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									                                                                                                           Volume 3 No. 24 December 3, 2008
                                                                                            Grizzly                                                                                         Holidays

The Detail
                                                                                                                                                                                         from the staff
                                                                                                                                                                                         of The Grizzly

                    Serving West Fort Worth, White Settlement and the Entire WSISD
Tree lighting at City Hall                                            WS City Council report
                                     The City of White Settlement
                                  Parks and Recreation Depar-         Council approves rolling work convoy project
                                                                      to map seismic abnormalities of Barnett Shale
                                  tment has invited everyone
                                  to share in their Western
                                  Christmas Holiday Event Fri-
                                  day, Dec. 5, from 6 p.m. to 9
                                  p.m. A special visit from Santa
                                  is planned as well as Rudolph       By A.C. Hall                                          the “rise and falls, dips, and any kind of                     stations. The amount of time it takes for the
                                  and other characters, so don’t                                                            seismic abnormality” of the Barnett Shale, as                  waves to bounce back will help determine the
                                  forget to bring your camera. A         Holding their regularly scheduled meeting          told to the council by Dawson representative                   makeup of the Barnett Shale.
                                  Christmas cartoon along with        last Tuesday, the White Settlement City Cou-          Ron Underwood.                                                       “Will it interrupt traffic?” Council
                                  a petting zoo, train rides, and     ncil took care of one final agenda before the              The process will include the laying of cable               member Don Smith asked.
                                  pony rides will be available for    Thanksgiving holiday.                                 in the gutter of some streets with listening                       Smith was assured that the rolling convoy
                                  the children. The event is FREE        Chesapeake Energy was on the agenda as             devices placed every 160 feet or so. Once that                 would not cause a traffic problem. Underwood
                                  to the community and free           a request by Dawson Geophysical Company.              is complete a large “vibe truck” will come                     said that the stops at each listening station
                                  refreshments will be served.        They were seeking approval to conduct a               along as part of a rolling work convoy. The                    last only a few minutes and will only be done
                                     For more information, contact
                                                                      project on White Settlement streets in order          truck will stop at each listening station for a                during daylight hours. Also, an off duty police
                                  the City of White Settlement at
                                                                      to create a three dimensional seismic survey.         short time to send waves into the ground that
                                  817-246-5012 or                                                                                                                                              See Council page 2
                                                                      The purpose of the survey would be to map             are then measured by the geophone listening

Central Park detention
pond construction update                                               Fall colors shine throughout the are a

    Construction crews continue to work on the detention ponds
being installed just south of Central Park. Wire gabion baskets,
used to hold rocks to prevent soil erosion and slow water velocity,                                                                                                                                                    photo by Keith Robinson
were being put in place along concrete waterways just this week.
Once crews complete the installation of the baskets, additional                                                                                                                                                         Photo by Keith Robinson
grading work will be completed around the construction site. More     The skyline of Fort Worth is framed with color as the leaves of city trees turn different shades of yellow, red and green.
information on a completion date will be available later this week.

New animal control shelter
                                                                      How to send holiday cards to
                                                                      U.S. service men and women
                                                                                                                                                                          Christmas on a budget
                                                                                                                                                                          Recession makes gift time a challenge for many
reaches slab phase                                                      By Cheryl Posey                            Once the cards have been collected,                    By A.C. Hall
                                                                                                                the Red Cross and Pitney Bowes
                                                                         Some incorrect information is          will then screen cards for hazardous                         The stock market plunged 680 points Monday
                                                                      making the rounds on the email            materials, sort and package the                           with the official announcement that the United
                                                                      circuit about how to send holiday         cards, and deliver them to military
                                                                      wishes to U.S. service men and            bases, veteran’s hospitals and military                   States has been in a recession since December
                                                                      women.                                    hospitals during the holidays.                            2007. The announcement was no real surprise to
                                                                         No mail addressed to “A Recovering        The goal of this campaign is to                        anyone who could read the headlines in the past few
                                                                      American Soldier” will be accepted        collect and distribute 1 million pieces                   months.
                                                                      by the Walter Reed Army Medical           of holiday mail and see that it reaches
                                                                      Center, as the email claims, but the      not only wounded service men and                             Dow Plunges to Lowest Level in Years. Stocks Crash
                                                                      American Red Cross and Pittney            women but also veterans and their                         Again. Another day, another plunge. When will it get
                                                                      Bowes is stepping in to facilitate this   families. Last year the Holiday Mail                      better?
                                                                      effort with their “Holiday Mail for       for Heroes campaign resulted in                              These are just a small sample of the headlines that have
                                                                      Heroes” campaign.                         more than 600,000 cards being sent                        dominated the media over the past months as uncertain
                                                                         However, those who want to send        to hospitalized service personnel.                        economic times have become the norm in the global
                                                                      some holiday cheer to our American                                                                  economy.
                                                                      service men and women through the            “As we enter this holiday season--                       When facing the biggest shopping season of the year
                                                                      Red Cross must act within the next        -a time to celebrate with family and                      and a holiday that most define by the giving and receiving
      Construction at the new      construction crews will continue   few days to make the deadline for         friends---it’s important to remember                      of gifts, it’s always tough to keep finances in order and
White Settlement Animal            working on site completing         these cards.                              the thousands of men and women who                        that’s when things are going well. This year, when times
Shelter is coming along as         work such as parking lots and         All cards must be postmarked by        serve our nation in harm’s way and                        are even tougher than usual, several families across the
scheduled according to Robert      driveways while they wait on       Dec. 10 and mailed to the following       those who are recovering in military                      country will need to look at ways to reduce spending this
Smith, Project Manager for the     the arrival of the building        address and NOT Walter Reed               and veterans hospitals,” said Army                        holiday season.
City of White Settlement.          materials.                         Medical Center.                           Col. Norvell V. Coots, commander,                               One of the toughest but most effective ways of
    “All the plumbing is in and        Completion of the shelter is                                             Walter Reed Health Care System. “The                      making Christmas cheaper is to reduce the number of
they are hoping to pour the        expected in late March to early    Holiday Mail for Heroes                   Holiday Mail for Heroes program is a                      people you buy gifts for. While the immediate thought
foundation this week,” said        April barring any unforeseen       P.O. Box 5456                             wonderful outreach effort and a great                     that comes to mind may be that there’s no one you can
Smith.                             weather slow downs.                Capitol Heights, MD. 20791-5456           way to acknowledge the sacrifices of our
     Once the slab is in place,                                                                                 men and women in uniform.”                                              See Christmas Budget page 2

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Council approves rolling work convoy
                               continued from front cover                                                                                          Obituary
   officer will be a part of the         company known as Pat, Inc. was                                              Melvin “Pete” R. Self, peacefully passed        around the country winning the National
convoy to help keep things              the low bidder for the job. Spoil                                        away surrounded by his family and went to          Senior Tournament twice and Pete was the
moving along and to account for         material is mostly made up of                                            be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 18,          proud recipient of an MVP award. Pete was an
unforeseen issues. Underwood also       materials discarded during public                                        2008. A memorial service was held at his           avid Cowboys, Mavericks & Rangers fan, but
informed the council that third         works projects.                                                          home church, Normandale Baptist, on Friday,        he also enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s
party engineers will be a part of            “We do about twenty-five to                                          November 21, 2008. Internment was at Laurel        sporting events and rarely missed a game.
the process to monitor the testing      thirty thousand dollars of business                                      Land Memorial Park                                    Pete was a devoted husband, father & papa
to make sure everything remains         with them every year,” Assistant                                            Pete was born December 9, 1924 in               who will be dearly missed. He was a man of
within safe levels throughout the       City Manager Linda Ryan said.                                            Alexander, TX. He married his soul mate,           few words but the way he loved his family &
testing.                                      The cost will be $175 per                                          Mary Jo on August 13, 1951. In 1958                lived his life spoke volumes. He was preceded
   Smith made a motion to               twenty-yard load.                                                        they moved to their current home in White          in death by his parents, Hazle and Ethel Self;
approve the request to conduct                “They’ve been with us for                                          Settlement where they raised their four            and his brothers, Dow Self and H.L. Self.
                                                                                                                 children. Pete served in the U.S. Army, was           Survivors are his wife of 57 years, Mary
                                                                                                                 employed at General Dynamics for 18 years          Jo Self; son, Melvin Ray Self, Jr. and wife,
                                                                                                                 & retired from Bell Helicopter in 1990             Connie; daughters, Donna Meester and
                                                                                                                 after 17 years of employment. Shortly after        husband, Stephen, Cheryl Pierce and
                                                                                                                 retirement, Pete began playing softball in a       husband, Duane, and Terrie Blevins and
                                                                                  Melvin “Pete” Self             Senior League which continued until last year.     husband, Tommy; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-
                                                                                     1924-2008                   His team, the Fort Worth Senior Cats traveled      grandchildren; and many friends.

