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2. Sidney Poitier & Judy Geeson, R, Christian Roberts, far L, and Lulu on stairs in To Sir, with Love. Lulu_s title song was top 1967 U.S. pop single. Columbia Pictures

Remembering “To Sir, with Love” at 50

By Nick Thomas
Hollywood has depicted the enduring battle between teachers and rebellious high school students for decades. One of the most popular portrayals was the British production “To Sir, with Love” which premiered in the U.S. 50 years ago on June 14.

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The Idle American

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Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury

THE IDLE AMERICAN

   When Life Gets Serious….

Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury

 

   Commencement exercises, like holiday movies watched countless times, usually are fairly predictable. After all, printed programs get us back on track in case of the wandering of minds.

   Some of the best “mind-wanderers” are faculty members who know the sub-plots–some of them winding and tangled—that are unique to certain graduates.

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Memorial Day Services

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Kisner wins Colonial

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Kevin Kisner surged in the the final round, with three consecutive birdies on the first three holes of the back nine and a nail-biting par save that prevented a playoff against Jon Rahm, Sean O’Hair and Jordan Spieth, whose own stunning comeback was just one stroke short of a back-to-back Colonial win. Kisner hung on to a spot near the top of the leaderboard throughout the Tournament, leaving him poised to pull ahead with a 66 after Webb Simpson, who held the lead Friday and Saturday, finished 1 over par with a 71.

Join us at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational in congratulating Kevin Kisner, who joins the greatest players on the PGA TOUR on the Colonial Wall of Champions. Kevin Kisner’s win at Colonial is his 2nd career win on the PGA TOUR, and his first since 2015.

Chapel Creek Bridge meeting

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The city’s Transportation and Public Works Department is hosting a community meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 6, to update residents on the improvements planned for Chapel Creek Bridge over Interstate 30. The meeting will take place at the Normandale Baptist Church located at 2001 Chapel Creek Blvd.
The existing two-lane bridge will be replaced with a new six-lane bridge over I-30. A turnaround bridge will also be constructed on the east side of the new bridge.
For more information, contact Project Manager Mike Weiss at 817-392-8485

The rise and fall of the wall along Chapel Creek

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This section of a resident’s backyard fence along Chapel Creek Boulevard is crumbling onto a nearby sidewalk. A plan to replace the fence is finally in place with the help from The City of Fort Worth.

With a lot of letter writing, phone calling and attendance at meetings, residents along Chapel Creek are finally seeing some relief in restrictions for the brick wall that is falling down in their backyard. Continue reading

Memorial Wall featured at Cowtown rodeo weekend

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The Wall That Heals, a traveling, half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be the centerpiece of the FanZone of The Semi-finals of THE AMERICAN Rodeo in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards from Feb. 14-17. The rodeo will be held in Cowtown Coliseum Wednesday through Friday and the finals will be held at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 19. Continue reading

Man shot in convenience store robbery dies

A man shot during a robbery Jan. 27 at a White Settlement convenience store has died.
Khrystophir Scott, 27, died at 7:13 p.m. Saturday from a gunshot wound to the neck, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.
Scott was a customer at the Quik Sak store, at 898 S. Cherry Lane, when two men entered the store and demanded that everyone get on the ground.
A struggle ensued and that is when Scott was shot in the neck.
“One wearing a gray hoodie, one wearing a black hoodie, the faces covered, all but their eyes, they were pretty fast. I wish the guy would have cooperated with them and got on the floor,” witness Gary Matchett told a news reporter.
More information including any arrests in the case were not available from White Settlement police.

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

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Prime Time is quickly coming to town with the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo returning January 13 through February 4. Nothing symbolizes the essence of Cowtown like the Stock Show as the city and region comes together for action-packed rodeo, livestock and horse shows, carnival midway, the hottest music acts and a shopping experience that’s second to none.

