Golf King Feeds the Hungry?…

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Jordan Spieth–Masters champion and darling of the golf world–was a 2014 participant. Maybe it brought him good luck—and who is to say it didn’t. If there’s any superstition, Jordan may be a “lock” for future “Norm-A-Thons.”
Norm made an on-the-air mention that since the 2014 “Norm-A-Thon,” Jordan has played in four PGA events, finishing under par for all 16 rounds.
When other pro golfers hear this, they may well flock to Dallas to see if such good fortune “rubs off” with association to programs that help the poor and hungry…. Continue reading

2015 BHS Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

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The Brewer High School Athletic Hall of Fame Nominating Committee selected the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees last night. Inductees are: Terry Mooney, class of 1985; Greg Morris, class of 1987; and Aubrey Huff, class of 1995. The inductees will be recognized during the Sept. 4 varsity football game and during an Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Storm damage leaves some residents without power

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A day after bad weather disrupted Friday night plans, a fast-moving system packed with high wind, lightning and some hail swept west to east across North Texas, knocking down power lines, tearing up trees and raining on the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Party for a Cause at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

An estimated 90,000 people were without power as the storm blew through, according to Oncor, the electric-delivery company. Most of the outages were on the western side of the DFW Metroplex.

 

Adam Scott Set To Defend Title Against Top PGA Tour Competition

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More than one-half of the field for the 2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial has taken shape, and many top PGA TOUR champions will be chasing the tournament’s Leonard Trophy and record $6.5 million purse. Defending champion Adam Scott heads the list, and will face several tournament

winners from the early 2015 season. Public ticket sales for the event are underway.

A.C. at the Movies…

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In many ways, the seventh film in the Fast and the Furious franchise completes the evolution of this series.  What started out as a street racing cops and robbers story has slowly morphed into a super hero action overload full of mayhem of the highest order.  Is that a good thing?  I’m not positive, but I do know that you’ll be entertained by Furious 7 one way or another.   Continue reading

Vehicle flips during lunch rush on White Settlement Rd. near Clifford

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A pickup truck that appeared to be traveling north bound on White Settlement Rd. near Clifford Street ended up upside down this past week. It happened during the lunch hour bringing numerous citizens out of area eateries to aid the victim before emergency crews could arrive. Officials could only report that the driver was taken to an area hospital with injuries.

Re-enactors demonstrate activities of Civil War history

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The 15th Texas Cavalry/2nd Missouri U.S. Civil War re-enactment company return to the WSH Museum for a day of Civil War Living History on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The picture above shows them rolling up and filling their gunpowder charges needed to fire the various black-powder weapons used in demonstration of Civil War activities.       Photo by Carol Davis –  WSHM

Benbrook council approves new fire truck for city

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by A.C. Hall

A new Spartan Metro-Star Chassis Fire Pumper vehicle was approved for purchase at the latest Benbrook City Council meeting.  Fire Chief Tommy Davis presented this item to the council, informing them that their existing fire pumper vehicle did not pass a recent inspection.  Chief Davis also pointed out that the current fire pumper is from 1988. Continue reading

Crime board issues continue after Council names themselves

WS logo by A.C. Hall The issues surrounding the White Settlement City Council’s removal of the crime board over budget concerns continued this week.  The action taken last week saw the council vote 4 – 1 to remove the crime board members and name the council as the new crime board.  This move has come under scrutiny from some citizens as well as Mayor Ronald A. White and council member Steve Ott, who voted against the action.   Continue reading

Dispatchers get hands-on look at SWAT operations

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On March 11 the White Settlement Police Department SWAT team hosted the Tarrant County 911 District Basic Tactical Dispatch Practical Exercise.  This is the second time that the WSPD SWAT team has hasted this event.  Designed to give dispatchers an up close look at SWAT operations, the scenario based exercises showed several aspects of SWAT.  This included basic tactical deployment with an emphasis on communication responsibilities.  The training was attended by various agencies throughout North Texas.

Fort Worth-area teen to represent Lone Star State at International Pageant

Savannah Wahrer Miss Teen Texas International

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Savannah Wahrer, a resident of Fort Worth, brings home the crowning glory as she won the title of Miss Teen Texas International 2015.  Savannah competed against teens from across the Lone Star State to win the crown during the Texas International Pageant, held March 15 at the Granville Arts Center in Dallas. Continue reading

Council names themselves as city crime board

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by A.C. Hall

After being discussed off and on for several years, Tuesday afternoon the White Settlement City Council voted 4 to 1 to replace the current Crime Board with the council.  This means the citizens previously named to that board will no longer serve with the council acting as that board from now on.  This action came after a contentious meeting that saw Mayor Ronald A. White, council member Steve Ott, and several citizens voice their disagreement with the move.
Council member Danny Anderson was in favor of the move, and spoke early on about the reasons he feels make this action necessary.   Continue reading

Mayor’s office could be determined by councilmembers

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by A.C. Hall

A recent letter to the editor regarding the denial of an office for Mayor Ronald A. White at City Hall has sparked some heated conversation.  The letter suggested that Mayor White was told he did not have an office at City Hall despite the fact that previous Mayor Jerry Burns had one in the building.  Mayor White confirmed this, saying he allowed the issue to lay dormant, but now that it’s become public he would comment on it.  He shared his interaction with City Manager Jim Ryan that led to the start of this issue.     Continue reading

New faces at city hall … part 2

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by A.C. Hall

Last week we featured a conversation with new Assistant City Manager Jeff James as he assumes a leadership role in White Settlement.  Another promotion that has taken place in recent months involves former Building Official Kyle Reeves, who is now the Economic Development Director for the City.  City Manager Jim Ryan shared some thoughts about Reeves with The Grizzly Detail.   Continue reading