                                                                               Utility billing truck rear ended in accident near Loop 820
                                                                                                                                                                                        A White Settlement city
                                                                                                                                                                                    worker suffered minor injuries
Mayor Jerry Burns presents City Financial Rachel Plantz an award for                                                                                                                this past week when the city truck
excellence in financial reporting.                                                                                                                                                   she was driving was rear ended by
                                                                                                                                                                                    another vehicle along the service
the survey and that motion passed       several years,” Smith stated of the                                                                                                         road near Loop 820. The
unanimously. The process is             low bidding company.                                                                                                                        utility billing truck was struck
estimated to take only a few weeks               Council member Gene                                                                                                                from behind as it yielded to
and will start in the next six to       Hatcher made a motion to accept                                                                                                             exiting traffic from the highway.
eight weeks.                            the bid by Pat, Inc. and that                                                                                                               The worker was transported to
   Following up on an issue from        motion passed unanimously.                                                                                                                  the hospital but was later released.
the Nov. 11 meeting, the council              The council also addressed                                                                                                                The vehicle, which is used
again looked into demolition bids       several other items on last week’s                                                                                                          for collecting utility readings for
for the Graystone Apartments.           agenda. They approved a ten foot                                                                                                            the City, will more than likely be
The low bid by company Nation           utility easement at the new animal                                                                                                          totaled according to city workers.
Wide Demolition in the amount           control facility being built at 89oo
of $85,000 was accidentally             Raymond for ATMOS energy
overlooked by the company that          corporation. The second council
went through the bids for the city.     meeting in December was moved
Since the last meeting, city staff      from Dec 23 to Monday, Dec 15.                                                                                                                 The Grizzly Detail
had looked into the matter and             Addressing past business, the
discovered that the Nation Wide         final plat for 2020 Las Vegas Trail
bid was in fact received in a timely    was approved. This new plat
                                                                                                                                                                                    8430 White Settlement Rd.
manner and was the low bid for          makes the property into one lot                                                                                                                  P.O. Box 151342
the project. Council member             that includes the new Jack in the                                                                                                           White Settlement, TX 76108
Garry Wilson made a motion              Box location.                                                                                                                                   817.246.NEWS
to accept the bid from Nation                 After holding a closed door                                                                                                     
Wide and that motion passed             executive session the council voted
unanimously.                            unanimously to raise the City                            The owners and staff of                                                             Published and distributed
      After seeking bids for the        Prosecutor’s salary to a flat rate of

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city found that once again the          meeting was adjourned.                                                                                                                       of Fort Worth and White
                                                                                                                                                                                         Settlement area.
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                                                                                                                                                                              Australia: An old school epic
 A.C. at the movies!                                                                        By A.C. Hall
                                                                                                                                        way. The focus is primarily
                                                                                                                                        on the laughably bad story
                                                                                                                                        that spends a ridiculous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  only as the Drover (Hugh Jackman)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to help her drive cattle to a nearby
                                                      Transporter 3:                           woman, makes his job even
                                                                                               harder than usual as he fights
                                                                                                                                        amount of time developing                                                 port and usurp the cattle baron’s
                                                                                                                                  the romance between Statham                                                     military contract. Along the way the
  STAR VILLAGE 8                                      The wheels come off                      to unravel the nefarious plot      and this woman. It’s among the                                                  two of them find themselves faced
  LOOP 820 & JACKSBORO HWY.                           this action franchise                    before it’s too late.              most unbelievable and annoying                                                  with mounting challenges and have
                                                                                                   You see that part above        romances ever captured on film                                                   to juggle the dangerous life in the
   817-238-8300                                          The 1990’s were a decade              about a mysterious woman?          and when coupled with the too                                                   outback with the care they must give
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to a young aboriginal boy.
       *STADIUM SEATING*DIGITAL                       that did action movies extremely      Well, that’s where the majority of    short action sequences it made
     SOUND*WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE                                                            this film’s problems come from.                                                                                             The easiest way to describe this
                                                      well. Today it’s hard to come                                               for a boring 90 minute film that
                                                                                            The actress portraying this                                                                                           movie is to say that it was gorgeous.
                                                      across a straight action movie                                              seemed to last for three hours.                                                 In every conceivable way this was
                                                      full of kung fu battles, car          woman can barely speak a word              THE VERDICT: All this                                                      simply a gorgeous film. Australia
                                                      chases, and gun fights. While          of English, a fact that becomes       could possibly be forgiven if
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                                                      story is great most of the time,      a real setback considering she’s      Transporter 3 delivered the action                                              throughout the film and both
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                                                      the straight action movie has         onscreen through about eighty-        the way the previous two did                                                    Kidman and Jackman give grand
  $4 Senior Wed. matinees **some restrictions apply
                                                      become something of a lost art        five percent of the film. Trying        but that’s far from the case. The                                               performances. As the Drover,
      12/5 - 12/11                                    form. Jason Statham is one of         to decipher what it is she’s saying   action sequences feel shoved                                                    Jackman again shows that there’s no
                                                      the few actors these days who is      as she talks through the movie        in to the story and are always                                                  one better at playing the rugged hero
                                                                                                                                                                             One of my favorite things about      than he. There’s not a single second
     Madagascar: Escape 2 (PG)                        still delivering great action films    takes far too much brain power        over quickly. There’s one hand        movies is their ability to move you.      when he loses your attention and
     (11:45* 2:00 4:15) 6:30 8:45                     and he’s done that twice now          and sadly does little to keep your    to hand combat scene that is          It happens so rarely. Generally they
                                                                                            mind off of the other ways the                                                                                        he continues to be one of the best
             Twilight (PG-13)                         under the Transporter franchise.                                            marginally entertaining but           are all entertaining, some more than
                                                                                            movie is failing.                                                                                                     and most captivating actors working
    (11:30* 2:00 4:45) 7:30 10:10                     Playing the role of a rules                                                 rehashes way too many elements        others, but it’s not every new release    today.
                                                      obsessed driver with a tendency           Although the previous             from the previous films in the         that can truly move you. Australia is
         Quantum of Solace (R)                                                                                                                                                                                         The film itself tells a sweeping
                                                      for heroics, Statham has twice        Transporter films dealt with           franchise. How a movie that           one of those rare films. It captures
    (12:30* 2:45 5:00) 7:20 9:45                                                                                                                                                                                  story that is populated by several
                                                      produced solid action films            a romantic angle it always            is popular only because of its        the epic feeling of all time classics     handfuls of wonderful characters.
                   Bolt (PG)                          that, while anything but deep,        happened naturally and was only       action and driving sequences          and mixes romance and adventure           This is one of the great charms of the
    (12:00* 2:15 4:30) 7:10 9:20                                                            an afterthought to the adrenaline     fails to put hardly any of such       to make a brilliant blend. Perhaps        film as it invents slightly larger than
                                                      are enjoyable start to finish.                                                                                     the highest compliment I can pay it
    Four Christmases NP (PG-13)                       This made the disappointing           pumping action that made the          sequences in is beyond me.                                                      life characters that all capture your
                                                                                            movies great. In Transporter 3                                              is that even though the movie is two      imagination in one way or another.
    (12:15* 2:30 4:45) 7:00 9:30                      Transporter 3 even more of a                                                And sadly, the few that are here      hours and forty five minutes long,
                                                                                            that is handled in the opposite         just don’t resonate whatsoever                                                Across the board the acting in this
         Transporter 3 (PG-13)                        letdown, as this latest installment                                                                               I was genuinely sad when it ended.        film is some of the best I’ve seen all
    (12:45* 3:00 5:30) 8:00 10:20                     does just about everything                                                    within this terrible story.         I wanted more time with these             year with each role being filled by
             Australia (PG-13)                        wrong.                                                                             There’s no way around it,      characters and this gorgeous world        capable and enjoyable actors.
              (1:45 5:15) 8:45                             Legendary driver Frank                                                   this is just a bad movie. The       that they inhabited.                           THE VERDICT: Movies such
                                                      Martin (Statham) is trying to                                                 story is terrible, the romance           Set in Australia right as World      as these are far too rare to miss. It’s
        Punisher: War Zone (R)                                                                                                      is the worst, and even the          War 2 is breaking out across the globe,
                                                      enjoy a quiet life when his old                                                                                                                             at once both gentle and rugged, epic
    (12:15* 2:45 5:15) 7:45 10:00                                                                                                                                       the movie tells the story of Lady
                                                      high octane life literally comes                                              trademark action falls flat.                                                   and small, and tragic and uplifting.
         *=Time for Sat & Sun Only                                                                                                  “DON’T BOTHER” with                 Ashley (Nicole Kidman). Believing         Australia succeeds on levels that few
                                                      crashing into his living room.
                                                                                                                                    Transporter 3, especially with so   that her husband has been spending        films can and truly feels like a direct
                                                      Martin soon finds himself                                                                                          so much time in Australia in order
   NO CHILDREN UNDER 6 IN (R) RATED FILMS                                                                                           many other worthwhile films                                                    descendant from the old greats such as
               NP = NO PASSES
                                                      drawn into an illegal scheme                                                                                      to be unfaithful to her, Ashley travels
                                                      to transport a package across                                                 showing up lately.                                                            Casablanca. I most certainly suggest
   ND = NO PASSES/N0 $5 TUESDAY PRICING                                                                                                                                 there to drop in on their ranch known     that you go and “SEE IT NOW.”
    ( ) = MATINEE PRICING: $6.50 ‘TIL 6 PM            Europe. He is rigged with an                                                                                      as Faraway Downs. Upon arriving
           AFTER 6 PM ADULTS: $8.50                   explosive bracelet that will go off                                             Transporter 3 is rated PG-13      she finds that the ranch is about to be        Australia is rated PG-13 for some
        STUDENTS: $7.25 MILITARY: $6.75               if he ventures away from the car.                                            for sequences of intense action      bought out by an evil cattle baron and    violence, a scene of sensuality, and brief
           SENIORS/CHILDREN: $6.50                    This, along with the unwanted                                                and violence, some sexual content    that her husband has died. Defiant         strong language.
                                                      company of a mysterious                                                      and drug material.                   by nature, Ashley hires a man known

