Around Town

Leah’s Sweet Treats

After 3.5 years of business Leah’s Sweet Treats has expanded their current storefront to the space next door. With double the size they now offer ample seating, three more cases to sell new products (including Funky Town Donuts and Cuppa Craft Coffee Co. every morning). Leah’s even has a “kids area” complete with a play kitchen and “Mom area” across the way. There is also a “Party Room” in the back for cupcake and cookie decorating parties. Owner Leah Loose envisions the bakery as becoming a “destination” spot in Fort Worth, and a family friendly place for parents and kids to come hang out and stay awhile. There is a bar area along the front window with ample outlets for lap tops, and free WiFi available. The expansion also brings a slew of new products from Leah’s kitchen. Cookies, muffins, breakfast items, pastries, and new cupcake flavors now regularly make the rounds. Store hours have been extended as well. Opening at 7:30 a.m. for donut and breakfast pickups, closing later at 5:30 p.m. for after school goers. A great addition to the Boulevard that Leah hopes to become a staple in Fort Worth for years to come.

Lisa McConnell Custom Jeweler’s

Lisa McConnell Design Studio is available for all of your custom jewelry needs for Valentine’s Day. Lisa’s pedigree as a craftsman defines her as someone with an acute artistic sense that will bring your ideas alive. Give Lisa a call today 817.732.4440. 3913 camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 76107

January is 
National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Currently, 2.7 million people in the United States over age 40 have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase.

Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40 percent of vision can be lost without a person noticing.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Moreover, among African American and Latino populations, glaucoma is more prevalent. Glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African Americans than Caucasians.

Over 2.7 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma. Experts estimate that half of them don’t know they have it. Combined with our aging population, we can see an epidemic of blindness looming if we don’t raise awareness about the importance of regular eye examinations to preserve vision. The World Health Organization estimates that 4.5 million people worldwide are blind due to glaucoma. Dr. Cindy Zimmerman at Eyes on Camp Bowie 817.738.9301.

Book Captures Hardworking 
Legends of Waggoner Ranch

Photographer Jeremy Enlow captures a behind-the-scenes glimpse of 26 cowboys at the largest ranch in the U.S. under one contiguous fence in Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch.

Enlow was given exclusive access to the Cow Camp operation behind the prestigious reversed triple D brand of the Waggoner Ranch. “Most everyone I know with a ‘real’ job couldn’t last five minutes cowboying on the Waggoner,” says Enlow. “They physically abuse their bodies with a finesse that’s mastered with years of experience. There is no break until the job is done. Whether it rains, sleets or snows, the cowboys are always working.”

“Some people think of the cowboy as a half-mythological folk hero, just a symbol of the American West.  The Waggoner Cowboys are real people,” shares Helen Biggs Willingham, joint owner of the Waggoner Ranch. “Our cowboys have been a vital cog in the wheel of Waggoner success for many years.  The pride they have in this organization is evidenced by the hard work they put in day after day, preserving a very special way of life.”

Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch retails for $58 – a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Waggoner Ranch Cowboys Fund.  In its second printing – first 1,500 books sold out in 10 days! – the limited-edition hardcover is available at WaggonerCowboys.com.

Reata Rides Again at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo – January 15 through February 6

Reservations are currently being accepted for Reata at the Rodeo, the original on-site restaurant in the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibits Hall operated since 2002. Offering both lunch and dinner, Reata at the Rodeo features many of the legendary western menu items from its downtown location, including Pan-Seared Pepper-Crusted Tenderloin with Port Wine Glaze, Charbroiled Rib Eye with Cook’s Butter and Carne Asada topped with Cheese Enchiladas. Open 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. every day – reservations can be made at 817.336.5766.

Limited memberships are still available for Reata at the Backstage.

  • $500.00 membership admits member plus 11 guests
  • $150.00 membership admits member plus 1 guest

Reservations for Reata at the Backstage are required for lunch and dinner – call817.348.0642. A membership application can be downloaded at www.reata.net/fwssr.Menus for all three of Reata’s satellite rodeo restaurants may also be found at that link.

Reata’s third rodeo location, La Espuela Mexican Cantina, is located in the Centennial Room of the Charlie and Kit Moncrief building at the corner of Burnett Tandy Drive and Rip Johnson Drive. La Espuela is a fast casual Mexican restaurant featuring Reata’s Beef Tenderloin Tamales, Tortilla Soup, and Beef and Chicken Enchiladas. Reata.net

Fiesta Night at the Rodeo

Join the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at their 33rd hosting of Fiesta Night at the Rodeo. Prior to the rodeo, enjoy a barbecue dinner at the Round Up Inn Food Court. There will be a live/silent auction and raffle during dinner with the chance to win some amazing items. After dinner, experience the first showing of the 120th Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo PRCA Rodeo. Cheer on cowboys from all over the country as they compete in bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and chuck wagon racing. After the rodeo, head back to the Round Up Inn for music, dancing, and the announcement of the raffle winners. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m., the rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m., and the dance starts at 9:30 p.m. All-access tickets for the dinner, rodeo, and dance are $65 per person. Other ticket packages are available. Visit FWHCC.org or call 817.625.5411 to purchase tickets or for more information.