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Have Minor Children? Have Assets? You Need a Will.

by J. Branden Snyder

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At least 50 percent of all Americans don’t have a will to protect their dependents and assets. Are you one of them? Should you pass away without a will, the state will determine who gets what of your assets, who is in charge of your estate, and most importantly, who is responsible for children under 18.

It isn’t fun to think about death and dying, but preparing your will isn’t just something that would be nice to do, it’s truly essential, particularly if you have minor children. Having a will can save your loved ones stress and additional heartache should something happen to you.

In the event that something happens to you, your children should be cared for by individuals you choose. Don’t let the state determine where your children will live. In addition, dying without a will means your assets could go to places you had no intention of them going.

There are many reasons every adult should have a will, children or no children. Here are some of the most important reasons you need a will:

A will allows you to determine who your beneficiaries will be. If you die without a will, the State of Texas will determine the division of your property and who your beneficiaries will be. If you have children, or children from a previous marriage, the division of your assets can be a complicated process. By executing your will, you will be able to clearly identify your beneficiaries and how you want your property to be divided.

A will allows you to designate a guardian for your children. In the event that you pass away while your children are minors, your will can designate who will care for your children after your passing. If you die without a will, the court will appoint a person to serve as guardian for any minor children.

In your will, you can nominate an executor for your estate. In your will, you can also designate who should serve as executor of your estate. This is the person who will be responsible for dividing your assets and property according to your wishes.

By preparing your will, you will make things as simple as possible for your surviving family. This may be the most important reason everyone needs a will. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is hard enough, but that loss can be compounded by the stress of administering the deceased’s estate. Drawing up a proper will, and letting your spouse, children and family members know what your wishes are will help ease the added burden they would otherwise experience upon your death.

To prepare your will, you should work with an experienced attorney who can guide you through the process. Your attorney will explain the legal terms and ensure that your will is drafted properly so there are no questions in the event of your death. Your attorney can also help review your financial assets and double check who can receive what from your retirement accounts.

Do you need to prepare your will or update an existing will? Contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare to speak with a reputable Dallas – Ft. Worth attorney who can help you draw up your will.

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By : Tim O'Hare /February 10, 2017 /Blog, Family Law /0 Comment Read More
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Traffic Fatalities are On the Rise

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by Tim O’Hare

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America’s roads are not getting any safer. It’s a sobering reality, but not one that can’t be changed.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic deaths increased 7.2 percent in 2015. The number of people who lost their lives in car accidents totaled 35,092. The last time we saw such a large single-year spike in traffic deaths was in 1966.

Overall, traffic deaths are down in recent decades due to increased use of seat belts, fewer drunk drivers and vehicle improvements, but seeing such a large jump in just one year is concerning. The three main causes for the increase in traffic fatalities are:

  • Not wearing seat belts. Almost half of the deaths came when passengers were not wearing seat belts.
  • Drunk driving or speeding. These factors account for about 30 percent of traffic fatalities.
  • Distracted driving. About 10 percent of auto deaths are due to distracted driving.

When considering those factors, making our roads safer isn’t difficult, but it takes commitment. Here are a few ways you can do your part:

Always wear your seat belt. For adults and children who are big enough for seat belts to fit properly, seat belt use is the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2014, more than 2.3 million drivers and passengers were treated in emergency departments for injuries resulting from a car accident; many of these people were not wearing seatbelts.

Don’t drive distracted. In 2014, 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers. Distracted driving isn’t just using your cell phone; it is any activity that could divert your attention away from the primary task of driving. These include: texting; using a cell phone or smartphone; eating and drinking; talking to passengers; grooming; reading; using a navigation system; watching a video; adjusting a radio; CD player or MP3 player. Of these, text messaging is considered the most distracting, as it requires visual, manual and cognitive attention. Research shows that drivers who text and drive are at least four times more likely to crash.

Don’t drive drunk. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs isn’t just dangerous, it’s illegal. Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. In 2014, 9,967 people were killed in drunk driving crashes, and more than 1.1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

Together, we can keep America’s roads safe. Do your part to keep yourself and your family safe on the roads.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a family member in a car accident, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a free consultation with a Dallas – Fort Worth personal injury attorney.

