FORT WORTH -- A 3-year-old died Wednesday afternoon after falling into a pool and apparently drowning, police said. Firefighters were called to a home in the 4700 block of China Rose Drive, where a boy had reportedly been pulled from the pool. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead at 12:39 p.m. The child was identified by the Tarrant County medical examiner's office as Jerimiah Chavana.
Sgt. Pedro Criado, a police spokesman, said no foul play is suspected. According to Criado, the family had recently moved into the home. The child apparently walked outside through a storm door that had a broken latch. "There was a pool in the back yard," Criado said. "There was a 4-foot picket fence around it and the latch was not functioning."
-- Marty Sabota
Birdville trustees to vote on district chief
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HALTOM CITY -- Birdville school trustees plan to vote on hiring Darrell Brown as the next superintendent at a special meeting tonight. Brown, 50, is leaving his post as Forney school superintendent and is expected to take the helm in Birdville on July 11, school board President Joe Tolbert said.
Trustees plan to gather at Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum, 6108 Broadway Ave., for a reception for Brown and his family from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today before convening the meeting at 7 p.m.
Brown replaces Stephen F. Waddell, who became Lewisville superintendent March 1.
-- Jessamy Brown