Astronomers say Monday night’s Super Moon should provide a great opportunity to help get the next generation excited about space exploration. According to NASA, Monday’s full moon will be the closest full moon to the Earth since 1948.
According to NASA scientists, the moon won’t be this close to the Earth again until 2034.
It’s time once again to turn our heads up to the sky. This month’s full moon rises on Friday, and it promises to be a good one. Continue reading
A full moon occurs each month when the sun, Earth, and moon line up. At this time, the Earth-facing side of the moon is completely lit up by sunlight. This month, the full moon rises to its prime at 6:57 p.m. EDT on Tuesday. However, for some unaided observers, the monthly full moon appears full about a day before and after the actual full moon phase
The moniker Full Buck Moon symbolizes the time of the year when male deer, known as bucks, start to grow their new antlers. While this nickname is most commonly used, it is only one of the many lunar names for this month’s full moon.
July’s full moon has also been called the Full Thunder Moon and the Full Hay Moon, as July is considered to be the season with the most frequent thunderstorms and the time of year when farmers harvest, bale and stow hay for the upcoming winter.
Full moons generally rise once a month — with the exception of a “Blue Moon,” which appears twice in a month — and the variety of names given to these spectacular lunar events stems from ancient cultures, including Native American tribes living in the northeast U.S., according to The Farmer’s Almanac. In Chinese culture, for example, the full moon of July is referred to as the Hungry Ghost Moon.
Cowtown Outlaws Team
About 6,700 volunteers participated in the 31st annual Cowtown Great American Cleanup. Collections totaled 5,520 bags of litter and debris collected with an estimated weight of 54 tons and 740 bags of recyclables. Continue reading
You might think you have arrived in a country far away if you step into the conservatory at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens over the next few weeks. Stunning butterflies, approximately 10,000, from North, South and Central America as well as Africa and Asia were released this week inside the glasshouse at the gardens. Continue reading
Get ready for an early spring. At least that’s what Punxsutawney Phil said yesterday. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
In a special meeting on Tuesday the White Settlement City Council received an update on the soil contamination in the 2000 block of south Cherry Lane. Assistant City Manager Jeff James gave the update, first providing some background on this issue. According to James, the first time this issue was noticed was in 1989 when there was a leak in the underground gas tanks of the gas station on the east side of the Cherry Lane and I30 intersection. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality addressed the problem at that time and installed two well sites that would allow them to monitor the area for future leaks. Continue reading
Workers stand atop a 100’ tower near Lake Worth waiting to connect a weather radar that will help detect and warn against damaging storms.
by Ben Posey
The City of Fort Worth was the next location in North Central Texas to add state-of-the-art Collaborative Adapting Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) weather radar to help spot tornadoes and flash floods. Crews installed a CASA radar this past Friday at 5801 Boat Club Road near Lake Worth. The new radar will provide lifesaving data earlier than radars currently in use. Continue reading
A killer disease has set its sights on America’s most beloved landscape shrub, the rose. Continue reading
From the desk of:
Brian Thompson, Fire Chief / Emergency Management Coordinator, WSFD
With all the recent heavy rains, mosquitoes are out in large numbers. Just a reminder of the preventive measures everyone can use to reduce the breeding areas of mosquitoes and being bitten. Continue reading
Inspiration Point just off Roberts Cut Off Road on the east side of Lake Worth was a popular spot this past week as water flowed over the dam for the first time in many years.
A continued flood threat in the area has the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) keeping a close watch on water levels at Lake Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Worth. Continue reading
Last week, Fort Worth closed the boat ramps at Lake Worth because of projections the lake could reach an elevation of 596 feet. Continue reading
This year wildflowers sprouted earlier than usual and cooler temperatures have meant they’ve stuck around longer. Continue reading
Celebrate the Earth in Fort Worth! Continue reading
The total solar eclipse seen from Svalbard, Norway Friday March 20, 2015. An eclipse is darkening parts of Europe on Friday in a rare solar event that won’t be repeated for more than a decade.