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By : Tim O'Hare /January 27, 2017 /Blog /0 Comment Read More
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4 Reasons You May Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

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by Tim O’Hare

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It’s an unfortunate misconception that personal injury attorneys are “ambulance chasers” looking to profit off the pain and suffering of others. Each year, thousands of people across North Texas turn to personal injury lawyers to help navigate the maze of insurance laws and to fight the long legal battle for due compensation for an injury as a result of a car accident, a defective or recalled product, a fall or injury at work or on someone else’s property.

While personal injury attorneys have not always been portrayed in a positive light, the reality is, in most cases of injury, the victim can benefit significantly from hiring a trusted lawyer.

There are many reasons one might need to hire a personal injury lawyer. Here are a few examples of common personal injury claims:

Motor vehicle accident — If you are injured or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident such as a car, bus, boat, or motorcycle accident that was caused by another person, perhaps due to drunk driving or distracted driving, you may be entitled to a personal injury claim. A lawsuit may help you recover compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and/or loss of companionship, for example.

Wrongful death — Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person? If so, you may be entitled to make a wrongful death claim. Surviving beneficiaries of the deceased, including the surviving spouse, children and parents may be able to file a wrongful death claim.

Injury suffered on someone else’s property — If you have suffered an injury while on someone else’s property, you may have grounds to make a premises liability claim. Premises liability cases, like many other personal injury cases, can be complicated, as it has to be proven that the property owner was negligent and the injury suffered was a result of that negligence.

Injury suffered by a defective or recalled product — Products liability is another common category of personal injury cases, as thousands of product recalls are issued every year on items determined to be of potential danger to consumers.

Hiring a personal injury attorney for any of the reasons listed above should not be considered an unnecessary expense. Doing so can pay back dividends, decreasing your stress level and helping you recover more money than you ever could on your own to help you pay for medical bills, recover your lost wages and be compensated for your pain, hassle and scarring.

There are many ways a personal injury lawyer can save you time, money and frustration. Here are just a few:

A personal injury attorney can help you avoid the hassle of dealing with the insurance company. Insurance adjusters can be tricky. They often strive to get individuals to settle for far less than what they are entitled to. A personal injury attorney will work for you, dealing with insurance companies and the law, to ensure you are treated fairly and receive what the law says you are due.

A personal injury lawyer will be familiar with all the laws pertaining to your case. Laws often vary by state, but an experienced attorney will know your state’s laws and how the laws affect your case. They will also have the necessary knowledge to help you receive fair compensation. If your case for any reason needs to be disputed in court, a personal injury attorney will provide the best representation to handle your case.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer allows you to focus on your own healing rather than being consumed by your case. Being injured in a car accident or in a work-related accident can be life changing. Don’t take on the unnecessary burden of dealing with the insurance companies on your own. Hire an experienced personal injury attorney to focus on your case so that you can focus on yourself. While it may seem costly at first, it will pay off in the end when you receive the full amount owed to you, rather than only a portion of that, which is likely what you would receive if working without an attorney.

If you have been injured in a car accident, suffered injury on someone else’s property, or suffered an injury through no fault of your own in another manner, contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare. We will help you in your time of need and make sure you are not taken advantage of.

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By : Tim O'Hare /January 17, 2017 /Blog, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More
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4 Reasons You May Need a Business Lawyer in 2017

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by J. Branden Snyder

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Is 2017 your year to start a small business? If you are currently a small business owner, or plan to open your own business this year, it’s important to have a trusted business lawyer you can call on to help sort out legal matters on your behalf.

Like accountants and insurance agents, hiring a business attorney should be a resource that is considered part of the cost of owning and operating a business. While you may not need your business lawyer at all times, it’s best to build a relationship with an attorney who is experienced in handling business law so you know who to call when you need someone.

Don’t wait until a problem arises. Here are four reasons you may need a business lawyer in 2017:

A business lawyer can help you determine the best legal structure for your new business. How do you know if you need to form an LLC or a corporation, or enter into a partnership agreement? A business lawyer will walk you through the pros and cons of various business structures and help you determine the best legal structure for your business. Once you determine the legal structure that is the best fit for your business, a business attorney will help you register the paperwork to get your business off the ground.

