THIS SATURDAY: Kid ﬁsh at Veterans Park 8-12 a.m.; Mayor’s Forum 8:30 a.m. WS City Hall
Volume 2 No. 47 May 14, 2008
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Serving West Fort Worth, White Settlement and the Entire WSISD
White Settlement City News
City Council Meeting
Tuesday, May 13
Fort Worth passes 150 million dollar bond;
Council works through several
White Settlement elects new councilman,
pieces of business last night run-off election scheduled for mayor position;
WSISD gains one new member on board of trustees
By Cheryl Posey
Candidate early votes won May 10 votes won total votes won
West Point residents and
other residents of the City WSISD School
of Fort Worth approved Board Election
proposition 1 on the ballot this Lori Ball 370 (64.35%) 521 (58.67%) 891 (60.90%)
past Saturday, a 150 million Todd Hatcher 205 (35.65%) 367 (41.33%) 572 (39.10%)
dollar bond proposal that will
target roadway infrastructure White Settlement
improvements in the city, such as City Council
the widening of Chapel Creek at
the I-30 bridge that is currently
underway. Gunnar Rasmussen 182 (40.18%) 197 (33.16%) 379 (36.20%)
Mayor Ouzts presents the 2008 Community Spirit Award to The proposal passed 7,744
representatives of Chesapeake Energy for the role they played in Gene Hatcher 251 (55.41%) 365 (61.45%) 616 (58.83%)
votes for, to 3,558 against. Only
helping several underprivileged Brewer seniors participate in 3.55 percent of registered voters Robin Allen 20 (4.42%) 32 (5.39%) 52 (4.97%)
prom. voted on this proposal.
With the tremendous growth
By A.C. Hall trauma surgeons in the area,
in the city over the past few Mayor Election
but this study will be the ﬁrst
years, trafﬁc has increased in Danny Anderson 62 (13.48%) 56 (9.30%) 118 (11.11%)
time the saline is used “in the
neighborhoods and main arterial
I n their meeting last night ﬁeld” by paramedics. The
saline will be used on patients
streets causing trafﬁc snarls
Jerry Burns 203 (44.13%) 312 (51.83%) 515 (48.49%)
the White Settlement City as commuters make their way James Ouzts 195 (42.39%) 234 (38.87%) 429 (40.40%)
Council addressed a big who are in a trauma state with
to and from work and school
issue regarding the leasing either excessive blood loss or
each day. As a result, Fort for two major bridge projects, that earmarked $15 million in took place 5 and Melissa Brown
of properties to Chesapeake severe head injury. These
Worth’s Transportation and the West Seventh Street Bridge unrestricted gas well revenues kept place 6. Both of these
Exploration with Chesapeake types of severe trauma injuries
Public Works Department has and three new Trinity River from drilling on city-owned candidates for the board had no
offering $15,389 per net are often caused by car wrecks.
identiﬁed $635.7 million dollars Vision bridges on Henderson, property. opponents.
mineral acre. City Manager Since this is a blind study
worth of existing arterial road North Main and White Many suggestions for the A run-off election for Mayor
Jimmy Burnett presented some and trauma patients are not
needs citywide, which includes Settlement Road. use of this bond money came of White Settlement will be held
preliminary numbers that in a state to give consent
about 74 major roadways. The While $150 million from citizen input at town hall between Jerry Burns and James
showed the city would stand to participate, the FDA is
newly approved 2008 bond may seem like a large sum meetings, area school districts, Ouzts on June 14, if the council
to make around 1.5 million requiring MedStar to notify
program will provide 81 million of money, many street neighborhood associations approves this date in a special
dollars from this agreement. the cities in which they are
dollars toward these road improvements in Fort Worth, and the city council members meeting to be held this Friday at
There was some confusion doing the study. MedStar
projects. including neighborhood street themselves. 7 p.m. A candidate must receive
on the part of council member representatives and other
Other road projects improvements, will come Voters in the White at least 51% of the vote to be
Gunnar Rasmussen on what medical experts were on hand
included in the 2008 bond from the 2004 bond program, Settlement I.S.D. voted to keep declared a winner in a race. City
exactly the council was to share information about the
program include $33 million in certiﬁcates of obligation board member Lori Ball, who Council candidate Gene Hatcher
authorizing the city manager study to the council, but there
improvement to neighborhood approved by the council in 2007, beat Todd Hatcher for place 7 on will replace Gunnar Rasmussen for
to do, and indicated he wasn’t was no action required on the
streets and 22.2 million dollars and a resolution adopted recently the board of trustees. Ben Davis place 1 on the W.S. City Council.
sure the council should part of the city council.
approve a lease that they had Councilman Gunnar
‘Golf on the range’
not seen. It was explained that Rasmussen asked if there
this action would allow the was a standard resolution or
city manager to begin working notiﬁcation that the council
with Chesapeake to draw up needed to publish in local
the ﬁnal lease, not enter the papers, or if it wasn’t required
city into one currently. A
motion passed unanimously
if there was one that they
should publish simply to Leonard offers upscale experience to local golfers
allowing the city manager to inform citizens. Council
move forward with negotiating member Don Smith referenced By Ben Posey the new 4000 square foot golf shop
the lease with Chesapeake. a brochure about the study that could easily be mistaken for
In another order of business, that the council members had Fore! That’s right golf fans. It’s time a ranch house castle if surrounded
the council listened to a received and asked if that was to get ready for that once a year golf by a few cows and horses. But
presentation by MedStar something that could be made tournament in Fort Worth. The Crowne no roughing it here! This new
Ambulance Services regarding available to the public. The Plaza Invitational at Colonial is coming May building doubles the size of the old
a trial study of Hypertonic MedStar representative offered 19 – 25. I could probably best describe it as clubhouse and sports a ton of new
Saline, which is a more both a print and electronic the best golf playin’, people watchin’, social equipment for the golf enthusiast.
concentrated IV solution version that could be made event of the year. The old clubhouse was demolished
than regular saline. This is available to the city and But it does more than just raise money to make room for a new 3-tiered,
a blind study, meaning that citizens. for charity. It puts a ﬁre in us to go out and 7200 square foot practice green.
responding paramedics will The next order of business swing a stick or two ourselves. Have you “This new addition
not know if they are using was a public hearing regarding moved those boxes in the garage yet and compliments the 10,000 square
the standard saline or the mid year revisions to the found that set of dusty golf clubs? My son, foot bent grass putting green and
new Hypertonic Saline. This operating budget for the daughter and I have and my wife came home 6,000 square foot chipping and
Hypertonic Saline is current ﬁscal year which with a set of clubs too! In fact, we’ve been pitching green already in place,”
currently used by several at it since watching Trevor Immelman (the said Blondell.
See City Council page 6 129th ranked player on the PGA tour) win Want to practice some driving?
The Masters. Go Underdog! How about hitting off one of the
So where do you go to get the kinks largest tee boxes around? 300 yards
Do you worked out and give those youngsters an long by 150 yards wide in size,
opportunity to develop a love for the game? the tiff Bermuda ﬁeld is divided
use There are lots of choices but none nicer that into 64 mini tee box stations to
Facebook? one driving range that sits right in our own accommodate a house full of
MySpace? backyard. That’s right, I’m talking about golfers. The tee boxes are rotated
Leonard Golf Links, “Golf on the Range.”
Social Manager Steve Blondell is excited about See Leonard page 6 Leonard Golf Links manager Steve Blondell invites you
in to see the new clubhouse and changes to the facilities.
are surely a huge part of the 21st century,
and we’ve all heard about the dangers of
child predators using the Internet to meet Grizzly
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Page 2 Wednesday, May 14, 2008 West Side News The Detail
Chamber of Commerce discusses New postage
upcoming events at monthly meeting prices take Spaghetti beneﬁt supper TONIGHT
By A.C. Hall more. The chamber will be
The White Settlement Area
holding a chili cook-off on the
second day of the event. There
effect The Grace Baptist Church Children’s Ministry is
hosting a Spaghetti Supper TONIGHT, Wednesday,
Chamber of Commerce are also booths available for The price for a one- May 14th, from 5 PM-6:30 PM in the Family Center
held their monthly general businesses interested in setting up ounce First-Class stamp to beneﬁt Joselyn Gallegos and her family. Cost for
membership meeting Tuesday at the festival. increased from 41 to 42
afternoon at Ryan’s Steak House. Janet Pruett also brieﬂy
the meal is $10 per adult and $5 for kids under 12.
cents this past Monday.
