Volume 3 No. 26 December 17, 2008
from the staff
of The Grizzly
Serving West Fort Worth, White Settlement and the Entire WSISD
New ofﬁcer joins WSPD
By Ben Posey
The White Settlement
Police Department is excited
Shuttling the Shuttle
to welcome a new ofﬁcer to
the force. On Tuesday Dec. 9,
Police Ofﬁcer Recruit Austin
Kidd was sworn into ofﬁce
by Police Chief Jack Ely.
Austin graduated from the
130th Basic Police Ofﬁcer
Academy at Tarrant County
College on Dec. 10. He is a
Fort Worth native and has
lived in Texas his entire life.
Austin loves spending time camping. Austin is excited to be
with his wife and son. In his free the newest member of the White
time he enjoys outdoor activities Settlement Police Department
including hunting, ﬁshing, and family and looks forward to
serving our Community.
With the Fort Worth
skyline shining in
the background on
a perfectly clear day,
the Shuttle Endeavor
is piggy-backed onto
discusses new legislation the runway of the
Naval Air Station
Joint Reserve Base last
By A.C. Hall was brought to the committee’s Wednesday.
attention as it may have an
Made up of members from impact on the area. Amanda
Photo by Keith Robinson
White Settlement, Fort Worth, Wilson of NCTCOG presented
Benbrook, Lake Worth, River this item as she gave details of
Oaks, Westworth Village, the state legislation that could be Endeavor makes historic stop at NASJRB on cross country trip
Tarrant County, the North voted on as early as the coming
Central Texas Council for spring. Currently worded so By Ben Posey in 2012 making this trip through Cowtown along Loop 820 over Lake Worth. The ﬂight
Governments and others, the that it would only apply to San possibly its last and one for the books. plan led the two-tiered giant just over Azle
NASJRB Regional Coordination Antonio and the base there, The space shuttle Endeavor is home now, Its ﬂight started earlier that morning from where students and teachers were also able to
Committee held their regularly the bill would protect that but not after giving sightseers and space buffs a Edwards Air Force Base in California and then catch a glimpse of the shuttle.
scheduled meeting on Monday base from encroachment and chance to soak in her awesome glory. The shuttle made a mid-day stop at Biggs Army Airﬁeld Endeavor then took an unusual route to the
to further discuss issues would introduce enforcement arrived on a mild, sunny afternoon in Fort in El Paso. After about two hours of refueling, south giving residence of Clear Lake and the
pertaining to the joint reserve penalties. The bill would give Worth around 3:15 p.m. this past Wednesday, the SCA-space shuttle ferry ﬂight continued Johnson Space Center near Houston a low
base, the surrounding land, and commissioners in the area the atop its jumbo 747 carrier. Hundreds of people on its journey and landed at the Naval Air level ﬂy-by on its way to a stop for the night
how it impacts the communities power to regulate development lined up along Spur 341 to see this history- Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth at at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. The
in the area. around the bases. making landing and some even stopped their mid-afternoon. shuttle ﬁnally arrived home at Cape Canaveral
Before getting to work It was an idea that didn’t sit cars in the middle of the road as the massive After spending the night in Fort Worth, the in Florida on Friday afternoon.
on the agenda, a moment of well with some on the committee ﬂying machine approached the runway from space shuttle took off just before noon to the The cross-country ferry is expected to cost
silence was observed for two of as they voiced their preference of the South. Endeavor is slated for retirement North creating another trafﬁc stopping scene more than $1.8 million.
the committee members, Fort leaving such regulating actions
Worth Council member Chuck in the hands of the local base
Silcox and John Leigh of the and surrounding municipalities
Department of Defense, who and not in the hands of the WS City Council : Monday, December 15
Swimming pool dominates discussion at ﬁnal meeting of year
both recently passed away. government. While the bill as
Silcox had been the chairman currently written wouldn’t apply
of the committee and that to the local base some felt that
position fell to the vice chair Paul it would introduce a precedent
Paine from Fort Worth South that could be adopted either
By A.C. Hall expansion, shared utilities with Mayor
Inc. The committee voted Ron state or even country wide.
the animal control facility, shared Jerry Burns
Sauma, a council member from Committee members requested
Before moving into their parking with animal control presents his
the City of Benbrook to take that more research be done on
agenda for the evening, the facility, a location out of the ﬂood “Extra Mile
over as the new vice chair. This the bill and that information
White Settlement City Council plain, multiple points of access, Award”
vacated the secretary position will be presented to them at
held a joint work session with the and a chance for connectivity to to Parks
that Sauma had previously their next meeting.
Economic Development Board Veterans Park via a pedestrian Director
held and Randy Skinner, the Eric Fladager of the City
and members of the Parks Board bridge and trails. Rich Tharp
Planning Manager for Tarrant of Fort Worth took the ﬂoor
at their ﬁnal meeting of 2008 this The ﬁrst concept was a for his
County, was voted to take over next as he took the committee
past Monday at City Hall. The swimming pool focused aquatic continued
as secretary. through a presentation that laid
focus of this work session was center. The pool would be 6150 excellent
With the board positions ﬁlled forth the results of the recent
the status of the aquatic center/ square feet and would include work in the
once more the next item on the Lake Worth Visioning Work
swimming pool that has been in a water slide, a small spray city.