A business lawyer can help write contract and non-disclosure agreements. Contracts and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are a normal part of every business. A business attorney can draw up these documents for you, ensuring all your bases are covered and that you are protected in the event of a disagreement or fallout with an employee or client.

A business lawyer can help you buy or sell a business. When it comes time to buy or sell a business, you need a lawyer on your side that can help negotiate agreements and contracts. If your business is a partnership or LLC with multiple owners, you will need a buy-sell agreement in place from the beginning to protect you in the event one owner wishes to transfer ownership, or if one owner dies.

A business lawyer can help if you are facing litigation. It isn’t uncommon for businesses to face lawsuits by customers, or even current or former employees. A business lawyer will help you navigate the legal process and work to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

If you are facing one of these scenarios, contact the experienced business law team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare to help save you time and money on important legal matters.

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By : Tim O'Hare /January 13, 2017 /Blog, Small Business Law /0 Comment Read More
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Do Your Part to Keep Texas Roads Safe in 2017

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Distracted driving kills more than 15 people every day. Drunk driving kills five in every 100,000 Texans each year. In 2015, drunk driving claimed 886 lives on North Texas roadways, the highest percent of those killed were between the ages of 21 and 25. These accidents could have been avoided.

Distracted or inattentive driving, texting while driving, failure to abide by the rules of the road or drunk driving — all of these are factors that can lead to a serious or even deadly automobile accident. As we look forward to 2017, will you join me in resolving to make this next year the safest year yet on Texas roads?

Here are a few ways you can do your part:

Put down your cell phone and drive. Not only will 15 people be killed today due to distracted driving; more than 1,200 will be injured in car accidents caused by a distracted driver. Texting while driving is no safer than drinking and driving. Research shows that drivers who text and drive are at least four times more likely to crash.

Don’t drink and drive. There is never a situation where drinking and driving can be justified. If you choose to drink, hand your car keys over to a trusted friend or family member who can ensure you will get home safely. Texas leads the nation in drunk driving deaths, but we can change that. Even if you don’t drink but plan to be out on the roads late at night, you are putting yourself at a higher risk of being a victim of drunk driving.

Pay attention to pedestrians. Did you know that pedestrian accidents account for nearly 60,000 traffic deaths every year? Many of these accidents occur in designated crosswalks and school zones, and those most at risk include children and the elderly. Eliminating distractions while driving can help prevent pedestrian accidents.

The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare wish you and your family a very happy and safe New Year. Remember that New Year’s Eve can be one of the most dangerous nights of the year on Texas roads. To keep yourself and your family safe, plan to be at home (or wherever you plan to stay the night) before midnight, and do not drink and drive.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a family member in a car accident, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a free consultation with a Dallas personal injury attorney.

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By : Tim O'Hare /December 31, 2016 /Blog /0 Comment Read More
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Where is Our Hope?

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by Tim O’Hare

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2016 has been a year for the books. It seems our nation has been overtaken by tragedy, anger, fear and pure evil. From violence across our country and the world to the chaotic and hate-fueled election season, many would say it seems as though all hope is lost. But do not despair; the Christmas season is a beautiful reminder that in fact, hope is not lost.

The birth of a baby born more than 2,000 years ago gives us reason to hope. He is the One who can bring peace and restore our hope. He is what this season is all about. His birth was foretold in the Old Testament, and He is called none other than the Prince of Peace.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

It wasn’t just His birth that brings us hope, but the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ gives us hope of eternal life, if we just believe.

“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.” Romans 5:1-6

Do you have hope this Christmas season? If you want peace and hope this Christmas, you must receive the free gift God gave us on Christmas so many years ago — grace, redemption, and salvation that only comes through faith in Jesus Christ.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9

We hope you will take some time this season to reflect on the hope we have in Jesus and how we can live out that hope in the coming year.

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!

