Suspect arrested after standoff with police

8 Mar

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One man is in custody in Fort Worth after firing a gun inside an apartment and refusing to surrender to police for nearly five hours early Monday morning. Continue reading

Firefighters battle blaze and cold temps

8 Mar
Firefighters battle a blaze in freezing temperatures.

Firefighters battle a blaze in freezing temperatures. Photo by Glen Ellman

Fire fighters responded to 9209 Heron Dr. shortly after 7 Tuesday morning and found a large storage building fully engulfed. Continue reading

Bears keep long travels as realignment brings three new schools to District 5-5A

8 Mar

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by A.C. Hall

The 2014 UIL redistricting is complete and will see the Bears facing off against three new schools in district 5-5A.  Continue reading

Restaurant building sold, renovations underway

8 Mar
The old Luby's Restaurant building has been purchased by a local investor.

The old Luby’s Restaurant building has been purchased by a local investor.

by A.C. Hall

One of the longtime vacant buildings along Cherry Lane has been sold. The owner of local automotive business R.L.B. auto group recently purchased the old Luby’s building.  Continue reading

Board selects new AD/Head Football Coach

19 Feb
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Coach Wade Griffin and his wife, Terra, have three daughters, Taylor Paige, 4, Madelyn Joy, 3, and Carsyn Hope, 2.

White Settlement ISD hired Wade Griffin as the new Brewer Athletic Director and Head Football Coach during a special school board meeting on Feb. 19. Continue reading

City considers retail solutions firms

3 Feb

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by A.C. Hall

The White Settlement City Council and Economic Development Corporation held a joint meeting last week to hear two presentations. Continue reading

Swimming pool provisions reinstated by city officials

3 Feb

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by A.C. Hall

Last week the Benbrook City Council discussed re-approving resident swimming pool requirements.  These were effected in October of 2013 when the council adopted the 2012 International Building Codes.   Continue reading

EDC approves hotel assistance, moves meeting times

3 Feb

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by A.C. Hall

The White Settlement Economic Development Corporation held their first meeting of 2014 last week.  One item of outstanding business was the approval of financial assistance for a Scottish Inn hotel that will be built near the gun store along West Freeway.  Continue reading

Protect yourself from the cold and flu, wash those hands

3 Feb

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Like “Turn out the lights” and “Don’t slam the door,” being told to “Wash your hands” is one of those universal instructions children hear every day. But it’s more than that. Hand washing has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to stay healthy. Continue reading

Shootout with police goes west

3 Feb

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A parole violator led White Settlement Police on a wild pursuit into the next county Tuesday morning that ended in a shoot-out and wreck. The incident closed Farm to Market Road 3325 in Parker County for several hours. Continue reading

Council approves $350,000 traffic signal upgrade for city

3 Feb

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by A.C. Hall

In what several council members identified as an important step, the council unanimously approved a $350,000 project that will see the traffic signals at nine high priority intersections upgraded.  Continue reading

Time to end 2013

8 Jan

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As we close out 2013, we at The Grizzly Detail newspaper want to thank you, our readers, for your patronage. Here’s a look back at a few of the events that took place throughout the year. Continue reading

Bank robbery unsuccessful day after Christmas

8 Jan

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The Fort Worth Police Department Robbery Unit is asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for attempting a bank robbery the day after Christmas. The incident occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank at 8800 Camp Bowie in Fort Worth. Continue reading

100th F-35 fighter jet rolls off assembly line at Lockheed

8 Jan

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At a ceremony attended by more than 2,000 employees and guests, Lockheed Martin celebrated the production of its 100th F-35 Lightning II.  Continue reading

Fire Department de-ices school

8 Jan

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A piece of ice falling from the high rooftop at North Elementary School prompted help from the White Settlement Fire Department this past week. Firemen used the new ladder truck to spray water on the corrugated sheet metal roof to clear the ice from the recent winter storm.

 

City makes room for weather station

8 Jan

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The City of Fort Worth demolished a 90-year old water tower in the northwest part of Fort Worth this past week to make room for the installation of a weather radar station. Continue reading

Bus slides off road with students on board

11 Dec

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A White Settlement ISD school bus carrying students to Tannahill Middle School slid off the road and got stuck early this morning on Paint Pony Trail on the west side of Fort Worth. There were no injuries and no other cars were involved in the incident. Continue reading

Interstate in west Fort Worth hazardous

7 Dec
Icy conditions slow traffic.

Icy conditions slow traffic.

Westbound Interstate 30 was a parking lot for several hours Friday night in far west Fort Worth, the result of a couple tractor-trailer rigs wrecking out on the icy pavement. Continue reading

Angel Tree at City Hall

5 Dec

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The City of White Settlement and The White Settlement Fire Department in cooperation with the White Settlement ISD, Wyatt Drive Baptist Church and Omni American Bank are helping 15 families of our local community to have a better Christmas this year.   Continue reading

Comprehensive re-zoning talks move forward

5 Dec

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by A.C. Hall

Talks of establishing a commercial neighborhood zone within White Settlement moved closer to becoming reality on Tuesday, as City Council and the Planning and Zoning board further discussed the proposal.  Continue reading

Westside apartment complex burns, families displaced

5 Dec
Photo by Glen Ellman/FWFD

Photo by Glen Ellman/FWFD

Five families were forced out of their apartment home this past Sunday as an early morning blaze broke out at the Hills Apartments complex in the 3100 block of West Normandale in west Fort Worth. Continue reading

U.I.L releases cutoff numbers

5 Dec

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The University Interscholastic League released the conference cutoff numbers for the 2014-2016 reclassification and realignment today. Continue reading

Hawaiian Falls White Settlement breaks ground on Adventure/Water Park, and Aloha Conference Center

4 Dec
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David Busch of Hawaiian Falls shovels dirt with Councilmenber Danny Anderson, Mayor Jerry Burns, City Manager Linda Ryan, Councilmembers Elzie Clements, Gene Hatcher, Steve Ott and Mike Arnold Sr.