The meeting host this month was mentioned three events coming Prices for other mailing
All proceeds will assist the Gallegos family with their
Safe Haven, an organization that up on May 17 which are the services, such as Standard medical expenses.
provides services and shelter for senior services parking lot sale, Mail, Periodicals, Package
women in need. the pride commission clean Services (including single-piece Parcel Post), and Special Services will
Council President Janet Pruett sweep which will allow citizens to also changed. The Forever Stamp now costs 42 cents as well.
took the members through their
agenda which included plans
for two big fall events. The ﬁrst
drop off bulk items and trash at
the municipal complex, and also
the spring kid ﬁsh that will be
“The Postal Service developed the Forever Stamp for consumers
to ease the transition during price changes,” said Postmaster General Thumbs up
is the White Settlement Day
Parade, which now has been set
for the day after Homecoming,
held at Veterans Park.
The speaker this month was
Brandy Ayers from Safe Haven.
The Postal Service has sold 5 billion Forever Stamps since the
launch last April and plans to have an additional 5 billion in stock to
meet the expected demand before the May price change.
October 11. The chamber will She spoke about some of the For More postal information, go to www.usps.com Wow….. This community never ceases to amaze
have parade applications available services that the group offers, us! Due to your heartfelt and generous donations, you made
soon and they are also seeking but the focus of her speech was a it possible for 60 young ladies and young men to attend the
volunteers to assist the parade. new program that Safe Haven has Brewer High School 2008 Senior Class Prom. Our counseling
The second event discussed is
a new event being hosted by the
started entitled Safe Community.
The company is focusing on
Rhyan department collected approximately one hundred ninety gowns
from enthusiastic community members and from several caring
City of White Settlement called
Settlers Days. This two day event
White Settlement and Haltom
City with this new program
Lynn Duddington Texas Christian University sororities. As a result, twenty-ﬁve
young ladies chose that special dress from these donations.
Once we outﬁtted these young ladies, we pondered “What
will be held on Oct. 17 and 18 designed to empower citizens It is with much pride and joy that we introduce to you Rhyan Lynn about our guys?” With only two weeks before the Prom and 35
and will feature a wide variety to help identify issues within Duddington. She was born on February 14, 2008 at 11:15 p.m. She young men to outﬁt, we again emailed our WSISD employees
of events. Several streets near the city and then work with the weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her proud asking for monetary donations. In past years, typically on a case
the municipal complex of the program to ﬁx them. parents are Pacer and Jennifer Duddington of White Settlement. G by case basis, numerous teachers unselﬁshly, often anonymously,
city will be shut down as citizens After awarding door prizes the randparents are Doug and Maricela Craven and Rhonda St.Pierre of assist these students in need.
enjoy live music, re-enactments, meeting was adjourned. White Settlement. Her Great-Grandparents are Chelo and Ramiro Our request - especially due to the relentless and tenacious
races, games, crafts, food and Rabago of North Fort Worth and Dick and Linda Duddington of work of Mrs. Judy Bogomal, our WSISD Family Resource
Liaison - spread far and wide beyond the walls of the WSISD.
Judy quickly contacted our community businesses as well as
Mayor’s Forum this Saturday morning several individuals. Within a ﬁve day period, enough funds were
raised to provide tuxedos and boutonnières for our 35 young
men. THANK YOU!
Mayor’s Public Forum one with the Mayor and Staff The Brewer High school counseling staff wholeheartedly
on Saturday, May 17 at City to discuss any topic or matter. extends our appreciation and gratitude for each donation
Hall from 8:30am – 11:00am. Coffee and refreshments are contributed by all WSISD employees and each individual in
Forums are come & go, open to provided. Included will be a our community. We would also like to recognize the following
all residents and businesses of status report of the on-going community businesses for their donations:
White Settlement, and provide street improvement projects. Albertsons H & R Block
an opportunity to meet one on Century 21 – Whitehill and Mary Poppins
Associates Men’s Warehouse
Chesapeake Gas Neal Suzuki
Crow’s Grocery Store RLB Investments
Youth golf clinic and concert Dillon’s Florist S+ P Income Tax
Fun, free event for youth of on Disney Channel Movie hits. EECU Star Bank
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May 19, 2008. PGA TOUR to the tournament for Friday, Guaranteed Auto White Settlement Fire Dept
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Page 3 Wednesday, May 14, 2008 NEWS AND VIEWS The Detail
What does your Internet resumé say about you? Congratulations!
By Christine Hurd • Wall comments: Again, even if your research, college admissions ofﬁcers are also
proﬁle is set to private, organizations beginning to act on anonymous tips about
With the advent of the widespread use can view posts you have made on an applicant’s Facebook page. According
of social networking sites such as Facebook other people’s walls. For example, to a recent study by the University of
and Myspace, employers, college admissions posing on somebody’s site that Connecticut, over 21% of admission ofﬁces
ofﬁcers and Greek organizations are now you’re “glad the boss is sick with admitted to searching social networking sites.
making hiring and admissions decision based pneumonia. He deserves it for Although it is not a widespread phenomenon
on proﬁle photos, comments, and blog posts. working everyone so hard,” may yet, it could mean the difference between
seem like harmless venting, but it acceptance and denial if one is in a wait-list
Examples of Internet information can lead to ﬁring as well as difﬁculties situation. Fraternities and sororities also
organizations can view: getting a good reference later. screen potential applicants during rush.
• Google search results: To see what a The most troubling aspect of so much
• E-mail address: If you provide an quick search can do, type your name information available on the Internet is the
e-mail address on a resume, make in quotes (e.g. “John Doe”) and go fact that someone can libel you and face
sure your address as well as your through the ﬁrst three or so pages. If no repercussions. Because of the lack of
signature is appropriate. Messages there is a less-than-ﬂattering result that communications restrictions, even if someone
signed with “Joe Smith --- The could seriously damage your chance calls you an inappropriate name he cannot
champion drinker of Aledo” or a of being hired, private companies be sued or ﬁned. On many sites, personal
screen name of “stripdancer2332” will gladly create and “bump up” information is not required or can easily be
will not create the air of positive results to hide your ﬂaws. made up, so anonymous comments can be
professionalism companies desire. • Blog posts: While sites like posted. Unfortunately, an employer can come
• Facebook photos: With the tag system Livejournal can provide an outlet across such a post and might prefer to hire
on Facebook, (users can identify for pent-up emotions, this is the someone with no negative results rather than Bud and Irma Meeks will be celebrating
people in photos they post with a most potentially damaging venue. someone who many say negative things about. their 60th Wedding Anniversary
link to that person’s site) an employer Anything that insults, mocks, or Sadly, there is little one can do to prevent
or ofﬁcer can view embarrassing ridicules a group can be viewed as such slander, but one can take the initiative Wednesday, May 21st. They have four
photos even if your own proﬁle is set a liability at a company. Almost to delete anything on his/her site or a
on private. This not only includes any organization would rather have friends’ that might be viewed as negative. grown children and have been residents of
drunken party photos but also photos a dull ,hard-working employee or If worst comes to worst, on Feb. 29, 2008
that indicate you have extreme student than a ﬁery demagogue. Facebook made it possible to contact it White Settlement since 1961.
political or religious values (ex. an directly about deleting accounts permanently.
anarchist symbol in the background). In addition to the recent trend of employer
A visit to the Holy Land
Dub Skeem is the pen name for Alfred A. (Bud) Meeks. Mr. Meeks was Empty your pockets. Hold your dinner! James, a very good friend and many different kinds of raw
born in the country about eight miles west of the town of Hamilton, Texas. arms out.” We went through that of mine, was my roommate. He vegetables (cucumbers, olives,
With the exception of about two years, he was reared in Hamilton County. process at all three check points. is some years younger than I and tomatoes, onions and the like). If
When World War II started, he, along with his parents and sister, move At one of these places a man a world traveler, thank goodness. we wanted hot bread we had to
to Venice, California where he ﬁnished high school and got a B.A. from asked me if the head came off He was a big help to me during cut a slice from a large loaf and
George Pepperdine College. After several years in Alabama, California, my walking cane. “I guess so,” the entire tour. toast it ourselves. (I am sad to say
and Oklahoma, Bud moved with his family to White Settlement in 1961. I replied, “but I’ve never had In order to get to the dining there were no buttered biscuits at
Bud and his wife Irma have four children, all of whom have graduated it off.” He grabbed the cane room from our room it was the breakfast table.)
from Brewer High School. Bud and Irma have lived in the same house for and took off with it. In a few necessary to walk down three For dinner we had a different
By Dub Skeem minutes he brought it back with different halls to the elevator. kind of meat, some potatoes, and
almost forty years.
the head separated from the After getting to the proper ﬂoor, the raw vegetables left over from
On May 1, 2007, I along cane. “Why didn’t you put it we walked some more to get breakfast. “I never ate so many
with some friends from Fort another plane to Tel Aviv, Israel. getting to Frankfurt, so we had
The ﬂight to Frankfort was a to hurry getting in line to board back together,” I questioned him, to where the food was. By the cucumbers in my life!” James
Worth, joined a tour group “You took it apart.” He either time we got to the eating place, told me. Some of the rest of us
bound for Jerusalem, Israel. This non-stop ﬂight lasting about ten the plane to Tel Aviv. Before
hours. That’s a long time to sit we could get on the plane to didn’t hear me or ignored me and we must have walked a mile. If certainly agreed with him.
