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an antidote to the rhetoric of growth – Mindfulbalance

an antidote to the rhetoric of growth – Mindfulbalance

A Bank Holiday in Ireland; wise words But beyond self-care and the ability to (really) listen, the practice of doing nothing has something broader to offer us: an antidote to the rhetoric of growth. In the context of health and ecology, things that grow unchecked are...

Texas Rangers Minor League roundup June 4, 2023

Texas Rangers Minor League roundup June 4, 2023

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10 Bill Gates Money Tips Everyone Should Follow

William Henry “Bill” Gates III is one of the wealthiest people in the world. While he doesn’t often speak about money, stocks, or investments, he’s given some pretty great advice over the years. Much of his advice applies to business ventures,...


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How To Learn Thai Massage While Enjoying The Process

How To Learn Thai Massage While Enjoying The Process

Is learning Thai Massage fun or work?In my function as a Thai Massage teacher, I often hear serious questions and comments along the lines of:“How pure is a particular healing art, Thai Massage, or yoga system?”“How close is it to its origins?”“How much does it adhere...


Texas Rangers Minor League roundup June 4, 2023

Texas Rangers Minor League roundup June 4, 2023

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MLB Power Rankings for week 10

MLB Power Rankings for week 10

A pair of clubs that started the season strong before hitting a rough patch last month made big moves in this week’s Power Rankings thanks to wins in five of six games last week. Meanwhile, a postseason club from last fall with high expectations this year saw a...

About Fort Worth, TX

North-central Texas, United States, city of Fort Worth serves as the county seat. It is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth urban region, sometimes known locally as the Metroplex, and is located where the Clear and West forks of the Trinity River meet. The other cities in the metropolitan area are Arlington, Carrollton, Denton, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lewisville, Mesquite, North Richland Hills, Plano, and Richardson. Dallas is about 30 miles (48 km) to the east. Along with its cutting-edge businesses and futuristic towers, Fort Worth nevertheless has a strong sense of its Old West roots.
It was established in 1849 as a military outpost to defend against Comanche attacks and was given the name Major General William Jenkins Worth in honour of the then-commander of American troops in Texas. Settlements around the fort moved into its structures after the troops disbanded in 1853. When it was chosen as the county seat in 1856, replacing neighbouring Birdville (now a part of the suburb of Haltom City), the neighbourhood started to grow. In 1860, the real county offices were moved to Fort Worth.

After the Texas and Pacific Railway arrived in 1876, Fort Worth—a layover location for longhorn cattle herds on the Chisholm Trail in the early 1870s—became a cattle-shipping boomtown (commonly termed Cowtown). Later, Fort Worth developed into the Southwest’s major meat-packing hub. Oil discoveries led to the growth of the petroleum refining sector in the 1920s, and during World War II, aircraft production there started.

The city’s economy, which is interwoven with Dallas’, has a broad foundation. Its diverse businesses include the production of autos, electronics, vision care items, and aircraft and aerospace equipment. Fort Worth is still the centre of the cattle industry, but it also relies on the food sector, telemarketing, business services, finance, and software development. Significant rail and airline businesses have their corporate offices in the city, which also serves as a major transportation hub. One of the busiest airports in the world is Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (1974). Alliance Airport was built particularly for commercial usage in 1988. In 1994, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth was built on the site of the former Carswell Air Force Base.


There are several colleges and universities in Fort Worth, including Tarrant County College (1967), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1908), Texas Christian University (1873), Texas Wesleyan University (1890), and Texas Wesleyan University (1890). To the east is the University of Texas at Arlington (1895). The city is also home to the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

The Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth has an auditorium and a coliseum. The Kimbell Art Museum, designed by Louis I. Kahn, the Amon Carter Museum (1961), created by American architect Philip Johnson and housing a fine collection of paintings, particularly works depicting the American West by artists like Frederic Remington and Charles W. Russell, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the state’s oldest art museum, which is now housed in a structure created by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. The 14-block-long Fort Worth Convention Center, built in 1968, is a well-known landmark. The former stockyards have been transformed into a national historic district that hosts rodeos, events with a western theme, boutiques, and eateries.