By : Tim O'Hare /December 21, 2016 /Blog /0 Comment Read More
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Top 10 Most Dangerous Toys of 2016

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Christmas is just around the corner. As you finish up your holiday shopping, there may be some items for your kids you want to leave off your list this year.

The toy industry generates approximately $22 billion in sales each year in the United States, yet toy safety is not always a priority. Every three minutes, a child is treated in an emergency room for a toy-related injury. Between 2010 and 2014, 61 children died from toy related injuries.

Each year, the advocacy group World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.) issues a list of the most dangerous toys. Here are the toys that made the 2016 W.A.T.C.H. list.

Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddles Family Marketed for children over three with a choking hazard warning appearing on the packaging, some of the toys in this product are the same toys sold for oral children as young as two, with no warnings about toy-related hazards.

Kids Time Baby Children’s Elephant Pillow This large plush elephant is recommended for children over three, yet on the company’s website and advertising, an adorable sleeping baby is depicted alone with the elephant. This toy poses a potential suffocation hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has warned that a pillow can block a baby’s mouth, leading to infant suffocation.

Slimeball Slinger Although the packaging contains warnings against shooting at another person or animal, as well as other cautions and instructions, this toy, which launches slimeballs over 30 feet has the potential to cause serious eye injuries.

Banxai Bump N’ Bounce Body Bumpers Warnings on the package recommend the product not be used without protective equipment for head, elbows, knees, hands, etc., yet photos on the packaging depict children playing with these body bumpers without any protective gear. This toy poses a risk for potential impact injuries.

Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 Blaster Recommended for children over 14, the ammunition provided with this toy can shoot with enough force to potentially cause serious eye injuries. Images on the box depict children wearing protective face masks, however the masks are not included and must be purchased separately.

The Good Dinosaur Galloping Butch Recommended for children over three, this toy contains small parts that pose a choking hazard to small children. Requiring the push of a button on the toy’s rigid, pointed tail, which may be held close to a child’s torso or face, there is also a potential for puncture wound injuries.

Peppy Pups With a pull cord string measuring approximately 31 inches in length, this toy poses a potential for strangulation injuries and packaging contains no warnings about the potential hazards of this toy.

Flying Heroes Superman Launcher Though packaging does contain a warning to “never aim at eyes or face,” this flying, winged superhero figurine sold with a launcher has the potential for eye and facial injuries.

Baby Magic Feed and Play Baby Recommended for children two and older, this doll comes with a baby bottle, high chair, blanket, food dish and “interactive spoon” for pretend play. The slender, rigid plastic spoon is approximately 2 ¾ inches long, with the potential to be put in the mouth and occlude a child’s airway.

Warcraft Doomhammer Packaging warns that this toy is not suitable for children under 36 months as it contains small parts that may be a choking hazard. The toy, however, also poses a risk for blunt impact injuries associated with the foreseeable use of the heavy, rigid plastic battle hammer.

Please note that none of the toys listed above have been recalled at this time. This list is simply a warning to parents about potentially dangerous toys.

When shopping for your children this holiday season, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) recommends W.A.T.C.H.ing out for toys with these potential hazards:

Choking The most common cause of toy-related deaths is choking. Do not buy toys with small parts for children under three. If a toy or toy part can pass through a toilet paper tube, it is too small for a child under three. Small balls and balloons also pose significant hazard to small children. Balls for children under six years of age must be 1.75 inches in diameter. Latex balls and balloons should never be given to children under 8 years old.

Magnets Several toys, including building toys, darts and toy jewelry use small, powerful magnets. If swallowed, these magnets can attract each other in the body, causing life-threatening complications. If a child swallows a magnet, seek immediate medical attention.

Strangulation Toys and clothes with cords or drawstrings are a strangulation hazard for children. Infant crib mobiles should be removed from the crib before the baby is 5 months old or can push him/herself up. Knobs or beads at the end of cords longer than one foot should be removed. Drawstrings on clothing can get caught in objects, such as playground equipment, potentially strangling a child.

Toxic chemicals Toys containing lead and other toxic chemicals should be avoided. Toys made of PVC plastic may contain toxic phthalates, which pose developmental hazards to children. Lead may also be found in painted toys, vinyl toys and even costume jewelry. A home lead tester, found at a hardware store, can be used to test toys for lead. Avoid products containing xylene, toluene or dibutyl phthalate.