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    YOU CAN’T WIN ‘EM ALL                                                                                                Uncle Mort Goes for the Gold
                                         Norris Chambers and his wife Ella                                               They’ve gone awry….                       What are the odds that                 Originally, the hoops were
                                         have lived in White Settlement over                                                For my uncle down in                 founders of companies that            made of twisted grapevines by
                                         60 years. They have raised a family                                             the thicket to make such an             manufactured all-time favorite        Egyptian youngsters some 3,000
                                         here and have been active in school,                                            admission is big indeed. His            toys would expire in the same         years ago. More specifically, it
                                         city and community activities and                                               “frenzied” would be comparable          year?                                 is believed that the very first
                                         organizations and still enjoy being                                             to total hysteria for the rest of us.      In January, Richard Knerr of       ones were fashioned by young
                                         among the world’s best people.                                                     He hates shopping in general         Hula Hoop fame, died at age 82,       Egyptian herdsmen. Once the
                                          repair area. We disassembled
                                                                                     THE IDLE                            and long lines in particular. He        and in November, death claimed        herds were settled for the night,
                                                                                                                         figured that a gift of gold would        90-year-old Betty James. Her          the guys fought off boredom with
                                          the instruments much like a                AMERICAN                            be a grand gift for his wife of 75      company made the Slinky. Both         fruit of the vine, and eventually
    Another Tale                          watchmaker does in cleaning a                  Commentary                      years.                                  companies have registered sales       the vine itself. It is said that the
                                          watch. All of the little springs,          by Dr. Don Newbury
 from an Old Timer                        pointers, bearings and gadgets were                                               “Maude would have loved              in the hundreds of millions of        night air in those olden days was
        By Norris Chambers                removed and thoroughly cleaned           Dr. Newbury is a speaker              it,” he chirped. “But my dentist        dollars around the globe….            fouled by the odor of cigarettes
                                          with a special fluid. They were           and author in the Metroplex.          put the quietus on it. He said             Though both toys quickly           made of grapevine….
   When I was hired as an aircraft        then reassembled, lubricated and         Information about his books           it wouldn’t be cost effective to        achieved “must have” status when         Though historical references
electrician at a place called an Air      calibrated. When completed, the          and speaking requests at              remove my gold tooth.”…                 unleashed on the world more           are sketchy, it is believed that
Depot I supposed it would be              instrument looked and worked like        website:             Mort said there is a “silver         than a half century ago, their        these creative herdsmen may
something like a train depot except       a new one.                                                                     lining” in his ill-fated, “gift-on-     origins differ greatly.               have concocted the recipe
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                                                                                                                         a great conversation-starter            a mechanism on a World War               Egyptian hieroglyphics also
completely overhauled and repaired.       repair supplied me with a general
                                                                                      Stories about survivors of         that gold tooth is,” the dentist        II naval vessel bounced around        reveal passages that were silent
I had seen airplanes flying overhead       knowledge of the art and I began
                                          to repair watches for friends and        “Black Friday” abound. You            reminded, “and I just don’t think       the deck. The Hula Hoop               across the years until “herd” in
and that was about all I knew about
them. I did have a good knowledge         neighbors for the cost of parts. I       know who you are, and you             a gap there would be nearly as          (sometimes called “hoola hoop”)       the smash Broadway/movie hit,
of electronics and experience in          needed the experience! Many of the       know what I mean. You “bit”           interesting.”                           craze didn’t blossom until it         The Color Purple. And some
radio repair.                             tools and parts normally available       on the advertising lure--sinker,         The doc advised Mort to keep         was manufactured in plastic           musicologists think they may
    The first two weeks on the job         were not available due to the armed      line and hook--that you should        an eye on gold prices, and if they      configuration.                         have written several popular
consisted of schooling on the various     forces needs and I was forced to         abandon your bed around 2             keep on going up, the tooth                Earlier, they were made of         songs that made it big in the
electrical aircraft systems. When this    substitute several methods.              a.m. to join the chase. Everyone      might make a nice gift for her          bamboo, and popular only in           20th century, including, I ‘Herd’
training was finished, I was assigned          One machine I could not              would be out that day after           summer birthday….                       Australia….                           it through the Grapevine, Deep
to work for two weeks in the various      find was a dryer to be used after         Thanksgiving to save a bundle on         Don’t expect to see Mort in the          Ah, but pages must be turned      Purple and Flying Purple People
component overhaul departments            removing parts from the cleaning         gifts as the Christmas shopping       shopping lines. At least, not yet.      back much further if we’re            Eater.
– starters and generators, aircraft       solution. The book suggested a
                                                                                   season officially began.                  He’s going to suggest to Maude       to learn when the hoops first             Enough already! Too much,
instruments, relays and controls          substitute method using a fine
                                          wire and stringing the parts on it.         My hunch is that you perhaps       that they draw names this year.         whirled.                              in fact. All these Egyptian “facts”
and radio equipment. By the time
I finished the school and the “on          The string was then held in front        saved a half-bundle, but still have      That way, he’s got a 50/50              A song or sumthin’ mentions        could be the stuff of dreams. Or
the job” training in the different        of or over a fire until they were         more than half a list to check off    chance of drawing his own….             walking like an Egyptian.             maybe I’m just recalling spiels
departments I had a pretty good           completely dry.                          ‘tween now and the big day.              As we approach the festive           Well, I’m here to tell you that       reeled off by Uncle Mort. They
knowledge of the aircraft systems at          One of our neighbors presented a        Uncle Mort called the other        season, let us take note of two toy     researching ABOUT Egyptians           said he was awful bad about
that time. The school was continued       very small wristwatch that had quit      night, labeling himself “frenzied”    world giants who made their exits       isn’t easy, either. One could go      smoking grapevines back in the
for an hour two evenings a week           performing. My job was to fix it. I       about gift plans for Aunt Maude.      this year.                              loopy poring over this stuff.         day.
after work.                               removed it carefully from the case
    After my training in the various      and disassembled every tiny part.
departments I was assigned to a           The tiny screwdriver set and the eye
                                          loupe or magnifier were very handy