group was composed of people I was glad. I wasn’t hungry when I left my We did enjoy our trip and
from Texas, Alaska, Colorado in one seat, being able to walk in Israel, we had to go through
the aisle only occasionally, with three check points where we were After the check points we room, I was by the time I saw the visited many historical sites that
and various other places in the were ﬁnally able to board the food. tour groups must visit when in
United States. hardly enough room to stretch searched for weapons, drugs, and
your legs. Of course you can read contraband. It went something plane to Tel Aviv. At Tel Aviv we While we were in Jerusalem Jerusalem. So many that visiting
We boarded a plane at Dallas- got a bus to take us to our hotel we ate breakfast and dinner all is not possible on just one
Fort Worth International Airport some, or take a nap. Or watch like this.
the clouds out the window. “Put your bag in the x-ray. Pull in Jerusalem. We were then able and slept in the same hotel.
that would take us to Frankfort, See Holy Land page 6
Our plane was a little late your shoes off. Pull your belt off. to clean up and rest for a while For breakfast we had meat (not
Germany, where we were to catch before we went to supper, I mean pork), eggs (scrambled or boiled)
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Page 4/Wednesday, May 14, 2008 OPINIONS The Detail
Another Tale from an Old Timer THE IDLE AMERICAN
Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury
Old Timer Is
Nap Time on a Sunday
Yanked Away From Dr. Newbury is a speaker and author in the Metroplex. He welcomes
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piano student playing a recently the applause was tremendous.
the ushers by name, asked him to place miraculously appeared. Pete
learned composition, a talented This gave me conﬁdence and I
voice the offertory prayer. There looked up again, saying, “Never
harmonica player, a singing quickly came back with another was a noticeable pause before mind, Lord. I found one by
group or a short play enacted by old time song. “Joe” cleared his throat, then myself.”….
Senior adults of Arlington’s
a few ambitious students. Noble My conﬁdence kept rising managed to get out a few hushed Some of the most repeated
Tate Springs Baptist Church
Whitﬁeld was a good harmonica and I almost imagined myself ﬁled to the fellowship hall for words--four, in fact: “I pass to church stories concern funerals.
Norris Chambers and his wife Ella
player and he readily volunteered a great singer. I kept returning a luncheon following Sunday Henry,” he said. The conclusion of one
have lived in White Settlement over
to do a couple of songs, Connie with an encore. After about the morning services a while back. The next three ushers uttered graveside service coincided with
60 years. They have raised a family the same four words as they a tremendous burst of thunder
was taking piano lessons and she ﬁfth number while presenting Upwards of 200 signed up for
here and have been active in school, “passed” to Robert, Charles and accompanied by a distant
was anxious to show her progress, my crowd-pleasing bow I felt the feast, followed by a program,
city and community activities and Milton. The latter passed the “hot lightning bolt and more rumbling
Sally was into acrobatics and she someone grasp me by the arm then a benediction voiced by
organizations and still enjoy being potato” back to the preacher. thunder.
wanted to do a few stunts on and lead me off the stage. I wasn’t Pastor Bart McDonald.
among the world’s best people. It was 1:30 p.m., and the “Call for voiced prayers only The little old widower nudged
the stage and Nedra was taking led to the back room, but right
parson might now wish he had from folks you know will pray the pastor, saying, “Well, she’s
a private class called “expression” down the three steps into the and not pass,” Dr. Coleman there.”…
Way back when I was in about and was very willing to do her auditorium. The program stopper let well enough alone with a ﬁnal
“amen.”… instructed…. It’s but a hop/skip/jump from
the ﬁfth grade and about the same rendition of a poem. Clifton and was my sister! “Uh-oh’s” involving prayer country church stories to weekday
But no. He had a ﬁnal question,
time I got my ﬁrst typewriter, I another boy kept telling me to do My sister was a ﬁrst grade remind Dr. Coleman of another chuckles that pop up regularly in
posed with a smile: “How many
got my ﬁrst banjo. It was a cheapie some banjo playing. Clifton even teacher there and she had endured of you intend to go home and foul-up worthy of many chuckles small town America, often down at
from a junk store in town and spoke out loud to the teacher. all she could tolerate of my singing enjoy a nice Sunday afternoon in the faculty lounge. the feed store. At one such store, a
cost a whole two dollars. I had “Miss Nunnaly,” he said, debut. “That is enough,” she said. nap?” Most hands went up; Jim A middle-aged Vietnam veteran youngster, home from college after
wanted a musical instrument for “Norris plays the banjo real good! I meekly found a seat and sat Behringer’s hand didn’t. whose experience was long in the his ﬁrst year there, is working at
quite a while and a banjo was on We ought to get him up there!” down, holding my banjo. “I thought you enjoy a nap military and short in the ways of the loading dock. The lad is happy
the top of the list because my dad She asked me if I would be The applause I got when being every day,” Rev. McDonald said. Sunday school, joined a men’s to have a summer job.
“You’re right, preacher,” piped class. Soon, the teacher asked him As he loads a truck with feed,
said he played one when he was a on the program. I agreed to do it taken off the stage was even
up Jim’s friend, Larry Carter, “But to dismiss the class. the customer surveys clouds
youngster. He still knew a few old but soon began to wonder if I had louder than that I had received His response, in a commanding gathering overhead. “Them are
favorite tunes like Leather Britches made a good choice. I worried while performing. I guess I was he doesn’t need two, and he got a
good one during the sermon.”… voice: “All right, men. serious clouds, young man,” the
and Get Along Home Cindy. about it the whole week-end and embarrassed but I’m sure I didn’t Dismissed!”… farmer says.
Lucien Coleman, long-time
In a few days I had learned when Monday morning dawned feel as bad about it as she did. Many’s the time that folks with “Sir, I mean no disrespect,
preacher and retired seminary
to pick out some tunes from the bright and clear I carried my old Looking back now I can see prof, has offered tips by the tons to no speaking parts at church and but I must disagree with you,”
records we had for our old wind- banjo to school. Everybody stared how she must have felt seeing preachers in training. “Particularly who don’t get there often make the student counters. “I’ve been
up phonograph. My ﬁrst one and pointed as I walked across the her little brother make such a in the early going, ‘do church’ the promises they don’t expect to keep. studying meteorology in college,
was Papa’s Billy Goat, then came school yard and into our room. I fool of himself before the whole way they’ve always done it,” he One man, call him “Pete,” is an and I am certain that these are not
Golden Slippers, Wreck of the Old stood the musical instrument in a school. She probably should have advised. excellent example. He’s in a sweat, Sirius clouds, but are Cumulus
97, Little Brown Jug and a few corner. It was a real curiosity and removed me sooner. Dr. Coleman remembers having circled the block several clouds instead.”…
countless times when times looking for a parking space. “I admit, son, that I’ve never
others of that caliber. I guess my students in all three grades had to And what hurt me just as bad,
“unannounced alterations” to “the He’s due at an important meeting been to college,” the farmer
biggest mistake was thinking that go by and examine it. Some even or even a little worse, was what and is on the cusp of being late. responds. “But a man can know
I was a singer. I sang all of these went so far as to plunk on the Carl said to me at recess. way they did church” went awry.
One, for example, occurred Looking up to heaven, he stuff without college, and I know
old songs with good volume. I strings. “Norris, we just kept applauding prays, “Lord, have mercy on me! If about clouds.
when a young preacher substituted
suspect that the quality of the Soon we marched up the you back so we wouldn’t have to you’ll just give me a parking place There ain’t but two kinds of
for the long-time pastor at a small
sound was not top notch but stairs to the auditorium and we go back to classes!” country church. When it was time right now, I’ll go to church every clouds--clouds that are serious,
Clifton and a few others thought performers went to the little room I have thought about this episode to take the offering, four ushers Sunday from now on, and I’ll give and clouds that ain’t.
it was great. Clifton even began to behind the stage while everyone for many years and have tried came forward….. up whiskey and gambling.” And them moving in here
talk of getting a guitar. else seated themselves in the hard to determine if there was The sub, remembering one of At that very moment, a parking today are serious clouds.”
Our school had a student large viewing area. After three or any fun in it. Remind me to tell
assembly upstairs in the auditorium four acts it became time for me you about the time our band,
every Monday morning and to perform. I took my old long the Jolly Farm Boys, played over
the program presentation was necked banjo and strolled out on the radio station in Brady – they
assigned to a different teacher each
week. When our teacher, Miss
Nunnaly, was given the job she
the stage. There was immediate
applause from the audience. This
was the ﬁrst time a banjo player
liked us there. They liked us over
the Dublin station and a couple
of us did all right over a Mexican
West Freeway Church of Christ
began to see what our room could had presented himself as an station.
offer in the way of entertainment.
