A winter storm brought record snowfall to many areas of North Texas on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, closing schools and forcing numerous flight cancellations at DFW International Airport. Continue reading
Check this list for school closings and delays.
by A.C. Hall
By the time the Brewer Bears took the court in the first round of the playoffs it had been eight days since their last game. In the post season for the third year in a row, Brewer was looking to finally make it out of the first round and push towards a state title. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
Brewer alumnus and Major League Baseball catcher Kelly Shoppach took part in the annual alumni baseball game last month as he and other Brewer graduates took on this year’s varsity team. Continue reading
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.
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…
The White Settlement ISD has announced their Spring open house schedule for each campus.
Below is a link to the Fort Worth ISD Board of Trustee candidate information for the upcoming election on May 9. District 5 includes parts of West and Northwest Fort Worth.
The Fort Worth ISD’s only pick for superintendent has withdrawn his nomination. Continue reading
Snow showers are currently falling in the Fort Worth area. Drivers are cautioned to stay at home with roads becoming slick. Continue reading
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
The Brewer High School boys’ basketball team won the Bi-District Championship on Feb. 25, beating Grapevine 45-29. Continue reading
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.
Last update 10:50 a.m. Feb. 24, 2015
These schools and businesses have announced there closing for Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Continue reading
Eleven Fort Worth ISD high schools will receive artificial turf fields approved by the FWISD Board of Education. Continue reading
Mayor Betsy Price joined MedStar officials and other dignitaries to cut the ribbon — actually, it was Triage Area scene tape — on a new headquarters building for MedStar. Continue reading
City leaders are working to protect quality of life and create a healthy environment by taking a look at how Fort Worth can manage garbage, recycling and other waste for the next 20 years. Continue reading
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
Spring is in bloom, at least it will be this weekend at the Fort Worth Home and Garden Show. It’s the ultimate place to get ideas for that new home or outdoor living space. Continue reading
A large plume of smoke to the Southwest of Benbrook on Monday prompted numerous calls to emergency agencies in the area. The massive dark colored smoke cloud was from a controlled prairie ecology burn at the Bass ranch near Cresson. The cloud was seen by most in the western half of the Metroplex and as far North as Denton.
The Fort Worth ISD has selected Dr. Joel D. Boyd as the lone finalist for the position of permanent District superintendent. The Board voted to approve his selection in a special morning meeting on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
It seems orange barrels are everywhere. To help you move around Fort Worth easier, here are four important road closures you should know about: Continue reading
Twenty Fort Worth ISD student-athletes took part in National Signing Day Ceremonies at the Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center. The list of participants below includes November early signees.
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.
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 High School athletes signed letters of intent to play football on National Signing Day, Feb. 4. Pictured l-r are: Eric Worlds, Texas College; Alex Ramirez and Malcom Davis, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; and Givani Patton, Angelo State University.
Also pictured are: Coaches Mike Dunn and Bryan Muschalek, Shailee Rankin, Christy Howard, Katie Cross, KC Cross, Coach Bradan Ritchey, Coach Robert Jones and Athletic Director Wade Griffin.
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.
White Settlement Police are asking for your help in identifying a suspect wanted for questioning in the robbery of the Cherry Lane Food Mart and the Quick Sak on Cherry Lane. Continue reading
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
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.
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.