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
At the Parade of Lights in downtown Fort Worth, tradition was on full display with wounded officer Matt Pearce serving as Grand Marshal.
Marching bands from Lake Worth HS, Benbrook HS and FWISD filled the streets with holiday music. Motorcycle clubs and even DeLorean Back to the Future cars were all dressed in layers of lights. Continue reading
In case you’re counting down, there are 38 days left until Christmas, and in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square, the official start of the holiday season has arrived. A 57-foot Blue Spruce became part of the downtown Fort Worth’s cityscape Monday in preparation for this weekend’s arrival of Santa Claus and the Parade of Lights. Continue reading
Veterans Day Parade Fort Worth
The annual parade through downtown Fort Worth on Friday included plenty of pomp and circumstance, including a C-130 flyover that buzzed the skyscrapers, numerous high school bands, ROTC groups and the NAS JRB . Continue reading
Astronomers say Monday night’s Super Moon should provide a great opportunity to help get the next generation excited about space exploration. According to NASA, Monday’s full moon will be the closest full moon to the Earth since 1948.
According to NASA scientists, the moon won’t be this close to the Earth again until 2034.
Until votes are canvassed and made official, all results are, well, unofficial. With that said here are the results in some of Tuesday night’s voting. Continue reading
Blue Out on Thursday
The Brewer Bears (3-4, 4-6) defeated the Eaton Eagles (2-5, 3-7) in a playoff showdown this past Friday night to gain a playoff spot for the second year in a row. Continue reading
Although the Brewer Bears were shut out in the first half, the offense kept coming hard in the second half scoring 24 points against the #1 state ranked Bearcats of Aledo. The Bear defense gave up 67 points to the Bearcats, but they took a “never say die” attitude and fought hard against a tough rival. Bearcat fans said this was the toughest team played since their District opener against Mansfield Legacy. The final score of the game was Aledo 67, Brewer 24, but the point spread did not tell the whole story of the fierce Bear play all throughout the game. Continue reading
An old crime is rearing its ugly head at the gas pumps again; a crime that can easily be prevented with knowledge and forethought.
All summer various news sources all over the country have been warning women about “the sliders.” But the crime continues to occur and the target goes beyond just women. Continue reading
by Ben Posey
Have a wild hare? How about Halloween with the young spooks this year by taking them to Boo at the Zoo. Kids will have harmless fun with the many wild animal exhibits, trick-or-treating around the zoo and all kinds of PG-rated activities. The zoo is filled with nothing but adorable animals, educational opportunities and a cheerful Halloween experience. Continue reading
Electrical lines that are located over Interstate 30 at the Chapel Creek Bridge need to be relocated before the bridge project can get underway.
Oncor crews are working on the power line relocation. However, the Texas Department of Transportation has delayed the contractor bid opening until November 2016. That means construction is now anticipated to begin February 2017.
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.
A Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned Friday night at the annual Homecoming game at Brewer Bear Stadium at BHS on Loop 820. All of the traditional activities for the high school students have been planned including a Homecoming pep rally at 3:30 Friday afternoon in the BHS gym and a Homecoming dance on Saturday night from 7 to 11 p.m. at SplashDayz water park. Continue reading
During work on the retaining wall/erosion prevention project near White Settlement City Hall, the City has spent some time working on the Jud Rowland Spring. They have cleaned up the area around it and also lifted out the crumbling stone well that was built atop it. The plan right now is to rehabilitate the spring and try to preserve the stone well that was pulled out. City officials are looking into the possibility of rebuilding it as a marker of the location for historical significance.
An abundance of phone calls and e-mails have flooded The Grizzly Detail Newspaper wanting to know what is happening at the old Lockheed Martin facility in Westpoint. Lockheed didn’t own but rented the space for many years. Here’s what we know folks. Continue reading
The nation paused on Sunday to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost 15 years ago when terrorists launched a coordinated attack on two World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and hijacked a fourth plane destined for an unknown location. Continue reading
It’s time once again to turn our heads up to the sky. This month’s full moon rises on Friday, and it promises to be a good one. Continue reading
A group of local citizens spent three hours every Thursday night for over two-months learning about police department procedures that included searching vehicles, officer approaches on traffic stops and shot training simunitions. On Sept. 6, this group graduated from the Citizen Police Academy. Included in the photo are: back row from left to right: Cpl J. Carter, Faron Young, Fredrick Brewer, Frank Childress, Brent Snelling, Ralph Davison, James Johnson, George Tucker, Chief J.P. Bevering; Middle Row left to right: Lilliane Davison, Susan McNutt, Laura Carter, Sabrina Tucker; Bottom Row left to right: Dolores Vazquez, Veronica Herrera, Angela Arnold, Oakley Bowman.
by Ben Posey
At the top of White Settlement citizen concerns was the property tax increase that the council members voted into place at Tuesday night’s meeting. One citizen asked for explanation during the public comment section on why the city had to raise taxes when property values were already up according to the Tarrant County Appraisal District. No explanation or comment was given by any council member after the question was posed. Continue reading
by Kyle Kirschner
What an exciting night for the Brewer Bears, starting off their second game of the season with a warm welcome for Officer Matt Pearce alongside the White Settlement Police to be honored by Brewer. Officer Pearce was also given the opportunity for initiating the coin toss, with Brewer receiving the kickoff from the Roos. Continue reading
By Ben Posey
A neighbor’s video captured an explosion at a home in White Settlement this past week. The neighbor shot the video just before fire crews arrived at the scene on Allencrest Drive near Las Vegas Trail Thursday night as the house fire turned into a fireball. Continue reading
The City of White Settlement held the second in a series of budget workshops to discuss items on the 2016-17 fiscal year budget on Tuesday night. Steve Ott was absent from the meeting that saw a total of four citizens in attendance. Continue reading
By Ben Posey
As holidays go, Labor Day gets a little bit of a bum treatment. There’s no big parade (no disrespect to Garland’s annual event), no huge Labor festival. (Though you can get plenty festive at Bedford Blues & BBQ.)
All this doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Quite the contrary. We’ve rounded up a great list, with something for every letter in the holiday that needs a little love: L-A-B-O-R D-A-Y. Continue reading
An explosion rocked a SpaceX launch site Thursday during a routine rocket test.
SpaceX was conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when the blast occurred shortly after 9 a.m., according to NASA. The test was in advance of a planned Saturday launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is next to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Click the link below for more information.
by Ben Posey
The Texas Education Agency released this week the 2016 state accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, as well as more than 8,600 campuses statewide.
Local School District Results:
Each campus in the White Settlement ISD and the Lake Worth ISD received the rating of “met standard” and in Fort Worth ISD, all high schools received the rating of “met standard” except Eastern Hills High School, which received “improvement required.” Twenty-one other middle and elementary campuses in the Fort Worth ISD were rated as “improvement required.” Continue reading
By Cheryl Posey
Hold the presses! This can’t wait.
If you have a cup of hot (or cold, for you wimps) Starbucks deliciousness in your future, you may have to add a few more minutes to your drive time to get it for a couple of weeks, which is ill-timed since teachers and students may need that extra caffeine at the start of school. Continue reading
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
By Carol Davis
Special to The Grizzly
The 15th Texas Cavalry/2nd US, under the direction of Captain Ron J. Paynter, presented a day of Living History this past month at the White Settlement Historical Museum featuring black powder volley firing demonstrations and inspections, gunpowder cartridge rolling and bugle drills including the playing of Taps. If you missed it, another scheduled return for Living History Day is scheduled for Saturday, November 12.
Police issued two news releases with photos on Tuesday asking for help in identifying two robbers in three holdups. Continue reading