agenda was presented regarding Shop. A panel of consultants
discussion over the course of the playground, lap lanes, a sand
committee representation of varying specializations had
year. volleyball court, two pavilions,
by the current commanding gone through the work shop and
Dennis Sims, a member and shade structures. There
ofﬁcer of the NASJRB, T.D. individuals from the base, Fort
of the engineering ﬁrm that is would also be a main building Park, albeit The meeting was opened for
Smyers. Paine felt that the Worth, various neighborhood
creating the pool design, gave a that would house concessions on a much larger scale. Sims discussion and one of the ﬁrst
presence of Smyers would be associations, cities surrounding
presentation that outlined two and restrooms. This proposal is listed several positive facts about concerns voiced was regarding the
a beneﬁt as the Commander the lake, nearby school districts
possible facilities. Each of these currently estimated at a cost of this concept, which included sand volleyball court. Sand from
would be able to advise the and even some lake speciﬁc
are currently being shown adjacent 3.4 million dollars. its ability to recycle water, these courts could get into the
committee and participate in groups were involved in the
to the new animal control facility The second concept was one of no standing water, simpler pool and cause ﬁltration issues.
discussions. Smyers was not vision process.
that is being built next to the post a large spray park. The only real construction, uniqueness, and Sims stated that this would be
able to attend this meeting but In an effort to make Fort
ofﬁce near Veterans Park. Sims difference was the absence of a longer facility life span. The combated with the inclusion of
did indicate that he would join Worth, and by association all the
spoke of the many beneﬁts of swimming pool. Instead the area estimated cost for this concept outdoor showers.
the committee as a non-voting surrounding cities, a more livable
using this location for the aquatic would be a large spray park that was 2.6 million dollars.
member. As such it was an item community, the workshop was
center. These beneﬁts included, would include features similar “These are ballpark numbers.
that didn’t require a vote. See Council page 2
sufﬁcient acreage, room for to those found in the Raymond These will change,” Sims stated.
Possible upcoming legislature See NASJRB page 2
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NASJRB committee discusses future Christmas Village on Display at White Settlement Public Library
continued from front cover
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held to ﬁgure out a future followed if one such situation
the latest Christmas display. The Christmas ice house, toy shop, station house and little for future displays, an application form
land use plan for the lake and happened. Networking,
village depicts a scene reminiscent of Charles red schoolhouse. A generous patron has lent is available at the Library. The Library is
to look at development patterns communicating, planning,
Dickens’ England. Some of the numerous these items for temporary display through the located at 8215 White Settlement Road.
and other recreational uses and training, equipping, exercising,
facilities. Goals were to protect and evaluating were all steps
and enhance the lake’s beauty, listed to be taken in the process
create a linear regional park
around the lake, to develop
of emergency preparedness.
Discussion turned to an
Council discusses pool possibilities at The Grizzly Detail
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of the lake was discussed as was minutes of the meeting including swimming pool in the design. was also brieﬂy discussed as an that motion passed unanimously. Published and distributed
using it as a parkway that would local cost sharing that would City Manager Jimmy Burnett alternative way to cope with the The many months of mixed use weekly to the West Side
travel through large stretches of need to be done by participating gave some information regarding costs of a swimming pool. zoning discussion came to fruition of Fort Worth and White
parks around the lake. cities in the coming year. The the funding needed to build “It’s going to take courage as the council unanimously Settlement area.
While the written report of total amount that would need this facility to those gathered. either way,” Mayor Jerry Burns passed a motion to amend the
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Letters to the Editor
make for twenty years to cover the The city Public Works Director Another Tarrant County
about emergency and disaster RCC will next be meeting on and other submissions:
cost. This would be over twenty Randy Brown presented the next project was discussed as Randy
procedures that would be Feb. 23 of 2009. order of business to the council as Brown presented the proposal
percent of their annual budget.
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could top well over 300 thousand the CDBG Project. Tarrant were nine streets being proposed Fort Worth, TX 76108
dollars annually when including County contributes funding to for the upcoming project with an
staff and utilities together. While this project, and after holding a estimated cost of 315,213 dollars. The Grizzly Detail Staff
there was some discussion about public hearing the council made a The roads included are Farmer,
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not operate at a proﬁt. These
large annual numbers had some estimated cost of 315,000 dollars passed unanimously. It will now
members of EDC wondering how with almost 77,000 coming from move on to Tarrant County before Editor and Publisher:
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be left to work with to do other passed unanimously. for ﬁnal approval.
projects each year. An amendment to the zoning In their ﬁnal business of 2008 Photographers:
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Wilson was one of the most vocal it pertains to notifying property to the city purchasing manual. Hayden Posey
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Settlement,” he said at one point. requires the city to post signs on the price at which the city must
the property that will be changing, seek sealed bids on a project or
He also told those gathered that
Radio Disney and Rowdy from The Dallas Cowboys were on hand this “The people of White Settlement but with major changes that purchase from 25,000 to 50,000. AC Hall
past week as Troy Smith, manager of Albertson’s on Clifford, gave out have asked four different times for could include hundreds of pieces The council voted unanimously
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of all ages were on hand for the event and a few left the store giving that it was time to give them one. methods used to notify these and the wording of their purchasing AC Hall
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A.C. at the movies! Punisher War Zone: STAR VILLAGE 8
By A.C. Hall
True to the bloody source material LOOP 820 & JACKSBORO HWY.
