As we close out 2013, we at The Grizzly Detail newspaper want to thank you, our readers, for your patronage. Here’s a look back at a few of the events that took place throughout the year.
Council members, past and present, cut the ribbon on the newly refurbished Central Park in the spring.
Bear Coaching Change
The WSISD Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Paul Sharr at their board meeting in April. Current assistant head coach/offensive coordinator Kord Smith was named the Athletic Director/Head Coach later in the year.
Commuters driving along Loop 820 over Lake Worth saw large barges in the water. These flat-bottomed boats house the equipment used to pump millions of cubic yards of silt quietly through pipes to a compost site about 1.7 miles away. The dredging is designed to improve the lake’s safety, water quantity and recreational allure.
The EDC began negotiations to bring a Hawaiian Falls Waterpark and a companion adventure park to the open field next to Veterans Park and the Animal Control Shelter.
Navy Yard Shooting
A flurry of news media set up cameras and satellite trucks in the parking lot of Happy Bowl Asian Restaurant after learning that the suspected shooter at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., had local connections with the owner.
Farmers Branch Project
The 10 month closure of Meadow Park Drive came to an end in October as the new Meadow Park bridge was opened. The old bridge was replaced as part of the partial Farmers Branch Flood Control project, which has now been completed.
The Texas Department of Transportation used road graders and rolling roadblocks on the area’s main highways and roads to remove the ice after a winter storm hit Fort Worth. As a result, schools and businesses were closed for days as streets continued to be packed with ice, making it hard for drivers to move around town.