Traffic diverted after utility pole threatens to fall on roadway

19 Aug

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A utility pole threatening to fall on residential traffic along White Settlement Rd. in Westpoint shut down the road for several hours Monday. The pole, which had been leaning for several months, finally gave way cracking just three feet above the ground and was held in place by lines attached at the top. Workers installed the new poll and transferred lines while police diverted traffic to side streets. 

 

Council votes to make Rowland Street one way after school

19 Aug

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by A.C. Hall

  Tackling an ongoing issue, Council heard from Lt. Bevering of the White Settlement Police Department about the traffic problems experienced around West Elementary.  Continue reading

Football underway, scrimmage friday

19 Aug

Bears practiceThe Brewer Bears, along with many other local high schools, started football practices this week in preparation for the upcoming 2014 season. The Bears will have their first scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 22 against Eastern Hills High School.

 

Brother shot by sister in family dispute

19 Aug

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White Settlement Police were called to the 600 block of Kimbrough in White Settlement on a shooting around 8:45 a.m. Monday morning. Continue reading

Traffic snarls as Chapel Creek bridge reconstruction delayed

19 Aug

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In late 2012 the Fort Worth City Council approved approximately $564,000 for the design phase of the Chapel Creek Bridge crossing I-30. Continue reading

Possible drug house torn down

19 Aug

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After being condemned by the City and set for demolition, a house on Raymond Avenue was destroyed last week.  Continue reading

Red iron structure finally sold

19 Aug

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After sitting unfinished for well over a decade, the red iron building behind Wells Fargo is finally headed for completion. Continue reading

City sets tax rate for new year

19 Aug

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by A.C. Hall

On Tuesday evening the White Settlement City Council approved the tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.  Continue reading

School district employee found dead; suspect arrested near scene

19 Aug

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A White Settlement Independent School District custodian was murdered during an early morning break-in this past Sunday morning. Continue reading

Local legend turns 45

23 Jul

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Commentary by Randi Middleton

Special to The Grizzly Detail

It was July 10, 1969 — the last summer of the 60’s. The end of an era, but the beginning of a legend. An unsolved mystery manifested itself in and around Lake Worth, Texas. Continue reading

Chamber invited to tour new Region 11 Education Service Center

23 Jul
Chamber members are guided through the main entrance to the newly renovated building.

Chamber members are guided through the main entrance to the newly renovated building.

By Ben Posey

Members of the White Settlement Area Chamber of Commerce received a sneak peak of the newly renovated Sam’s Club warehouse building located at 1451 S. Cherry Lane, soon to be home to the Region 11 Education Service Center (ESC Region 11).  Continue reading

Proposed EDC budget mostly unchanged

23 Jul

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by A.C. Hall

The White Settlement Economic Development Corporation held their first budget workshop last week.  The budget they were presented with was familiar to most board members.   Continue reading

White Settlement ethics hearings come to a close

17 Jul

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by A.C. Hall

The final hearing was held last night looking into the alleged ethics violations by City Council members Mike Arnold and Elzie Clements. Continue reading

Free Slurpee on 7-11 Day

11 Jul

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Mark your calendars.  Once again, 7-Eleven is celebrating its birthday on 7-Eleven Day,Friday, July 11, 2014.  Participating stores in the U.S. and Canada will give away free small Slurpee drinks between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. local time while supplies last. This is the 12th year the convenience retailer has offered free Slurpee drinks on its birthday.

Cities across area prepare Independence Day celebrations

2 Jul

 

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What to do on the 4th of July Continue reading

Ethics meetings cancelled

2 Jul

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by A.C. Hall

There were three meetings on the agenda for the White Settlement City Council on Monday.  Continue reading

WSISD trustees names Jenkins as new Asst. Superintendent, Bowman to Human Resources

26 Jun

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Chris Jenkins, WSISD human resources and community relations director for the past two years, is the new assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and administrative services. Continue reading

Break-in thief arrested in White Settlement

26 Jun

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A thief wanted by Burleson police was arrested this past Thursday after an officer spotted a stolen SUV at the IHOP in White Settlement. Continue reading

Strip center near West Elementary closed for safety issues

26 Jun

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by A.C. Hall

The strip center located at the intersection of White Settlement Road and Las Vegas Trail has been shut down due to structural issues.  Continue reading

EDC hears business updates

26 Jun

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by A.C. Hall

Economic Development Director Jim Ryan had several business updates to give to the Economic Development Corporation earlier this month as he shared his monthly report.  The Comfort Inn built next to Flight Deck was mentioned, as the final inspections are going on in the building.   Continue reading