The Day the Earth Stood Still:
In 2004 actor Thomas Jane
did an admirable job of bringing
that it never feels real,
but that doesn’t mean
little known Marvel Comics it’s not incredibly gory. SOUND*WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
Like getting kicked in the neck with morals anti-hero The Punisher to the big Rarely do ﬁve minutes *ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES
screen. Scoring a little over 50 go by before someone
million dollars at the box ofﬁce is getting their head
I see a lot of bad movies, but it’s rare when one is so bad that and garnering lukewarm reactions exploded and, while it’s Fri & Sat Night Curfews * Call for Info
it makes me wish I could get up and leave. If it hadn’t been for from critics, the movie did well obviously ridiculous, $5 Tuesdays **
my professional duty to stay and see this entire film I would’ve enough to get a sequel. Four years it’s also what made $4 Senior Wed. matinees **some restrictions apply
left halfway through. This is a big budget excuse to shove later we’ve now seen the release
environmental morals down your throat and little more than that. of Punisher War Zone, which isn’t
this movie work. By
staying true to the over
12/19 - 12/24
The film doesn’t even have the decency to wrap that moral within really much of a sequel at all. the top hyper violence The Day the Earth Stood Still (PG-13)
a passable story. Instead it is a meandering two hours that passes With a new actor, Ray of the comic book, (12:00* 2:30 5:00) 7:45 10:10
at a snail’s pace as you’re forced to watch the same conversation Stevenson, in the lead role, this this somewhat stunted Twilight (PG-13)
take place for 90 percent of the film before the disappointing new ﬁlm focused less on big ﬁlm still manages to (11:30* 2:00 4:30) 7:30 10:00
final sequence that had multiple moviegoers around me laughing blockbuster style storytelling and be a successful shoot Bolt (PG)
in disgust. instead brought the essence of the ‘em up. (12:15* 2:15 4:20) 7:10 9:15
Jennifer Connelly plays a micro-biologist who is brought to a comic book straight from the page To be a great action Four Christmases NP (PG-13)
secret government base in the middle of the night. An object is to the screen. In case you were ﬁlm you need a great (12:30* 2:45 4:45) 7:00 9:45
about to land on Earth and she and the world soon learn that it’s wondering, that essence is extreme villain and I can think Australia (PG-13)
an alien being that arrives in the form of several glowing spheres. violence, vengeance, and mayhem. of no bigger way in ﬁnd a lot to enjoy here. Past that, (1:45 5:15) 8:45
Keanu Reeves, as the alien emissary known as Klaatu, emerges His wife and child brutally which Punisher War Zone fails. there’s really no one out there that Seven Pounds ND (PG-13)
and makes contact with the humans. He becomes convinced that murdered in front of him by the After getting mangled, the main would ﬁnd much to love in the (11:30* 2:00 4:45) 7:20 10:00
they need to be wiped out, but Connelly and her step son try maﬁa, one time good guy Frank villain becomes known as Jigsaw, ﬁlm. It’s a perfect representation Tale of Despereaux (G)
desperately to change his mind before it’s too late. Castle turns himself into the a reference to the scars that run of the character and as a fan of that (11:45* 2:15 4:30) 7:00 9:30
Ugh, I even wanted to walk out while writing that plot Punisher. As big criminals get all over his face. The ﬁlmmakers character I certainly enjoyed the Yes Man (PG-13)
synopsis. Let me break this movie down for you. You’ve got off, thanks to legal loopholes and obviously wanted to imitate Heath movie up until the ﬁnal gunshot. (12:45* 3:00 5:30) 8:00 10:20
the fifteen-minute opening as they prepare for the alien arrival. corrupt cops, Castle decides to Ledger’s brilliant performance Once I put my critics hat back
They do this by first stating that it will eradicate New York and take justice into his own angry as the Joker in The Dark Knight, on (oh yes, there is a hat) though, *=Time for Sat & Sun Only
then, in a move that makes zero sense, they all go to New York hands. With no superpowers to but in attempting it they turned it’s hard to give too many high
and hover there in helicopters waiting for impact. After Keanu speak of, Castle relies on good old- Jigsaw into a joke. Ledger’s marks to the ﬁlm. It just doesn’t
arrives, the majority of the film is made up of Connelly and her fashioned ﬁrepower and violence menacing madman was a once succeed in ways that we expect NO CHILDREN UNDER 6 IN (R) RATED FILMS
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to act but that ability is nowhere to be seen in this film. Add ﬁnd them. But when one of his to mimic it was beyond sad, it was you’ll deﬁnitely want to “RENT ( ) = MATINEE PRICING: $6.50 ‘TIL 6 PM
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directed towards a robotic Keanu Reeves and you’ve got the recipe ﬁnds his world under attack by the THE VERDICT: This movie there “DON’T BOTHER” with SENIORS/CHILDREN: $6.50
for two of the most boring hours of your life. disﬁgured madman. has an extremely limited appeal Punisher War Zone.
THE VERDICT: I struggle to find anything at all positive I can’t even begin to stress it but it does have appeal. Namely,
to say about this film. I couldn’t be sicker of filmmakers trying enough here, this movie is insanely comic book fans who love the Punisher War Zone is Rated R
to shove their ideas about environmental morals down my throat brutal. It’s over the top enough
by way of movies. The truly great films get morals
Punisher comic book. Also, fans
of hardcore shoot ‘em ups would
for pervasive strong brutal violence,
language and some drug use.
across via an amazing story. Films like The Day the
Earth Stood Still, on the other hand, have no story at
all. They simply exist in an effort to push some moral
stance onto you. It’s annoying, insulting, and a total
waste of time.