Entertainment usually consisted
of someone reciting a poem, a
entertainer. With my loud raspy
voice I sang Papa’s Billy Goat. I
ﬁnished and bowed politely. Again
Maybe this ﬁrst experience was
what musicians refer to as “Paying
your dues!” I guess it was FUN!
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towels with which dinner guests could wipe their started ﬁghting.
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4. The reason ﬁrehouses have circular stairways is
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stuck on the time 4:20.
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Bible Class 9:30 a.m.
by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground
ﬂoor and ﬁgured out how to walk up straight
9. The original name of Bank of America was Bank Worship 10:30 a.m.
staircases. of Italy.
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Pop Culture with A.C. Hall
A.C. at the movies!
Let them know Speed Racer: An early summer gem
When you spend every Friday in hard decisions and race not only look into some of the most
I spoke a few weeks ago about the theater watching new releases for sport, but for his very life. thrilling action sequences you’ll
how I’ve been reading more books and several nights throughout the Yeah, yeah, it doesn’t sound ever see and you’ve already got
lately, and how I was very glad to week watching movies on DVD, all that amazing, I know. And all the reason you need to see
be doing so again. Getting away it’s hard to ﬁnd yourself truly I’m quite sure that you all this ﬁlm.
from the computer screen and inspired or amazed by something remember the cartoon, which was However, the movie had
the television and losing myself in a ﬁlm. Speed Racer is a movie ridiculously cheesy and ultimately more than that going for it,
in some great ﬁction is always that, quite honestly, I wasn’t annoying to most of us. It all with a story that is surprisingly
A.C. Hall graduated from Brewer looking forward to. It seemed adds up into a movie that just had deep. It’s told in a refreshingly
a wonderful experience, and I
High School in 1999 and has been to be a forgettable entry into a nothing in it that got me excited. interesting way, with inventive
writing ever since. His work has been always ﬁnd myself thankful to summer movie season that was Seeing the heavily computer ﬂashbacks, cuts, jumps,
featured in several anthologies and the author who created the book.
sure to be full of much better generated ﬁlm in the trailers just and other neat storytelling
comic books over the past few years. Most people who are readers
A.C. has written and released his own have a high appreciation of the ﬁlms. But now I’m not so sure. made it seem like a strange, hyper- techniques that you almost never
books as well. Keep up with A.C. and authors who write good books, Based on the cartoon of the fast movie with very little depth. see. Add on the surprisingly
buy his books by visiting www.achall. same name, Speed Racer is a But, having now seen it, I have to great acting by Emile Hirsch
net. so my question for you this week fantastical tale of a family of say that the trailers do this ﬁlm as Speed Racer, Scott Porter as
is, why don’t you tell the authors racers in a unique over the top no justice, and that Speed Racer Rex Racer, and John Goodman,
themselves how much you enjoy their work? world. The main character, absolutely blew me away. Susan Surandon, and Matthew
As a low level, aspiring, very moderately read novelist/ﬁction Speed Racer, is following in his The ﬁrst thing you have to Fox and you’ve got a movie that on. At the worst, your kids will
author myself, I can’t tell you how much it means when people send big brother’s footsteps as he takes understand about this movie is was just ﬂat out amazing. love it and you’ll have seen one
me feedback about my books or stories that they’ve read. Writing, part in thrilling races that are like that it is truly visually unique. THE VERDICT: There’s a of the most original ﬁlms created
more so than any other undertaking I can think of, is a truly lonely something out of a videogame. In this day and age it’s nearly chance that Speed Racer isn’t for in the past decade. At the best
profession. For me, it’s 11 at night until 3 in the morning, sitting in Of course it’s not long before a impossible to do something everyone. The movie is almost you’ll agree with me that this is
corrupt corporation that controls that is totally original, but the overwhelmingly unique and an absolute triumph of a ﬁlm that
the dark at my desk. Writing a novel is a lengthy, time consuming,
racing comes snifﬁng around, Wachowski brothers (best known might be too much for people just may be one of the best we see
draining, lonely pursuit, and while it feels indescribably amazing to
promising to make Speed and his for their Matrix trilogy) have who don’t enjoy things outside all summer. There’s no doubt in
complete one, it’s really not until you hear from someone who’s read my mind that when it comes to
family miserable since they refuse created an insanely vibrant world the norm. However, with a
it. They’ve gone through the journey with you at that point, and to partner with the corporation. that is unlike anything you’ve family friendly PG rating, this is Speed Racer you should “SEE IT
I’ve been truly touched by the people who have responded to me Speed is forced to make some ever seen before. Add that great the perfect movie to take a chance NOW.”
after they’ve read one of my books or short story collections.
But, you say, there’s a difference between emailing a lowly, self
Wesley weighs in on IronMan
publishing author such as A.C. Hall and emailing a professionally,
nationally published author. And I would respectfully disagree.
I ﬁnished a novel a few nights ago, went to the webpage of the
author that was printed in the back of the book, used a link to
THE WAY I SEE IT BY WESLEY KITE
But in latest ﬁlm in this genre his life. However, the terrorists Spiderman movies, but if you
email the author and tell him how much I enjoyed his work, and
that was based upon the Marvel force Tony and Yinsen to reproduce look at the Hulks, the Daredevils,
had received an email response from him within an hour. The same Comic of the same name, Iron Man the new destructive Jericho missile The Fantastic Fours, the X-Men,
thing happened to a friend of mine a few weeks ago. was very refreshing. In the movie, Tony was demonstrating from by comparison, well, there’s no
But what about the big names? John Grisham, Dean Koontz, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) parts of other weapons. comparison.
and gasp, even Stephen King? Well, granted, the chances of them is the CEO of Stark Industries Instead, Tony decides to build This movie was refreshing
sending you a personal response within an hour probably isn’t very which produces advanced weapon a suit of armor with Yinsen’s help. and I just loved it. Really the only
high. But no matter how big a writer gets, they still go through the systems for the U.S. military. The suit gives Tony the strength negative thing I can say about
same process to write a book. Like I said above, it’s long and tough Tony’s father started the company and protection to be able to escape it was that some of the scenes, a
and you’re on your own throughout it. I can’t imagine that hearing after WWII, and after his death the terrorists. Back in America, very, very few of the scenes, are
from a fan would ever get old, even for the biggest authors of our Tony inherited the company, Tony builds a better suit of armor dragged out.
time. worth billions. Tony lives the life which gives him superhuman But other than that this ﬁlm is
Wesley Kite is an eighth grader at
of a hard-drinking, rich ladies’ strength with the ability to ﬂy. pretty much perfect. It’s deﬁnitely
Last week I marveled over how Youtube is changing how we can Brewer Middle School. He enjoys
man, but he is also a genius who With the help of his personal worth a night out at the movies.
look at politicians and elections. This week is another love letter to playing in the band, reading,
has invented many high-tech items assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth The violence is broad and in
the Internet. It’s an amazing age we live in that I can ﬁnish a book, playing keyboard, gaming and, of
for the company. Paltrow) and Air Force Lieut. some parts brutal. There is some
and two hours later have had a conversation with the guy who wrote course, going to the movies with his
Tony ﬂies to Afghanistan to Colonel Jim Rhodes (Terrence suggestive content as well., so leave
it via email. If you’ve read something that moved you or that you friends. Welcome back, Wesley.
demonstrate a new weapons test to Howard), Tony vows to protect the little ones at home. (Not by
enjoyed, take the time to tell the author so. In my mind, it’s the Okay let’s face it. There are the United States Air Force. On his the world as Iron Man. themselves of course.) I’d also like
least I can do to repay them for the amazing things they create and a lot of horrible superhero ﬁlms way back to his plane, his convoy This movie was sheer to say kudos on the special effects
share. such as The Hulk, to Daredevil, is attacked by terrorists, and Tony entertainment. That’s all there as they were very convincing.
Got a question, comment, criticism, or just want to talk about Pop and let’s not forget the 1980 ﬁlm is wounded by a Stark Industries is to it. It has a perfect balance This ﬁlm is a great way to kick
Culture or life in general? A.C. welcomes any and all email and can be Flash Gordon whose only positive missile. Tony is captured and held of comedy and action and was off the summer. Make sure you
reached at email@example.com quality is the fact Queen did the hostage in a cave with Yinsen ﬁnally a great Marvel ﬁlm. SEE IT IN THEATERS, 4 1/2
soundtrack. (Shaun Toub), a doctor who saves Don’t get me wrong, I loved the out of 5 stars.
OPEN: Top Ten Greatest
Tuesday - Saturday Bands
By A.C. Hall
By Wesley Kite
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This is a follow-up to a list of top
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Groups Welcome - FREE Admission of my lists are based upon my own Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is set Seen a movie that you want to sound off
opinion and not by popular vote. to continue the ﬁlm franchise based on on? Agree or disagree with one of our movie
Wesley’s Top Ten Greatest Bands the beloved C. S. Lewis books of the same reviews? Make your voice known by sending
of all Time name. If you still haven’t seen Iron Man us a comment at grizzlydetail.com and you
10. The Police
9. Pink Floyd
or Speed Racer, the ﬁrst two great ﬁlms of just may see your opinion in print!
