Local high school bands, groups take part in Parade of Lights in downtown Fort Worth

The Lake Worth Band entertained the crowd with Holiday Music.

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

Bears make strong showing in second half against the Bearcats

Brewer Bears quarterback #10 Carson Ingram follows a wall of blockers (#66 Christian Ramirez, #77 Fernando Monreal, #72 Justin Mayo, #68 Zach Bushey) in this past Friday night’s game against Aledo. Ingram lead the Bears with two touchdowns and a total of 236 yards in a 67-24 loss to the Bearcats. #8 Bryce Miller is also in the photo. Photo by Ellie Posey

Brewer Bears quarterback #10 Carson Ingram follows a wall of blockers (#66 Christian Ramirez, #77 Fernando Monreal, #72 Justin Mayo, #68 Zach Bushey) in this past Friday night’s game against Aledo. Ingram lead the Bears with two touchdowns and a total of 236 yards in a 67-24 loss to the Bearcats. #8 Bryce Miller is also in the photo. Photo by Ellie Posey

Although the Brewer Bears were shut out in the first half, the offense kept coming hard in the second half scoring 24 points against the #1 state ranked Bearcats of Aledo. The Bear defense gave up 67 points to the Bearcats, but they took a “never say die” attitude and fought hard against a tough rival. Bearcat fans said this was the toughest team played since their District opener against Mansfield Legacy.  The final score of the game was Aledo 67, Brewer 24, but the point spread did not tell the whole story of the fierce Bear play all throughout the game. Continue reading

While you’re putting money in your tank don’t get taken to the cleaners as well

 

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An old crime is rearing its ugly head at the gas pumps again; a crime that can easily be prevented with knowledge and forethought.
All summer various news sources all over the country have been warning women about “the sliders.” But the crime continues to occur and the target goes beyond just women. Continue reading

BOO at the Zoo provides fun for entire family

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by Ben Posey

Have a wild hare? How about Halloween with the young spooks this year by taking them to Boo at the Zoo. Kids will have harmless fun with the many wild animal exhibits, trick-or-treating around the zoo and all kinds of PG-rated activities. The zoo is filled with nothing but adorable animals, educational opportunities and a cheerful Halloween experience. Continue reading

Electrical lines relocation delays Chapel Creek Bridge project

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Electrical lines that are located over Interstate 30 at the Chapel Creek Bridge need to be relocated before the bridge project can get underway.
Oncor crews are working on the power line relocation. However, the Texas Department of Transportation has delayed the contractor bid opening until November 2016. That means construction is now anticipated to begin February 2017.
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.

Homecoming 2016 activities begin Wednesday at Brewer Bear stadium

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A Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned Friday night at the annual Homecoming game at Brewer Bear Stadium at BHS on Loop 820.   All of the traditional activities for the high school students have been planned including a Homecoming pep rally at 3:30 Friday afternoon in the BHS gym and a Homecoming dance on Saturday night from 7 to 11 p.m. at SplashDayz water park. Continue reading

Natural spring to be preserved

The well cap before construction began.

The well cap before construction began.

During work on the retaining wall/erosion prevention project near White Settlement City Hall, the City has spent some time working on the Jud Rowland Spring.  They have cleaned up the area around it and also lifted out the crumbling stone well that was built atop it.  The plan right now is to rehabilitate the spring and try to preserve the stone well that was pulled out. City officials are looking into the possibility of rebuilding it as a marker of the location for historical significance.

Workers remove the rock well cap.

Workers remove the rock well cap.

Office building for Lockheed under demolition

A permit for complete demolition of building number 500 was issued by the City of Fort Worth. The fate of the two other buildings on the property is undetermined at this time.

A permit for complete demolition of building number 500 was issued by the City of Fort Worth. The fate of the two other buildings on the property is undetermined at this time.

An abundance of phone calls and e-mails have flooded The Grizzly Detail Newspaper wanting to know what is happening at the old Lockheed Martin facility in Westpoint. Lockheed didn’t own but rented the space for many years. Here’s what we know folks.  Continue reading

Fifteen graduate from citizen academy

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A group of local citizens spent three hours every Thursday night for over two-months learning about police department procedures that included searching vehicles, officer approaches on traffic stops and shot training simunitions. On Sept. 6, this group graduated from the Citizen Police Academy. Included in the photo are: back row from left to right: Cpl J. Carter, Faron Young, Fredrick Brewer, Frank Childress, Brent Snelling, Ralph Davison, James Johnson, George Tucker, Chief J.P. Bevering; Middle Row left to right: Lilliane Davison, Susan McNutt, Laura Carter, Sabrina Tucker; Bottom Row left to right: Dolores Vazquez, Veronica Herrera, Angela Arnold, Oakley Bowman.

