Brewer Bears go 3-1 in Lake Worth Tournament


Brewer Bear #21 Pedro Castro drives past a Dallas Spruce defender in a tournament game at Lake Worth High School this past week. The Bears beat Spruce 47-28. Castro scored 25 points and had 9 rebounds in the game. Continue reading “Brewer Bears go 3-1 in Lake Worth Tournament”


Education agency releases ratings for Texas school districts


by Ben Posey

The Texas Education Agency released this week the 2016 state accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, as well as more than 8,600 campuses statewide.
Local School District Results:
Each campus in the White Settlement ISD and the Lake Worth ISD received the rating of “met standard” and in Fort Worth ISD, all high schools received the rating of “met standard” except Eastern Hills High School, which received “improvement required.” Twenty-one other middle and elementary campuses in the Fort Worth ISD were rated as “improvement required.” Continue reading “Education agency releases ratings for Texas school districts”

Area athletic teams, bands start practices on hottest day of year

The Lake Worth Bullfrog football team works on passing drills.
The Lake Worth Bullfrog football team works on passing drills.

Area sports teams, bands, cheerleaders, drill teams are showing up for practices this week facing some of the hottest temperatures of the year so far. On Monday, temperatures hit 103 degrees and the forecast calls for dry and hot weather with temperatures that could reach a triple-digit high through Friday. See more photos. Continue reading “Area athletic teams, bands start practices on hottest day of year”

Superintendent honored with membership

John Hebert
John Hebert

John Hebert, Current Superintendent of Lake Worth ISD and former White Settlement ISD administrator and Brewer Bear was recently honored at a meeting of students, parents and teachers in Waco, TX by being named a Regional Honorary Member of the FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Region II. This is the highest honor that FCCLA can bestow upon a person who is not a member of the organization. The recognition took place at the March 4-5 contest held in Waco. Continue reading “Superintendent honored with membership”

Kids earn Cowtown CALF grant for upcoming race

January Cowtown Picture

Area schools earned grants from the Cowtown C.A.L.F. program this year. Students in the Runners Clubs at Blue Haze, Liberty, North and West Elementaries and Tannahill Intermediate as well as Effie Morris Elementary in Lake Worth received a new pair of running shoes and entry fee assistance to participate in the 2016 Cook Children’s 5K on Feb. 27. Continue reading “Kids earn Cowtown CALF grant for upcoming race”

School zones flashing as kids head back to class

back to school

The first day of school is here, which means a new crop of youngsters will be taking the traumatic step towards growing up: going to preschool or kindergarten. Tiny tots all over town will cling to mom’s hand and hide behind dad’s legs. Some will act tough, but deep down they’re really going to miss their mommies.
So we want to know – what are your memories of the first day of school? Did you throw the biggest tantrum in the class? Were you the kid that hid under the desk all day? We want to hear your stories, be they embarrassing, hilarious or otherwise.
Email your stories (and a photo, if you’d like to share) to with the subject line “Reader stories” and yours might end up in print or online.

Lake Worth Trustees sworn in to office

lake worth trustees

At the Lake Worth School Board meeting on November 17, Mr. Weldon Hafley, Interim Superintendent, presented the oath of office to Mrs. Sonja Norman (Place 4), Mr. Steve Atchison (Place 5), Mrs. Donna Hutson (Place 6), and Mr. Chris Thomas (Place 7). Norman, Atchison, and Hutson, all incumbents, who were elected November 4 in non-contested races. Thomas was appointed to fill the term when the elected candidate, Mr. Glen Heflin, declined the position due to personal reasons.