8. Creedence Clearwater Revival
7. Bruce Springsteen and the East
6. The Eagles
5. The Rolling Stones
4. Led Zeppelin
2. The Beatles
And the number 1 greatest band
of all time is
Finding a great Salon 1. Queen
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Leonard continued from front... Holy Land continued from pg 3
so that fresh turf is available tour. There’s Mount Moriah, opening. The stone is not there, Hezekiah became Judah’s
for every golfer and it takes where Solomon built a temple to but there is evidence that there twelfth king in 726 B.C. During
approximately a 30-day cycle to God, and the wailing wall, where was one. his reign Sennacherib, head
move through the 45,000 square Jews come to weep and pray for Above and to the right of of the Assyrian Army, invaded
yards of turf. their nation and the coming of the tomb there are some caves Judah. Hezekiah, fearing a siege
“It’s amazing how fast the turf the messiah. Some of the Jews in the face of the cliff. When of Jerusalem and the loss of some
grows back in. We have a great used to write their prayers on viewed from a particular angle, of its water supply, had a tunnel
grounds crew here,” Blondell paper and put them in cracks in these caves look like the eye and cut through solid rock from the
said. the wall, probably some still do. nose sockets of a skull. There is Pool of Siloam, inside the city
If you haven’t lived in the area There’s the “Dome of the room on top of the cliff for three wall to Gihon Spring outside the
very long, you might not know Rock,” and the museum which crosses. Is this where Jesus was city wall.
some of the rich Fort Worth contains some of the “Dead Sea cruciﬁed? The people who have One crew of workmen began
History that goes along with Scrolls.” You can visit the “Pool control of this garden and tomb work at the Pool of Siloam,
Leonard Golf Links. You’ll have of Soliam” where the blind man advertise it as the place where the working toward Gihon. Another
to go all the way back to 1918 washed the clay from crew started work at the
when Marvin Leonard opened his eyes and could spring working toward
a small store in Fort Worth see, and The “Upper Siloam. When the two
that sold groceries and then Room” where it is crews met, they lacked
partnered up with his brother claimed that Jesus ate about four feet meeting
Obie to create Leonard Brothers the “Last Supper” with “head on.” Each crew
Department Store that became his disciples. There are could hear the voices
a Saturday shopping event for Club Fitting Professional Steve Russell discusses data obtained from a many more, but there of the other crew. They
people across the state. In May of device that measures speed swing, ball angle and ball rotation with client are two that are of had only to dig out the
1994, Marty Leonard, a life-long John Vicknair, a systems engineer at Lockheed. special interest that I rock between them and
golfer herself, opened Leonard would like to describe water ﬂowed through
Golf Links. Many of the antique So what is all that other construction still going in more detail. the tunnel.
on in that area you ask? Not known to many This was an amazing
tractors and implements located on the range came The Garden
from the Leonard Farm. In 1997, Leonard sold the residents in the area, the Nike Golf Research and feat in itself, but when
Development facility is located right next door to Tomb. This place
property to an investment ﬁrm where it changed is probably visited by you think that the
Leonard Golf Links. Not open to the public, this Pool of Siloam in Israel crew was working from
ownership several times over the next 4 years. In more people than any
2001, Marty Leonard purchased the property back facility contains Lasers, cameras and computers Siloam had to gradually
(even a so-called Iron Byron) that analyze every other tourist site in
where “Golf on the Range” began its trek forward. Jerusalem. The garden has many elevate their part of the
The facility offers olive trees --- almost enough to body of Jesus was buried when it tunnel (sort of like going uphill)
custom club ﬁtting keep the place shaded, many was taken from the cross. This and the crew working toward
by Steve Russell, who kinds of ﬂowers, and shrubs of may be true, but there is another Siloam had to gradually lower
has worked on staff various kinds. There are tables place that makes the same claim. their part (like going downhill) it
since 2003. All the and benches where one may sit Another site that interested is even more amazing.
major manufacturers and meditate or read, or a group me was Hezekiah’s Tunnel. The tunnel is still there. It
have a specialized may have a devotion. King David was the second is about six hundred yards long,
club ﬁtting program This garden is at the base of a king of Israel. He captured the and it averages two and one-
that accurately ﬁts limestone cliff. A tomb has been Jebusite City of Jerusalem and half feet wide, and six feet high.
shaft length, ﬂex, carved out of the limestone --- a make it the capital city of Israel. Some of the people on our tour
grip size and head tomb large enough for more than When the kingdom divided, walked through it. I didn’t! I’m
angle to each person’s one body. There is a track in part of the kingdom retained the afraid of close places.
posture, height and front of the tomb where a large name “Israel” and part was called A tour of Israel is a great way
ﬂexibility. Russell stone could be rolled to close the “Judah.” Jerusalem was then the to spend a few days’ vacation, but
says he likes the fact capital of Judah. I wouldn’t want to live there.
that he can take
a golfer out onto
the tee box and let
them hit a variety
Sixty-Four tee boxes are used to accommodate the many golfers that practice at
Leonard Golf Links. A covered tee area is also available for inclement weather.
City Council continued from front cover
ends on Sept. 30. Before beginning the hearing, The City of White Settlement Public Works
of clubs and see for Hallide lights give golfers the chance to hit in the evening.
Assistant City Manager Don Ives gave a report on Director Randy Brown brought the next item of
the budget to date. The highlight of that report was business before the council which was a possible
ﬂight pattern the ball
angle of the stance and stroke of a golfer. Here they that the collected sales taxes are running 5% higher amendment to the building regulations of the city.
takes versus hitting into a hitting net.
develop the clubs of the future and keep the Nike than last year, with the city on track to collect over The purpose of the amendment was written as
“It allows the golfer to truly feel and see how a
Team Players custom ﬁtted to perfection. They are 2 million dollars for this ﬁscal year. being “to clarify the requirements for the condition
custom club affects their game,” says Russell.
currently building several putting and chipping Some of the budget amendments that were of less than ﬁfty percent of value and more than
Professional instruction is also available at
greens that will be used in the testing of clubs and being asked for were to cover insurance costs, a ﬁfty percent of value and also the criteria for setting
Leonard Golf Links. Almost a half dozen teaching
equipment. You never know, some Nike Team wire welder tool that is broken beyond repair, value.” This is in regard to a building that needs
professionals conduct ladies’ clinics, junior clinics,
Players might be spotted out and about on that and higher than projected gas prices. There were repairs that surpass more than ﬁfty percent of the
short game clinics, full swing clinics and individual
special corner of West Fort Worth. some Economic Development Corporation budget value to the property. If a building is damaged to
amendments mentioned, three of which were for this degree, this would allow the city to make an
the purchase of parcels of land and the fourth order for the building to be repaired or demolished.
regarding the cost to assist a new hotel on the I- This would help keep buildings and properties from
Before you head out to Colonial week.. 30 access road with installing sewer lines to their
property. There were two new vehicles mentioned
in the amendments; One was a replacement for a
wrecked police vehicle that was ordered last year
falling into extremely substandard conditions. A
motion was made to approve this amendment and
it passed unanimously.
The next order of business was presented by
Check out these tips but didn’t arrive until this ﬁscal year, and the other Assistant City Manager Don Ives. It was a
Find Out When Your Favorite your experience at the entrance/exit. If you must use a a vacuum truck that was also ordered last year but resolution that would allow the City of White
Players Tee Off tournament. communications device, please wasn’t received until this year. There was also an Settlement to be reimbursed for expenditures
keep it turned off and limit its ammunition order from the past ﬁscal year that has incurred towards the Farmers Branch Flood
Daily pairings will Daily Pairing Sheet and Course
use to when you are in a golf just now come in for the crime district. Reduction Project. This would allow the city
be posted on www. Map
shop, hospitality area, or the There was no one present who wished to speak on to reimburse itself for expenses incurred on the
CrownePlazaInvitational.com Pick up a daily pairing sheet
Crowne Plaza Lounge food court this matter, so the public hearing was closed and project before the bond money comes in. Council
as well as www.pgatour.com/ for a course map and standings,
– well away from play on the golf a motion was made by the council to approve the member Rasmussen made a motion to approve this
tournaments/r021 . and to ﬁnd out when the players
course. mid year amendments as presented. This motion resolution and it passed unanimously.
