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

Water park now in the hands of the City

A view of the water park shows slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, a zipline and other park attractions that will be taken over by the City.

A view of the water park shows slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, a zipline and other park attractions that will be taken over by the City.

by A.C. Hall

It’s been over a week since White Settlement Mayor Ronald A. White announced the City’s intention to terminate their lease agreement with Hawaiian Falls over unpaid lease payments.  In that time, both the City and Hawaiian Falls have sounded off on the issue. Continue reading

Looking for relief from triple digit heat

Summer greeted the many residents of the DFW area with the first 100 degree days of the season and a level orange pollution watch, meaning that ozone is expected to reach the unhealthy range this week.

The forecast is for a streak of 100 degree days.

“Just plain old-fashioned hot this week,” said NBC 5 meteorologist David Finfrock during an evening broadcast.

The forecast for the rest of the week calls for mostly sunny skies, with afternoon highs in the triple digits and morning lows in the low to middle 70s, and no chance of rain.

Area pools, water parks, and snow cone stands have been packed all week with youngsters looking for a bit of relief.

These kids were caught cooling off at Raymond Street Splash Park in White Settlement. Pictured (l-r) are Angel Grider, Paige Miller, Miguel Moran, Josh Miller, Alexis Grider, Bethany Miller, Bruce Ramos, and Gabby Ramos.