This Friday, a rare total solar eclipse will be visible across parts of Greenland, Europe, and North Africa. Not only is this the only total solar eclipse in 2015, but it’s the last of its kind for another 19 years. Continue reading
Run through the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to raise money to maintain the beauty of the garden and to provide educational programs for families and children. Continue reading
Despite a break in snowfall and freezing rain over the weekend and early into the week, officials with the National Weather Service warn that another wave of winter weather may be headed for North Texas later this week.
The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth issued a special weather statement early Monday morning for more than 40 counties in the region, warning of potential freezing precipitation starting Wednesday morning and continuing through Thursday. That darned Groundhog…
Fort Worth celebrates America Recycles Day by offering free document shredding and many other recycling opportunities on Nov. 15. The event will be held rain or shine, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at La Grave Field, Sixth and Calhoun streets. Continue reading
Gas drilling in White Settlement. (File Photo Grizzly Detail)
by A.C. Hall
On Tuesday the White Settlement City Council voted unanimously to repeal the moratorium they placed on gas drilling permits as they approved a new version of the City’s gas drilling ordinance. Continue reading
Cooler temperatures mean changing colors and a lot of raking as the leaves on area trees start to drop. Celebrate Arbor Day on Sat., Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. at Casino Beach Park in Lake Worth. This fall, you can take a tour along the shores of Lake Worth and visit with Master Arborist Wes Culwell as he highlights the many types of trees in the area including some of Lake Worth’s largest specimens. Photo by Chuck Garrett
Fort Worth Japanese Garden
Enjoy the beautiful weather at the Fall Festival in the Japanese Garden this weekend, Oct. 25-26. Continue reading
A partial solar eclipse should occur in the Fort Worth area around 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.
A partial solar eclipse will darken North American skies Thursday afternoon (Oct. 23). Continue reading
The X-37B space planes resemble miniature versions of NASA’s space shuttles.
The U.S. Air Force’s mysterious X-37B space plane will return to Earth this week —possibly as early as Tuesday — after 22 months in orbit on a secret mission. Continue reading
By Cheryl Posey
A group of teens from the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement were shaken awake Monday morning, some say a little too abruptly. Continue reading
by A.C. Hall
In a specially called Council meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the White Settlement City Council reconsidered its position on a permit application from Chesapeake to drill six new wells in the city. Continue reading
Chesapeake Energy has wells on this site near Las Vegas Trail in White Settlement.
by A.C. Hall
Tensions between the City of White Settlement and Chesapeake Energy reached an all time high last week when the City Council voted to deny six new drilling permits to Chesapeake. Continue reading
Photo by Chuck Garrett
Cooler temperatures mean changing colors and a lot of raking as the leaves on area trees start to drop. This fall, you can take a tour along the shores of Lake Worth with Master Arborist Wes Culwell as he highlights the many types of trees in the area including some of Lake Worth’s largest specimens. For more information or reservations (there is a fee for the tour) you can contact him at 817-246-8197 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
With solar panels on top, this car built by All Saints Episcopal School students can travel up to 35 mph.
by Ben Posey
Fourteen solar powered cars have left from Fort Worth and are now making an 8-day trek across the western half of the United States ending in Los Angeles, California as part of the 2013 Winston Solar Challenge. Continue reading
While there has been only one human case of the West Nile Virus in Tarrant County so far this year, Tarrant County Public Health will have several trucks out tonight spraying for mosquitoes. Continue reading
The largest full moon of 2013, a so-called “supermoon,” will light up the night sky this weekend, but there’s more to this lunar delight than meets the eye. Continue reading
For the thousands of Fort Worth residents living in apartment homes, the good news is residential recycling is coming your way very soon. Items that can be recycled, such as aluminum cans, bottles and paper, will have new life instead of making their way to the landfill to be buried forever. Continue reading
Fort Worth is implementing Stage 1 water restrictions effective Monday, June 3 because of low water supply levels. Tarrant Regional Water District, Fort Worth’s raw water supplier, expects to drop below the 75 percent level of available water supply as of Monday. The current level is 76 percent. Continue reading