50-foot tree is centerpiece of Fort Worth

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It’s our favorite time of the year – the Sundance Square Christmas Tree is in place.  Crews hoisted the 50-foot fir tree into place and spent the day decorating it and covering it with about 50,000 LED lights. Come enjoy Sundance Square Plaza as we celebrate the holiday season.

Thomas, Spieth, Johnson among top ranked golfers at the Charles Schwab Challenge, May 20-26, 2019

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Jordan Spieth is among several top players in this years Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club, May 20-26, 2019.

Justin Thomas, the #5 ranked golfer in the world and 2017 PGA champion has joined the field of early commitments for the Charles Schwab Challenge, May 20-26, 2019. Thomas is currently sixth in the 2019 FedExCup points race, with five top 10 finishes this season so far.

Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial 2019

The 9-time PGA TOUR winner’s commitment makes five of the world’s current top 11 scheduled for the event at historic Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. He joins defending champion Justin Rose (2), Xander Schauffele (8), Jon Rahm (10) and Tommy Fleetwood (11). Other top players in the field include Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson, Ryan Palmer and Si Woo Kim.

Public tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit http://www.CharlesSchwabChallenge.com or call the Colonial Ticket Office at 817.927.4281. One-day tickets for any day, Wednesday through Sunday, are $50 each. Grounds passes good for the entire week cost $125. A $15 one- day Youth Ticket for young teens will also be available. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge.

 

 

 

 

Fort Worth Stock Show Parade cancelled

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For only the second time in recent history, the All Western Parade of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is cancelled due to the threat of excessive winds. The arrival of a strong cold front expected to hit downtown Fort Worth coinciding at the parade’s start time prompted the Stock Show to decide conditions for parade spectators, participants and livestock will be unsafe.

“While the parade is a celebratory event kicking off our annual Stock Show & Rodeo, we need to make decisions in the best interests of everyone involved,” said Brad Barnes, president and general manager of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. “Winds are estimated to be sustained at 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts exceeding 35. The challenging effect of the Northwest winds through downtown skyscrapers will only make these conditions worse.”

Guests who have purchased reserved seating for the parade can exchange their tickets for a season grounds pass for the 23-day run of the Stock Show or request a refund for the dollar value of their parade ticket at the Stock Show’s main ticket offices at 3401 W. Lancaster Avenue.

Texas releases new A-F grades for school districts — see how yours rated

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Nine Tarrant County area school districts received an “A” grade from the state, including Aledo, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Keller, Grapevine-Colleyville, Southlake Carroll and Mansfield while Lake Worth received the lowest grade, a “D,” according to an analysis of accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency.
White Settlement, Arlington, Castleberry, Crowley, Everman and Fort Worth school districts received a “C” grade.

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Rodeo Champions Crowned at FWSSR

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Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
The lion’s share of nearly $650,000 was paid to winners at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s World’s Original Indoor Rodeo, sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association on Saturday. In addition to the payout, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo paid a $5,000 cash bonus to each event average winner. 
The day got off to a rousing start on Saturday afternoon with the last performance of regular competition. That set the field for Saturday night’s finals and paid checks in the preliminary rounds. 

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65-foot Christmas tree fills downtown skyline

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Workers cut the straps on the nearly 65-foot Concolor Fir unleashing its wide branches from the trunk. The tree will be lit this weekend.

Excitement is filling the air with the arrival of this year’s beautiful 65-foot Concolor Fir Christmas tree from the state of Michigan. Local dignitaries, representatives from Sundance Square, and Green Mountain Energy Company were on site at 9:30 a.m. Monday for the official standing of the tree in the Sundance Square Plaza. Continue reading “65-foot Christmas tree fills downtown skyline”

Veterans Day Parade Fort Worth

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Saturday, Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade, Fort Worth

11 a.m. Opening ceremony, Sundance Square

Parade entries will stage by 9:30 a.m. at Panther Island Pavilion and step off at 10:30 p.m., heading south on Main Street toward downtown Fort Worth. After the opening ceremony, the parade will head south on Main to West 5th, west to Houston Street, then north on Houston Street. The parade is expected to feature more than 5,000 participants, including veterans, Junior ROTC groups, high school bands and other organizations.

Dangerous curves in White Settlement Road undergoing renovation

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If you’ve ever driven west on White Settlement Road heading into Parker County, you’ve probably hit the breaks hard to slow down as you came through two 90 degree turns that have been the location of many automobile accidents. The sharp turns have seen speeding cars bulldoze through iron fences.  Continue reading “Dangerous curves in White Settlement Road undergoing renovation”

Walsh Ranch adds three more homebuilders to initial phase

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About 1,700 acres are included in the first development phase of the 7,267-acre Walsh Ranch, which has been held by the family since the 1930s. The property is about 20 miles west of downtown Fort Worth, where Interstates 20 and 30 meet, and straddles both sides of the highway.

The 7,200-acre Walsh development has added some new homebuilders. The developers have announced MK Homes, Parkhill Signature Homes and Glendarroch Homes as additional homebuilders selected to build in the development’s initial phase. Continue reading “Walsh Ranch adds three more homebuilders to initial phase”

Updated Story: Suspected drunk driver kills woman in auto accident on Boat Club Road

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Updated Story:

Marie L. Canizales was a single mother raising her 5-year-old son. Her father, Sergio Canizales, said his 28-year-old daughter lived week to week on her paycheck, working to provide a good life for her son, Dylan Williams.

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