For residents living in the Westpoint area of west Fort Worth, several large properties that have been vacant for years are now under contract to be sold. The developers have all filled out pre-application paperwork with The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for housing tax credits and are showing that they will be building multi-family housing units on the properties. Continue reading “On the way down while other properties on the way up”
Amid the tweets from both President Elect Donald Trump and Lockheed Martin, a group of people including test pilots, engineers, assembly workers and others who worked on developing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jet will be celebrating as the 10th anniversary of the inaugural flight takes place. Continue reading “10th anniversary of inaugural flight of F-35”
By Ben Posey
A revamped highway system from West Loop 820 to Linkcrest Drive was discussed Tuesday night at a meeting hosted by the Chapel Creek Neighborhood Association. While some attendees at the meeting expected more detail on the widening of Chapel Creek Boulevard as well as expansion of the bridge over Interstate 30, representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) as well as Fort Worth City Councilman Zim Zimmerman discussed more of the expansion of the highway and frontage roads themselves. Continue reading “Councilman, NCTCOG discuss freeway expansion and bridge construction”
What You Can do Before Severe Weather Strikes
- Develop a disaster plan for you and your family at home, work, school, and when outdoors.
- Identify a safe place to take shelter. Interior rooms with no windows are best.
- Have a Weather Radio with a warning alarm tone and battery back-up. Keep your cell phone charged.
- Listen to commercial radio or television/cable TV for weather information. Know what’s coming ahead of time.
- Check the weather forecast before leaving for extended periods outdoors. Watch for signs of approaching storms.
- If severe weather threatens, check on people who are elderly, very young, or physically or mentally disabled. Don’t forget about pets and animals.
Late Monday afternoon the White Settlement SWAT team executed a search warrant on a home on Downe Drive near Lake View Ridge Drive in White Settlement. Multiple calls came into The Grizzly Detail Newspaper office as well as the school district regarding the large police presence and the yellow crime tape that was strung around the home.
“Our crime scene investigator along with the assistance from the Tarrant County Sherriff’s Department have been searching for and collecting evidence,” said White Settlement Police Chief J.P. Bevering in an email response late Tuesday afternoon. “We do not have anyone formally charged with any offense at this point.”
It is still unclear at this time why the home was searched or what police were looking for. More details will follow in The Grizzly Detail Newspaper as they are released.
White Settlement School District spokesperson Desiree Coyle said they had received some calls from concerned parents but the police activity did not impact the school day operations.
by Ben Posey
State officials plan to improve safety on six miles of Texas 199, a corridor that many Fort Worth drivers refer to as one of the most dangerous in the region. Continue reading “Update: Funding projections for Jacksboro Hwy makeover”
By A.C. Hall and Cheryl Posey
Brewer High School and Tannahill Intermediate both lost power in an early morning storm Tuesday that wreaked havoc on the BHS campus and put all White Settlement ISD schools into Tornado mode around 8 a.m. Heavy storms and severe winds blew through White Settlement, Benbrook, Lake Worth, Aledo and most other area communities and brought at least three confirmed E1 tornadoes to the area. Continue reading “School kids duck and cover as high winds, hail and rain cause damage”
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 “Great Texas Warrant Roundup headed your way”
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 “Super Tuesday, Voters in long lines as polls close”
Some survivors of serious accidents and a group of elected officials in Northwest Tarrant County including State Rep. Charlie Geren and the Mayor of Lake Worth will make a plea to the Texas Department of Transportation for a share of $1.3 billion being made available to ease traffic congestion. Continue reading “Funding sought for Jacksboro Highway improvements”
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 “Radar to help spot severe weather earlier”
Be sure to tune in to TNT this Friday night, Sept 18 at 7:00 p.m. as the second half of the White Settlement centered episode of Cold Justice airs. This special two part episode takes a look at a 1992 sexual assault and murder of a woman who was stabbed to death in her home, and a double homicide of two young men whose throats were slashed. Both crimes happened within months of each other and in the same neighborhood leaving local law enforcement with three unsolved murders. The team will have to determine if these two cases are potentially connected, and bring whomever is responsible to justice.
by A.C. Hall
The deadline to file for the upcoming White Settlement City Council election has passed, and the candidates are now locked in. Up first is place 4. Currently held by Danny Anderson, this place will be up for grabs between two men. Incumbent Danny Anderson has filed to run for re-election, and he will be opposed by David Mann. Mann currently holds a position on the White Settlement Crime Board.
Also being decided in this election is place 5. This place is currently held by Steve Ott, and like place 4, there are two candidates running for this seat. Incumbent Steve Ott has filed to run for re-election, and he will be opposed by George Klecan.
The election will be held in early November, but stay tuned to The Grizzly Detail over the coming months as we give you in depth insight into the election, the candidates, and the issues that matter to them.
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 “Lake Worth boat ramps remain closed”
Members of the community along with City Officials, Military members and Veterans paid tribute on Monday to members of the armed forces who gave the ultimate sacrifice in providing our freedom. The ceremony was held at Veterans Park at 9 a.m. Continue reading “Local ceremony honors, pays respects to military members”
A day after bad weather disrupted Friday night plans, a fast-moving system packed with high wind, lightning and some hail swept west to east across North Texas, knocking down power lines, tearing up trees and raining on the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Party for a Cause at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
An estimated 90,000 people were without power as the storm blew through, according to Oncor, the electric-delivery company. Most of the outages were on the western side of the DFW Metroplex.