Actor Kyle Chandler does a good job in his small
role in the film, but that’s just about the only positive
that comes to mind for this movie. It’s a pointless
film that goes nowhere, has no compelling drama,
no decent performances from the stars, and even falls
at the Theater
short in the special effects department that should’ve
been its one saving grace. This movie is simply We’ve ﬁnally got some choices his earlier comedic form.
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Next up is The Tale of Despereaux. from recent releases and even drop us
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By Norris Chambers
out with my tooth held between of all three dozen students on the majority owner of Coca-Cola in “Angora Knoll.” As I recall, the
This is a an unpleasant subject the jaws. school bus. Catcalls erupted, and Philadelphia, the sixth-largest couple’s drink tastes changed,
for an Old Timer’s Tale, but it “That wasn’t so bad, was it?” When my mother held strong the driver muttered about ﬁnding franchise in the USA. too….
probably should be told so that he asked. Before I could think of beliefs, she did so with the another line of work. At school, He followed the money then, During growing up years,
modern youngsters (anyone the proper words to give him an tenacity of a bulldog determined fun-pokers joked about the and he’s doing so now, with Dr fountain drinks replete with
below the age of 70 is a youngster answer he was stufﬁng cotton in my to remain in custody of a bone “smelly Vicks rag,” and at recess, Pepper. In our culture, changes in crushed ice were unheard of.
according to the Old Timer) will mouth. until the ﬁnal growl. creative tormentors took over. taste, of minds and of allegiances When they were introduced at
know how much more fun it is now As bad as that was, it was Her approach was better suited It was yanked from my shirt, are okay…. our drug store soda fountain,
than it was then. The subject is the nothing compared to the ﬁlling to the 20th century, when her wadded up and used as a football. His nickname reminds that they were the talk of the town.
dreaded trip to a dentist. operation that he had mentioned. reversals of opinion--however The “bad colds” would have been doctoral degrees occasionally A friend, upon hearing of the
Now most people go to the He rolled a tall stand with a tube few--were accompanied by “wall- preferable to Mom’s treatment…. cause recipients to lose their way. new treat, raced down to the
dentist at regular intervals for teeth hanging from the top and a foot eyed ﬁts”--the kind Wall-Eyes I mention this only to call After all, big heads can become drugstore, only to ﬁnd every stool
cleaning and checkups. Many pedal at the bottom over to the throw when snared on the losing attention to present-day whims, exceedingly wobbly. Not Erving, taken. “I’d love to have me one
youngsters go for cosmetic reasons chair and instructed me to open my end of a rod and reel. hunches or whatever causes us though. His “title” was conferred of them ice cold drinks whenever
such as teeth straightening, etc. mouth. Today, such bedrock allegiances to change allegiances on a dime, by adoring fans early on. He you have a glass of ice that ain’t
Modern equipment, methods and The thing on the end of the tube are rare. In but a few decades, we and before inﬂation, on a nickel. got it the old-fashioned way--he busy,” he said….
procedures have made the visit was a drill and it was being turned have moved from “Get used to it” Sometimes they switch with the earned it. With the approaching season,
almost painless and much less by the foot pedal at the end of the and/or “Get over it” to “Change changing of wind direction. Now, of course, anyone I’m looking forward to a cup of
frightening. stand. When he applied it to a tooth is inevitable” and/or “Get a In these days of ﬂipping and with a desire to be called “Dr.” hot Dr Pepper, peppered with a
In the old days most country it was very noisy and loud and soon grip.”… ﬂopping, we move quickly from can order bogus degrees on handful of Red Hots.
folks didn’t visit a dentist unless it was generating enough heat to be Anyway, Mom had a sure-ﬁre “putting our money where our the Internet. With just a few I will relish these rare seasonal
there was strong evidence that the painful. Eventually the ordeal was treatment for what she labeled mouth is” to “putting our mouth strokes on the keyboard and moments when I ingest anything
visit was necessary. A toothache was ﬁnished and a fear of dental ofﬁces “bad colds”--as opposed, I where the money is.” commitment of a few bucks, without “diet, low cal or fat free”
considered a necessary reason. was initiated. guess, to “good colds.” It called And that’s exactly what “Dr. doctoral diplomas are “in the on the label.
I was about eight years old But things gradually improved for a gooey slathering of Vicks J.” (former NBA star Julius mail.” I recommend the same treat
when a toothache took me to a during the ensuing years. The VapoRub on a baby diaper. Erving) is doing with his TV I suspect that when Erving to you, with the reminder to
dentist for the ﬁrst time. The visit is drills were faster and eventually an A rattle in my chest or any sign commercials for Dr Pepper. As is not making TV commercials, “drink it slowly.” Remember, you
something that I will never forget. anesthetic was used for ﬁlling and of congestion meant that the his slow-motion three-pointer ice he could care less about the can trust me. “I’m a “doctor,”
The big chair that he had me sit in tooth pulling. The water cooled poultice would be slapped on cube hits a drinking glass from designation. “Dr. J” would just albeit not the kind that can do
was rather frightening. All of the high speed drills were the best thing my chest, easily visible under my long range, he admonishes us as soon be “Mr. J,” or even just you any good….
strange tools in the area added to that could have happened to make
the apprehension. I guessed that
they might be used on my teeth
the dentist visit more bearable.