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Police looking for west side armed robber

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Police are searching for a man suspected in at least two business robberies in Fort Worth.In each of the robberies the suspect used a small, black handgun to take money from cash advance loan businesses, according to police reports. The suspect is believed to be responsible for multiple armed robberies in the north Texas area. The suspect robbed the Advance America Store about 2:15 p.m. Monday in the 9100 block of Camp Bowie West Boulevard. Police believe the same suspect also robbed the Cash Store in the 3200 block of Sycamore School Road about 10 a.m. on Nov. 16, a police report said. He was seen running to a black four-door car, police said. The suspect is described as a light skinned African-American man between 25- and 30-years-old. He is between 5-feet 5-inches and 5-feet 8-inches tall, about 220 pounds and wearing a goatee. The suspect was seen wearing a red ball cap and a light blue denim jacket during the Advance America robbery, police said.Anyone with information is asked to call 817-392-4383.

75 years later: Pearl Harbor still clear on the minds of Americans

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Six Japanese aircraft carriers had sailed to within 300 miles of the Hawaiian Islands, loaded with fighters, torpedo planes and bombers. They were on Oahu in minutes, like a swarm of angry mosquitoes.
As Americans remember the 75th anniversary, little has lessened the horror of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Just after Christmas, however, on Dec. 26 and 27, another step will be taken to move toward further healing for both nations involved in this horrendous attack. Continue reading

New podcast episode now available

The sixth episode of the Grizzly Detail companion podcast The Follow Up is out now. This episode, A.C. sits down with Donnie Foster. Donnie is the Pastor of Journey Church in West Fort Worth as well as the voice of the Brewer Bear Network that broadcasts all Brewer football games live over the internet. In this episode’s feature segment, Donnie shares about his church, the challenges that face the modern pastor, his passion for broadcasting, and more. Also, an all new segment debuts in episode six as Pastor Steve Beaulieu of Capstone Church hosts the first installment of his segment, Changing the Atmosphere. Join Steve as he shares insight into ways to use biblical principles to help change the atmosphere in your life. In addition to all this, A.C. Hall talks about the upcoming White Settlement city council election, city budgets, and new businesses.

Listen online at followup.podbean.com or download the show and listen to it on the go on your smartphone or Ipad!

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The Follow Up episode 5 now online

The latest episode of the Grizzly Detail Newspaper’s companion podcast is now online.  In the feature segment this time, A.C. sits down with the City of White Settlement’s City Secretary, Amy Arnold.  In this informal conversation, Amy talks about her many responsibilities as the City Secretary as well as her career path that led her to work for the City.  Santa Clause may or may not have had something to do with it.  Also in this episode is an in depth look at recent local news,including a budget breakdown of the White Settlement city budget for the upcoming year.  A.C. also takes some time to look at what big movie releases are left this year as he tries to figure out where all the five star films have gone.  CLICK HERE to listen or download the episode!  Follow Up 4 Text

The Follow Up Episode 4 now online

The latest episode of the Grizzly Detail Newspaper’s companion podcast is now online.  In our feature segment this week we sit down with the Communications Director of the White Settlement Independent School District, Desiree Coyle.  In this informal conversation Desiree speaks about her many job duties within the school district and her career path that led her to working at WSISD.  A pig named Hamlet is also discussed.  Also in this episode is a deeper look at the recent local news including information about a recent phone scam, the White Settlement water quality report, and an update on the Veteran’s Park discussions.  A.C. revisits his recent favorite five actors list that appeared in The Grizzly Detail and also answers listener questions about things such as newspaper features that never got printed, Sylvester Stallone, and cell phone bans.

You can download or listen to the episode by CLICKING HERE!

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Grizzly club meets for lunch

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The Brewer High School Grizzly Club meets the first Friday of every month at Soda Springs BarBQ on Clifford Street in White Settlement at 11a.m.  Those in attendance this month were Mike Arnold, Johnny Townley, Walter Wade, Jerry Speers, Jack Presley, Joey Barger, Mitch Smith, Steve Moore, Mike Hatley, Oliver Dyer, Gary Cox, Jerry Hawk, Cleo Lowrance, Pat Sullivan, Benny Benningfield, David Walker, and Jimmy Ingram. They represent the Classes of BHS from 1968 and 1969.

The Follow Up Episode 1 is online

The companion podcast to The Grizzly Detail has just debuted it’s first ever episode.  The Follow Up is a podcast by A.C. Hall that endeavors to go deeper into the local news and give a fresh take on what’s been happening around the area.  A.C. also takes questions from the listeners, talks movies, and in this debut episode, has a casual conversation with White Settlement City Manager Jim Ryan.  You can listen to the debut episode now by CLICKING HERE.

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