Lockheed Martin is currently finalizing a $37 billion deal to sell a record 440 F-35 fighter jets to 11 countries including the U.S.
Projects intended to help students across the Dallas-Fort Worth area ride their bicycles or walk to school more safely received a significant boost from the Regional Transportation Council recently.
A motorcyclist was killed early Wednesday in a wreck at 1700 S.W. Loop 820, according to police and the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.
Remembering “To Sir, with Love” at 50
THE IDLE AMERICAN
When Life Gets Serious….
Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury
Commencement exercises, like holiday movies watched countless times, usually are fairly predictable. After all, printed programs get us back on track in case of the wandering of minds.
Some of the best “mind-wanderers” are faculty members who know the sub-plots–some of them winding and tangled—that are unique to certain graduates.
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10 a.m.: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, 5725 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville.
10 a.m.: Laurel Land Memorial Park, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth.
10 a.m.: Moore Memorial Gardens, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington.
10:30 a.m.: Memorial service for Royal Flying Corps 100th anniversary, Greenwood Cemetery, 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth. Remarks will be made by Brig. Gen. David Kettle, secretary general of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Canadian Agency. The ceremony will include a biplane flyover by C.K. Lee and David Tatum and an F-16 flyover by the 301st Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserves, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.
11 a.m. Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, assembly area, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. Keynote speech by Brig. Gen. David C. Hill, commander of the southwestern division of the Army Corps of Engineers. Music provided by Army 1st Cavalry Division Band from Fort Hood. Missing-man formation will be provided by the 301st Fighter Wing, 457th Fighter Squadron.
6 p.m. Thompson American Legion Hall Post 655, 2817 Carson St., Haltom City. Features concert by the Jazz Monsters Big Band.
6:30 p.m.: Mount Olivet Cemetery, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth. Keynote speech by retired Air Force Col. Kimberly Olson. The Moslah Shrine Band and First Christian Church Chancel Choir will perform. The Lone Star Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Honor Guard will perform a three-volley rifle salute. In the event of rain, the service will be moved indoors.
Kevin Kisner surged in the the final round, with three consecutive birdies on the first three holes of the back nine and a nail-biting par save that prevented a playoff against Jon Rahm, Sean O’Hair and Jordan Spieth, whose own stunning comeback was just one stroke short of a back-to-back Colonial win. Kisner hung on to a spot near the top of the leaderboard throughout the Tournament, leaving him poised to pull ahead with a 66 after Webb Simpson, who held the lead Friday and Saturday, finished 1 over par with a 71.
Join us at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational in congratulating Kevin Kisner, who joins the greatest players on the PGA TOUR on the Colonial Wall of Champions. Kevin Kisner’s win at Colonial is his 2nd career win on the PGA TOUR, and his first since 2015.
General Election, May 6, 2017
On May 6, 2017, a general election will be held to elect White Settlement School Board members, Fort Worth City Council representatives and the Fort Worth mayor.
Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 6.
Police have identified an 18-year-old who they say stabbed a fellow student Tuesday afternoon at Brewer High School in Fort Worth.
The man accused in a fatal shooting outside Ridgmar Mall on Monday was married to the victim, police confirmed Thursday.
WSPD Press Release
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
J.C. Penney Company will close 130 to 140 stores and two distribution centers during the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping. 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
Benbrook Police are searching for a trailer that was stolen from a Boy Scouts troop in Benbrook. 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.
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.
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
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.
#21 Pedro Castro fights for a rebound against Chisholm Trail.
The boys team took on a tough Chisholm Trail basketball team and lost a game that was pretty much dominated by the Rangers all night long, 54-40. Continue reading
#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
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.
Fort Worth police say officers are investigating an incident that occurred at Hulen Mall that caused the mall to go on lockdown Monday night. Continue reading