With the modern methods and Thumbs up THUMBS UP to Tony Passini,
a Brewer High senior, who
and that didn’t impress me as being procedures that dentists use now and contributed to making the while working at the Clifford
much fun. there is really no reason to dread a evening an outstanding event St. Albertson’s, found a wallet
After he was informed that I had visit to the dental ofﬁce. Cosmetic for the students. We appreciate containing a sizable amount
a toothache he asked politely which dentistry is preventing many people your generosity!! of cash and turned it into the
one it was. I stuck my ﬁnger in my from spending a lifetime with THUMBS UP to the THUMBS UP to Victor Jones
members of the Brewer with the WSISD Operations manager. The owner of the lost
mouth and pinpointed the culprit. ugly teeth. Regular cleanings and Pam Turner wallet was most grateful for
He took something like a knitting checkups are allowing the natural High School Jazz Legacy Department for donating
Choir who performed a funds to purchase the lovely Principal, Brewer Alternative Tony’s honesty.
needle and punched around a bit teeth to last longer and give better Campus &
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entertainment at Wesley the auditorium for Mesa Mesa Family Linda E. Covington
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Less prime, less time THE MOMMY DIARIES By Kathryn Garrett
A.C. Hall graduated from Brewer High School in 1999 and has been writing ever since. His work
has been featured in several anthologies and comic books over the past few years. A.C. has written and
published his own books as well which can be bought at http://stores.lulu.com/freejenkins complete double standard that makes
it normal for a woman to stay at home
Pop Culture with the baby, and a man to be out,
With A.C. Hall year, but it’s that third hour of they apparently can’t afford to hours as these shows are some of but never the other way around. That
nightly programming, 9 to 10 keep their companies aﬂoat, NBC’s best but that means that is insulting not only to women, but to
Jay Leno to leave Tonight pm, that is going to see a big you’re going to see their ads slip something else will have to be men as well. My husband is certainly
Show in 2009. When it showed change. Known primarily as the in a big bad way. Without car pushed out of the line up.
capable and willing to take care of our
up as headlines earlier this year, time slot of some of the weightiest companies paying the advertising Ultimately I don’t like this for daughter on his own for a night, and
long time fans couldn’t believe television dramas, NBC is bills, networks like NBC are a lot of reasons. NBC is getting
Kathryn Garrett is a graduate of I certainly deserve to have a night out
it. Late night standby Jay Leno, getting rid of all primetime 9 to having to shell out more of their rid of real television for yet
leaving? What had even more 10 p.m. programming. Instead, own money to put on an hour of another hour of late night talk Boswell High School and is pursuing with the girls on occasion....so why
people unsettled was the fact Leno will have a new show that programming. a degree in Journalism. She is a full the guilt? Why do I feel guilty when I
show. I don’t hate late night talk time mom and wife, and welcomes leave, while I’m out, and even when I
that Conan O’Brien, the quirky will play in that time slot every The solution? If it were up shows, but when compared with any emails or comments. You can get home later? I would never expect
host who has a late night talk weeknight. to me I’d just say to make better some of the best television shows reach her at my husband to feel guilty for being
show that comes on directly after Why do this? Money, mostly. television shows. It’s incredibly there’s simply no match. Leno Kathryn@grizzlydetail.com. out while I’m at home because that is
Leno, would be stepping up and If allowed to fully retire from the hard for a television show to at his best can’t hold a candle
part of a partnership, and we all need
taking over The Tonight Show. network, it was almost guaranteed become proﬁtable, with only the to a well-scripted, well acted
While O’Brien is well liked by that another channel would’ve big breakout hits that can last TV program. Some experts I lay my head down on my pillow time for ourselves...so why the guilt?
to begin some much needed sleep. I Now, I personally believe women
his fans, his off the wall humor is picked Leno up and given him over 100 episodes (getting to that are predicting the downfall of
vastly different from the humor a massive contract. Going up level allows a show to become television programming as we attempt to drift off with whispered are more prone to the burden of self-
of Leno and his Tonight Show. against NBC, Leno would’ve syndicated, which is where boat know it, and while I don’t at all prayers expressing gratitude and imposed guilt than men anyway, and
Tack on one time Saturday Night easily beaten out O’Brien in the loads of money are made) doing ever see that happening, there is requesting protection for my husband the responsibility of motherhood can
Live goofball and several time late night ratings. Losing ratings much in the way of proﬁt. In my some cause for concern. This and baby girl, but then an unwelcome kick this burden into overdrive. I am
box ofﬁce loser Jimmy Fallon as means losing advertisers which mind the answer is to just make will mean that fewer shows nemesis enters my brain. This by nature a people pleaser, and often
the incoming host to take over means losing money and that’s more great shows, thus making will be made, and with NBC uninvited enemy seems to go hand in completely ruled and overtaken by
O’Brien’s show and you had a something that NBC and all them successful and ultimately already running with several cost hand with not only motherhood, but my emotions. Growing up, a wise
womanhood...guilt. man once told me that guilt is not a
2009 NBC late night plan that major networks are doing well proﬁtable. NBC’s answer? Stop effective reality programs, I think
looked pretty shaky. Then, the already. Therefore NBC wasn’t making ﬁve hours of shows per it’s going to be much less often Yes, guilt. The dreaded, all- feeling. Guilt cannot be felt because
recession hit, and now things are about to let losing Leno add to week. consuming, and often irrational a person is either guilty or innocent,
that good TV shows are made. feeling of guilt that seems to plague one or the other.