Every January, the Southwestern Exposition Livestock Show and Rodeo takes place. One of the biggest sporting complexes in the country is the Texas Motor Speedway (1997), located to the north of the city. A symphony orchestra, ballet and opera companies, as well as a number of theatres, make up the city’s cultural institutions. The Fort Worth Zoo, botanical gardens, and various lakes are examples of recreational facilities. Around Lake Worth in the northwest of the city, the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge covers 3,500 acres (1,400 hectares). Inc. 1873. Population: 741,206 (2010); 2,136,022 in the Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Division; 6,371,773 in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area; 918,915 in 2020; 2,507,421 in the Fort Worth-Arlington-Grapevine Metro Division; 7,637,387 in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area.
Kay Kimbell, an entrepreneur and art supporter, founded the Kimbell Art Museum, a collection of international art in Fort Worth, Texas, in the United States.


With his wife Velma, his sister Mattie Carter, and her husband Coleman Carter, Kimbell founded the Kimbell Art Foundation in 1936 and started collecting works. When Kimbell passed away in 1964, his estate was donated to a charity that would later launch a museum. The museum, which Louis Kahn created, debuted in 1972. The artworks are shown in its 16 barrel-vaulted portions, which are grouped in three groups of parallel rows. Renzo Piano’s second building for the museum, which has an auditorium and classrooms as well as space for its expanding collection, was unveiled in 2013.


From ancient to modern art, the museum’s collection includes pieces from various places and eras. Sculpture, ceramics, and scrolls are all part of its famed collection of Asian artwork. The enormous European collection consists primarily of French, Italian, English, and Spanish works, but also includes works from Pre-Columbian, African, and Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Syrian cultures. The museum is situated in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, which is home to American West art, science and history museums, and modern art museums.

Texas Christian University is a private, coeducational university in Fort Worth, Texas, in the United States. It has connections to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). It awards roughly 14 undergraduate degrees across more than 80 disciplines and about 14 graduate degrees over more than 30 disciplines, including doctoral programmes with a focus on original research and a professional degree in ministry. The AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education, M.J. Neeley School of Business, Brite Divinity School, and colleges of communication, fine arts, health and human sciences, science, and engineering are all part of Texas Christian University. The university also provides a ranch management curriculum. The Institute of Behavioral Research and the Center for Remote Sensing and Energy Research are examples of research organisations. The Mary Couts Burnett Library has the name of a significant patron who contributed significantly to the university’s endowment in 1923. The university’s London Center and exchange programmes in Mexico and Japan are two options for studying abroad. The number of students is about 7,500.


From 1868 until they founded AddRan Male and Female College in Thorp Spring in 1873, ministers Addison and Randolph Clark taught lessons in Fort Worth. The college changed its name to AddRan Christian University in 1889 and joined the Christian Churches of Texas. It relocated to Waco in 1895, and in 1902 it adopted the name Texas Christian University. In 1910, it had a fire that completely destroyed its main structure. The institution reopened in Fort Worth the next year, and integration took place in 1964.
When Burlington Northern, Inc. bought out Santa Fe Pacific Corporation, the American railroad business Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation was born. Previously, the latter line went by the name Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company (q.v.).


In 1970, the Great Northern Railway Company, the Northern Pacific Railway Company, and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company (qq.v.) merged to form Burlington Northern, Inc. Burlington Northern and the Saint Louis-San Francisco Railway Company united in 1980. With a network that stretches from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest in the west and south, Burlington Northern now has the largest railroad system in the country. With the purchase of the Santa Fe Railway, Burlington Northern gained access to more track in the southwest and south-central regions of the country. The business’s main office is in Fort Worth, Texas.

Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth is a city in North Central Texas. In the late 19th century, it became an important trading post for cowboys at the end of the Chisholm Trail. Today, it’s a modern city, with international art institutions like the Kimbell Art Museum. The Fort Worth Stockyards are home to rodeos, and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors pioneers. 

Area: 920.9 km²
Area code: Area code 817
Population: 892,221 (2020)
Neighborhoods: Sundance Square, Como, Stop 6, Tejas Trails, MORE