Texas releases new A-F grades for school districts — see how yours rated

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Nine Tarrant County area school districts received an “A” grade from the state, including Aledo, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Keller, Grapevine-Colleyville, Southlake Carroll and Mansfield while Lake Worth received the lowest grade, a “D,” according to an analysis of accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency.
White Settlement, Arlington, Castleberry, Crowley, Everman and Fort Worth school districts received a “C” grade.

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Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back

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Achtung, y’all! Tickets are on sale now for Oktoberfest Fort Worth – a Munich-style celebration at Panther Island Pavilion!  Early online ticket purchases are guaranteed a free 2018 commemorative Oktoberfest stein.

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Rodeo Champions Crowned at FWSSR

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The lion’s share of nearly $650,000 was paid to winners at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s World’s Original Indoor Rodeo, sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association on Saturday. In addition to the payout, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo paid a $5,000 cash bonus to each event average winner. 
The day got off to a rousing start on Saturday afternoon with the last performance of regular competition. That set the field for Saturday night’s finals and paid checks in the preliminary rounds. 

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65-foot Christmas tree fills downtown skyline

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Workers cut the straps on the nearly 65-foot Concolor Fir unleashing its wide branches from the trunk. The tree will be lit this weekend.

Excitement is filling the air with the arrival of this year’s beautiful 65-foot Concolor Fir Christmas tree from the state of Michigan. Local dignitaries, representatives from Sundance Square, and Green Mountain Energy Company were on site at 9:30 a.m. Monday for the official standing of the tree in the Sundance Square Plaza. Continue reading “65-foot Christmas tree fills downtown skyline”

Veterans Day Parade Fort Worth

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Saturday, Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade, Fort Worth

11 a.m. Opening ceremony, Sundance Square

Parade entries will stage by 9:30 a.m. at Panther Island Pavilion and step off at 10:30 p.m., heading south on Main Street toward downtown Fort Worth. After the opening ceremony, the parade will head south on Main to West 5th, west to Houston Street, then north on Houston Street. The parade is expected to feature more than 5,000 participants, including veterans, Junior ROTC groups, high school bands and other organizations.

Dangerous curves in White Settlement Road undergoing renovation

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If you’ve ever driven west on White Settlement Road heading into Parker County, you’ve probably hit the breaks hard to slow down as you came through two 90 degree turns that have been the location of many automobile accidents. The sharp turns have seen speeding cars bulldoze through iron fences.  Continue reading “Dangerous curves in White Settlement Road undergoing renovation”

Walsh Ranch adds three more homebuilders to initial phase

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About 1,700 acres are included in the first development phase of the 7,267-acre Walsh Ranch, which has been held by the family since the 1930s. The property is about 20 miles west of downtown Fort Worth, where Interstates 20 and 30 meet, and straddles both sides of the highway.

The 7,200-acre Walsh development has added some new homebuilders. The developers have announced MK Homes, Parkhill Signature Homes and Glendarroch Homes as additional homebuilders selected to build in the development’s initial phase. Continue reading “Walsh Ranch adds three more homebuilders to initial phase”

Updated Story: Suspected drunk driver kills woman in auto accident on Boat Club Road

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Updated Story:

Marie L. Canizales was a single mother raising her 5-year-old son. Her father, Sergio Canizales, said his 28-year-old daughter lived week to week on her paycheck, working to provide a good life for her son, Dylan Williams.

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Fire destroys mansion in Benbrook

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A 2-alarm fire devours a $1.6 million Benbrook home Thursday afternoon

A massive fire destroyed a $1.6 million mansion in Benbrook on Thursday afternoon.

The house fire in the 4900 block of Corriente Lane started around noon Thursday. The home’s roof collapsed and most of the house was totally destroyed.

Three people were inside when the fire started, but all were able to get out. No injuries were reported.

Baby found safe after abduction in Lake Worth

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An Amber Alert was issued for Aryana Creech of Lake Worth, but she was found safe Wednesday morning. David Alan Derleth, 29, was in custody. Photo courtesy of Lake Worth police

An infant abducted during an apparent domestic dispute was found safe Wednesday morning, ending an Amber Alert for the 6-month-old girl, according to television news reports. Continue reading “Baby found safe after abduction in Lake Worth”

Las Vegas Trail public meetings

 

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The Las Vegas Trail Revitalization Project is going live.

After a couple of behind-the-scenes strategy sessions, the committee of city leaders hand-picked by Councilman Brian Byrd is ready to meet the public.

Byrd hopes for a sizable turnout of Las Vegas Trail residents at the first public meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 24 at the Birchman Baptist Church. An evening meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Nov. 13 at a location to be determined.

Sponsorship change talk as Colonial golf tournament’s future uncertain

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Dean & DeLuca agreed to the sponsorship with the stipulation that its name would be the title of the tournament. Securing a new sponsor is a major pain and the price of re-branding is costly.

According to a letter sent to Colonial Country Club members, Dean & Deluca, title sponsor of the PGA Tour event at the historic Fort Worth country club, may not be able to meet its financial obligations to stage the tournament in 2018. Continue reading “Sponsorship change talk as Colonial golf tournament’s future uncertain”

On the right track

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The ancient art of tracking helps you follow your wildlife dreams.

by Jonah Evans

From badgers and bobcats to flying squirrels and ringtails, Texas is home to a fascinating diversity of native fauna. Growing up on a ranch, I read about these creatures and wondered why I never saw them. Every ranch walk yielded only a few deer and jackrabbits. Perhaps, I thought, the books were wrong and these animals lived elsewhere in Texas. Continue reading “On the right track”