Jordan Spieth–Masters champion and darling of the golf world–was a 2014 participant. Maybe it brought him good luck—and who is to say it didn’t. If there’s any superstition, Jordan may be a “lock” for future “Norm-A-Thons.”
Norm made an on-the-air mention that since the 2014 “Norm-A-Thon,” Jordan has played in four PGA events, finishing under par for all 16 rounds.
When other pro golfers hear this, they may well flock to Dallas to see if such good fortune “rubs off” with association to programs that help the poor and hungry…. Continue reading
Twenty-five members of the Brewer High School choir recently had the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Brewer choir students were part of a 300-member voice choir that consisted of students from throughout the nation. Continue reading
Seven Lake Worth High School band students will be competing in the State Solo and Ensemble contest in May. Congratulations to these talented young men and women.
Join Us for a Ribbon-Cutting Event, Thursday, April 23 at 10 a.m.
Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completed extension of Winbrook Drive and Benbrook Parkway, located in the Benbrook Industrial Park. Continue reading
Applications for the $1,000 Brewer Exes Association scholarship are now available from BHS counselors and online on the counselor’s portion of the BHS website. Deadline for applications is April 22. The scholarship is open to all 2015 Brewer High School seniors. Continue reading
Mark your calendar for the Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden, April 25-26. Continue reading
Fort Worth Prairie Fest is a free outdoor festival featuring wildlife tours, children’s activities, music, food and drink. It takes place at Tandy Hills Natural Area, 3400 View St., with a magnificent view of Fort Worth’s downtown skyline. Continue reading
The Brewer High School Athletic Hall of Fame Nominating Committee selected the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees last night. Inductees are: Terry Mooney, class of 1985; Greg Morris, class of 1987; and Aubrey Huff, class of 1995. The inductees will be recognized during the Sept. 4 varsity football game and during an Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 5.
A day after bad weather disrupted Friday night plans, a fast-moving system packed with high wind, lightning and some hail swept west to east across North Texas, knocking down power lines, tearing up trees and raining on the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Party for a Cause at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
An estimated 90,000 people were without power as the storm blew through, according to Oncor, the electric-delivery company. Most of the outages were on the western side of the DFW Metroplex.
This year wildflowers sprouted earlier than usual and cooler temperatures have meant they’ve stuck around longer. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
Last week seventeen new MedStar employees gathered in the Hawaiian Falls parking lot for a two day ambulance maneuvering training course. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
Chief of Police Jack Ely notified the city last week that he is retiring. Ely served as Chief of Police of the White Settlement Police Department for over eight years. A two-week notice was given, but Ely is reportedly taking vacation time and has already cleared out his office. Continue reading
The Brewer Middle School Tennis Team participated in the district tournament on April 11 and six players placed or medaled. Continue reading
The annual JROTC/JCC Final Review will kick-off on Friday, April 17, at Fort Worth ISD’s Farrington Field. The Review will begin at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading
Three young men from the Lake Worth Bullfrogs varsity football team have been selected to play in the North Texas All-Star Game. T. Sanders and M. Rios will play receiver. T. White will play quarterback. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
With just three weeks remaining in the regular season the Bears baseball team is looking for every win they can get. Unfortunately, a recent string of losses continued on Friday night as Wichita Falls put up 11 runs to beat the Bears 11 – 3. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
Most people are familiar with the 10 run rule that can see a blowout ball game stopped early, but the Lady Bears needed a 15 run rule in their win over Wichita Falls on Friday. Continue reading
In many ways, the seventh film in the Fast and the Furious franchise completes the evolution of this series. What started out as a street racing cops and robbers story has slowly morphed into a super hero action overload full of mayhem of the highest order. Is that a good thing? I’m not positive, but I do know that you’ll be entertained by Furious 7 one way or another. Continue reading
Cast of Stalag 17. Peter Graves (seated), William Holden (right), and Richard Erdman (third from right) -Paramount Pictures
From the moment acting teachers, directors, and even fellow actors first laid eyes on him, they knew Richard Erdman belonged in films. Continue reading
8th Grade Team
7th Grade Team
Several athletes on the Brewer Middle School girls’ track team will advance to the District Meet on April 6 and 7 after placing in the top four at the Zone Meet. Continue reading
by Dr. Don Newbury
Who among us has not participated in shenanigans associated with April Fool’s Day, either as a perpetrator or an unwitting victim? I sense only “ayes” in response. Continue reading
The Brewer Middle School FCA recently collected more than 200 items for the Cook Children’s Hospital wish list in honor of their fellow student Kitra Counts, who recently lost her four-year battle with cancer. Continue reading
Pictured are l-r, Melinda Welden, Pat Hardy, Betsy McDaniel.