changing again. their current ﬁnancial crisis. The current NBC 9 to 10pm Thankfully, several cable women and I often remind myself of this fact
For a major network like You see, television shows lineup is as follows. “My Own networks like FX, TBS, and of
NBC, primetime is made up of are bigger these days. Bigger Worst Enemy” (already been course HBO and Showtime have mothers alike. Guilt and I have been on those sleepless nights bogged
three hours of programming, stars, bigger effects, bigger sets, cancelled), “Law and Order: become home to some incredible battling all my life, but never as down by guilt, and ask myself factual
from 7 to 10 pm. This is the everything is being done to the SVU,” ﬁercely as now that I have become a questions. Did I do anything wrong?
“Lipstick Jungle” shows. But this big change at mother. Do I love my daughter more than
time that scripted television and nth degree as the demand for (cancelled), “ER” (in its ﬁnal NBC, while it may make Leno
some reality programs are aired high production values and season), and “Life.” The original fans happy, will deﬁnitely have Now, what I am about to tell you life itself? Did any harm come to my
each and every year. From 10 to quality grows. This means that “Law and Order” is also showing a negative effect on the industry is bold, and may be quite shocking. precious Parker while I had time to
10:30 p.m. you get the nightly a one-hour television program up in the winter scheduling for some time to come. Sometimes, I simply do not feel myself? Was her safety always my ﬁrst
local news, and then at 10:30 costs way more than it used to. in this hour. With three of like being around my daughter, and priority? No. Yes. No. Yes.
actually would love to hand her over Then, there is the most important
the late night shows begin with Add onto this that automobile these shows already gone (two Got a question, comment, to a trusted party. I know it’s awful, question...Am I a better mother when
Jay Leno being up ﬁrst. At least, makers, you know the ones that cancelled, one ending), that still criticism, or just want to talk
that’s the way it’s worked up are all about to go bankrupt leaves the two Law and Order’s about Pop Culture or life in terrible, and also completely normal I’m not consumed with irrational
and understandable. guilt? Am I capable of being a better
until now. and further sink the American and Life as shows that will be general? A.C. welcomes any and
The Tonight Show will still economy? They are the biggest homeless in 2009. At these moments when I feel this mother when I have time for myself
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Senior Service Center News
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Lady Bears fall, Bears ﬁght back against Eagles This week
Lady Bears fall to
a switch to a stiﬂing full court
defense. This new scheme began
to cause turnovers and allowed
in a 29 – 14 hole.
In the second half things stayed
mostly the same as Birdville
the Lady Hawks to take the lead controlled the game with their
By A.C. Hall Your guide to the week’s Brewer
11 - 10 at the end of the quarter. defense. In their attempts to
Brewer could ﬁnd no answer move the ball up court the Lady
The Brewer Lady Bears faced off to the oppressive defense in the Bears continually threw bad
against the Birdville Lady Hawks Friday 12-19
second quarter and proceeded passes as their turnovers piled up.
Tuesday night at Brewer High Brewer Basketball versus
to turn the ball over multiple Birdville ended up winning the
School and halfway through the Southlake Carroll, games start at
times. It took almost four game 61 to 30.
ﬁrst quarter things were going 6:00 p.m., at Brewer
minutes before they scored their
well for the Bears. Up 8 - 0 Lady Bears Basketball versus
ﬁrst basket of the quarter and by
the Lady Bears looked to be in Boswell, games start at 4:30
halftime they found themselves
control before Birdville made varsity at 7:30 p.m., at Boswell
Look for the Lady Bears as
they play in the Castleberry Monday 12-22
Tournament Dec. 29-31. Lady Bears Basketball versus
Alvarado, games start at 5:00
The Bears will be playing in varsity at 8:00 p.m., at Alvarado
the Coca-Cola Classic Dec.
Veterans Park 2009
The City of White Settlement
Parks Department is offering
a wide variety of softball
leagues at Veterans Park for the
Bears battle hard devastating Riverside three-point up Bears team emerge from the winter season. Teams will play
attack Brewer found themselves locker room as they began to play doubleheaders for four weeks for
to defeat Carter down 18 to 6 at the end of the much more aggressively on the an eight game season. Leagues
Riverside ﬁrst quarter. defensive side of the ball. They will begin play the week of
After tightening up their three kept the Riverside three point January 18th.
By A.C. Hall points defense for the ﬁrst half shooters in check and created Deadline is Thursday,
of the second quarter, the Bears enough turnovers to make a big January 8th in conjunction with
The Brewer Bears shooting was slowly began working off their come back. They took a three was a thrilling contest as both The lead continually changed as the manager’s meeting being
as cold as the weather outside deﬁcit of points. Unfortunately point lead near the end of the teams played well. Terrence both times fought admirably on held at Veterans Park at 7pm.
in the ﬁrst quarter of their game a 7 - 0 Riverside scoring run kept quarter, but were down again Bagsby was able to get hot the court. With three minutes Registration will be held at
against Carter Riverside Tuesday them out in front and at the half at the third quarter buzzer by a offensively which helped the to play Brewer gained a lead that Veterans Park from 2pm until
night as their shots simply Brewer was down by 13. score of 41 to 39. Bears regain the lead two they would not relinquish as they 8pm Monday through Friday
refused to fall. Faced with a The third quarter saw a ﬁred The ﬁnal quarter of the game minutes into the ﬁnal quarter. went on to win 58 to 49. and at the White Settlement
Recreation Center, Monday
through Saturday 10am to 8pm.