Council votes in 8% property tax increase, EDC awards grants and sells property

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by Ben Posey

At the top of White Settlement citizen concerns was the property tax increase that the council members voted into place at Tuesday night’s meeting. One citizen asked for explanation during the public comment section on why the city had to raise taxes when property values were already up according to the Tarrant County Appraisal District. No explanation or comment was given by any council member after the question was posed. Continue reading

Brewer wins close battle with Weatherford Roos

#20 Christian Calton scampers away from Weatherford defenders.

#20 Christian Calton scampers away from Weatherford defenders.

by Kyle Kirschner

What an exciting night for the Brewer Bears, starting off their second game of the season with a warm welcome for Officer Matt Pearce alongside the White Settlement Police to be honored by Brewer. Officer Pearce was also given the opportunity for initiating the coin toss, with Brewer receiving the kickoff from the Roos. Continue reading

Explosion caught on video as house destroyed in blaze

White Settlement Firefighters run hose lines to help battle a fire at a home on Allencrest Drive in White Settlement. Photo by WSFD

White Settlement Firefighters run hose lines to help battle a fire at a home on Allencrest Drive in White Settlement. Photo by WSFD

By Ben Posey

A neighbor’s video captured an explosion at a home in White Settlement this past week. The neighbor shot the video just before fire crews arrived at the scene on Allencrest Drive near Las Vegas Trail Thursday night as the house fire turned into a fireball. Continue reading

Don’t be bored on Labor Day: 8 great ways to celebrate

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By Ben Posey

As holidays go, Labor Day gets a little bit of a bum treatment. There’s no big parade (no disrespect to Garland’s annual event), no huge Labor festival. (Though you can get plenty festive at Bedford Blues & BBQ.)

All this doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Quite the contrary. We’ve rounded up a great list, with something for every letter in the holiday that needs a little love: L-A-B-O-R D-A-Y.  Continue reading

Explosion rocks SpaceX launch site in Florida during test

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An explosion rocked a SpaceX launch site Thursday during a routine rocket test.

SpaceX was conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when the blast occurred shortly after 9 a.m., according to NASA. The test was in advance of a planned Saturday launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is next to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Click the link below for more information.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/explosion-rocks-spacex-launch-florida-during-test-132941053.html

Education agency releases ratings for Texas school districts

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by Ben Posey

The Texas Education Agency released this week the 2016 state accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, as well as more than 8,600 campuses statewide.
Local School District Results:
Each campus in the White Settlement ISD and the Lake Worth ISD received the rating of “met standard” and in Fort Worth ISD, all high schools received the rating of “met standard” except Eastern Hills High School, which received “improvement required.” Twenty-one other middle and elementary campuses in the Fort Worth ISD were rated as “improvement required.” Continue reading

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By Cheryl Posey

Hold the presses! This can’t wait.

If you have a cup of hot (or cold, for you wimps) Starbucks deliciousness in your future, you may have to add a few more minutes to your drive time to get it for a couple of weeks, which is ill-timed since teachers and students may need that extra caffeine at the start of school. Continue reading

Area athletic teams, bands start practices on hottest day of year

The Lake Worth Bullfrog football team works on passing drills.

The Lake Worth Bullfrog football team works on passing drills.

Area sports teams, bands, cheerleaders, drill teams are showing up for practices this week facing some of the hottest temperatures of the year so far. On Monday, temperatures hit 103 degrees and the forecast calls for dry and hot weather with temperatures that could reach a triple-digit high through Friday. See more photos. Continue reading

Museum hosts black powder firing event

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By Carol Davis
Special to The Grizzly

The 15th Texas Cavalry/2nd US, under the direction of Captain Ron J. Paynter,  presented a day of Living History this past month at the White Settlement Historical Museum featuring black powder volley firing demonstrations and inspections, gunpowder cartridge rolling and bugle drills including the playing of Taps. If you missed it, another scheduled return for Living History Day is scheduled for Saturday, November 12.

Two men rob victim in late night transaction, one shot

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A man was shot by an off-duty Fort Worth police officer that was searching for a robbery suspect just before midnight on Wednesday.
At 11:55 p.m., police dispatch received a 911 call from the victim of a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a gas station in west Fort Worth at the intersection of Las Vegas Trail and South Normandale Street. The victim told police that they had agreed to buy an item online and was to meet the seller at the gas station. Two shirtless men arrived, and one pulled out a silver handgun and robbed the victim, they said. Continue reading