Traditionally held the first Tuesday in October, National Night Out gives residents the chance to enjoy an evening of activities and the opportunity to get to know their neighbors. The White Settlement Police Department will be hosting a community event in its parking lot that will include a dunk booth, bounce houses and lots of other fun activities for citizens. The event starts at 6 p.m. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
Last year was an exciting time for Brewer graduate Skyler Howard. After fighting his way through several colleges, Howard found himself at West Virginia University in 2014. He made the most of limited opportunities, and played well enough that he was named the starting quarterback for the team heading into the 2015 season. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
Friday night’s varsity football game at Brewer High School had dual importance. First, it was the opening contest in the district portion of the team’s schedule. While the Bears have looked good in their three pre-district games, it’s these next seven district contests that will determine if they finally break the long standing post season drought. Secondly, the game on Friday night was homecoming. Fans packed the stadium to celebrate what turned out to be a nice Brewer victory. Continue reading
Petra Garza and Daniel Amado were named the Brewer Homecoming Queen and King for 2015. Homecoming court nominees included: Daniel Amado, Boozaziel Chavez, Cody Gentry, Dylan Holland, Ross Houk, Derrick Jones, Brian Kueck, Vinit Shah, Sarah Clark, Alena Frankis, Petra Garza, Avery Grandmaison, Lorrie Maldonado, Bryah Montoya, Adriana Perez, and Chelsey Smith. Click to see more photos Continue reading
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
It’s pretty easy to see that we’ve reached a bit of a critical mass when it comes to young adult post apocalyptic entertainment. The endless stream of new franchises in this genre has died off, and all that currently remains are the already in progress series like Hunger Games, Divergent, and Maze Runner. Continue reading
The Brewer Lady Bear Volleyball team continued to play strong in district competition this past week with a win over the Azle Lady Hornets 3 games to 1. Continue reading
High School Football Scores
2015 Brewer Homecoming Events
Friday, Sept. 25
Homecoming Pep Rally 2:30 p.m. Brewer High School Gym
Brewer vs. Wichita Falls 7:00 p.m. Bear Stadium
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Brewer Exes Association Activities Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
It’s no longer 100 degrees outside, so that must mean that it’s almost fall in Texas. Along with the (slightly) cooler weather, fall brings with it a fresh season of television. As always, an avalanche of new shows are debuting across all networks, but which of those shows are actually worth checking out? Below are the ones that seem to be getting the most buzz. Continue reading
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ light is on, and they are continuing their march West with a new store in Westworth Village. Located at 6700 Westworth Blvd. in the Shoppes at Hawks Creek, the newest launch will be the first store in Fort Worth since the location on South Hulen closed back in 2010. Continue reading
Be sure to tune in to TNT this Friday night, Sept 18 at 7:00 p.m. as the second half of the White Settlement centered episode of Cold Justice airs. This special two part episode takes a look at a 1992 sexual assault and murder of a woman who was stabbed to death in her home, and a double homicide of two young men whose throats were slashed. Both crimes happened within months of each other and in the same neighborhood leaving local law enforcement with three unsolved murders. The team will have to determine if these two cases are potentially connected, and bring whomever is responsible to justice.
by A.C. Hall
Those with heart conditions or weak constitutions might’ve found themselves feeling light headed on Friday night as the Bears were pushed to the absolute limit in Burleson. After a fast start to the game, Brewer fell behind before getting back into the game and taking it to a thrilling overtime finish. Continue reading
White Settlement ISD families attended WSISD Night at the Texas Rangers game on Sept. 14. Continue reading
The Brewer Lady Bear Volleyball team started off district competition this past week with a win over Saginaw 3 games to 1. After a close scoring first game that Saginaw won 25-23, the Lady Bears bounced back to take the next three games by scores of 25-16, 25-23, and 25-22. On Tuesday night, the Lady Bears lost to Denton 3 games to 1 game. Photo by Stephanie Lafler
Statewide football scores
by A.C. Hall
The purpose of the mysterious film crew that was filming at White Settlement City Hall in recent months has finally been revealed. White Settlement will be featured in Friday night’s episode of the reality crime show Cold Justice. This show follows a former prosecutor and a former crime scene investigator as they dig into real life cold cases around the United States. The duo work with local law enforcement to reopen old cases and over the life of the show their investigations have led to 21 arrests. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
After more than a month of budget workshops and public hearings, the White Settlement City Council considered passage of the final 2015 – 2016 budget at their Tuesday meeting. Prior to voting on the budgets, council held one last public hearing for the Crime Board budget, the Economic Development Corporation budget, and the City budget. No one spoke regarding the crime board or EDC budgets, but several individuals addressed the council regarding the City budget. Continue reading
The 2015 Brewer High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees were honored during pre-game of the Brewer vs. Western Hills game on Sept. 4, as well as during an Induction Ceremony on Sept. 5. The Athletic Hall of Fame now includes 31 inductees. Continue reading
Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury
The years are many since we’ve been able to count the number of wars worldwide on the fingers of one hand. In the 1950s, a keen observer questioned whether we’d know what to do with ourselves “if peace ever breaks out.”