P-40 plane that had been forced to

land with the wheels not extended.        for this work. After a nice bath in


It was a mess along the bottom            the cleaning machine I proceeded


of the fuselage. Workers started          to string the parts on a guitar string
removing parts from the machine.          and sat down in front of the heater
The hydraulic crew removed all
the hydraulic parts – lines, valves,
tanks etc. The mechanics took
                                          to dry them. I held both ends of the
                                          string and the nice collection settled
                                          to the bottom of the loop.
                                                                                                                                                             at the Theater
all flight control items – pulleys,            About the time I considered                  It’s time for a bit of a break this week    anti-heroes. After his wife and child are       drop us a comment on any movies you’ve
cables, control surfaces and related      the drying operation complete I              as there’s only one widely releasing film        murdered, Frank Castle becomes a vengeful       seen lately.
items. The engine crews removed           accidentally released my grip on one         hitting this weekend. Punisher: War Zone        vigilante who kills criminals with abandon.
all engines and accessories. Another      end of the string and the little parts       is an action movie based on a comic book.         If any of these movies sounds interesting         Seen a movie that you want to sound off
electrician and I were to remove          fell to the floor. They scattered in          After the mildly successful Punisher film a      to you, head on over to www.grizzlydetail.      on? Agree or disagree with one of our movie
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These parts were then routed to           no more I began to reassemble the
                                          watch.                                       tone as it explores one of comic’s darkest      mini-reviews from recent releases and even      just may see your opinion in print!
the departments that repaired those
particular items. When they were              One very necessary escapement
completed they were like new and          part was not there and could not be
were ready to be re-installed. It took    found. The supply company did not
months to complete a rebuilding job
like this.
                                          have a replacement and told me they
                                          could not get one. There was no way                                    Tis the Season
    Before my first job was finished        to make the nice little watch work.
WWII began and someone decided                        I sadly told the lady that                                    If you’re a videogame player or        comes to quality, with the mediocre      as a guide for you as I run down the
that the elaborate rebuild jobs           I could not get a part for it. That                                   are related to a videogame player,         far outweighing the great, so it’s       big releases of the past few months.
were not practical. New airplanes         was my first failure – this was also                                   you’re likely not going to be shocked      been almost unheard of to have this      Videogames do have a ratings system
could be manufactured quicker.            my last. I decided to quit the watch                                  by what I’m about to tell you. The         amount of good games released all        but it can be rather subjective. I’ll do
We removed all of the newly               repair business. It was probably a                                     past few months have been packed          within weeks of one another.             my best to include opinions on the
restored equipment and the plane          wise decision.                                                         full of big videogame releases. Not           If you’re a gamer who’s been         content of each game, but as always
was junked. We then did aircraft                      Was the watch repair         Pop Culture
                                                                                      With A.C. Hall             only that, but almost all of these        curious about which games to buy         if you’re buying for a younger gamer
modifications and minor repairs.           business fun? Perhaps it was for a                                     big releases have been quality            or if you’re going to be purchasing      it would probably be best for you
    In my journey through the             while, but I have never regretted my                                  games. The videogame industry is           a videogame for someone for              to do independent research into the
different shops I was especially          decision to try other things in my
                                                                                                                much like the film industry when it         Christmas, this column can be used            See Pop Culture on page 5...
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  THE MOMMY DIARIES                                                                 By Kathryn Garrett                                      content of a game before buying it.
                                                                                                                                             Dead Space: Released in mid-October, Dead
                                                                                                                                                                                                       however, is all about cute straightforward fun and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       this is a title that even younger kids (my six-year-old

                                        Samuel McChord Crothers:
                                                                                                                                        Space is one of the creepiest games around. You play           nephew loves it) will enjoy. Designed to be enjoyed
                                                                                                                                        an engineer who is sent deep into space to repair the          by multiple players at once, LittleBigPlanet is a great
                                        Quotes about Perfection                                                                         communications relay on a massive mining ship.
                                                                                                                                        Upon arrival you find that the ship has turned into a
                                                                                                                                                                                                       game to buy if you’ve got multiple younger gamers in
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the house.
                                        Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing                living nightmare, overrun with unspeakable horrors.                 LittleBigPlanet is rated E for everyone.
                                        variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to              Navigating and repairing the dark ship, you must                    Fallout 3: I can’t even begin to try and be
                                        fail in so many different ways.                                                                 constantly fend off these evil forces as you attempt to        unbiased here because I love this game. Set in the
                                                                                                                                        survive.                                                       post apocalyptic nuclear wasteland of Washington
                                        pregnant.                                   is to speak honestly about my                            Dead Space is one of the few games on this list           DC, Fallout 3 is a game that is frighteningly well put
                                           Of course I loved the sonograms          struggles and triumphs on this                      that I haven’t played (yet) but it is one that is sure to      together. As you emerge from an underground Vault
                                        and the gifts, but mostly I just            journey of motherhood in the                        please the right kind of gamers. The game is all about         (giant nuclear shelter) where you’ve spent your whole
Kathryn Garrett is a graduate           wanted the whole thing to be over           hope that other women can relate                    atmosphere and in that regard this title certainly excels.     life, you are immediately forced to adapt to the hard
of Boswell High School and is           with because I was miserable, and           to these stories and emotions.                      It’s the equivalent of playing through a science fiction        reality of life in the wasteland. Mutated animals,
pursuing a degree in Journalism.        even still I had to pretend to be the       I really believe that if I had felt                 horror movie (think Event Horizon) and has received            radiation poisoning, brutal survivors, and more await
She is a full time mom and wife,        perfect pregnant wife, which was            more permission to feel how I felt                  favorable reviews from just about anyone who has               you in what’s known as the Capital Wasteland as you
and welcomes any emails or              exhausting in itself.                       and be who I am, pregnancy and                      reviewed the title.                                            embark on a free form story that changes depending
comments. You can reach her at             If I had had one more person             motherhood would have been a                             Dead Space is rated Mature (17+) for blood and            on the decisions you make. Want to be a hero and aid              share their terrifying labor story          smoother transition for me. My                      gore, intense violence, and                                    others who are struggling to survive? Great! Want to
                                        with me only to end it with a               first months as a mother were                        strong language.                                               be a ruthless villain who lies and maims to get ahead?
   Crisp aprons. Piping hot             reassuring nod and an attempted             also overwhelming in similar and                         Rock Band 2/Guitar Hero World Tour: It’s the              Go for it! Fallout 3 is one of the most complete and
delicious and nutritious dinner on      “You’ll be fine!” I might have gone          different ways.                                     hottest thing in videogames today and if you’ve been           engaging games I’ve ever played and one of the few
the table at five. Cooking in heels.     running at the mere mention of                  Any time you see a woman                        in a store in the past six months you know what I’m            that gives you your money’s worth. I’ve logged over
Spotless house. Vacuuming with          babies. I wasn’t even necessarily           with a newborn in the movies she                    talking about. Music games are all the rage these days         25 hours into the game since its release and am still
one hand and holding the baby in        scared about the birth, but more            looks beautiful and together and                    and with the recent releases of these two music game           nowhere near its ending.
the other. Perfect makeup and smile     so I felt so alone and couldn’t             so serene, and I felt overwhelmed                   sequels this trend looks stronger than ever. Both                   This one’s definitely not for the young as Fallout 3
in place. Growing up, these are the     believe the insensitivity of people.        and stressed and fat. I was very                    franchises now feature the opportunity to play as a full       is rated Mature for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence,
images I imagined for a housewife       I just wanted to scream “Can you            much in love with my little girl,                   band with each available in a box set featuring a drum         Strong Language, and Use of Drugs.
or even a working mother. I             not see my discomfort? Can you              but I didn’t really know what to                    set, guitar, and microphone for a singer.                           These are just a sampling of the many quality
imagined the superwoman that can        not see I am terrified? Do you not           do with her. Here was this tiny                          With a hefty price tag of 189.99 on both of these         games that have released lately. If you’re still looking
handle it all and be the perfect wife   realize I already am well aware that        little amazing person that I should                 games it may sound like a tough sell, but I must say           for ideas, be sure to check into Fable 2, Mortal
and mother.                             childbirth hurts? Do you not know           know everything about. For me,                      that I’ve done few things as fun as gathering with my          Kombat vs DC, Gears of War 2, Call of Duty: World
   Even more irrationally, I            that I have to go to the bathroom           motherhood was and still is very                    friends and taking our band to the top of the charts           at War, and The Prince of Persia, just to name a few.
assumed that once I gave birth I        every five minutes (literally) and           much a learning process. I learn                    in Rock Band 2. Universally loved by critics, these            One thing to note is that most of these games aren’t
would magically transform into          have not slept in months? Do                new things about my daughter                        two games are rather interchangeable and while I like          directly developed for children. If you’re looking
such a creature. The baby will          you not know that even my giant             and myself every day. I constantly                  Rock Band 2 a bit more, you can’t go wrong with                to buy games for those who are younger, you pretty
come out, my figure will be back in      maternity clothes are getting tight?        remind myself that perfection is                    either purchase. The game play can get extremely               much can’t go wrong with the Nintendo Wii. While
place, and I will suddenly become       Can you not just give me some               not attainable for anyone, and that                 challenging (especially for those wanting to play the          it’s barren of games for the serious adult gamer, the
gifted at cleaning and cooking.         peace to attempt to wrap my head            I am becoming a mother in my                        drums, which on higher difficulty settings becomes              Nintendo Wii is the premier place to find games that
My idea of clean leaves a lot to        around the idea of motherhood?”             own way with my own unique                          almost exactly like playing drums in real life) but if         kids will certainly enjoy.
hope for, and my idea of cooking           The truth was that I could not           child, and there is no special                      you’ve got a lot of friends or some family members                  Got a question, comment, criticism, or just want to talk
consists of pressing a couple           express these feelings because they         formula.                                            who will play along, it’s definitely a game worth the           about Pop Culture or life in general? A.C. welcomes any
buttons on the microwave. Even          did not fit into the mold I had in               God gave me Parker, and                         high price tag.                                                and all email and can be reached at
worse, I never wear heels and rarely    my mind of the perfect woman. I             Parker me. Out of everyone in the                        Both of these games are rated Teen for lyrics and
vacuum. During my pregnancy             always thought pregnancy was so             universe, He meant for me and her                   mild suggestive themes.
                                                                                                                                             LittleBigPlanet: Available only on the Playstation        A.C. Hall graduated from Brewer High School in
I began my quest to fulfill these        beautiful (and still do), and I was         to be mother and daughter. This
                                                                                                                                        3, this cute game is much deeper than it at first              1999 and has been writing ever since. His work
stereotypes in hopes it would calm      so excited to be pregnant and have          truth gives me the reassurance and
                                                                                                                                        appears. Adored by just about every critic alive, this        has been featured in several anthologies and comic
my anxiety about motherhood.            a baby, that I never realized the           faith I need to stop questioning
                                                                                                                                        game is extremely customizable and can even allow the         books over the past few years. A.C. has written and
Unfortunately, there were a few         difficulties that go along.                  myself, and trust in Him. After all,
                                                                                                                                        player to create entire levels that can then be played        published his own books as well which can be bought
hang-ups...I didn’t like being          Part of my goal with this column            I married a man who cooks.
                                                                                                                                        or shared with others online. The core of the game,           at