Thursday and Friday pairings tee off. Pairing sheets are available passed unanimously. The following agenda item also dealt with the
are determined on Tuesday before near entrances and at selected Golf Course Behavior/Spectator
Next, the council considered awarding a bid for upcoming Farmers Branch project. It was to
the tournament begins, with locations on the tournament Etiquette
the Tarrant County Community Development possibly approve a resolution that would authorize
each golfer playing one day in grounds. The map will help All the tournament
Block Grant Project, which this year is a project the city’s consultants and staff to prepare for the
the morning and the other day you locate concessions stands, contestants are invited guests of
for sanitary sewer and water line replacement issuance and sale of bonds. City Manager Jimmy
in the afternoon. Saturday and restrooms, ﬁrst aid stations, and Colonial, and should be treated
for the 500 block of Parkside. There were nine Burnett stated this would take about 45 to 60 days
Sunday pairings are based on a other on-course services. with courtesy and respect. As
bids received for the project, but the low bidding to prepare, and Mayor Ouzts stated that this is also
player’s score, with the leaders The professionals usually the great Bobby Jones said, “In
company had no past history with work such as this the amount of time it is going to take the corps of
teeing off last. Free daily pairing play in threesomes on Thursday golf, customs of etiquette and
and city staff instead recommended that the council engineers to ﬁnalize the properties that will need to
sheets will also be available at the and Friday and twosomes on the decorum are just as important
accept the second lowest bid, which was made by be bought out in the city. A motion was made to
tournament. as rules governing play.” It is
Rogers Construction Company, a company that has approve this resolution and it passed unanimously.
Pro-am tee times appropriate for spectators to
done work for the city of White Settlement in the The council adjourned into a closed door
for Monday and applaud or cheer successful
past. The bid was for 168,385 dollars, of which the executive session to deliberate the purchase,
Wednesday will also strokes by a player, but excessive
city would be responsible for 86 thousand dollars. exchange, lease, or value of real property. When
be posted on the demonstrations are not
Councilman Don Smith made a motion to pass they reconvened in the council chambers the Mayor
website. There are no appropriate because of possible
the resolution that would accept this bid and this stated that they had no action to take on this
pre-scheduled times effect on other competitors.
motion passed unanimously. matter. With that the meeting was adjourned.
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Page 7 Wednesday, May 14, 2008 NEWS AND VIEWS The Detail
Fifth Six Weeks’ Honor Roll Tannahill Sixth Grader Attends Junior National
North Elementary Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C.
First Grade LIBERTY Tannahill Intermediate
School sixth grader Sam
about leadership by studying
the leaders of the past and by
Ivan Alfaro, Katelyn Carter, Allen Katie Cowley, Sydney Crosby, (Corban)
Erter, Kinsey Force, Tayler Hall, Conor Hammack, Billy Harned, ELEMENTARY Gmuer recently attended the focusing on social advocacy
Jordan Holecamp, Deyda Humphress, Nicolas Jairala, Ian Johnson, Junior National Young Leaders to make a positive impact in
Taylor Magana, Robert Martinez, Leah Meyers, Janet Oosub, Earnest Ms. Janzen – 1L1 Conference in Washington their homes and communities.
Parks, Jordyn Phillips, Breonna Reed, Anabelle Sherill, David Smith, Cody Bailey, Trevor Bridgewater, D.C. His former teacher, Through an examination of
Eric Thompson, Gabrieal Winters, Grady Kearby, Shawna Malugen, Zachary Goodwin, Caden Vickie Hanson, nominated both different historical time
Norma Montelongo, Gracie Musick, Ashley Solis, Danielle Stuard, Louis Kessler, Diana Velasquez Gmuer for his academic merit periods and characteristics of
Vandiver, Dylan Thomas, Richard Stewart, Meagan Sanders, Joshua and leadership potential and leadership, students gain a
Safewright, Akelia Pikes, Emma Pearson, Haley Jackson, Kelsey Hicks, Ms. White – 1L2 maturity. better understanding of what
Alyssa Estep, Caitlyn Dowis, Alejandra Briones, Sequoria Brewer, Kaylee Israel Andrade, Mikala Clarson, The conference offers it takes to become an effective
George, Michael Harp, Sarah Santangelo, Kelsey Bushey, Yanique Hill, Thomas Dorosky, Adam mature, high-achieving sixth leader.
Claudia Avila, Jesse Escamilla, Arnold Esparza, Alexia Liszt, Christian Duncan, Joshua Hohnstreiter, and seventh grade students His parents are Chandi and
Ramirez, Bryce Ramsey, Zachary Sanchez Mollie Molinar, Dylan Parham, the opportunity to learn Amanda Gmuer.
Mattison Parker, Chalee
Second Grade Pittman, Madison Porter, Karla
BREWER MIDDLE SCHOOL NJHS 2008 INDUCTEES
Jaime Hernandez, Chyna Holloway, Tyler Kelly, Cali Benton, Michael Renteria
Duncan, Colton Hayden, Rylee Miller, Tyler Seymour, Blake Shockey,
Andrea Soto, Jamie Blassingame, Alyssa Chism, Madaline Dunbar, Ms. Wilde – 1L3
Balinda Lake, Kaitlyn Lambert, Patric Martin, Kyndell Mefford, Elizabeth Savannah Crawford, Trevor 7th Graders
Neel, Amber Worden, Cater Starr Tkadlec Ables, Austyn Ray; Annis, Kristen Ranelle; Armstrong, Branden Lloyd; Ash, Jade Presley; Beavers, Rebecca
Lynn; Blanco, Adriana Merced; Bradley, Alainee Ray; Brannum, Brandon Scott; Bruce, Ashlyn Brianna;
Third Grade Ms. Dorosky – 1L4 Calhoun, Marisa Michelle; Campbell, Douglas Scott; Canady, Gareth Connor; Causey, Kayleigh Ranae;
Elizabeth Spears, Daniel Bowie, Brenden Cowley, Alyssa Wallis, Chris Elvira Cortes, Adulfo Clark, Andrew John; Corniel, Adian James; Cotton, Emily Michelle; Cox, Kaylee Nicole; Craft, Rebecca
Salts, Dylan Chan, Caelen Palmer, Kayla Johnson, Taryn Kearby, Bridget Dominguez, Angel Dominguez, Nicole; Davis, Katelyn Joy; Dewitt, Jennifer Nicole; Eldredge, Jonathan Glenn; Evans, Andrew; Franco,
Caston, Carma Farley, Eric Gurtner, Myrranda Harp, Caleb Walker Keila Hernandez, Melissa Stacy; Franklin, Brandon Lee; Goodnight, Madison Renae; Grifﬁth, Garrett Ellis; Grissom Zechariah
Infante, Melanie Meneses, Ananias; Hammons, Gwendolyn Nicole; Herfeldt, Daniel Alexander; Hernandez, Adriana; Hill, David
Fourth Grade Karen Navarro, Yulisa Pimienta Joseph; Holloway, Kirsten Ashley; Hooten, Jared Ray; Howard, Skyler Don; Huckabee, Amber Nicole;
Courtney Hoover, Mackenzie Phillips, Kinsey McGlasson, Kenzie Hughes, Spencer Samuel; Jackson, Kierra Enette; Jent, Shane Lee; Jividen, Sawyer Jarrett; Jones, Danyielle
Barnett, Stephen Mashburn, Taylor Hoover Ms. Harris – 2L1 Cheree; Juarez, Addison Antonio; Keesy, John Alex; Kern, William Logan; Khalid, Humza; Kim, Jin Wook;
Lauren Atkinson, Jenna Kirkelie, Taylor Na’Cole; Kromer, Timothy James; Lee, Jane J; Long, Hayliane Blythe; Lopez, Marissa
Lightsey, Griselda Mendieta,
BLUE HAZE ELEMENTARY Victoria Montes, Davis Gowan,
Marie; Lorance, Darby Lynn; Martinez, Lauren Aileen; Martinez, Phillip Brandon; McCarty, Morgan Cole;
Mitchell, Gavin L; Montes, Luis Manuel; Neilson, Michael Thomas; Novick-Phillips, Sophia Nicole; Ortiz,
FIRST GRADE Christopher Trinidad, Madison Megan Nicole; Parsons, Kevin James; Patterson, Joshua Blake; Phillips, Xavier Jamal; Pierce, Whittanie
Alexandria Cannon, Rockelle Surel, Alexi Tercero, Gabbi Bristow, Ben Molinar Lashay; Pierson, Quenia Yenis; Quirarte, Abraham; Raka, Gentiana; Reed, Miranda Lynn; Reyes, Juan
Cooper, Lesley Perry, Emeleigh Sherrin, Connor Sims, Kathryn Stevens, Erick; Reyes, Rebecca Itzel; Reynolds, Caitlyn Blair; Roberts, Lauren Brooke; Robles, Jose; Rome, Alexandria
Savanna Torres, Taylor Wilks, Lexie Williams, Taylor Bresnahan, Cindy Ms. Harkrider – 2L2 Sierra; Salazar, Olivia Abigail; Scott, Nathan Bradley; Sedita, Tristan Evan; Senn, Jessica Leah; Shackleford,
Hernandez, Jordan Matous, Michelle Taylor, Kate Van Wyk, Tabitha Zachary Anable, Lane Skylar Monet; Shannon, Joshua Kyle; Shealey, Daja Corren; Shirley, Makayla Dawn; Simmons, Christopher
Youngblood, Hunter Thompson, Taylor Banda, Gissell Orozco, Aidan Bridgewater, Garren Crow, Jordan; Smiley, Zachary Ray; Smith, April Alline; Smith, Meagan Rachelle; Stemple, Katherine Ann;
