Humbug… Gas prices on the rise

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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.

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

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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.

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Police looking for west side armed robber

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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.

WS Area Chamber elects new officers

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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

Lockheed displays F-35 Lightning model downtown

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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

10th anniversary of inaugural flight of F-35

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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

New members sworn in with Oath of Office

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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

75 years later: Pearl Harbor still clear on the minds of Americans

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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

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