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Middle School Students Selected to All-District Honor Band                                                                                             WSISD Holiday Celebration to
                                                                                                                                                       include performances by bands,
  Several Brewer Middle School band students
                                                                                                                                                       choirs, drama groups and more
were selected for the All-District Honor Band. They
                                                                                                                                                          White Settlement ISD’s first-       trees decorated with ornaments
will perform in the All-District Band on Jan. 30 at                                                                                                    ever Holiday Celebration will         made by WSISD students; and a
                                                                                                                                                       include holiday performances by       variety of holiday characters.
Brewer High School.                                                                                                                                    the Brewer High School, Middle              Families can also shop for
                                                                                                                                                       School, Fine Arts Academy and         the holidays at the Holiday
                                                                                                                                                       Tannahill Intermediate bands,         Store. Several schools and
                                                                                                                                                       the Brewer High School, Middle        campus organizations will sell
                                                                                                                                                       School and Fine Arts Academy          a variety of items including
                                                                                                                                                       choirs, and the Brewer High           handmade student ornaments
                                                                                                                                                       School and Middle School              and decorations.
                                                                                                                                                       drama departments.                       Free cookies and hot chocolate
                                                                                               Eighth graders are: (front row) David                       The Family Resource Center        will be served, and citizens will
                                                                                               Hill, (second row) Caitlyn Allbright,                   will sponsor the event on             have an opportunity to visit the
                                                                                               Cheryl Strickland, Allyson Blackney, Jin                Monday, Dec. 15 from 6 to 7:30        newly relocated Family Resource
                                                                                               Kim, (third row) Shelly Holdridge, Darby                p.m. at its new location, 1000A       Center.
                                              Seventh graders are: (front row, l-r)                                                                    S. Cherry Lane (Mesa High                    As a community service
                                                                                               Lorance, Lisette Pena, Andrew Bobbitt,
                                                                                                                                                       School off Gibbs Drive).              project, citizens are encouraged
                                              Rebecca Tucker, Brennan Barrs, Haley             Zac Bauman, Jeff Gibson, (fourth) Rebecca                        Parents, students and        to bring new and gently used
Brewer Middle School band                     Allen, Siva Palasingam, Alyssa Harrell           Craft, Kaylee Cox, Meagan Smith, (back)                 community members are invited         children’s books to the center
students Jin Kim and Rebecca                  (back) Nicholas Foley, Nadia Stone,              Emily Cotton, Trevor Wyatt, Erwynn                      to the free event, which will also    for its Lending Library as well as
Craft—recently selected for the               Katlin Parsons, Cody Record and                  Martinez and Brian Arredondo.                           include displays of students’         new pillows and twin sheets that
Region 2 Middle School Honor                  Michael Escobar.                                                                                         holiday-themed artwork; an            will be donated to SafeHaven.
Band—will perform in the All-                                                                                                                          area with themed Christmas
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                                                                                                            Geiger, Katie Griffitts, Hannah          SECOND GRADE                            Cameron and Jarrett Muench
     The Brewer Freshman Center recognized                                                                  Kincaid, Alyssa Lobbes, Hunter          Taylor Bresnahan, Alex
 (front row, l-r) Tamera Scott, Marisol Lopez,                                                              Lucas, Aidan McCord, Madison            Cannon, Edward Collazo,                 FOURTH GRADE
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 Meza and Fahed Alaqrabawi as the Fish of the                                                               Rebolledo, Sara Scott, Kyrin            Sean Hiller, Leah Hine, Caden           Caroline Fischer, Jaxson
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 Students are selected by their teachers based on                                                           Allison Johnson, Yusuf Khan,            Cristina Shelton, Alyssa Estep,         Trieger, Sidney Waters,
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                                                        night’s Miss White Settlement pageant held in the   Gabriela Martinez, Ayrica               Tercero, Christian Aubrey,              Sykes, Conrad Villareal, Zane
                                                        BHS Auditorium.                                     McAllister, Theodore Morris,            Carson Ingram, Jordan Matous,           Whiteside, Ben Worrell,
                                                           Nichola Kouzes, who sang “I Will Always Love     Austin Sykes, Andrea Vega,              Aidan Owens, Lainey Sitter,             Bayley Holland, Jonathan
                                                        You” won the Miss White Settlement title and        Caleb Whitlock, Travis Bradley,         Kate Van Wyk, Gabbi Bristow,            Lee, Shailee Rankin, Morgan
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Lead-tainted toys: Where do they go?                                                                                                                       Christmas Budget
                                                                                                                                                           continued from front cover

