Candidates file for school board

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Incumbent Raymond Patterson (Place 1), Glenn Lowry (Place 2), and incumbent Amanda Sanchez (Place 3) filed for the WSISD school board this past month. Danny Knowles, currently Place 2, is not seeking re-election. Since there are no opponents in any of the seats, no election will be held.

FWISD school board applicants for District 5 West/Northwest Fort Worth include Judy Needham – Incumbent, Linda LaBeau, and Michael Johnston.

Snow and ice return

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Despite a break in snowfall and freezing rain over the weekend and early into the week, officials with the National Weather Service warn that another wave of winter weather may be headed for North Texas later this week.

The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth issued a special weather statement early Monday morning for more than 40 counties in the region, warning of potential freezing precipitation starting Wednesday morning and continuing through Thursday. That darned Groundhog…

Winter wonderland hits area

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A winter storm that started Friday morning has left a heavy blanket of snow across the area. Travel has been slow and dangerous since early Friday morning when school districts announced an early release. Photo: The Silver Ridge subdivision along White Settlement Rd. in west Fort Worth.

Lone Star Express airlifts crew for duty swap oversees

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We have seen the beginnings of the USS Fort Worth since its inception over 5 years ago to its commissioning in Galveston in 2012. Most recently the Literal Combat Ship (LCS) was put into action to assist in search and recovery efforts of the AirAsia flight in the Java Sea. Now Ben Fay, a Brewer High School graduate and Commanding Officer of VR-59,  has led a crew to Singapore to aid in the transfer of crew members aboard the ship. Continue reading

Basketball playoffs moved due to weather

 

Snow predicted Tuesday night into Wednesday

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Winter is not done with North Texas. The National Weather Service expects a new storm to push through the Metroplex Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, dropping as much as 3 inches of snow.

The latest Winter Storm Watch comes after freezing rain turned to ice on North Texas roadways early Monday, leading to school closures, flight delays and car crashes across the Metroplex.

Whatever falls Tuesday into Wednesday is not expected to last too long, however, with temperatures expected to soon climb into the 40s.

 

Council places moratorium on smoke shops, gaming rooms

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by A.C. Hall

The White Settlement City Council voted unanimously to place a 180-day moratorium on smoke shops and recreational gaming rooms opening up in the city.  New Building Official Joe Ashton brought this item before the council as recent Fort Worth changes have placed many more restrictions on where these types of businesses can be built.  Ashton said that this in turn could make White Settlement a target for these businesses since there are few restrictions currently in place against them here.   Continue reading

School board filings begin for White Settlement

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Individuals interested in serving on the White Settlement Board of Education have until Feb. 27 to file their paperwork. The joint election is scheduled for May 9.

Places 1, 2, and 3 are up for election this year and Trustees currently holding those positions are Raymond Patterson, Danny Knowles and Amanda Sanchez.

Applications are available at the White Settlement ISD administration building located at 401 S. Cherry Ln. in White Settlement.

Council address fi nance department needs, former city manager

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by A.C. Hall

The White Settlement City Council held a work session on Thursday followed by a special meeting on Tuesday to address issues facing the city’s finance department.  This item began in January when discussions were held over the possible hiring of former City Manager Linda Ryan as an internal auditor for the city.  The council discussed that item at length in January, and ultimately Finance Director Phil Bray was directed by council to report back to them regarding his needs in the finance department.   Continue reading

Four Brewer athletes sign letters of Intent to play football

 

Stock Show and Rodeo heading into final weekend

The final rodeo performance will be this Saturday night.

The final rodeo performance will be this Saturday night.

Another spectacular warm weekend could boost the record attendance at this year’s Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo with well over 1 million  in attendance. This Saturday will mark the final day of the event including the junior sale of champion steers, lambs, and goats. Quarter horse and heifer sales will also take place. The final rodeo will take place at 7:30 p.m.

Bears lead crumbles late

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by A.C. Hall

The Brewer Bears are having a dominant season as they continue to work their way through opponents and remain at or near the top of the district standings.  That dominance continued through nearly the entire game Tuesday night against the Denton Broncos.  Brewer moved the ball with ease, setting up and hitting good shots for the entire first half.  Up by 12 at halftime, the Bears were poised to add another victory to their impressive district record.   Continue reading

Boys soccer wins tournament

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The Brewer High School boys’ soccer team won first place in the 7th Annual Brewer Bear Cave Classic.  The boys are 5-0 in pre-district play, and the next home match is Friday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in Bear Stadium.

Pictured are: front row (l-r): Thomas Pacheco, Alonso Reyes, Matt Claro de Oliviero, Bernabe Lopez, Cristian Valiente, Daniel Cervantes, Shane Walker, Julian Soltero, (back) Alvaro Godinez, Dru Farmer, Alexis San Juan, Kevin Soto, Damien Hernandez, Nash Hill, Brayan Montenegro, Nick Davila, Jair Vicoria and Manuel Hernandez. Not pictured is Will Bradley. Coaches are Ernie Holland and Kyle Kevil.

BHS competition cheer squad wins competition

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Brewer Cheer Team

The Brewer High School competition cheer squad won first place at the Universal Cheerleaders Association’s Texas State Championship.

Pictured are: (front row, l-r) Shelby Crow, Payton Martinez, Nicki Winberry, Natalie Tucker, (center) Paige Chasteen, Taylor Rome, Boston Price, Charles Faulkner, Alexi Masud, Katey Clarke, Molly Thomas, Peyton Summerhill, Alyssa Fukuhara, Lauren Papenfuss, (back) Kyle Walpole, Jaelyn Herrod, Grayson Griffin, Andrew Gonzales, Zach Wharton, Seth Stewart and Genevieve Masuda. Sponsors are Melinda Sawyer and Jennifer Leonard.