Owens, Caden Primera, Andrew Schmidt, Colin Whitehead, Mimi Shawn Hill, Carlitos Robertson, Stewart, Hannah Catherine; Strickland, Cheryl Jean; Taylor, Alyssa Michele; Terrell, Aaliyah K; Thompson,
Coffey, Claudia Dressel, Gus Franklin, Robbie Gee, Makayla Maston, Reece Woolsey Michael Lee; Trevino, Ashley; Trevino, Mariah Y; Vilaros, Dylan Reid; Walker, Matthew Drake; Wallaert,
Rylee Shook, Bryan Guthrie, Carson Ingram, Hanna Myetich, Emma Allyson Renae; Waller, Harper Callyn; Weast, Kara Christine; Wellspeak, Marissa Hope; Wenzel, Ryan
Powell and Riley Waters Ms. Crow – 2L3 Anthony; Wortham, Preston Ray; Yanez, Eden Alex
Hayley Craig, Rylee Glennon,
SECOND GRADE Justin Hardin, Celie Joyner, 8th Graders
Nolan Alexander, Kathyrn Cameron, Jake Jennings, Kendall Menefee, Cara Proctor, Madison Rogers, Beavers, Kevin Austin; Jaquez, Selena Renae; Kelley, Justin Mitchell; Kooning, John Patrick; Lechuga,
Matthew Pelton, Kelli Rekieta, Payton Rothenberger, Zane Velasco, Madison Thompson Beatriz; Mitchel, Nathaniel l; Neilson, Megan Christine; Ramirez, Shellsea Ann; Roberts, Ashton Paige;
Carter Cupp, Robbie Dotson, Tori Fortman, Tanner Melgar, Julie Tovar, Esmeralda; Wright, Amber Ann
Nowlin, Cole Smith, Christopher Williams, Josh Adair, Lane Bevering, Ms. Pace – 2L4
Christa Brown, Samantha Jasoni, Thaddeus Morris, Grace Sandstrum, Calli Arnold, Lacie Cassady, PRESIDENT: MARIA BELKNAP; VICE PRESIDENT: RHANNIE SURREL; SECRETARY:
Alyssa Gafford- Gaby, Raquel Guerrero, Veronica Hernandez, Devon Jose Montes, Jocelyne Tello, BRITTANY BOWERS; TREASURER: CIERRA MOORE
May, Devontae Roundtree, Jonathan Trevizo, Andrew Villacis, Devin Alicia Zuinones
Brown, Jonathan Champion, Isabella Clark, Faith Earle, Andrew Fetsko,
Joseph Lopez, Haely Parsons, Ponder Parsons and Emma Tracy Ms. Gallagher – 3L1
Adam Clair, Adriana Goodwin,
When it Comes to Money, Mother Knows Best
THIRD GRADE Xander Southern, Tigerlilli
Nicholas Barker, Peyton Summerhill, Alexis Deane, Jacqueline Enriquez, Wright
Hunter Schmidt, Parker Bagg, Makenna Blassingame, Nick Deatherage,
Haleigh Richardson, Marisa Sykes, Sydnie Belousek, Katelynn Clarke, Ms. Blevins – 3L2
Hunter Ellis, Sidney Waters, Hannah King, Jonathan Lee, Timothy Garrett Bitters, Anthony
by Tanisha Warner, CCCS do.” If you were not taught a negative mark on your credit
Tanwongprasert and Alecia Sam Charles, Daniel Fisher, Gabriela
a division of Money Management good financial habits growing report.
International up, start now. Good habits * “Don’t leave any crumbs
you learn now can be passed on the counter.” Remember
Carson Barlows, Mitchell Bradley, Logan Kile, Britney Torres, Jacob Ms. Wiseman – 3L3
Parents can make any down to your children, starting that every little bit counts.
Bradley, Sarah Cooper, James Holder, Kadyn Kirkpatrick, Tristen Larry Albin, Christina
moment a ‘teachable’ one, and a new generation of financial Place your spare change in a jar,
Morales, Nolan Summerhill, Daniel Amado, Emmalee Boomsma, Fury Rodriquez, Ramsey Wells
from day one, many parents responsibility. along with any extra money that
Clark, Sarah Clark, Paisley Forbes, Michael Perryman, Erin Stewart,
begin the process of transferring * “Do I look like I am made is above your regular monthly
Weston Crockett, Alena Frankis, David Gafford- Gaby, Michelle
their wisdom and values to their of money?” Studies show that income, and deposit it into your
Gutierrez, Jevin Miller, Siara Sampson, Hayley Cole, Emma Craig, Ms. Girten – 3L4
children. over 70 percent of women savings account monthly.
Lindsey Alexander, Sammy Bordow, Kloe Hepp, Nicholas Manske, Austin Hansen, Lauren Lowry,
In fact, a recent study consider themselves the primary * “If everybody jumped off
Will Mobley, Caleb Primera and Jordan Trubenstein Astrid Parada, Ana Renteria,
by Money Management spender in their household, but a cliff, would you?” You are
Shelby Timms, Caylea Vessels
International (MMI) found don’t let this be the only thing in control of your money, and
Eighth Graders Invited to Brewer Ms. Miller – 3L5
that approximately 48 percent your children see you do. Make your budget should be unique
High School Freshman Orientation Trinity Gardiner, Cody Garrett,
of consumers named parents
as their primary teachers of
an effort to discuss saving, long-
term goals and budgeting with
to your personal needs and
lifestyle. Stick with it, regardless
Braeden Hardin, Lillian James,
Brewer High School invites next year’s freshmen to attend a freshmen financial habits—the basics of children so they learn there’s of how others around you are
orientation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 in the auditorium. Aryan Wilson
spending and saving are learned more to money than bills and spending.
Students will have an opportunity to tour the building following an at home long before they’re shopping. As much as it hurts to admit
informational meeting. The school is located at 1025 W. Loop 820 Ms. Grinalds – 4L1
taught at school. * “If I catch you doing it, your mother was right. Her
North in Fort Worth. Kaitlin Helou, Preston
Even though Mother’s Day that one more time…” We’re common sense tips, when
For additional information, call 817.367.1250. Martinez, Vinit Shah
has passed, apply some of mom’s all guilty of using that “for applied to your pocketbook,
conventional wisdom to your emergencies only” credit card can lead to financial stability
Ms. Valenzuela – 4L2
financial situation—coupled on a selfish splurge, but have we and success. After all, as Mother
with tips from the experts at ever looked to see how much it says, “You can do anything you
MMI. adds up? Track spending for 30 set your mind to.”
Ms. Brooks – 4L3
• “Money doesn’t grow on days to see just how much the
trees.” Think about how you little stuff adds up in the end. Tanisha Warner is a spokesperson
spend your money, and don’t * “If you don’t do it now, and the communications
Ms. Clair – 4L4
go beyond your means. Save when are you going to do it?” specialist for Consumer Credit
Paige Chasteen, Kashmir
any money left over at the end Do not put off paying your bills. Counseling Service (CCCS), a
of the month—you never know When you are late, you run the division of Money Management
when an unexpected expense risk of extra service charges and International. CCCS is the
may arise. higher interest rates on your nation’s largest non-profit, full
* “Do as I say, not as I credit card bills, not to mention service credit counseling agency.
Find out why your friends, family and neighbors have
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Page 8 Wednesday, May 14, 2008 News, Views & Sports The Detail
Spring Sports banquet
honors athletes and coaches
By A.C. Hall
The smell of barbeque
and the conversations of
students, parents, coaches, and
administrators ﬁlled the Brewer
High School cafeteria this past
certiﬁcates, plaques, and in some
cases special team speciﬁc awards
as the coaches shared memories
and thoughts about their players
and the seasons they had this
The sports recognized were
Monday evening at the Spring competitive cheer squad, girls
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Page 9/Wednesday, May 14, 2008 Fort Worth/White Settlement City Page The Detail
Citizen Police Academy Celebrates 2nd Graduating Class Calendar of Events
By A.C. Hall
The White Settlement and Westworth Village joint citizen’s Your guide to what’s going on in West Fort Worth,
police academy held a graduation ceremony for its second class this White Settlement and the surrounding areas.
past Thursday at the Westworth Village municipal complex. Ofﬁcer
Michelle Rayner from the WSPD and Melissa Westen from the WVPD
once again acted as the coordinaters for the academy for a class that Friday 5-16-08
included the mayor of Westworth Village and his wife. The full list of WS Senior Services Council meeting 9:30 a.m. at
graduates was as follows:
Cynthia Norcross, Robert Montgomery, Raymond Landy, Dotti Senior Center
Swanzy, Rolande Young, Elizabeth Landy, Shirley Duncan, Lillian Saturday 5-17-08
Davison, Terry Lehmann, Richard Lehmann, John Cavenah, Travis Spring Kid’s Fish 8:00 a.m. at Veteran’s Park
Mayor’s forum 8:30 a.m. at City Hall
Senior Services annual parking lot sale 9:00 a.m.