By Ben Posey                                        those that were recalled in the summer of                                                                 cut, it helps to list all the names        Another way that many
                                                    2007 ended up on auction websites like eBay                                                            of people you normally purchase           families are reining in the
    As the holiday season approaches and            and other business-to-business sites, and                                                              gifts for. Chances are the list will      spending this year is by pledging
Santa’s elves are hard at work, parents are         then eventually into the hands of unwitting                                                            be much more extensive than you           only to buy presents for the
starting to wonder what to do with all              consumers, many of them overseas.                                                                      at first imagined it would be.             children in the family. While
of those wonderful toys that have been                  Unfortunately, there is still no federal law                                                            While giving is many                 every adult likes to receive
congregating over the past few years. Recent        or regulation against reselling recalled toys,                                                         people’s favorite part of the             presents it’s much easier for a
news reports have uncovered a new problem           although some members of Congress are                                                                  holiday season, this is certainly         grown up to understand not
for parents regarding lead-tainted toys. One        trying to change that. For its part, eBay has                                                          a year when it may be prudent             receiving a gift than it is for
of the biggest problems with the recall of          agreed to try to keep recalled products off its                                                        to find some of the ancillary              a kid. Adults are aware that
millions of lead-tainted toys over the last few     auction website, but enforcement can be a                                                              names on your list and mark               Christmas is a holiday with
years has been getting shops and consumers          challenge.                                          safety rules for dealing with lead and other       them off. This could include              much deeper meaning than just
to comply. According to Mattel, which has               The fact that these toys got out there for      hazardous materials.                               distant relatives (in which case          receiving presents and can still
issued dozens of recalls in recent years, says      sale in the first place is the real shame, as            Consumers unsure about whether a               you could not only cut down on            have an enjoyable time even
historically only about six percent of recalled     research has shown that kids who have been          particular toy or other item has been part of      gift costs but also on shipping           when not receiving gifts. Add
toys are returned. For those that do come           exposed regularly to lead or lead paint may         a recall should check online at the “Recalls       costs), co-workers, or even               some special activities on to
home to roost, Mattel sells or reuses the zinc      experience health issues, learning disabilities     and Product Safety” section of the U.S.            friends. Instead send a warm              your regular holiday traditions
and some of the resins they contain, and then       and possible behavioral problems.                   Consumer Product Safety Commission’s               Christmas card to these people.           to have more fun and take the
recycles as many of the other components as             The good news might be that recalls             website ( If a given product         While it may not be ideal, it’s a         spotlight off the lack of presents.
possible, off-loading the lead to companies         are getting more exposure than ever,                has been recalled, you can probably return         big step you can take in cutting          This could be done by way of
that specialize in the safe disposal of             with better results. While there is still no        it to the store where you bought it and let        costs this holiday season. If             playing games, watching holiday
hazardous materials.                                nationally accepted procedure governing             them deal with the hassle of getting it to the     the people are true friends and           movies together, or just enjoying
    But what becomes of the 94 percent or           the disposal or recycling of such items,            manufacturer. Or if you know an item was           loved ones they’ll certainly              a big Christmas dinner together.
so of the recalled lead-tainted toys that don’t     individual companies are bound by the laws          recalled for hazardous materials, you can          understand why you needed to                 Although your family may
make it back to Mattel? Many of them no             of their respective states regarding disposal       drop it off at your local municipal hazardous      exclude them from getting a gift          certainly be feeling the pinch
doubt have found a comfortable home with            of the harmful materials. Those who worry           waste collection facility. The website (www.       this year and chances are they’re         of holiday spending, chances
a child somewhere long before word of the           about lead leaching out of landfills and    provides a comprehensive            likely to be taking the same              are there are others who may
recall, either ignored or missed by parents,        into groundwater and soils would like to            national database of such facilities coast-to-     types of measures to save.                be less fortunate. Some families
got out. Of the remaining toys, some of             see the federal government mandate strict           coast.                                                If cutting the list just can’t be      can not only not afford gifts,
                                                                                                                                                           imagined, think about baking              but a holiday meal is out of
                                                                                                                                                           them something special for the            the question as well. One
                                                                                                                                                           holidays or if you are crafty,            way to reduce holiday costs
                                      LIBERTY ELEMENTARY                                                                                                   making them a Christmas                   for your family while still
                                                                                                                                                           ornament or a handmade home               remembering the true spirit
                                   Second six-weeks “A” Honor Roll                                                                                         decoration. The gesture will              of the season involves serving
                                                                                                                                                           surely be appreciated.                    others. Consider asking your
First Grade                           Kayla Scott                                                                   Madison Molinar
                                                                                                                                                                A “secret Santa” gift giving         children to give up 1 gift each
Ms. Autry – 1L1                       Jacob Underwood                        Ms. Edge – 2L3                         Jose Montes
                                                                                                                                                           situation is a great way to               so that they can choose one of
Dylon Duran                                                                  Trevor Bridgewater
                                                                                                                                                           save money and have fun at                the “angels” on trees located in
Jason Dustin                          Ms. Dorosky – 1L4                      Savannah Crawford                      Ms. Valenzuela - 3L4
                                                                                                                                                           Christmas time. Instead of                various places in the area and
Dalton Goodwin                        Guillermina Hernandez                  Triston Morris                         David Alcantara
                                                                                                                                                           every member of a family or               help them learn the true joy of
Angel Henderson                       Abel Ordonez                           Diana Velasquez                        Lauren Atkinson
                                                                                                                                                           group buying presents for                 giving. If you are really feeling
                                      Mariana Ramirez
                                                                                                                                                           each and every other person,              like serving, choose a shelter
Ms. White – 1L2                       Juan Sanchez                           Ms. Pace – 2L4                         Fourth Grade                           everyone places their name in a           and help serve a holiday meal.
Elizabeth Cortez                      Viviana Sesmas                         Adam Duncan                            Ms. Grinalds – 4L1                     hat and then draws one name.              Christmas is a great time to
Joshua Cruz                           Jackqueline Valverde                   Mattison Parker                        Christina Blevins                      This ensures that everyone will           teach children the important
Nicholas Esteves                                                                                                    Makenzie Coble                         be getting a gift, but also that          lessons of giving to others.
Danielle Fitzgerald                   Second Grade                           Third Grade                            Lauren Lowry                           everyone will be responsible                  These are just a few
Favian Gonzales                       Ms Harris - 2L1                        Ms. Gallagher – 3L1                    Melissa Parada                         for purchasing only one gift.             examples of ways you can lessen
Andrew Juarez                         Mollie Molinar                         Zach Anable                            Samantha Zuinones                      For added fun, once you know              the financial impact of the
Anna Le                               Yulisa Pimienta                        Hayley Craig                           Shelby Timms                           who you’ll be purchasing a gift           upcoming holiday. Whatever
Noah Lee                              Karla Renteria                         Rylee Glennon                                                                 for you don’t tell them, instead          you choose to do, taking the
Jason Pineda                          Chalee Pittman                         Natalie Jarvis                         Ms. Wiseman – 4L2                      keeping it a secret until the             focus away from purchasing
Dawson Proctor                        Novalee Narvaez                        Makylie McPherson                      Zachary Milan                          present is given. Setting a price         and receiving items and instead
Sunny Sweatman                        Israel Andrade                         Reece Woolsey                          Larry Albin                            limit that everyone has to adhere         placing it on spending time
                                      Dylan Parham                                                                  Caylea Vessels                         to is another way to make this            with the family could be a
Ms. Miller – 1L3                                                             Ms. Blevins – 3L2                                                             an effective system that can be           perfect formula for a warm and
Paige Boland                          Ms.Harbuck – 2L2                       Lane Bridgewater                       Ms. Girten – 4L3                       a fun way of saving money this            unforgettable Christmas.
Carlos Burrola                        Joel Burns                             Carlitos Robertson                     Adam Clair                             holiday season.
Mackenzie Johnson                     Zach Goodwin                           Madison Rogers                         Mamis Jackson
Mya Ordones                           Adrian Jimenez                                                                Madison Jarvis
Gerson Orellana                       Kenny Martins                          Ms. Brooks – 3L3                       Tigerlilli WrightMs. Clair – 4L4                    Character Champions
Diego Salazar                         Jarrett Nevels                         Griselda Mendieta                      Anthony Charles                                     Blue Haze Elementary
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an evening of musical entertainment, Friday,         Occasionally performing Pop tunes, most of         and share the beauty of music.                   PRE K ----                                 West, Corynthia Mays, Seth
Dec. 12 at 8:00 p.m. The Jazz Legacy Choir         their music comes from the Soul. Along with             The program will begin at 8:00 p.m. and       KINDERGARTEN                               Collazo, Haylee Breit, Talon
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                                                                     Senior Service Center News
                                                                         The November birthday
                                                                     babies celebrated their special day
                                                                     recently at the Center monthly
                                                                     festivity. Standing holding their
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                                                                     Gildon, L.C. Gilstrap, Mary
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                                                                     Virginia Kirkman and Birthday
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                                                                                                            energy, which is essential to good
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                                                                                                            this class. Please come by the
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                                                                                                                The White Settlement
                                                                                                            Senior Center Christmas Ball is
                                                                                                            scheduled for December 9 from
                                                                                                            7:00-9:30 pm featuring “Gary
                                                                                                            Lee Band”. Refreshments will
                                                                     Golden Strings provided the            be served midway through the
      P.O. Box 151342 Fort Worth, TX 76108                           entertainment for the party.           dance. Bring a dance partner
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           e-mail:                             join the class taught by Santiago          The Center’s Christmas Party        2009 and say goodbye to 2008!        $18.00, which includes both the
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                                                                     for the class that meets every         10:30 am. Come ready to enjoy           and more!                            is scheduled for Friday, January
                                                                     Wednesday at 9:00 am.                  the “Taps and Tunes” Christmas              The Record Hop led by Rick       30 leaving the Center at 12:30
    PLUMBING SERVICES                GENE THOMPSON                       An exercise class called           Show as the entertainment               Bedwell will be having a special     pm. You must pay to hold your
                                                                     “Qigong for Energy” led by             for the party. We will have             New Year’s Eve dance on the          spot so visit the Center soon.
ACCUTECH PLUMBING                     & ASSOCIATES                   instructor Rene Black is offered       refreshments and door prizes            31st at 9:00 pm. Please bring a          If you have questions
Full service plumbing. Residen-      HOMES FOR RENT                  on Friday mornings from 9:30-          as usual. Bring your camera for         covered dish that evening and        concerning any of the Senior
tial/commercial, higher quality                 10:00 am at the Center. Qigong         some great pictures with Santa!         $1.00 for the entrance fee. Don’t    Center activities, events or
at lower prices. Licensed and                                        (pronounced Chee gong) is a                Bring in the New Year with          forget your dancing shoes!           services available, call 817-246-
