March 2 marks the 181st anniversary of Texas independence. On this date in 1836, 59 delegates crowded into the tiny river town of Washington and passed, without debate, a declaration written primarily by George Childress that proclaimed Texas a republic independent from Mexico. Continue reading
Gasoline prices around the area as well as Texas have started 2017 on a higher note. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide rose a nickel this week to reach an average $2.16 per gallon. The average gasoline price across the U.S. increased 6 cents to reach $2.36 per gallon. El Paso has the cheapest gasoline in Texas this week at an average $2.08 per gallon. Drivers in Dallas face the highest retail gasoline prices statewide at an average $2.21 per gallon.
Fort Worth and more than 300 agencies will be joining forces in executing municipal court warrants across Texas in the 2016 Texas Warrant Roundup, which officially begins Saturday, March 5. Continue reading
Russ McKee welcomes Donald Trump to Cowtown as and his wife Kathy get close to the billionaire candidate as he exits the stage in Fort Worth.
By Cheryl Posey
Lines grew longer and longer as Super Tuesday voting neared its closing hour yesterday. Most polling locations noticed a notable difference in the amount of Republicans coming out on Tuesday compared to much smaller numbers of Democrats. Continue reading
Traditionally held the first Tuesday in October, National Night Out gives residents the chance to enjoy an evening of activities and the opportunity to get to know their neighbors. The White Settlement Police Department will be hosting a community event in its parking lot that will include a dunk booth, bounce houses and lots of other fun activities for citizens. The event starts at 6 p.m. Continue reading
For years, politicians and volunteers have been talking about building a high-speed rail line to and possibly through North Texas.
Just this past week, the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) approved $4.5 million for the planning, design, project development and preliminary engineering to build a high speed rail in the Dallas-Fort Worth to Houston corridor by 2021. Continue reading
This year wildflowers sprouted earlier than usual and cooler temperatures have meant they’ve stuck around longer. 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
At least one person was killed and several others were injured when a truck hit a support beam on a highway bridge under construction on Interstate 35 in Salado, Texas. Continue reading
A state prison transport bus veered from Interstate 20 near Penwell and struck a passing train on Wednesday morning, killing 10 passengers and injuring five others. Continue reading
Hundreds of state laws took change this weekend after lawmakers spent months approving new bills. Here’s a look at some of the new laws that are now in effect: Continue reading
By Cheryl Posey
Students, parents and educators alike breathed a sigh of relief during the second week of June when Governor Rick Perry signed House Bill 5 into law. HB 5 embodies significant changes to high school graduation requirements, the state assessment system and the state accountability system. Continue reading