Shlachter, Nishimura & Baker

| Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

North Texas brews pick up awards at big beer festival

North Texas microbrewers scored well at the respected Great American Beer Festival early this month, with gold medals scooped up by Grapevine Craft Brewery, Denton’s Armadillo Ale Works, and Dallas’ Peticolas Brewing Co. and Community Beer Co., whose brewmaster, Jamie Fulton, is a Fort Worth resident.

Fulton picked up a gold for his Public Ale, an English bitter, and a bronze for his Ascension coffee beer. Read more

The Savvy Consumer

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Help is available for seniors during Medicare open enrollment

Medicare’s open-enrollment period started this week, and while the average cost of premiums on health insurance and drug plans saw just incremental increases — or even declines — seniors still have several ways to save money.

“Some premiums actually dropped next year for Texas plans, while others went up,” said Bob Moos, spokesman for the Southwest regional office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Read more

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