65-foot Christmas tree fills downtown skyline

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Workers cut the straps on the nearly 65-foot Concolor Fir unleashing its wide branches from the trunk. The tree will be lit this weekend.

Excitement is filling the air with the arrival of this year’s beautiful 65-foot Concolor Fir Christmas tree from the state of Michigan. Local dignitaries, representatives from Sundance Square, and Green Mountain Energy Company were on site at 9:30 a.m. Monday for the official standing of the tree in the Sundance Square Plaza. Continue reading “65-foot Christmas tree fills downtown skyline”

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Veterans Day Parade Fort Worth

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Saturday, Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade, Fort Worth

11 a.m. Opening ceremony, Sundance Square

Parade entries will stage by 9:30 a.m. at Panther Island Pavilion and step off at 10:30 p.m., heading south on Main Street toward downtown Fort Worth. After the opening ceremony, the parade will head south on Main to West 5th, west to Houston Street, then north on Houston Street. The parade is expected to feature more than 5,000 participants, including veterans, Junior ROTC groups, high school bands and other organizations.

Dangerous curves in White Settlement Road undergoing renovation

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If you’ve ever driven west on White Settlement Road heading into Parker County, you’ve probably hit the breaks hard to slow down as you came through two 90 degree turns that have been the location of many automobile accidents. The sharp turns have seen speeding cars bulldoze through iron fences.  Continue reading “Dangerous curves in White Settlement Road undergoing renovation”

Walsh Ranch adds three more homebuilders to initial phase

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About 1,700 acres are included in the first development phase of the 7,267-acre Walsh Ranch, which has been held by the family since the 1930s. The property is about 20 miles west of downtown Fort Worth, where Interstates 20 and 30 meet, and straddles both sides of the highway.

The 7,200-acre Walsh development has added some new homebuilders. The developers have announced MK Homes, Parkhill Signature Homes and Glendarroch Homes as additional homebuilders selected to build in the development’s initial phase. Continue reading “Walsh Ranch adds three more homebuilders to initial phase”

Updated Story: Suspected drunk driver kills woman in auto accident on Boat Club Road

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Marie L. Canizales was a single mother raising her 5-year-old son. Her father, Sergio Canizales, said his 28-year-old daughter lived week to week on her paycheck, working to provide a good life for her son, Dylan Williams.

Continue reading “Updated Story: Suspected drunk driver kills woman in auto accident on Boat Club Road”

Fire destroys mansion in Benbrook

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A 2-alarm fire devours a $1.6 million Benbrook home Thursday afternoon

A massive fire destroyed a $1.6 million mansion in Benbrook on Thursday afternoon.

The house fire in the 4900 block of Corriente Lane started around noon Thursday. The home’s roof collapsed and most of the house was totally destroyed.

Three people were inside when the fire started, but all were able to get out. No injuries were reported.

Baby found safe after abduction in Lake Worth

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An Amber Alert was issued for Aryana Creech of Lake Worth, but she was found safe Wednesday morning. David Alan Derleth, 29, was in custody. Photo courtesy of Lake Worth police

An infant abducted during an apparent domestic dispute was found safe Wednesday morning, ending an Amber Alert for the 6-month-old girl, according to television news reports. Continue reading “Baby found safe after abduction in Lake Worth”

Las Vegas Trail public meetings

 

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The Las Vegas Trail Revitalization Project is going live.

After a couple of behind-the-scenes strategy sessions, the committee of city leaders hand-picked by Councilman Brian Byrd is ready to meet the public.

Byrd hopes for a sizable turnout of Las Vegas Trail residents at the first public meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 24 at the Birchman Baptist Church. An evening meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Nov. 13 at a location to be determined.

Sponsorship change talk as Colonial golf tournament’s future uncertain

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Dean & DeLuca agreed to the sponsorship with the stipulation that its name would be the title of the tournament. Securing a new sponsor is a major pain and the price of re-branding is costly.