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        817-246-4646                                                                                                                                                                colors. But those leaves eventually fall.
                                  King-size Select Comfort Bed           Two years ago, voters gave        pay raise retroactive to the          Majors also may be demoted at      And where they end up makes a big
                                  $275. - TV and TV Stand            the Fort Worth Police Officers         beginning of the city’s current       the chief ’s discretion.           difference for flood control.
                                  $50.-, Small Refrigerator $35.-    Association (POA) the go ahead        fiscal year, a 3 percent increase      Physical Fitness                       If leaves are not disposed of
     7800 SMITH ST.                                                                                                                                                                 properly, they can clog the City’s storm
                                  Computer Table $5.-                to negotiate areas previously         in fiscal 2009-10, 3.5 percent            All police officers hired on
       2-1 FENCED                                                                                                                                                                   water inlets and cause neighborhood
                                  Silver Ridge Subdivision           governed by state civil service       in 2010-11 and 3.25 in 2011-          or after Oct. 1, 2009, have        streets to flood. When leaves or grass
    $435.MO $300.DEP                                                 laws — matters such as salary         12. “Step” raises or longevity is     to pass an annual mandatory
                                  Call 817-230-4190                                                                                                                                 clippings are swept or blown into the
                                                                     increases, hiring procedures and      changed so that officers reach         fitness test. Current officers       street, they don’t just disappear — they
      309 HALLVALE                                                   disciplinary actions.                 maximum pay sooner — 16               can choose to participate and      end up in the nearest creek.
 1-1 FENCED S&R H, WU                    LOST & FOUND                    Last week, the City Council       years vs. 20.                         earn a $300 bonus if they pass.        Then, when it rains, anything in
  $385.MO     $300.DEP                                               and the POA made history,                                                   The first bonus will be paid in     the street washes into storm drains that
                                  Found - one little dog that is a   signing Fort Worth’s first             Hiring Procedures                     September 2010.                    lead to area creeks and rivers. Organic
                                  small, brown, male with black      Meet and Confer Agreement.                                                                                     matter such as grass and leaves can
   300 DELMAR Ct #20
                                  nylon collar. Found on June        Effective through Sept. 30,               New hiring procedures             Discrimination Prohibition         cause odors in neighborhood creeks
    1-1-CP S&R, H, WU             Street in White Settlement.Call                                                                                                                   and drainage problems that lead to
   $335.MO $250.DEP                                                  2012, the agreement overrides         outlined in the agreement                 Discrimination based on
                                  682-478-7276.                                                                                                                                     flooding.
                                                                     any conflicting state or local         include entry-level testing and       POA membership or because
                                                                                                                                                                                         If lawn maintenance workers use
                                                                     law.                                  points for military service,          of race, color, national origin,
 COMMERCIAL SPACES                 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY              The agreement specifically             education and Fort Worth              religion or creed, age, sex or
                                                                                                                                                                                    leaf blowers on your yard, ask them
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                                                                     addresses strikes, work               residency.                            gender, sexual orientation,
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                                                                     slowdowns and lockouts                                                      military or veteran status,
                                  A one time investment of $10,                                                                                                                     inlets—those rectangular holes cut
                                                                     by police officers. They’re            Disciplinary Actions                  or disability or handicap is
                                  $40, or $150 could earn YOU                                                                                                                       into street curbs. The storm water
                                                                     prohibited, giving Fort Worth            Officers indicted for a felony      prohibited.
       Hablamos Español           over $1,000,000.                                                                                                                                  system is designed to drain rain and
                                                                     residents the peace of mind that      or officially charged with a
                                                                                                                                                        only rain so when storm drains are
                                                                     public safety remains one of          Class A or B misdemeanor, may         Other
                                                                                                                                                                                    used as a dumping ground, the results
                                                                     council’s top priorities.             be suspended temporarily —                Officers can donate a
                                                                                                                                                                                    can be disastrous—and smelly.
                                                                         And, if, the city can’t           with or without pay — for 45          portion of their leave time to
Calendar of Events
                                                                                                                                                                                        To report blocked inlets and storm
                                                                     financially meet its end of the        days, up from the previous 15.        allow POA officers time off for
                                                                                                                                                                                    drains, call 817-392-8100.
                                                                     bargain, the agreement can be         Officers convicted of felonies         association business.
                                                                     canceled. Likewise, if voters         automatically are fired.
                                                                     turn down the half-cent sales
                                                                     tax that supports the Crime           New Rank                                  District 3 Can Expect Same Level of Service
                                                                     Control Prevention District,             The agreement creates the
 Your guide to what’s going on in West Fort Worth,                                                                                                       The Fort Worth City                 To save taxpayer dollars and
                                                                     pay increases outlined in the         new rank of major between
                                                                                                                                                      Council has decided not to         avoid voter confusion, the City
 White Settlement and the surrounding areas.                         agreement can be suspended.           the classifications of captain
                                                                                                                                                      request a special election         Council has decided to leave
                                                                     Highlights of the agreement           and deputy chief. Promotions
                                                                                                                                                      from the Texas Governor’s          the District 3 seat open until
                                                                     are:                                  to major are exempt from
                                                                                                                                                      Office to fill the unexpired         the general election. Filing for
 Thursday 12-4-08                                                                                          competitive examination
                                                                                                                                                      term of former District 3          the May 2009 election begins
 WS Crime Board meeting 7:00 p.m. at City                            Salary Increases                      and, instead, are made at the
                                                                                                                                                      Councilmember Chuck Silcox.        Feb. 7.
                                                                        Officers get a 3 percent            discretion of the police chief.
 Hall                                                                                                                                                    Councilmember Silcox                In the meantime, District 3
                                                                                                                                                      died Oct. 24 after 17 years of     residents can expect the same
 Friday 12-5-08                                                                                                                                       service to District 3.             level of council representation.
 White Settlement Christmas event 6:00 p.m. at                                                                                                           A special election would        Residents can continue to
                                                                                                                                                      cost taxpayers roughly             contact the District 3 office at
 municipal complex
 Tuesday 12-9-08                                                     Birds’ Christmas Tree                                                            $140,000, and the seat could
                                                                                                                                                      be filled no sooner than late
                                                                                                                                                                                         817-392-8803 or via e-mail at
 WS City Council meeting 6:30 p.m. at City                           Birds’ Christmas Tree                  choir ensemble and a children’s           February 2009 — less than          All questions and concerns will
                                                                     Saturday, December 6, 2008             violin ensemble. The Moos                 three months before the            be addressed.
 Hall                                                                                                                                                 general election in May.
                                                                     11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.                  Brothers, Dynamo, Birdville
 Thursday 12-11-08                                                   3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard          Birdie, B.G. Squirrel, and other
 WS Parks and Recreation board meeting 7:00                          Fort Worth, TX 76107                   costumed characters will be on
                                                                                                                                                   Dreadnaughts return to Museum for event
                                                                                                            hand to welcome children of all
 p.m. at City Hall                                                       Begun in 1935, this holiday        ages. Admission is free.
 Monday 12-15-08                                                                                                                                       Company H “The Dreadnaughts”, Burnett’s 13th Texas Cavalry
                                                                     event draws area children into             For more information, call
                                                                                                                                                   returns to the Museum Sat., Dec. 13th for a living history event from
 WS City Council meeting 6:30 p.m. at City                           the Garden to share a little           817-871-7686. This event is
                                                                                                                                                   10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Ron Paynter, Quartermaster of the Unit and a
                                                                     holiday gift-giving with our           sponsored by the Fort Worth
 Hall                                                                feathered friends. Children bring      Botanical Society, Garden Club
                                                                                                                                                   White Settlement resident, leads a family-friendly group of volunteers
                                                                                                                                                   who strive to portray a regiment of volunteer cavalry, more often
 Tuesday 12-16-08                                                    homemade, biodegradable bird           Council of Fort Worth, and the
                                                                                                                                                   dismounted infantry, in the Trans-Mississippi Theatre of the War
                                                                     feeders to hang in the trees of        Fort Worth Parks & Community
 WS Pride Commission meeting 7:00 p.m. at                            the Botanic Garden’s “Grove.”          Services Department.
                                                                                                                                                   Between the States, the Civil War. The free event is open to all. Come
 City Hall                                                                                                                                         visit with the re-enactors, have your questions answered and even join
                                                                     (Children need to BRING these              DIRECTIONS: From I-30,
                                                                                                                                                   up if interested.
 WSISD Board of Trustees meeting 7:00 p.m. at                        treats to the Garden rather than       take the Montgomery Street
                                                                                                                                                       For more information, contact the White Settlement Historical
                                                                     make them on site.) Recipes            exit (#11) and drive 3/10 of a
 Administration bldg on Cherry Lane                                  for feeders are available at the       mile north to the Linden Street
                                                                                                                                                   Museum, 8320 Hanon Dr., White Settlement, TX 76108 817-
                                                                                                                                                   246-9719 Carol L. Davis, Museum Manager
 Wednesday 12-17-08                                                  Garden Center’s information            parking lot on the east side of
                                                                                                                                                   or Recruiting Officer Sgt. R.J. Paynter, 13th Texas Cavalry
                                                                     desk. Entertainment includes the       Montgomery. Parking is free.
 WS Board of Adjustments and Appeals meeting                         Arlington Heights High School’s
 7:00 p.m. at City Hall
 Friday 12-19-08
 WS Senior Services Council meeting 9:30 a.m.
 at Senior Center                                                       Find out why your friends, family and neighbors have