This year, the Marine Creek Health & Safety Fair event takes place on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Marine Creek Lake Fields. The fields are located at 820 & Marine Creek. For more information, please call the Northwest YMCA 817-237- 7237 or the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department 817-884-1287.
The event is FREE TO EVERYONE
by A.C. Hall
Last week seventeen new MedStar employees gathered in the Hawaiian Falls parking lot for a two day ambulance maneuvering training course. Continue reading “MedStar driver training”
North Texans can review, give input on recommendations online
Developing transportation solutions for the many regional transportation needs involves collaboration and public input that guide decisions as projects move from an idea to a detailed plan to secured funding and eventually construction. North Texans are encouraged to review and comment on the latest set of changes to funded transportation projects moving toward completion. Continue reading “Planners Seek Input on Proposed Changes to Funded Transportation Projects”
The I-35W improvement project, which spans 18 miles in Fort Worth and includes a section that is ranked No. 8 on the state’s most congested roadway list, has achieved several milestones in recent months: Continue reading “Just count them cars: I-35W construction update”
Join the Tarrant Regional Water District at Whoop on the Loop, celebrating the completion of the Marine Creek loop trail with a 1K fun run, 5K and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. March 21. Continue reading “Whoop on the Loop to open new Marine Creek Lake trail”
Police are looking for a person of interest in the robbery of the Briar Beer and Tobacco convenience store in Northwest Tarrant County on Friday. Continue reading “Suspect wanted in robbery”
What to do on the 4th of July Continue reading “Cities across area prepare Independence Day celebrations”
The Fort Worth Police Department’s Traffic Division will cooperate with the Texas Department of Transportation and other law enforcement agencies in a no-refusal anti-DWI campaign Aug. 30-Sept. 2. Continue reading “Police cracking down on DWI this holiday weekend”
The City of White Settlement will be spraying for mosquitoes starting on Sunday, Aug. 11, Monday, Aug. 12, and Tuesday, Aug. 13, starting at 9:30 p.m. each night. A news release says spraying will last approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours each night. Continue reading “Spraying for Mosquitoes set for this weekend in White Settlement”
by Ben Posey
The Tarrant County Public Health department notified the City of White Settlement this past week that a mosquito sample tested positive for West Nile Virus from a trap on the north side of town. Continue reading “City notified of positive lab test for West Nile Virus”
Tarrant County property values are up about 2.4 percent when compared to a year ago, a $3 billion boost that will provide needed revenue to a majority of the county’s cities, schools and other taxing entities. Continue reading “Some Tarrant property values up, others in area decline”
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 “Solar powered cars pass the pumps heading west”
Tarrant County Public Health reported two additional deaths associated with West Nile virus (WNV), bringing the total West Nile virus-related deaths this season in Tarrant County to four. There are 212 human cases in Tarrant County. The latest deaths involve a Fort Worth man and a North Richland Hills woman – both in their 80’s, with underlying medical conditions.
While everyone is at risk of being affected by West Nile virus, people age 50 and older are at a higher risk of developing a severe WNV infection. West Nile virus symptoms include flu-like illness, with moderate to high fever (102 degrees or more), severe headache, severe muscle ache or joint pain, severe eye pain, mental changes, fatigue, nausea and respiratory symptoms. People with symptoms should check with their physician.
Tarrant County Public Health recommends that people:
*Drain and dump all standing water in and around their home and neighborhood; double-check all areas in light of the recent rains.
*Avoid being outdoors from dusk to dawn, if possible.
*Dress appropriately by covering your arms and legs and spray thin clothing with repellent when outdoors.
*Use an insect repellent when outdoors, preferably one with at least 20 percent DEET.
For more information about WNV, look for the West Nile virus icon on their Web site: tarrantcounty.com.
A Fort Worth resident in his 80s with underlying medical conditions has become Tarrant County’s second person to die of West Nile virus, officials with Tarrant County Public Health said late Monday afternoon.
Fort Worth officials will begin spraying insecticide to attack mosquitoes for the first time since the 1990s as the city steps up efforts to deal with the spread of the West Nile virus.
Dallas will begin aerial spraying later this week.
Tarrant County has reported 159 confirmed human cases and 60 pools where mosquitoes have tested positive.
Late last week, Dallas County declared a public health emergency after it reached at least 175 human cases.
As a result, the county is seeking a disaster declaration from the state while also requesting resources to help control the virus.
Health officials urge residents to avoid the outdoors around dawn and dusk, to use a mosquito repellent with DEET if they do venture outside, and to drain standing water on their property.
Cities around the area have made plans to spray to kill mosquitoes. The City of Benbrook is scheduled to spray tonight (Aug. 15) from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. near the 1000 block of Park Drive near Timbercreek Park. Residents and pets should remain indoors during this time. For more information on the Benbrook spraying, you may call 817-249-6063.