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”
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.
District 3 Councilman Brian Byrd is hoping a barbecue dinner will bring Las Vegas Trail residents to the table for the next meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 at Western Hills Elementary School.
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”
Among the items on the ballot are a $750 proposed million bond package in the Fort Worth school district, seven constitutional amendments and nearly a dozen local proposals.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7. Continue reading “Election Day in Texas”
Police have arrested a 33-year-old suspect in the shooting deaths of two females outside a bank Saturday night in Willow Park, located in Parker County. Continue reading “Man arrested in shooting of 2 females outside bank”
It’s that time of year again. No, not the holidays, although those are fast approaching. It’s time to change the clocks back, as we say goodbye to daylight saving time. At 2 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 5), the clocks “fall back” one hour and we return to standard time — “standard” being the time we use for only four months of the year. Continue reading “Set those clocks back this weekend”
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”
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.
Fall brings lots of great things – cooler weather, changing leaves, pumpkin spice everything and, of course, Halloween candy. But how did candy come to be associated with a holiday that started out as a Celtic celebration of the harvest?
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.
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”
Smoking in bars, bingo parlors and private clubs in Fort Worth will soon end.
The Fort Worth City Council decided this past week to draft an ordinance that clamps down on smoking in public places. The only exception: Smoking will still be allowed at stores whose primary business is to sell cigars and tobacco products. Continue reading “Fort Worth: Soon to be smoke free”
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.
The massive listeria-inspired recall by Mann Packing across the United States and Canada is even broader than originally reported. Store brands from Walmart, Aldi, Safeway/Albertson’s, H-E-B and others are affected. Continue reading “Nationwide recall for packaged vegetables”
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”
Investigators say the pilot of a Texas hot air balloon that crashed and killed 16 people flew with enough Benadryl in his system to have the equivalent blood-alcohol level of a drunken driver. Continue reading “Report released from federal investigation into a 2016 Texas hot air balloon crash”
The ancient art of tracking helps you follow your wildlife dreams.
by Jonah Evans
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”
Get a jump-start on Halloween this year by visiting a state park near you! Many parks are offering holiday-themed festivities all month long for you and your friends and family to enjoy. Continue reading “Halloween at Texas State Parks”
A pedestrian died early Sunday when he was hit by vehicle as he was walking on a service road, police said. Continue reading “Man dies after being hit by vehicle on west Fort Worth service road”
The city of Fort Worth is cracking down on a motel that leaders say is among the top three worst code violators in the city.
The Knights Inn at Interstate 30 and Las Vegas Trail has had ongoing problems with serious code violations and crime dating back to at least 2008. Continue reading “Las Vegas Trail area motel pushed to clean up by the city”
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.
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.
The Cherry Lane bridge over eastbound I-30 will reopen this week, weather permitting, according to TxDOT.
The closure and emergency repair of the bridge was necessary due to damage sustained in a wreck on June 15.
An 18-wheeler hit the bridge on I-30 eastbound at Cherry Lane in Fort Worth.
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”
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”
District 3 Fort Worth Councilman Brian Byrd announced the creation of a revitalization project Thursday, and the assemblage of leaders spanning business, education, housing, social services and public safety. Continue reading “Fort Worth Councilman reveals plan to revitalize Las Vegas Trail”
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.
The State Fair of Texas, held every fall at Dallas’ Fair Park, is a feast for eyes, ears, and taste buds, with music, livestock shows, pig races, auto show, midway rides and games, and food.
Pizza on the Run….
My Uncle Mort, who has called the thicket his home during his 105 years of life, has a new neighbor who may have been made in the same mold. Oh, calling him a “neighbor” may be a stretch, since his spread is over the river and through the woods from Mort’s.
Action Taken at September 12 Board Meeting
The Fort Worth ISD Board of Education has approved a resolution supporting the November 7 Penny Swap and Bond Dual Elections. They are listed as Proposition A and Proposition B on the fall ballot.