If you think a toy or product is hazardous, report it to the Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.saferproducts.gov.

Parents can check toy recalls at www.recalls.gov.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a dangerous product, contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare. We will help you receive all due compensation for your injury or loss.

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Halloween Safety Tips for the Whole Family

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Happy Halloween from The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare!

Halloween is a fun holiday for families, but it can also be dangerous. According to SafeKids.org, children are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Don’t let your Halloween end in a real scare. Keep your family safe with these Halloween safety tips:

Trick-or-treating safety tips for children

Be sure costumes and shoes fit properly. Avoid long or oversized costumes that might be a trip hazard for little ones. If your child’s costume includes special shoes, be sure they fit well and your child can walk easily in them.

Be sure kids can see clearly.
If your child is wearing a mask, be sure the eyeholes are big enough that your little one can see clearly. A safe alternative to a mask is glow-in-the-dark face paint.

Be sure drivers can see your children. It can be very difficult for drivers to see young children on the roads at night, especially when they are wearing a dark costume. Attach reflective tape or glow-in-the-dark stickers to costumes and have your child wear glow-in-the-dark bracelets and necklaces.

Trick or treat during daylight hours. There’s plenty of fun to be had before the sun sets on Halloween. Take your kids out for trick-or-treating early and plan fun activities or a special movie night for when you get home.

Don’t let children go out alone.
Children should not go trick-or-treating without adult supervision. If you are unable to take your kids out yourself, arrange to have an adult family member or friend go with your kids instead. Adult escorts should carry a flashlight for better visibility if out after dark.

Always use crosswalks. Remind children to stay on the sidewalks, and to only cross the street at a designated crosswalk. If there are no crosswalks in the neighborhood, cross at a well-lit street corner. Do not take shortcuts through backyards or alleys.

Safety tips for drivers on Halloween

Put away distractions. That phone call or text message can wait. Put away your cell phone and pay attention to the roads.

Drive slowly in neighborhoods. Watch closely for children who may dart into the street.

Don’t drink and drive.

Other safety tips

• Advise your children that they should never enter a stranger’s home.
• Remind your children that they should never accept rides from strangers.
• Set a specific time limit for your children to be out on Halloween night.
• Know what route your children will be taking.
• If you notice suspicious behavior in your neighborhood, don’t hesitate to call 911.

Be safe and have fun!

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7 Family-Friendly Fall Activities in DFW

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Autumn at the Arboretum — If you’re looking for the perfect spot for fall photos of the kids, this is it. Autumn at the Arboretum is a favorite Dallas tradition and features Imaginative Pumpkin houses with more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. The pumpkins alone are a site to see, but don’t forget the 150,000 beautiful fall blooming plants and the Children’s Adventure Garden.

Pumpkin Village is open daily through Nov. 28, 9 am to 5 pm. For details, click here.

Yesterland Farm — The trip to Canton is worth it with a stop to Yesterland Farm for some old-fashioned fun on the farm with a new twist. The Fall Festival at Yesterdland Farm features more than 30 attractions including a 3-acre corn maze, family-friendly after dark activities, wagon rides, apple cannons, campfires, swamp zombies, pony rides, pig races, zoo, super slide, vintage amusement park rides and more.

Open weekends through Nov. 13. For details, click here.

Pumpkins on the Plaza / Glow Party — Hosted by the Dallas Park and Recreation Department, Pumpkins on the Plaza is a free, family-friendly Halloween carnival and glow party on the plaza of Dallas City Hall. Enjoy a costume contest, pumpkin patch, hayrides, face painting and more. Once the sun goes down, get your groove on with a dance party complete with glow sticks. Food trucks will be available on site.

Oct. 22 from 4 to 8 pm. For details, click here.

Boo on Ballard — Take the kids trick or treating in historic Downtown Wylie and pick up tons of candy and goodies. This free event also features a costume contest for children and pets, vendor booths and activities in the park next to downtown.