Local youth group experiences jarring awakening at camp

26 Jun

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By Cheryl Posey

A group of teens from the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement were shaken awake Monday morning, some say a little too abruptly. Continue reading

26 Jun

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by A.C. Hall

On Tuesday the White Settlement City Council held a preliminary hearing and voted to move forward with a final hearing in the matter of an alleged ethics violation by council member Mike Arnold.  Arnold was not at the meeting, receiving an excused absence from the council earlier in the evening at the City Council meeting.   Continue reading

Water park’s grand opening full of food, fun and lots of splashing

26 Jun

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A special early grand opening at Hawaiian Falls Water and Adventure Park in White Settlement this past Thursday featured a dignitary slide race with Hawaiian Falls CEO David Bush, City Manager Linda Ryan, Mayor Jerry Burns, City Secretary Amy Arnold, City Councilman Elzie Clements, and City Councilman Mike Arnold, Sr. Continue reading

Council approves snow cone stand; renovation of red iron structure near Wells Fargo, 820

26 Jun

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by A.C. Hall

The City Council met Tuesday with a brief agenda that saw council approving a new Snow Cone stand as well as taking steps to see the long unfinished red iron building behind Wells Fargo completed.  Continue reading

Bear stadium hosts BHS 2014 graduation for first time

26 Jun

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High schools have been renting TCU’s Daniel Meyer Coliseum for years because of its ability to host large crowds in an indoor climate. Continue reading

Middle school coach arrested, charged with sexual assault of a child

4 Jun

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A Brewer Middle School coach in the White Settlement ISD is being held in the Tarrant County Jail in lieu of $250,000 Bond after White Settlement Police arrested and charged Christopher Garcia, age 37, with sexual assault of a child. Continue reading

Police receive futuristic patrol vehicle

4 Jun

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Benbrook residents will soon see officers patrolling with a vehicle that looks like it just rolled out of an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. Continue reading

Plaza monument dedication for Fort Worth

4 Jun

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The beautiful new John V. McMillan Plaza will be dedicated, and a 21-foot monument of Maj. Ripley Arnold, the founder of Fort Worth, will be unveiled at 10 a.m. June 6 on Panther Island, directly behind the TCC Trinity River Campus. Continue reading

School superintendent resigns after evaluation

4 Jun

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School Superintendent Walter Dansby offered his resignation Monday night, and school trustees voted 6-3 to accept it. Continue reading

Ethics Committee meeting for tonight postponed

4 Jun

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The final hearing of the Ethics Committee in the matter of alleged ethics violations by Council member Elzie Clements set for June 4 at 6:00 pm has been postponed until later this month.  The reason for the postponement is because Clements has requested an extension in this matter.  The new date for the meeting is Monday, June 23 at 6:00 pm.  A separate Ethics Committee meeting is set for June 10 at 7:00 pm.  This meeting is going to be a preliminary hearing looking into ethics violation allegations against council member Mike Arnold.

Celebration sets sail for centennial anniversary of lake

30 May
More than 100 boats will converge on Lake Worth on June 21 to celebrate its 100th year.

More than 100 boats will converge on Lake Worth on June 21 to celebrate its 100th year.

by Ben Posey

Residents around the area will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Lake Worth next month. Continue reading

Council reverses gas drilling vote

30 May

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by A.C. Hall

In a specially called Council meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the White Settlement City Council reconsidered its position on a permit application from Chesapeake to drill six new wells in the city.  Continue reading

Council member’s alleged ethics violation moving on to final hearing

30 May

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by A.C. Hall

On Tuesday evening, the preliminary hearing was held to begin looking into alleged ethics violations by Council member Elzie Clements.  Continue reading

District hosts retirement reception for Hebert

30 May
John Hebert working at his desk as Asst. Super-intendent of Curriculum, Instruction & Admin. Services for the White Settlement ISD.

John Hebert working at his desk as Asst. Super-intendent of Curriculum, Instruction & Admin. Services for the White Settlement ISD.

by Ben Posey

John Hebert, Asst. Super-intendent of Curriculum, Instruction & Admin. Services for the White Settlement ISD announced his retirement this week to staff and students. Continue reading

The Vanishing Generation – A Memorial Tribute

22 May

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By Bill Tinsley

Tom Brokaw called them “The Greatest Generation.”  They grew up in the Great Depression.  They drove some of the first automobiles on the first paved highways in America. They went to work for the Works Progress Administration and built our nation’s infrastructure.  Continue reading

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