Around 8:20 p.m. on January 27, 2017 two masked and armed robbers entered a Quik Sac convenience store on South Cherry Lane in White Settlement, Texas. The two gunmen immediately began demanding money from the clerk, and instructed patrons of the store to get down on the floor.
A State Senator plans to introduce legislation this week that would do away with Dallas County Schools (DCS) and their bus service. Currently, 12 school districts use DCS for bus transportation including White Settlement ISD. Continue reading →
The city’s Transportation and Public Works Department is hosting a community meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 6, to update residents on the improvements planned for Chapel Creek Bridge over Interstate 30. The meeting will take place at the Normandale Baptist Church located at 2001 Chapel Creek Blvd.
The existing two-lane bridge will be replaced with a new six-lane bridge over I-30. A turnaround bridge will also be constructed on the east side of the new bridge.
For more information, contact Project Manager Mike Weiss at 817-392-8485
This section of a resident’s backyard fence along Chapel Creek Boulevard is crumbling onto a nearby sidewalk. A plan to replace the fence is finally in place with the help from The City of Fort Worth.
With a lot of letter writing, phone calling and attendance at meetings, residents along Chapel Creek are finally seeing some relief in restrictions for the brick wall that is falling down in their backyard. Continue reading →
March 2 marks the 181st anniversary of Texas independence. On this date in 1836, 59 delegates crowded into the tiny river town of Washington and passed, without debate, a declaration written primarily by George Childress that proclaimed Texas a republic independent from Mexico. Continue reading →
The Wall That Heals, a traveling, half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be the centerpiece of the FanZone of The Semi-finals of THE AMERICAN Rodeo in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards from Feb. 14-17. The rodeo will be held in Cowtown Coliseum Wednesday through Friday and the finals will be held at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 19. Continue reading →
During the meeting council members adopted an update of Section 17 of the Capital Improvement Program of the Comprehensive Plan. The Capital Improvements Plan is a forecast and schedule of public improvements for the next five years and beyond. Continue reading →
A man shot during a robbery Jan. 27 at a White Settlement convenience store has died.
Khrystophir Scott, 27, died at 7:13 p.m. Saturday from a gunshot wound to the neck, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.
Scott was a customer at the Quik Sak store, at 898 S. Cherry Lane, when two men entered the store and demanded that everyone get on the ground.
A struggle ensued and that is when Scott was shot in the neck.
“One wearing a gray hoodie, one wearing a black hoodie, the faces covered, all but their eyes, they were pretty fast. I wish the guy would have cooperated with them and got on the floor,” witness Gary Matchett told a news reporter.
More information including any arrests in the case were not available from White Settlement police.
A man was transported to the hospital after being shot during a robbery at this Quik Sak on Cherry Lane near Brewer Middle School this past Friday night. Police are looking for two black males, one being 5’4”-6” and the other 5’8”-10” tall, thin build.
Police are looking for two men who held up the Quik Sak convenience store located at 898 S. Cherry Lane in White Settlement. The store is located across the street from Brewer Middle School. The call came in at 8:21 p.m. on Friday night. Continue reading →
The Treble Choir, from Fort Worth ISD’s Arlington Heights High School will perform onstage with the rock band Foreigner on Friday, February 3, at Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie.The choir will appear during the performance of “I Wanna Know What Love Is” written by Mick Jones (and Lou Gramm).
Radio station KLUV (Dallas) sponsored a contest at the request of Foreigner to find a backup choir to have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sing on stage with the British-American group. In the YouTube entry video senior Carlos Portales sings a verse of the song supported by the remainder of the choir belting out the chorus swaying back and forth in three part harmony. Arlington Heights Choir Director, Hans Grim, helped produce the video.
“The kids went absolutely crazy with excitement in preparation for this contest,” said Grim. “One student actually raided her mom’s attic to find clothes from the 80’s to wear. Another made large signs to hold. At the last second someone suggested the use of cell-phone lights to provide a little more ambiance.”
Foreigner is still touring, 40 years after their New York City beginnings. The band chooses a choir in every city/venue to join them as a way to highlight music education and shine a light on the young adults that will keep music alive for generations to come.
The old Lockheed Martin building in Westpoint is all but gone. Only a portion of the hull remains, and that will be gone in just days. Over the past several months, demolition workers have been sorting and hauling off the concrete and steel that once made this one of the most secure buildings in the country. In 1991, situated on 65 acres, Building 500 was a state-of-the-art 4-story facility. Still no word on what’s to come. Contact with the property owner only gets a “No comment” to all our questions, but we’ll keep trying.
For residents living in the Westpoint area of west Fort Worth, several large properties that have been vacant for years are now under contract to be sold. The developers have all filled out pre-application paperwork with The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for housing tax credits and are showing that they will be building multi-family housing units on the properties. Continue reading →
Active and retired members of the military can receive free rodeo tickets for themselves and their immediate families for Military Appreciation Day, January 30, at the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo thanks to Denbury Resources. Denbury is an independent oil and gas company with operations focused on the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions of the U.S.
Gasoline prices around the area as well as Texas have started 2017 on a higher note. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide rose a nickel this week to reach an average $2.16 per gallon. The average gasoline price across the U.S. increased 6 cents to reach $2.36 per gallon. El Paso has the cheapest gasoline in Texas this week at an average $2.08 per gallon. Drivers in Dallas face the highest retail gasoline prices statewide at an average $2.21 per gallon.