Leagues will play in
accordance to U.S.S.S.A. rules
Houston - Air Force Match up for hometown bowl game with sanctioned umpires. The
entry fee for all leagues will
Two of the nation’s top Both teams will be seeking September 13 game was moved attempts the past two seasons. be $290.00 per team, which
offensive teams with a Bell their ﬁrst bowl win at Amon G. from Houston to SMU’s Ford With only one missed extra includes U.S.S.S.A. 2009 team
Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Carter Stadium December 31 Stadium due to Hurricane point in 79 trys, Harrison also registration.
history will be facing each as the Bell Helicopter Armed Ike. The Falcons rushed for made kicks of 29 and 47 yards For the schedule of leagues
other for the second-time this Forces Bowl will be aired live 380 yards in jumping to a at the 2007 Bell Helicopter offered or any other information
season on a neutral ﬁeld as the on ESPN starting at 11 a.m. 31-7 lead in the ﬁrst-ever Armed Forces Bowl. about the upcoming sports
University of Houston will meet The Bell Helicopter Armed meeting between the two Air Force quarterback Tim leagues, contact the Veterans Park
the United States Air Force Forces Bowl will match schools schools. Houston sophomore Jefferson became just the fourth ofﬁce at (817) 367-6447.
Academy here on New Year’s Eve from Conference USA and the quarterback Case Keenum freshman starting quarterback
at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mountain West Conference for passed for three touchdowns in Air Force history when he
the second-time in the ﬁnal 20 minutes of the moved into the lineup for
Armed Forces Bowl Event Schedule after Utah defeated contest as the second-year the San Diego State game in Veterans Park 2009
Tulsa 25-13 in the starter from Abilene, Texas, mid October. In become the Winter Flag Football
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30 TEAM 2006 contest. accounted for all four scores and Mountain West’s freshmanof-
KICKOFF LUNCHEON - PRESENTED The 2007 Bell 437 total yards against Air Force History the-year, Jefferson led the The White Settlement Parks
BY ARMED FORCES INSURANCE & Helicopter Armed (75 rushing and 362 passing). Falcons to a 5-2 record. He Department is offering a Men’s
OMNI HOTEL FORT WORTH Noon Forces Bowl featured For the second-straight year, The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces rushed for 373 yards and two Flag Football League this winter
- 1:15pm Air Force against the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl is entering its sixth year in touchdowns while completing on Thursday nights at Veterans
• $25 per luncheon seat @ the Fort Worth Cal where the Bears Bowl will feature a ﬁrst year existence. Current contracts with 37 of 66 passes for 557 yards Park, beginning January 29th.
Convention Center rallied to post a mentor as Kevin Sumlin replaced PAC 10, Conference USA and with ﬁve touchdowns this Entry fee is $325.00 for an eight
• Lt. Col. Greg Gadson will be the featured 42-36 win over the Art Briles as the 12th head coach the Mountain West Conference season. (8) game season.
speaker. Past speakers have included Falcons before more in Houston history and the ﬁrst run through 2009. With an 8-9-1 bowl mark, Registration will be held at
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and than 40,000 fans African-American to lead the the Air Force will be competing Veterans Park, Monday through
former head coach Barry Switzer, ESPN last New Year’s Eve. Cougar program. Sumlin was an 2003: TCU 31 v. Boise St. 34 in their 19th bowl since the Friday 2pm to 8pm and/or at
Broadcaster Lee Corso and former US Houston will be assistant coach at Texas A&M 2004: Cincinnati 32 v. Marshall start of their intercollegiate the Recreation Center, Monday
Commanding General in Iraq, General returning to Amon (2001-2002) and Oklahoma 14 football program in 1956. through Saturday 10am to
David E. Petraeus. G. Carter Stadium (2003-2007) the previous seven 2005: Houston 13 v Kansas 42 The Falcons ﬁrst-ever bowl 8pm. The registration deadline
• Call 817-810-0012 for all details and to for its second bowl seasons. 2006: Tulsa 13 v Utah 25 appearance was following the is January 22nd at 7pm at the
order tickets appearance as With a 7-5 record, Houston 2007: Cal 42 v Air Force 36 1958 season when Air Force coaches meeting. Registration is
the Cougars were will be playing in its ﬁfth and TCU played to a 0-0 tie in limited to the ﬁrst nine teams.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30 ARMED downed 42-13 by bowl game in the last six The Air Force resurgence is the 1959 Cotton Bowl. Early registration is recommended
FORCES INSURANCE ARMED Kansas in the 2005 seasons. Defeating both teams led by Coach Troy Calhoun, who After losing to Cal in the to ensure a spot.
