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Fort Worth is Texas at its best. From its rough-and-tumble cowboy heritage has evolved a dynamic metropolitan area that is poised for even greater economic and social achievement. While the historic, cultural, and recreational offerings are notable, the city s business development and economic opportunities are equally impressive. Fort Worth: Where the Best Begins tells the story of the city s remarkable growth from army outpost to major cowtown, on to transportation hub and oil center, and then to a high-tech metropolis with a varied economy. Fort Worth continues to evolve, providing growth and employment locally while setting a pace for global business in the 21st century. Each business discussed in this volume is a Texas tale of success of bold thinking and effective implementation, of hard work, smart planning, and getting the job done right. Business-friendly government policies make the Fort Worth area an economic haven. Fort Worth offers an outstanding quality of life. It has affordable housing, good schools, a wide choice of colleges and universities, and excellent, high-tech medical facilities. Among its cultural and recreational pursuits, Fort Worth has a number of world-class museums, an outstanding zoo, and a variety of outdoor opportunities. Sports options range from professional football to fishing in local lakes. Fort Worth honors its western heritage in many ways, from the Stockyards cattle drive and western-themed businesses to cowboy and cowgirl museums. It is truly the best of the West.
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Kathryn Hopper is an award-winning journalist and former Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter whose work has been carried by the New York Times and national news services. She is the author of Family Fun s Vacation Guide Southwest and is a host parent on MTV Network's ParentsConnect.com. A graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, she is an avid basketball fan and lives in Southlake with her husband and four sons. Her favorite things to do in Fort Worth include listening to summer concerts in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, sipping a Shiner Bock on the patio at Fred s, and perusing the olive bar at Central Market. Worth S. Wren Jr. has been writing about fellow Texans for 35 years. He covered business for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for nearly 23 years, reporting on agriculture/agribusiness, farm policy and politics, and all food-related trades. He also wrote about manufacturing, labor, energy issues, railroad mergers, and other sectors. Wren graduated from the University of North Texas in 1970 with a bachelor of arts in English with minors in journalism and social sciences. In 1980 he earned his master of arts in mass communication from Texas Tech University. Since April 2002, he has been a freelance writer. Embarking on a new career, he now teaches high school English. Wren s honors include a Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Award for Medical Writing Collection and the National Association of Agricultural Journalists Award for Journalistic Excellence. He and his wife Nelda have two children.
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