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 Page 9/Wednesday, December 3, 2008                                                     Westside News & Sports                                                                     The                Detail

Bears barely miss completing amazing comeback                                                                                                                                                   This week
By A.C. Hall
    One thing became quite clear
to the Brewer Bears very quickly
                                    distance. At the end of the first
                                    half Brewer was down 26 – 18.
                                                                                                                                                                                                in Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                         Your guide to the week’s Brewer
in their game against the Wichita       Junior Alex Washington did a                                                                                                                     sporting events!
Falls Hirschi Huskies last night.   great job helping Brewer control
Their opponents were fast. Real     the tempo of the game as the                                                                                                                         Thursday 12-4
fast. The Bears had to switch it    second half got underway. After                                                                                                                      Brewer JV Basketball at Lamar
into high gear to run with their    falling behind even further in the                                                                                                                   tournament thru Saturday
                                                                                        photos by AC Hall
speedy opponents                                                                                                                                                                         Brewer Varsity Basketball at
as they found                                                                                                                                                                            Brewer Bear Classic tournament
themselves down                                                                                                                                                                          thru Saturday at Brewer
4 – 0 in the first                                                                                                                                                                        Lady Bears Basketball at Frisco
two minutes of                                                                                                                                                                           Varsity Tournament thru Saturday
the game. Brewer                                                                                               Lady Bears can’t hold onto lead against SW Christian                      Lady Bears JV and Freshmen
struggled to                                                                                                                                                                             Basketball at Argyle tournament
get shots to fall                                                                                              By A.C. Hall                         the lead right up to the buzzer.     thru Saturday
on their end of                                                                                                                                     Brewer went into halftime down       Tuesday 12-9
the court as the                                                                                                   There were only eight points     by a score of 22 – 20.               Brewer Basketball versus Crowley,
Hirschi full court                                                                                             scored in the opening four               Jennifer Simpson scored the      games start at 4:30 varsity at 6:00
defense created                                                                                                minutes of last night’s basketball   first four points of the second       p.m., at Crowley
several turnovers                                                                                              match up between Brewer and          half, which gave the Lady Bears      Lady Bears Basketball versus
on the other end.                                                                                              SW Christian. The good news          the lead once more. Over the         Santo, games start at 4:30 varsity
A Jake Glover                                                                                                  was that they were all scored        next several minutes the game        at 6:00 p.m., at Brewer
three pointer                                                                                                  by the Lady Bears. Their eight       was tied up at 24 and 26 before
made it Hirschi                                                                                                point lead was cut in half over      Brewer went on an impressive
9, Brewer 7 but                                                                                                the next two minutes, however,       six point run. Simpson played
a big run off of a                                                                                             as SW Christian scored four          strong throughout the quarter        Basketball coach’s
string of turnovers                                                                                            unanswered points of their own.      and the Lady Bears forced
had the Bears in a                                                                                             Both teams got one more basket       turnovers that helped them take      clinic next week
14 – 7 hole at the                                                                                             before the end of the opening        a 34 – 28 lead into the final
end of the opening                                                                                             quarter putting the Brewer lead      quarter.                                 The Brewer High School
quarter.                                                                                                       at 10 – 6.                               SW Christian was able to         basketball coaches will be hosting
    The Bears                                                                                                      Tiffany Summerhill continued     battle back as they were able        a clinic for all White Settlement
                                                                         Bryant Bagent was scoring well                                                                                  Youth Association coaches this
played hard and fast in the         game four unanswered points                                                to play tough in the second          to capitalize on many offensive
                                                                         to keep the game competitive                                                                                    coming Wednesday, Dec. 10 at
second quarter but continued to     helped keep the Bears within                                               and through two minutes the          rebounds. The score was tied
                                                                         and with just under four minutes                                                                                6 p.m. in the high school gym.
have trouble getting their shots    single digits of the Huskies.                                              Brewer lead was still six points.    at 36 with four minutes to play
                                                                         left to play the Bears had once                                                                                 The clinic will cover shooting
to fall. As the quarter went        Down 32 – 24 Brewer was finally                                             SW Christian went another run        and it was just thirty seconds
                                                                         again pulled to within six points.                                                                              techniques, dribbling, defense,
by they saw themselves falling      able to find an answer for the                                              after that, this one being five       later that Brewer fall behind 38
                                                                         Sensing their opponents making                                                                                  offense and general basketball
further and further behind. A       full court defense that had been                                           unanswered points to put them        – 36. Angela Martinez hit two
                                                                         a comeback the Huskies ran a                                                                                    drills.
nine point deficit quickly turned    plaguing them all game and at                                              just one point behind by a score     big free throws to retake the lead
                                                                         play that ate valuable time off
into a fourteen point deficit as     one point the lead was cut to just                                         of 14 – 13. With three minutes       a minute later but it quickly
                                                                         the clock. With two minutes left
things threatened to spiral out     six points. However, Hirschi                                               until halftime the Lady Bears lost   changed back over into the hands
of control. Terrence Bagsby hit     continued to score and at the
                                                                         they were once again up by ten
                                                                         with the score 55 – 45.
                                                                                                               the lead for the first time of the    of SW Christian. In the final         Items needed for
two quick three pointers to help    end of the third they were up 46                                           night. The minutes leading up        minute their opponents pulled
keep the Bears within striking      – 37.
                                                                             The Bears weren’t ready to
                                                                         accept defeat yet as they hit two
                                                                                                               to halftime were a battle with the   away and Brewer ended up losing      Bear basketball
                                                                                                               teams exchanging baskets and         the game by a score of 46 – 39.
                                                                           back to back three pointers that                                                                              tournament
                                                                           made the score 55 – 51. With
                                                                           under a minute to go they                                                                                         The Brewer Bears will host
                                                                           stayed four points back by a                                                                                  a basketball tournament this
                                                                           score of 57 – 53 before a huge                                                                                Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
                                                                           Nick Williams three point play                                                                                at Brewer High School. Help is
                                                                           made it Hirschi 57, Brewer 56.                                                                                needed to supply baked items
                                                                               On the verge of pulling off a                                                                             such as cookies, snacks and
                                                                           huge comeback the Bears gave                                                                                  sandwiches for the hospitality
                                                                           up another basket and down                                                                                    room for officials and coaches.
                                                                           59 to 56 they saw a potentially                                                                               If you would like to help,
                                                                           tying three point shot just                                                                                   please contact Wanda Monroe
                                                                           barely miss going in. It was the                                                                              ( or Billy
                                                                           story of the night as a few too                                                                               Glover (
                                                                           many shots came up just short                                                                                 or call the athletic office at 817-
                                                                           as the Bears ended up losing 61                                                                               367-1278. Come on out and
                                                                           – 56.                                                                                                         support your Brewer Bears.

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  Page 10/Wednesday, December 3, 2008                                                     Sports Extra                                       The      Detail

Lady Bears conquer Calvary Academy
by Hayden Posey
                                   Scoring Summary
   The Brewer Lady Bear            Brewer: Angela Martinez 6,
Basketball Team picked up          Debney Flores 8, Chastity Spann
a win over the Thanksgiving        14, Megan Fowler 4, Leah Wil-
break against Fort Worth Cal-      liams 7, Kristina Monroe 3, Jen-
vary Academy. The Lady Bears       nifer Simpson 8, Amber Chavers
outscored Calvary by a score of    6, Tiffany Summerhill 10.             All photos by Hayden Posey
   Quick defense and tough re-
bounding kept the Lady Bears in
the game throughout the night.
Leading double-digit scorers for
Brewer included Chastity Spann
with 14 and Tiffany Summerhill
with 10.
   The Lady Bears were up
by 11 at the half (29-18) and
steadily increased their lead in
the second-half of play. Brewer
outscored Calvary 22-8 in the
third quarter alone.

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