patient advocate and medical society lobbyist. She also is an adjunct assistant professor in the Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Cowboys of Color Rodeo was held at new Dickie's Arena on MLK Day, January 20th

The 2020 Cowboys of Color Rodeo was held at the new Dickie's Arena, featuring state-of-the-art architecture, seating and sound system.  The Cowboys of Color Rodeo took place Monday, January 20, 2020.  Founded by Cleo Hearn, it first premiered at the Stock Show in 2010.  They have grown to be one of the more popular events and have hosted a who’s who of local dignitaries, celebrities and a diverse grouping of rodeo enthusiasts.   This year famed violinist Richmond Punch added to the ambience during the Cowboys of Color Rodeo. 

(Left) Violinist Richmond Punch will perform. (Above)  Cowboys of Color Rodeo usually attracts a sell-out crowd