North Texas’ first Adventure Park – Water Park combo to create hundreds of new jobs

Hawaiian Falls CEO David Busch joined White Settlement Mayor Jerry Burns and city and business leaders Tuesday, Dec. 3, to break ground on North Texas’ first Adventure Park – Water Park combo.  Continue reading

Suspect in bank robbery captured

4 Dec

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A man described to be a black male, wearing a black hoodie and a black beanie cap, wearing dark sunglasses entered Star Bank of Texas earlier this month and demanded money from the teller. Continue reading

Christmas tree is centerpiece of vibrant downtown area

21 Nov
Mayor Betsy Price (left) looks on with other city officials as the 55-foot blue spruce is raised into position in the newly opened Sundance Square Plaza. The tree lighting will take place this Saturday night at 6:30 p.m.

Mayor Betsy Price (left) looks on with other city officials as the 55-foot blue spruce is raised into position in the newly opened Sundance Square Plaza. The tree lighting will take place this Saturday night at 6:30 p.m.

by Ben Posey

The newly opened Sundance Square Plaza will play host to the city’s 55-foot blue spruce Christmas tree this year. The giant conifer was selected by a tree broker and made a 1,300-mile trip from Michigan to Texas in just 4 days.  Continue reading

Robbers take energy drinks from store

21 Nov

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by Ben Posey

This past week, Fort Worth Police were called to the Target Store on Overton Ridge Blvd. after two black females were seen loading Red Bull energy drink onto a cart and exiting the store without paying for the product according to police reports. The loss prevention officer was assaulted by the two suspects as they fled the scene.  Continue reading

Former Benbrook police detective arrested

21 Nov

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by Ben Posey

A former Benbrook police detective was arrested this past week on suspicion of involvement in a wreck that injured two people in August in west Fort Worth near Ridgmar Mall. Continue reading

Major zoning change proposed to encourage growth of new businesses

14 Nov

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by A.C. Hall

Hawaiian Falls is coming to White Settlement, and city leaders are confident that along with it will come new businesses.  Where to put these businesses was addressed on Monday in a joint meeting between the City Council and the Planning and Zoning board, and staff and council members didn’t mince words about the situation the city is facing. “If we don’t change something with Hawaiian Falls coming in, all the growth they bring in around them, it’s going to go to Fort Worth,” Economic Development Director Jim Ryan said.   Continue reading

EDC, council finalize Hawaiian Falls Park deal

14 Nov

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by A.C. Hall

The City of White Settlement finally reached the end of many months  of work on Tuesday as they took the last steps to put the Hawaiian Falls deal into place.  First, the White Settlement Economic Development Corporation met, where they unanimously approved a resolution to authorize the issuance of a sales tax revenue bond.  The bond is in the amount of $12.6 million, but unlike the first bond the city considered for this project a few months ago, this one is for a term of twenty years instead of thirty.  That translates into a lifetime savings of over $10 million in interest, and also means the city will see sales tax revenue from Hawaiian Falls a decade sooner than they would have under the other bond.  The bond money is expected to be deposited into the construction account on Nov. 19.    Continue reading

Late night blackout throws west fort worth residents, others into cold for hours

14 Nov

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Late Tuesday, as temperatures headed south in preparation for the coldest night of the season and the area’s first freeze, residents in neighborhoods starting with Westpoint and heading all the way west into Parker County were thrown into a power outage.

Apparently a vehicle ran into a transformer pole near the 7-11 on the corner of White Settlement Road and Academy Drive knocking out electricity to homes and businesses. Those residents were without power for about 3 or 4 hours until work crews were able to get the transformer back into working condition about 10:30 p.m.

Restaurants honor Veterans on special day

11 Nov

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Veterans Day is Nov. 11, 2013, and was created to honor all members of our military. Restaurants are doing their part by offering complimentary Veterans Day meals to veterans and active military. Continue reading

Incumbents keep seats in city election

6 Nov

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by A.C. Hall

Voters trickled in and out of the White Settlement Public Library yesterday to cast their ballots for places 2 and 3 on the White Settlement City Council, among other regional issues.  Rain persisted throughout the day, but voters still turned up to decide that the current council members are the ones they want to keep.   Continue reading

F-35 fighter drops first guided bomb at tank target

6 Nov
Photo courtesy of Lockheed

Photo courtesy of Lockheed

The Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet dropped a 500-pound bomb this week, hitting a tank at Edwards Air Force Base in California and marking the first time the new warplane has fired a laser-guided weapon. Continue reading

Local museum receives 1929 farm truck seen in numerous parades

6 Nov
Photo by Roger Chambers

Photo by Roger Chambers

The White Settlement His-torical Museum announced the arrival of the late James Warner, Sr.’s 1929 Ford Model AA 1-Ton Farm Truck to be exhibited on the Museum grounds.   Continue reading

Hope for Hunter campaign

6 Nov

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The White Settlement Fire Department is banding together to raise money for Hope for Hunter, a cause that directly helps out baby Hunter Gage.  Hunter’s father and uncle are firefighters with the WSFD.  Continue reading

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