Oct. 27, 6 to 8 pm. For details, click here.

Boo at the Zoo — For some family-friendly fun, take the kids to the Fort Worth Zoo annual Halloween celebration with entertainment and treat stations throughout the Zoo. In addition to trick-or-treating, enjoy a live animal stage show at the Outdoor Learning Center, a kids’ craft zone, carnival games, musical entertainment and more.

Oct. 28, 10 am to 5 pm. Free with zoo admission. For details, click here.

Trinity River Wind Festival — One of the most unique festivals in the southwest, Trinity River Wind Festival is a day of high flying outdoor adventure and fun sponsored by the City of Dallas and the Trinity Commons Foundation. This outdoor extravaganza features team kite flyers, public kite flying, kite making, kid’s fun zone, mini train rides, street artists and more.

Oct. 29 from 11am to 5pm. For details, click here.

Fort Worth Parade of Lights — Get into the Christmas spirit as you watch hundreds of illuminated floats and half-a-million lights make their way through the streets of Downtown Fort Worth during the 34th annual XTO Energy Parade of Lights. The parade, themed “The Melodies of Christmas,” also features performances, local community groups, clowns and more.

Nov. 20, 6 pm. Parade route starts at Belknap and Throckmortion. For details, click here.

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5 Quick and Easy Tailgate Recipes

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by Tim O’Hare

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Football season is (finally) here, and that means it’s time for one of my favorite pastimes: tailgating.

No tailgate or game watching party is complete without food, and let’s face it — the best football food is party food. Here are a few quick, easy (and delicious!) recipes you should try this football season.

Touchdown Chili

Ingredients:
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 (14 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
4 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 (14 ounce) can ranch style beans
1 (14 ounce) can pinto beans
1 (14 ounce) can kidney beans
1 (10 ounce) can Rotel diced tomatoes
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package McCormick mild chili seasoning
2 lbs ground chuck

Directions:
Brown Ground Chuck. Add all canned items, including juice, into large pot. Cook until onion and pepper are tender. Serve.

Party Ryes

Ingredients:
1 lb ground chuck
1 lb bulk pork sausage
1 lb Velveeta cheese, diced
1 12 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon oregano
12 teaspoon garlic powder
12 teaspoon ground pepper
2 loaves rye cocktail bread

Directions:

Brown meats and drain off fat. Add meats and cheese in frying pan and stir over low heat until melted. Mix in spices and Worcestershire sauce. Spread mixture on cocktail rye slices. Place on cookie sheet and bake approximately 10 minutes at 400°F until hot. Serve hot or warm.

Jalapeño Poppers

Ingredients:
10 fresh jalapeno peppers
8 ounces cream cheese
1 lb bacon
20 toothpicks

Directions:
Halve and seed the jalapenos. Roast on a hot grill just until skins start to turn dark. Slice the bacon strips in half. Fill the jalapeno halves with cream cheese. Wrap halves with bacon and secure with a toothpick. Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes, or until bacon is done. Serve warm.

Grilled Corn

Ingredients:
4 ears fresh corn, in their husks, rinsed
14 teaspoon kosher salt
14 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges

Directions:
Prepare grill with direct, high heat, about 550°F. Remove just the visible silks from the tips of the corn. Peel a few layers of husk off, leaving a few layers covering the corn. Place corn on the hot grill. Cover. Turn corn occasionally, until the husks are charred on all sides, about 15 to 20 minutes. (Approximately 5 minutes on each side.). Remove corn from the grill. Let sit for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the silks and charred husks from the corn. Cover stem of corn with a piece of aluminum foil, making a handle for the corn. Squeeze lemon wedge over hot corn. Mix salt and pepper in a small bowl. Dip lemon wedge into spice mix and rub into corn. Serve immediately.

Mini Pizzas

Ingredients:
1 (10 count) package refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
14 cup pizza sauce
10 slices pepperoni
34 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Flatten each biscuit into a 3-inch circle and press into a greased muffin cup. Spoon 1 teaspoonful of the pizza sauce into each cup. Top each with a slice of pepperoni and a spoonful of cheese. Bake at 425°F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or chilled.

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