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Firefighters battling more than blazes this month

The Burleson Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 4025 is selling T-shirts this month to help raise money for a cancer charity.

The black T-shirts, which include the slogan “Courage for the Cure,” are being sold at Fire Station 1 at 828 SW Alsbury Blvd. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday.

The shirts, which range in size from adult small to extra-extra-extra large, are $15 each.

The shirts will also be sold from 6 to 8 p.m. at Boo Bash on Oct. 26 in the city’s Old Town.

Part of the proceeds will go to the Careity Foundation, which provides support services to financially struggling cancer patients.

— Deanna Boyd


Police offer tips to keep trick-or-treaters safe

The Fort Worth Police Department offers the following recommendations to stay safe this Halloween:

• Don’t allow children to eat candy until it has been inspected at home. Feeding children a snack before they go trick-or-treating should help fight temptations.

• When inspecting candy, look for signs of tampering, such as an unusual appearance or discoloration, tiny pinholes or tears in wrappers.

• Never accept or eat anything that isn’t commercially wrapped. Avoid eating homemade treats unless you know the cook well.

• Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

• Carry a flashlight to help you see and others to see you.

• Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic. Use crosswalks whenever possible and always look both ways before crossing the street.

• Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.

• Carry a cellphone in case of emergency.

— Deanna Boyd

Anti-identity-theft shredding event planned

An east Fort Worth document-shredding event will be held Nov. 2 from 9 a.m until noon at the Albertson’s parking lot at 850 E. Loop 820.

Cost is $2 per box for the first five boxes, then $5 for each additional box.

The first five boxes are free for Woodhaven Neighborhood Association members.

Visit for additional info.

— Shirley Jinkins

Community choir auditions set for Tuesday mornings

The Goldtone Senior Show Choir will hold auditions every Tuesday for people who would like to sing in a community choir.

Auditions will be held prior to practice time at 9 a.m. at St. Luke Presbyterian Cumberland Church, 1404 Sycamore School Road.

The group sings in four-part harmony, which includes bass, tenor, alto and soprano. Reading music is an asset, but not a requirement.

For more information, contact Helen Laza at or 817-560-4376, or Mary Maupin at or 871-738-8867.

— Shirley Jinkins

U-Haul rental center now open in west Fort Worth

It just got a little easier to rent a truck or trailer in west Fort Worth.

Hal and Gino Vilaros, owners of Go Clean Express Carwash & Lube, say they’ve added a U-Haul rental center at the establishment, at 8870 Camp Bowie Blvd.

The auto service center opened in January, and “adding U-Haul rentals is a good opportunity to expand the services that we offer,” the Vilaroses said.

— Jim Fuquay


City Hall to be closed Nov. 8 for moving into new facility

Moving date for Saginaw City Hall is Nov. 8.

The temporary city hall location will be closed that day for moving, and city business will resume Nov. 11 in the new Saginaw City Hall at 333 W. McLeroy Blvd.

— Shirley Jinkins


Early childhood seminar set for Weatherford College

The Weatherford College early childhood program will conduct a seminar Nov. 2 for area child care providers in the Doss Student Center on campus.

The theme is “Encouraging a Peaceful Community of Learners.” Sessions will focus on meeting the needs of children with challenging diagnoses, working with parents and supporting brain development.

Speakers will include Courtney Boggs Martin, Dena Silvers, Penny Chandler, Samie Williams, Carolyn Boggs and Sandra Hartnitt.

This seminar offers seven clock-hours of training for child care providers.

Pre-registration is required. The deadline to register is Friday, and the cost is $25, which includes lunch.

For more information, call 817-598-6446.

— Diane Smith


Police effort will target aggressive drivers

Police will be targeting aggressive drivers in Fort Worth and Grand Prairie next week as part of a campaign dubbed Operation Safe Driver.

The special enforcement campaign, done in conjunction with the Texas Motor Transportation Association and the Grand Prairie school district, supports a nationwide campaign, first launched in 2007, aimed at combating the number of deaths resulting from wrecks involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles.

Officials say more than 36,000 people a year die in wrecks, many the result of unsafe and aggressive driving practices.

Beginning Sunday and continuing throughout the week, Fort Worth and Grand Prairie police say officers will actively target such drivers.

— Deanna Boyd

an Arlington resident and former camper who is now a camp counselor.

Bruner said guests at the luncheon will love Agboaye’s moving account of his camp experience. Guests will receive a raffle ticket as they enter the event and drawings throughout the morning will award gifts valued at $25 and up.

Tickets are $50 each. Make reservations by contacting Bruner at 817-633-2332 or

— Faye Reeder

Rocky Mountain rail adventure at the Omni

Fans of train travel will want to see the Omni Theater’s new film offering, Rocky Mountain Express, award-winning filmmaker Stephen Low’s interpretation of the building of the nation’s first transcontinental railway.

A present-day steam train journey through the Canadian Rockies will be shown on the IMAX screen.

Rocky Mountain Express begins its run Friday. The Omni Theater is at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for children ages 2 to 12 and seniors over 65.

Visit the museum website at

— Shirley Jinkins

Save the Children marathon relay

Students in the Dallas-Fort Worth-based Junior World Affairs Council will take part in Save the Children’s World Marathon Challenge on Saturday to raise awareness and funds for the international relief and development organization.

The World Marathon Challenge is a global relay in which teams of children from around the world challenge themselves and each other to complete a full marathon distance of 26.2 miles, and attempt to break the world marathon record of two hours, three minutes and 38 seconds.

Events will be held throughout the month, with hundreds of teams running simultaneously on Wednesday, a global day of action. Fifty-thousand children in more than 60 countries will take on the challenge.

Save the Children’s vision is to make sure all children survive and thrive. To learn more, visit

Students from Parish Episcopal School, L.D. Bell High School, Brighter Horizons Academy, Trinity High School, Central Junior High, North Hills Preparatory and Cedar Hill High School will compete.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity High School, 500 N Industrial Blvd., Euless.

— Shirley Jinkins

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