Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Jeff Halstead will take over as chief of the Fort Worth Police Department if he is confirmed by the city council. Halstead most recently served as commander of the Phoenix Homeland Defense Bureau.
He has been a part of the Phoenix force for two decades after working his way up the chain of command from a rank-and-file officer.
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And home prices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area dipped lower as well.
Home prices fell by a record 16.6 percent in Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller's monthly housing report.
In the D-FW area, prices fell 2.7 percent in August from a year ago in the benchmark home survey.
Out of the 20 markets Case-Shiller tracks, "13 of them had their annual returns worsen from last month's report," S&P's David M. Blitzer said in the survey. "As seen throughout 2008, the Sun Belt markets are being hit the most."
None of the cities Case-Shiller follows had an increase in home prices from last year.
The sharpest declines were in Las Vegas and Phoenix down more than 30 percent.
The D-FW area had the smallest home price decline of all the cities in the report. But the annual dip in home values here grew slightly from July to August.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
By PUNCH SHAW
FORT WORTH — What is Lake Worth worth to you?
The answer will probably go a long way toward determining your level of interest in The Last Lake Rat, which opened at Hip Pocket Theatre on Friday night.
This sweet and gentle Valentine to a body of water, and the memories still floating there, was written and directed by Hip Pocket co-founder Johnny Simons. He has subtitled the piece "a handmade home movie musical collage," and that describes it pretty well. This 50-minute work is more a musical revue or song cycle than a stage show.
Oct. 10, 2008FORT WORTH, Texas-- American Airlines and the Fort Worth Airpower Foundation (FWAPF) are once again uniting to support the families of North Texas military personnel and pay tribute to the "Greatest Generation," the veterans of World War II. This year more than 600 American Airlines and American Eagle employee volunteers will help host the sixth annual Sky Ball on Saturday, Oct. 11, at American's Alliance Airport (AFW) maintenance hangar to raise funds to benefit the families of area service men and women. This year's celebration will include a celebrity appearance by actor Gary Sinise, star of CSI-New York and Lt. Dan in the film Forrest Gump.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Olidge Narcisse is grateful, but he has one big problem with the city of Fort Worth: It’s not home.
Narcisse, 49, who left his home in the New Orleans area Sunday night to avoid Hurricane Gustav, is one of more than 1,000 south Louisiana residents staying in Tarrant County shelters and waiting for the bus ride back home.
"I love the city from what I’ve seen so far," Narcisse said Wednesday afternoon. "But when more money is going out than what is coming in, you begin to miss home."
South Louisiana residents fleeing Gustav began arriving in North Texas on Sunday night. The hurricane hit Monday morning.
Late Tuesday, President Bush authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide individual assistance to Louisiana residents of several parishes. The assistance can include grants for temporary housing, home repairs and other "serious disaster-related expenses," according to FEMA.
Low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration also will be available to cover residential and business losses not fully compensated by insurance, according to the agency.
By late Wednesday, buses, cars packed with sleeping bags and groceries began pulling away from Tarrant County.
Monday, August 18, 2008
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A Tarrant County man who confessed to killing five relatives has lost a federal court appeal of his conviction for fatally shooting his two stepchildren while they slept.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholds the conviction of Terry Lee Hankins and moves him a step closer to execution for the 2001 slayings of Kevin Galley, 12, and Ashley Mason, 11. Their bodies, and the body of their mother, 34-year-old Tammy Hankins, were found in their mobile home in Mansfield, about 20 miles southeast of Fort Worth.
After Hankins was arrested in August 2001, he told police where to find the decomposing bodies of his father and half-sister, with whom he had a child and was expecting another. He said he fatally shot Earnie Hankins, 55, and bludgeoned Pearl "Sissy" Sevenstar, 20, in the fall of 2000.