#33 Kinley Ganniger gets fouled by a Chisholm Trail player as she drives the lane for a shot.
A feisty Lady Bear team scratched and clawed to the bitter end as Chisholm Trail sank a shot with less than a second on the clock to win a Class 5A, District 6 game 38-37 at Brewer High School on Tuesday night. Continue reading →
Prime Time is quickly coming to town with the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo returning January 13 through February 4. Nothing symbolizes the essence of Cowtown like the Stock Show as the city and region comes together for action-packed rodeo, livestock and horse shows, carnival midway, the hottest music acts and a shopping experience that’s second to none.
Police are searching for a man suspected in at least two business robberies in Fort Worth.In each of the robberies the suspect used a small, black handgun to take money from cash advance loan businesses, according to police reports. The suspect is believed to be responsible for multiple armed robberies in the north Texas area. The suspect robbed the Advance America Store about 2:15 p.m. Monday in the 9100 block of Camp Bowie West Boulevard. Police believe the same suspect also robbed the Cash Store in the 3200 block of Sycamore School Road about 10 a.m. on Nov. 16, a police report said. He was seen running to a black four-door car, police said. The suspect is described as a light skinned African-American man between 25- and 30-years-old. He is between 5-feet 5-inches and 5-feet 8-inches tall, about 220 pounds and wearing a goatee. The suspect was seen wearing a red ball cap and a light blue denim jacket during the Advance America robbery, police said.Anyone with information is asked to call 817-392-4383.
New officers were elected for the White Settlement Area Chamber of Commerce. Pictured are Steve Siebenthall (Director), Stephen Groomer (Treasurer), Lonnie Folsom (Director), Sam Symonds (President), Steve Sanders DC (2nd Vice President), JoAnna Kimbrell (Secretary), John Reaves (Director) Not Present: Tyler McGlasson (1st Vice President). Continue reading →
Erin Wilde and 92.1 Hank FM was on hand Monday morning for a special promotion with Mark Johnson, F-35 Media Relations at Lockheed Martin. The fighter jet was part of promotions for the Armed Forces Bowl.
On a cold Monday morning in downtown Fort Worth, office workers were doing a double-take as they hurried into their office buildings. A look twice saw an F-35 Lightning II parked in the middle of the city. Continue reading →
The zip line equipment at Splash Dayz is coming down. City Council members approved the removal of the equipment last month after several cost estimates were presented on the project. Continue reading →
The F-35 takes off into a clear blue sky after being delayed for nearly six hours for morning fog. Two f-16 fighter jets escorted test pilot Jon Beesley on his 35 minute test flight. Thousands of people lined up along Spur 341 and North Loop 820 to witness the inaugural test flight ten years ago. Photo by Keith Robinson
Amid the tweets from both President Elect Donald Trump and Lockheed Martin, a group of people including test pilots, engineers, assembly workers and others who worked on developing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jet will be celebrating as the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight takes place. Continue reading →
Newly elected city council member Evelyn Spurlock is sworn in by City Secretary Amy Arnold.
Oaths of office were administered Tuesday night at the White Settlement City Council meeting to newly elected council members Evelyn Spurlock and Danny Anderson. City Secretary Amy Arnold governed the ceremony and became somewhat emotional during the reading of the oath due to the fact that her father-in-law, who recently passed, served in a council position. Council members unanimously voted newly elected member Danny Anderson as Mayor Pro Tem. Continue reading →
Brewer Bear #21 Pedro Castro drives past a Dallas Spruce defender in a tournament game at Lake Worth High School this past week. The Bears beat Spruce 47-28. Castro scored 25 points and had 9 rebounds in the game. Continue reading →
Six Japanese aircraft carriers had sailed to within 300 miles of the Hawaiian Islands, loaded with fighters, torpedo planes and bombers. They were on Oahu in minutes, like a swarm of angry mosquitoes.
As Americans remember the 75th anniversary, little has lessened the horror of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Just after Christmas, however, on Dec. 26 and 27, another step will be taken to move toward further healing for both nations involved in this horrendous attack. Continue reading →
The Lake Worth Band entertained the crowd with Holiday Music.
At the Parade of Lights in downtown Fort Worth, tradition was on full display with wounded officer Matt Pearce serving as Grand Marshal.
Marching bands from Lake Worth HS, Benbrook HS and FWISD filled the streets with holiday music. Motorcycle clubs and even DeLorean Back to the Future cars were all dressed in layers of lights. Continue reading →
In case you’re counting down, there are 38 days left until Christmas, and in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square, the official start of the holiday season has arrived. A 57-foot Blue Spruce became part of the downtown Fort Worth’s cityscape Monday in preparation for this weekend’s arrival of Santa Claus and the Parade of Lights. Continue reading →
Veterans Day Parade Fort Worth
The annual parade through downtown Fort Worth on Friday included plenty of pomp and circumstance, including a C-130 flyover that buzzed the skyscrapers, numerous high school bands, ROTC groups and the NAS JRB . Continue reading →
Astronomers say Monday night’s Super Moon should provide a great opportunity to help get the next generation excited about space exploration. According to NASA, Monday’s full moon will be the closest full moon to the Earth since 1948.
According to NASA scientists, the moon won’t be this close to the Earth again until 2034.