CLEBURNETown hall on tornado recovery problemsThe city is hosting a meeting to talk about ongoing disaster recovery issues related to the May 15 tornado that struck the southern part of the city.Mayor Scott Cain said some residents are still facing challenges in rebuilding their homes and dealing with insurance companies. He wants to hear about the problems residents are facing. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the exhibit hall of the Cleburne Conference Center, 1501 W. Henderson St. — Bill HannaFORT WORTHDirks Road bridge set for partial opening Southwest Fort Worth motorists sick of detours in the Dirks Road area should get relief Monday, when the new Dirks Road bridge over Chisholm Trail Parkway opens. The city closed the road in early May while crews constructed the bridge.Two lanes — one in each direction — will open Monday to motorists. The bridge’s full capacity — three lanes in each direction — will open in future months. — Scott NishimuraChances to weigh in on budget, bonds, moreThe City Council will hold three public hearings to get residents’ thoughts on the proposed $1.4 billion citywide budget. To give feedback, email Mayor Betsy Price at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-392-6118. Or attend one of the hearings: 10 a.m. Tuesday, 7 p.m. Sept. 10 and 10 a.m. Sept. 17.Fort Worth’s next two public meetings on the May bond election will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the Medical Education & Training Building, at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, 1000 Montgomery St., and from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 24 at LifePoint United Methodist Church, 12501 U.S. 287.Price is holding her next Rolling Town Hall bike ride at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan St. — Scott NishimuraLearn to play bridgeat free event Sept. 7The challenging game of bridge helps develop memory and concentration skills in elementary-age children through senior adults. New classes are beginning soon for novice players as well as for people who have been sitting out the game awhile and for old hands who want to learn modern bridge.Unit 183 of the American Contract Bridge League in Fort Worth is offering four free lessons from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 7 at Fort Worth Studio, 6715 Camp Bowie Blvd.“Easybridge!” books will be available for $10. Students can start playing the same day. Families can attend and learn together; partners will be available for solo attendees.Participants must register by Aug. 30 so books can be ordered. Call 817-845-0185 or email email@example.com. — Shirley JinkinsLAKE WORTHFirst-ever Lions Club rodeo set for Sept. 7Need a bull riding, trick roping, mutton busting rodeo fix?The first-ever Lake Worth Lions Club Rodeo, set for 2 to 10 p.m. Sept. 7, could become a September tradition for horse-loving families.Events include all the above plus rodeo clowns, vendors and a food court and beer garden. It all takes place at City Park, 3501 Roberts Cut-Off Road.The Northwest Tarrant Lions Club is sponsor. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 3 to 12. Admission will be taken at the gate. — Shirley JinkinsHASLETCity hires former Richland Hills officialThe Haslet City Council on Monday hired Jim Quin as city administrator. Quin, 52, is the former Richland Hills city manager. His contract with Haslet is for one year and $85,000, although it has an automatic-renewal clause unless either party opts out within 30 days of the renewal date.“The mayor and City Council members have a clear vision regarding the future of Haslet,” Quin said. “I feel extremely fortunate that they chose me for the city administrator position.”The council interviewed five candidates at the beginning of the month, narrowed the field to two finalists and then on Aug. 5 selected Quin. The contract was approved Monday prior to a budget workshop.Quin began serving his role immediately, participating in the budget meeting, Mayor Bob Golden said.“I can’t really speak for the council, but I think his vast experience coupled with his leadership style won them over during his interview,” Golden said. “I believe that council thought he would be an excellent fit for the city of Haslet.” — Mark WrightWHITE SETTLEMENTCity will auction offits surplus itemsStarting Sept. 3, White Settlement will hold an auction of surplus city equipment.Bidding will run through Sept. 16 and will include vehicles, computer equipment and tools.Anyone with questions can contact Robert Purscell or Lonnie Yates at 817-367-0168 or go to www.renebates.com — Bill Hanna
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