According to court documents, he lied about his sister's whereabouts, saying he had sent her to a home for pregnant mentally-challenged women. However, he had stored her body in a plastic ice chest, then hid it in a car at his father's auto shop.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Police say Dexter Leonard was hit Tuesday evening while rushing to load his camping gear in his car after a storm broke over Lynn Creek Park at the south Grand Prairie lake. He was taken to Arlington Memorial Hospital in nearby Arlington, where he died early Wednesday. Full Story
Friday, April 18, 2008
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Friday, April 11, 2008
11:08 PM CDT on Thursday, April 10, 2008
By STEVE BROWN / The Dallas Morning News
While North Texas' housing market decline has accelerated in recent months, analysts are still betting that the Dallas-Fort Worth area won't see measurable price declines.
Indeed, the latest report from mortgage insurance firm PMI Group says that D-FW is one of the last places in the country likely to see a drop in home prices during the next couple of years.
There's less than a 1 percent chance that home prices will fall here, according to PMI's spring risk index report, which was released Thursday.
At the same time, PMI says that 13 of the nation's top housing markets have more than a 60 percent likelihood of home price declines.
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Thursday, April 03, 2008
Students interested in starting a business will not have to go far to find a start.
Fortune Small Business recently ranked Fort Worth the ninth-best place in the nation to "live and launch" a business. David Minor, director of the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, said this designation will attract students to Neeley's entrepreneurship program. Minor said the ranking shows Fort Worth has a vibrant entrepreneurial environment and will boost the reputation of the entrepreneurship program. "It's now a destination school for entrepreneurs," Minor said.
Brad Hancock, assistant director of the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, said Fort Worth has always been a maverick, and this designation shows that its pioneering, spirited atmosphere is now being recognized.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
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Monday, March 17, 2008
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008
New homes in most of Fort Worth would see an impact fee of $1,500 under the proposal, with lower fees in two regions of town and no fee in most neighborhoods inside Loop 820. Under the original proposal, the area inside Loop 820 would have been largely exempt, but the fees in other areas would have ranged from a few hundred dollars to a maximum of $6,102."
Monday, March 10, 2008
"After a decade-long run of growth, Dallas-Fort Worth banks were reminded in 2007 that what goes up can come down."
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Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Will Rogers Memorial Center
Fort Worth, TX 76107
"For a new spin on presidential politics, the March 8-9 Dolly Johnson Antique Show will feature “Antiques and Their Presidents” at the 45th annual show in Fort Worth Texas. Over 50 exhibitors from across the nation will arrive at the Will Rogers Memorial Center with American antique furniture and accessories, including many treasures identified by presidential eras, from Washington to Ike."
Monday, February 25, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Location: On the West Fork Trinity River, just north of Fort Worth and Lake Worth in Tarrant
County Surface area: 8,738 acresMaximum depth: 47 feetImpounded: 1932
Current Lake Level
Elevation: 649 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 2-9 feet
Normal Clarity: Clear in the lower end near the dam, stained in the upper end
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Tarrant Regional Water District
10201 North Shore Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76135
Very little at present; controlling authority has initiated attempts to establish native aquatic vegetation in the reservoir.
Predominant Fish Species
Lake Records-->Stocking History
Statewide regulations apply to all fishes.
Eagle Mountain has most of Texas' most popular sport fishes including largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white bass, and white crappie.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
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Thursday, January 24, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Bass Hall houses the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Cliburn Concert. The 2,056-seat hall features lively entertainment throughout the year.
Events for 01/13/2008 to 03/13/2008
Rhapsody on PaganiniMiguel Harth-Bedoya, ConductorYevgeny Sudbin, PianoPresented by: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Dates / Times:
Sunday, 01/13/2008 2:00 PM
ALPHA REVwith The Fieros (formerly The Valentines)Presented by: Bass HallPerformance to be held in McDavid Studio, 301 East 5th Street
Play! A Video Game SymphonyMiguel Harth-Bedoya, ConductorPresented by: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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Saturday, 01/19/2008 8:00 PM
An Evening with Vickie WinansPresented by: Bass HallCo-presented by:The Greater Fort Worth Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Committee
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Monday, 01/21/2008 7:00 PM
John HammondPresented by: Bass HallPerformance to be held in McDavid Studio, 301 East 5th Street
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Saturday, 01/26/2008 8:00 PM
André Watts, pianoPresented by: Cliburn Concerts
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Thursday, 01/31/2008 7:30 PM
Thursday, January 10, 2008
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