– 3:00 p.m. at senior services parking lot
Clean Sweep at City Hall parking lot 9:00 a.m.
– noon, citizens can drop off non hazardous bulk
trash and debris items, show copy of water bill
WS Pride Commission meeting, 7:00 p.m. at City
WS Board of Adjustments and Appeals meeting
7:00 p.m. at City Hall
Volunteers honored at Mall Watch Stats Drop with Strategy WS EDC meeting 7:00 p.m. at City Hall
Fort Worth ISD parent volunteers have logged some 460,000 Tuesday 5-27-08
hours of service this school year, valued by Independent Sector (www. to Reduce Crime Even More WS City Council meeting 6:30 p.m. at City Hall
independentsector.org) at about $8.9 million. To thank them for their
gift of service, the District will treat them like the STARS they are at a Tuesday 6-3-08
May 17 event to be held at Ridgmar Mall. The City of Fort Worth’s ﬁrst- conviction, recently expanded WS Planning and Zoning meeting 7:00 a.m. at City
Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Melody Johnson and television quarter crime statistics are out. they type of offenses it will pay
Overall, they present a good news for information on to include
meteorologist Jeff Jamison will be on hand to recognize the volunteers
and award door prizes. Volunteers also will receive store discounts from
story with a promise to get even grafﬁti. Other anti-graﬁtti efforts Thursday 6-5-08
better. include stepped up surveillance WS Crime Board meeting 7:00 p.m. at City Hall
the mall, participating merchants and other local businesses. While the number of violent and an education and mural
Student groups will perform musicals and dance entertainment, crimes for the ﬁrst quarter of program for troubled youths. Tuesday 6-10-08
merchants will present demonstrations and give away samples in the 2008 is up, property crimes are Bonus rewards of up to $250 WS City Council meeting 6:30 p.m. at City Hall
Macy’s court area of the mall from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The mall down, bringing the city’s overall also are available for tips on
will be open to the public during the event, but FWISD volunteers who crime rate to its lowest level since gang and gun crimes. The new Saturday 6-14-08
register will be able to take advantage of store discounts. the ‘80s. program, Gun & Gang Busters, Runoff election
And Police Department was launched by the Safe City
ofﬁcials have a plan to drive Commission which is supported
National bike to work day this down current crime stats even
more, moving Fort Worth closer
by the CCPD.
Friday to becoming one of the safest
large cities in America.
efforts will start soon in the Senior Citizen Corner
This Friday is your chance to cut the high cost of gas, at least for three areas of the city that are
a day. Friday is National bike to work day and the City of Fort Worth Police Visibility experiencing the greatest increase Your guide to meals and
is encouraging commuters to use this opportunity to break the habit During the summer months, in violent crime. Additional special events happening at
police ofﬁcers assigned to the police will be used to address
of driving a motorized vehicle to work. On-street bike routes and off-
school security initiative will be assaults occurring at downtown the White Settlement Senior
street bike routes are available to many parts of Fort Worth to get you reassigned to provide additional area bars and to prevent theft, Center.
to your place of employment. A map is available at www.fortworthgov. police visibility in violent crime assault and robberies near the
org/tpw. target areas. Patrol also will city’s night shelter and homeless Monday 5-19
For more information about the plan, Bike Fort Worth, call 817- be increased in beats with the areas. Meal: chicken enchiladas,
392-6592 or 817-392-6734. highest amount of violent crime. Technology Spanish rice, ﬁesta
Crime Prevention The police department
Efforts to reinforce the is continually improving its vegetables, fresh fruit Thursday 5-22
Pets for Adoption importance of the city’s crime
prevention programs also are
technology in an effort to more
effectively and efﬁciently combat
Tuesday 5-20 Meal: Italian macaroni
well underway. Neighborho crime. City Council recently Meal: hamburger patty, and beef, peas with red
Adoptions held by the Westside lettuce/tomato/onion,
od Police Ofﬁcers (NPOs)and approved participation in the peppers, cabbage, white
Animal League on select Saturdays either at Citizens On Patrol (COP) Texas Data Exchange Program, carrot slaw, ranch bread, chocolate pudding
the WSPD parking lot or the Starbucks near captains are working together to which give the police department
beans, hamburger bun,
re-energize neighborhood watch access to submit queries and Friday 5-23
programs. The goal is to bring database searches on about 75% strawberry gelatin Meal: pork rib patty,
ASIA BLACK & WHITE MAX What words come to the program into communities of all other Texas agencies crime Wednesday 5-21 baked pinto beans,
SUCH A SWEET YOUNG mind when you look at this sweet where it has not existed before data and jail data from across
goofy lovable dog? Happiness? and increase participation in the United States. Additionally, Meal: grilled chicken pineapple carrot salad,
KITTY!!!! Just darling. Please help
save this sweet, sweet little cat ... Then you would be right on each neighborhoods where it already negotiations are underway to strips, chicken gravy, hamburger bun, apple
count. This is a darling lovable, exists. secure an online crime mapping whipped potatoes, mixed
lovable sweet guy. cobbler
The Campus CrimeStoppers vegetables, wheat roll, Event: Memorial day
program, which pays money for peanut butter cookie party
tips that leads to an arrest and
2008 White Settlement Pride Commission The Cool Side of Spring Cleaning
Spring Clean Sweep this Saturday As the world outside springs back to life from lying
dormant all winter, you need assurance that your home’s
Animal Shelter Info You may call the shelter at 2008 Spring Clean Sweep sponsored by the White Settlement cooling system is working and in good condition.
817.246.1043. Please leave a Pride Commission will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 9:00 To recover from winter – and prepare for summer – devote
Shelter hours are Mon thru Sat message with your name and a.m. to noon at the City Hall Employee Parking Lot located some energy to spring cleaning your heating and cooling
from 9:00am – 6:00pm and Sun return phone number and at 225 Meadow Park Drive (on the corner of Meadow Park & system. Proper up-keep can increase a system’s efﬁciency and
from 10:00am – 2:00pm. someone will contact you as soon Hannon). decrease electricity bills.
If no one is at the shelter during as possible. Citizens can drop off non-hazardous material, bulk trash and “Spring cleaning is the perfect time to ensure your
these hours, please call dispatch If you do not hear back in 1- debris items, including tires. Please bring a copy of your water air conditioner is working in tip-top shape,” said Kelvin
bill. Let’s Keep White Settlement Clean! If you are interested in Rogers, of the Aire Serv of Fort Worth franchise. “A properly
at 817.246.7070 and they will 2 hours, please try again as
adopting a street please call City Hall for more information 817- maintained unit will have increased efﬁciency and can
contact the Animal Control the ofﬁcers may have been
Ofﬁcer to meet you. sidetracked by a call. decrease your energy bills because it’s not working as hard to
keep you comfortable.”
Follow this simple Aire Serv to-do list to keep your
The Grizzly Obstacle heating and cooling systems in excellent condition:
• Clean or replace air ﬁlters to help your A/C unit run
• Open room vents – closing them can cause poor air
ﬂow. This can also cause the system to work harder
and possibly even breakdown.
• Remove shrubs, grass and leaves from the condenser
coil and within two feet of your outside unit.
• Install a programmable thermostat – it automatically
changes the temperature when home or away.
• Inspect and caulk windows and doors annually where
needed. This can help your system to maintain a
more even temperature.
Homeowners can hire a professional technician to
perform a tune-up on their air conditioner, which includes
examining ductwork, checking the refrigerant level and
tightening the wiring connections. This is also a good time to
check your homes safety equipment to ensure your smoke and
carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.
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Page 10/Wednesday, May 14, 2008 Sports Extra The Detail
Bears get down to business in first spring scrimmage
By A.C. Hall always has a kind word and a emphasizing quick set up and were passing plays. Leading his quickness and vision as he of plays to be whistled dead as
smile on his face, but on the execution of plays. Three the first offense at quarterback escaped from rushing defenders the ball was hiked high over the
Tempo was the word of the football field he’s all business. different offensive units took was sophomore Jake Glover, and even escaped and created head of the other quarterbacks.
day this past Thursday at the Sharr had the offenses running turns on the field and the who was the quarterback of the some long running gains with Despite the few issues that
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known as an excited leader who
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