Today, we are flummoxed by this query, since meaningful peace seems unlikely, far over the rainbow. We are a restless, short-fused culture, warring at all levels. Continue reading
Laughter is often cited as a key ingredient for a successful marriage. Shirley Jones and Marty Ingels would agree. In 1974, Shirley was leaving an art exhibit at Michael Landon’s home when Marty bumped into her. Literally. Continue reading
Being a Christian and a movie critic can be an interesting challenge sometimes. Historically, when reviewing faith based films, I review them simply as if they’re any other movie. I’m not certain I can do that with War Room. I found this to be such an uplifting and powerful spiritual experience that I’m not certain how to differentiate between the quality of the film and the quality of the film’s message. What I will say is that I found this to be a high quality film, and its message had a major impact on me as a follower of Jesus Christ. My approach to movie reviews has always been to just give my honest opinion, and from that standpoint War Room is easily among the best films I’ve seen so far in 2015. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
The best way to get over a bad loss is with a big win and that’s exactly what the Brewer Bears accomplished on Friday night. Welcoming in the Western Hills Cougars to Brewer Stadium, the Bears put on an offensive fireworks show while the Bears defense shut out the Cougars. Continue reading
This year’s NFL Punt Pass Kick Local Competition had 35 registered kids. Each participant gets the opportunity to kick a punt, throw a distance pass, and kick from a ball tee for a total combined distance score. The City of White Settlement would like to recognize Miss Janessa Payne as the overall winner with a total combined distance of 210’ 4”. Each first place winner will move on to the sectional competition event to be held in mid-October.”
by A.C. Hall
In what should be their final budget work session, the White Settlement City Council made a few changes to the budget on Monday afternoon. The big issue that remained up for discussion was a raise for city employees. Up until last week, the budget was balanced with no deficit. This was thanks in large part to the negotiating done with insurance companies that kept employee health insurance rates steady. However, restoring the library budget led to a deficit of nearly $100,000. That deficit would grow when council decided on a raise for the city employees. Continue reading
Homecoming at Brewer Bear Stadium is Sept. 25 this year, and the Brewer Ex Student Association plans to honor former BHS student, teacher and drill team director Kelli Bolf Winn during the halftime festivities for her distinguished service to our Alma Mater. Continue reading
An old-timer who gives his age only as “90-ish” is forever reminding himself–and others in earshot—about his inhabiting the planet for quite a spell. And he’s as “upbeat” as anyone I know.
Despite his lengthy stretch of life, he says he “still dreams, but they’re mostly re-runs.” Continue reading
Is it one of your deepest fears to get caught in the midst of a riot or violent coup while visiting a third world country? Well, if not, it will be after you watch No Escape. This movie does an excellent job of bringing the chaos and horror of an out of control violent situation to the screen. Is it a good movie? Yes, it is. Is it enjoyable to watch? Not exactly.
Movies can be strange sometimes, and No Escape does something that I rarely see. This movie does such a good job of creating the hopeless, desperate feeling of being trapped in a city while a violent revolution is happening that it becomes uncomfortable to watch. The movie isn’t about an action hero fighting bad guys; it’s about a regular married couple and their two kids almost getting murdered. For an hour and a half straight. Continue reading
Friday’s statewide football scores
by A.C. Hall
Starting the season off on the right note can go a long way towards a beautiful year, but that didn’t happen for the Brewer Bears. Going up against Arlington Heights last week on the season opener, Brewer struggled to get much going on either side of the ball as the game slowly but surely spiraled out of control. Continue reading
Yellow Jacket Deion Hair-Griffin scored four touchdowns. three on the ground and one in the air, as Arlington Heights defeated Brewer 48-14 in the season opener for both teams Thursday at Farrington Field. Continue reading
The first day of school is here, which means a new crop of youngsters will be taking the traumatic step towards growing up: going to preschool or kindergarten. Tiny tots all over town will cling to mom’s hand and hide behind dad’s legs. Some will act tough, but deep down they’re really going to miss their mommies.
So we want to know – what are your memories of the first day of school? Did you throw the biggest tantrum in the class? Were you the kid that hid under the desk all day? We want to hear your stories, be they embarrassing, hilarious or otherwise.
Email your stories (and a photo, if you’d like to share) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Reader stories” and yours might end up in print or online.
by A.C. Hall
The White Settlement City Council met again on Tuesday and announced to a full council chamber that the discussed cuts to the hours of operation of the Library will not be happening after all.
“The funding for the library will not be cut,” Mayor Ronald A. White announced. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
The deadline to file for the upcoming White Settlement City Council election has passed, and the candidates are now locked in. Up first is place 4. Currently held by Danny Anderson, this place will be up for grabs between two men. Incumbent Danny Anderson has filed to run for re-election, and he will be opposed by David Mann. Mann currently holds a position on the White Settlement Crime Board.
Also being decided in this election is place 5. This place is currently held by Steve Ott, and like place 4, there are two candidates running for this seat. Incumbent Steve Ott has filed to run for re-election, and he will be opposed by George Klecan.
The election will be held in early November, but stay tuned to The Grizzly Detail over the coming months as we give you in depth insight into the election, the candidates, and the issues that matter to them.