FORCES ADVENTURE (FREE postseason contest that competed in the 2008 replaced Fisher DeBerry as only 2007 Bell Helicopter Armed The league will play in
ADMISSION) Location: Amon G. Carter billed as the Fort Conference USA title game, the the sixth coach in the 53-season Forces Bowl, the Falcons have accordance to T.A.A.F. playing
Stadium (TCU Campus) Lot 3 3:00pm - Worth Bowl. Cougars posted a 6-2 league history of Air Force football. A an 8 9-1 post-season record. rules (8 on 8 with screen blocking
8:00pm “We are excited mark. Houston opened C-USA 1989 graduate of the Academy, Three of the Air Force’s 18 bowl only) The City of White
• Military Static Displays about our match up play with a 41-24 win at East Calhoun has now compiled a 17- games have been played in the Settlement will provide three
• Helicopters, Tanks, & other hardware as Houston brings Carolina as Keenum passed for 8 record at Air Force in one-plus state of Texas. The Falcons’ 24- referees and ﬂags for all games.
• Skydiving Demonstration the nation’s No. 401 yards and three touchdowns. seasons as he has now matched 16 win over Texas in the 1965 Teams will be required to provide
• Interactive Military Displays 2-ranked passing In a 70-30 victory over Tulsa, DeBerry in leading the Falcons New Year’s Eve Bluebonnet Bowl their own same colored jerseys
• Military Band Performing 6:00pm at the offense to Amon Keenum passed for 402 yards to bowl games in their ﬁrst two in Houston was sandwiched with numerals.
Bud Light Stage G. Carter Stadium and six touchdowns while seasons. between the 1959 appearance For the schedule of leagues
• Bowl Pep Rally while the Air Force rushing for one score against the Air Force currently has the in Dallas and last year’s game at offered or any other information
• Fireworks Show Academy has ranked Golden Hurricane. sixth-best rushing attack in the Amon G. Carter Stadium. about the upcoming sports
among the country’s Keenum out-performed Texas country (268.9) to rank among Like Air Force, Houston leagues, contact the Veterans Park
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31 BELL best rushing Tech’s Graham Harrell in 2008 the top 10 in the nation for will be competing in their 19th ofﬁce at (817) 367-6447.
HELICOPTER ARMED FORCES BOWL teams the past 22 to lead the nation in passing the 22nd-straight season. The bowl since the start of their
GAME Date: December 31, 2008 Stadium: seasons,” said Tom yardage as the Cougar connected Falcons won the national rushing intercollegiate football program
Amon G. Carter Stadium on the campus Starr, the Executive on 375 of 554 passes for 4,993 title in 2002 (307.8) when Air in 1946. Despite losing their
of TCU Conferences: Conference USA vs.
Mountain West Conference
Director of the yards and 43 touchdowns. Force played in their last post- last eight bowl appearances, the Bring a Toy and
Bell Helicopter Harrell completed more passes season game prior to competing Cougars have a 7-10-1 bowl
• 8:30-10:30am - Armed Forces Insurance Armed Forces Bowl. (406), but had only 4,747 in the 2007 Bell Helicopter record. Eleven of the Cougar’s Receive a Free
Armed Forces Adventure
• 10:30-11:00am - Pregame Ceremonies
“We expect a lot
of offense, but it
passing yards and 41 touchdown
passes. Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford
Armed Forces Bowl. bowl games have been in Texas,
including a 2007 appearance at
While Air Force has retooled
• Joint Military Color Guard appears the roles (4,464 yards, 48 TDs) and its offensive look after losing the Texas Bowl where Houston
• Military & Team Bands are reversed for this Texas’s Colt McCoy 94,021, 32) dropped a 20-13 decision to All City of Fort Worth Golf
quarterback Shaun Carney and Courses will continue to be a
• Skydivers & Flyovers game with Houston trailed Keenum in passing yards receiver Chad Hall, the Falcons TCU.
• 11:00am – Kickoff a quick-striking this season. Both Air Force (30-10) drop off spot for toy donations
still have one of the best place- for Cowboy Santas until
• Each Quarter will Honor a Different offense while Air With an 8-4 record, Air Force kickers in the national in Ryan and Houston (32-15) schools
Service Branch Force features a has now posted back-to-back have had success against teams December 19, 2008. Anyone
Harrison. A senior from Keller, dropping off a toy valued at $10
• Shout-Outs from Overseas Soldiers on ground assault. It winning records for the ﬁrst-time Texas, Harrison converted on 22 from Conference USA and the
Video Board should be a high- since the 2002 and 2003 seasons. or more will receive a pass for
of 25 ﬁeld goals this season while Mountain West, respectively. a free green fee. The coupon
• Armed Forces Insurance Great American scoring game.” Three of the Falcon losses in topping the 100-point scoring In bowl games between the two
Patriot Award honoring General Air Force won 2008 were to schools (Utah, conferences, Conference USA cannot be used the same day
mark for the second straight and is valid till February 28th,
David H. Petraeus the initial meeting TCU and BYU) ranked among season. leads 6-5 with the last meeting
• Military Induction Ceremonies this season between the top 25 teams on the Bowl 2009. Check with any of our
With two game-winning ﬁeld being the 2007 Houston-TCU ﬁve locations or for further
the two teams with Championship Series (BCS) goals to his credit (TCU 2007 Texas Bowl contest.
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Running Bears Club has largest participants in winter run
Tannahill Intermediate team in participation. The Cody Gentry and Connor
School’s new club, the after-school club is for ﬁfth Moore were the ﬁrst two
Running Bears, recently and sixth graders who like to Running Bears to cross the
won the penguin
competed in the Don Zetnich run long distance. The club ﬁnish line with times of 14:50
trophy for the
Winter Run in Arlington usually meets twice a week and and 14:52.
and won the penguin trophy practices running around the
for having the largest school school.
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