According to a letter sent to Colonial Country Club members, Dean & Deluca, title sponsor of the PGA Tour event at the historic Fort Worth country club, may not be able to meet its financial obligations to stage the tournament in 2018. Continue reading “Sponsorship change talk as Colonial golf tournament’s future uncertain”

On the right track

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The ancient art of tracking helps you follow your wildlife dreams.

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From badgers and bobcats to flying squirrels and ringtails, Texas is home to a fascinating diversity of native fauna. Growing up on a ranch, I read about these creatures and wondered why I never saw them. Every ranch walk yielded only a few deer and jackrabbits. Perhaps, I thought, the books were wrong and these animals lived elsewhere in Texas. Continue reading “On the right track”

Woman faces murder charge in fatal stabbing of her boyfriend in west Fort Worth

 

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A 35-year-old woman was in custody Wednesday, accused of killing her boyfriend, whose body was found in a wooded area in west Fort Worth, police said. The name of the victim has not been released by the Tarrant County Medical examiner’s office, but a police report listed the man as Kenneth Stewart, 35. Police responded to a cutting call shortly before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 3000 block of Cherry Lane.

Fourth person arrested in shooting of teen in White Settlement

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Left to right: Kyle Garrison,17, Tyee Garrison,18, and Sean Garrison, 23, await arraignment on a charge of capital murder, according to White Settlement police.
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A fourth person has been arrested in the killing of a Fort Worth teenager in White Settlement last week, police said.

Chase Nix, 24, of North Richland Hills surrendered at the Tarrant County Jail on Friday, White Settlement police said in a news release.

Sean Garrison, 23, Tyee Garrison, 18, and Kyle Garrison, 17, all from White Settlement, were arrested Wednesday in the fatal shooting of Xavier Olesko, 18, on Sept. 18 in front of a home in the 8100 block of Tumbleweed Trail. They’re charged with capital murder.

Nix, who also faces a capital murder charge, is an acquaintance of the Garrison brothers and was present at the time of Olesko’s killing, the news release said.

Water and Sewer rates going up in White Settlement

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The White Settlement City Council approved an ordinance that will increase water and sewer rates as well as implement a new rate system. This change was needed for two main reasons. First is another increase in rates from Fort Worth that they charge the City for water and wastewater. This is the latest in a long line of increases that Fort Worth has made.  The second reason for the increase is the escalating internal costs for maintaining and repairing the City’s aging water and sewer infrastructure. Much of the City’s water and sewer infrastructure has gone untouched for many decades and as issues become more and more common there is an immediate need to meet this issue with the proper amount of funds to address it. The total projected water and sewer expenses for the upcoming fiscal year are $931,426 ($339,777 for water and $591,648 for sewer). Continue reading “Water and Sewer rates going up in White Settlement”

2 FWPD Officers injured during pursuit on west side of Fort Worth

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Two officers were injured Sunday afternoon in a traffic crash as they responded to a road rage call, according to police. At about 3 p.m., the officers answered a call of a road rage incident involving a man displaying a gun at Interstate 20 near Hulen Street. The chase went from I-20 to Loop 820 in west Fort Worth. Continue reading “2 FWPD Officers injured during pursuit on west side of Fort Worth”

Heim Barbecue buys Soda Springs BBQ, will use facility for parties and catering

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Kacy, Scott and Brenda Lewis served up delicious smoked hams and turkeys during the holidays.

Soda Springs Bar-B-Q, a 32-year landmark has been sold to Heim Barbecue, according to owner Brenda Lewis, widow of Soda Springs founder Scott “Red Wheeler” Lewis.

On a facebook post, Heim Barbecue stated that it will use the building for a party and catering facility. For now, there are not plans to open it as a restaurant.

Soda Springs opened in 1985 when there were few other restaurants for workers near the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics assembly plant.

Saving lives means happy days for Anson Williams

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By Nick Thomas
As one of the most popular shows on television in the late 70s to early 80s, “Happy Days” helped propel many of its cast into the production side of show business. Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Don Most, and Anson Williams all achieved recognition behind the camera as producers, directors, and/or writers.

Continue reading “Saving lives means happy days for Anson Williams”