The Epsilon Nu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met at North Elementary in WSISD on Monday, April 6. DKG is an honorary society made up of women teachers. Continue reading
A pickup truck that appeared to be traveling north bound on White Settlement Rd. near Clifford Street ended up upside down this past week. It happened during the lunch hour bringing numerous citizens out of area eateries to aid the victim before emergency crews could arrive. Officials could only report that the driver was taken to an area hospital with injuries.
The 15th Texas Cavalry/2nd Missouri U.S. Civil War re-enactment company return to the WSH Museum for a day of Civil War Living History on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The picture above shows them rolling up and filling their gunpowder charges needed to fire the various black-powder weapons used in demonstration of Civil War activities. Photo by Carol Davis – WSHM
by A.C. Hall
A new Spartan Metro-Star Chassis Fire Pumper vehicle was approved for purchase at the latest Benbrook City Council meeting. Fire Chief Tommy Davis presented this item to the council, informing them that their existing fire pumper vehicle did not pass a recent inspection. Chief Davis also pointed out that the current fire pumper is from 1988. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall The issues surrounding the White Settlement City Council’s removal of the crime board over budget concerns continued this week. The action taken last week saw the council vote 4 – 1 to remove the crime board members and name the council as the new crime board. This move has come under scrutiny from some citizens as well as Mayor Ronald A. White and council member Steve Ott, who voted against the action. Continue reading
The Brewer High School boys’ golf team won second place at the Boswell Invitational on March 27. Pictured are: Logan Burns, Daniel Bowie, Michael Matthews, Cameron Curry and Jacob Gibson. Coach is BJ Warren.
On March 11 the White Settlement Police Department SWAT team hosted the Tarrant County 911 District Basic Tactical Dispatch Practical Exercise. This is the second time that the WSPD SWAT team has hasted this event. Designed to give dispatchers an up close look at SWAT operations, the scenario based exercises showed several aspects of SWAT. This included basic tactical deployment with an emphasis on communication responsibilities. The training was attended by various agencies throughout North Texas.
Savannah Wahrer Miss Teen Texas International
Savannah Wahrer, a resident of Fort Worth, brings home the crowning glory as she won the title of Miss Teen Texas International 2015. Savannah competed against teens from across the Lone Star State to win the crown during the Texas International Pageant, held March 15 at the Granville Arts Center in Dallas. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
After being discussed off and on for several years, Tuesday afternoon the White Settlement City Council voted 4 to 1 to replace the current Crime Board with the council. This means the citizens previously named to that board will no longer serve with the council acting as that board from now on. This action came after a contentious meeting that saw Mayor Ronald A. White, council member Steve Ott, and several citizens voice their disagreement with the move.
Council member Danny Anderson was in favor of the move, and spoke early on about the reasons he feels make this action necessary. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
A recent letter to the editor regarding the denial of an office for Mayor Ronald A. White at City Hall has sparked some heated conversation. The letter suggested that Mayor White was told he did not have an office at City Hall despite the fact that previous Mayor Jerry Burns had one in the building. Mayor White confirmed this, saying he allowed the issue to lay dormant, but now that it’s become public he would comment on it. He shared his interaction with City Manager Jim Ryan that led to the start of this issue. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
Last week we featured a conversation with new Assistant City Manager Jeff James as he assumes a leadership role in White Settlement. Another promotion that has taken place in recent months involves former Building Official Kyle Reeves, who is now the Economic Development Director for the City. City Manager Jim Ryan shared some thoughts about Reeves with The Grizzly Detail. Continue reading