Teen fatally shot in White Settlement


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Fort Worth Councilman reveals plan to revitalize Las Vegas Trail

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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”

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

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

2. Happy Days cast. Anson Willliams, top right - ABC
Happy Days cast
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.

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Rockin’ the River Season Finale

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Don’t miss the final float, Fort Worth’s coolest party comes to a close this Saturday, August 5.

Rockin’ the River wraps up its 6-week summer music and tubing festival at Panther Island Pavilion this Saturday and you are on the guest list! Five bands perform live on the Trinity River where all shows can be enjoyed from a tube or the shaded shore – absolutely FREE!

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The Idle American

Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury


   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


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


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 “The rise and fall of the wall along Chapel Creek”