Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fort Worth names new police chief

FORT WORTH — A veteran of the Phoenix police force was appointed as Fort Worth's new top cop on Tuesday.

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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DFW Home Prices Drop

slide in U.S. home prices gained speed in August.

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

Hip Pocket Theatre closes season with 'The Last Lake Rat’ about Lake Worth

Oct 14, 2008


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.


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American Airlines and the Fort Worth Airpower Foundation Host Sixth Annual Sky Ball Fundraiser

Oct. 10, 2008

FORT 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.


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