Fort Worth

February 4, 2014

City by City: Fort Worth area

Construction continues on the new Brock High School football stadium complex approved in a bond election in May.


Work continues on new high school stadium complex

Construction continues on the new Brock High School football stadium complex approved in a bond election in May.

Artificial turf and stadium lights have now been installed, which allow Brock teams to practice while other parts of the stadium are being constructed. Bleachers and the press box are being installed, and construction on the field house, concessions and restrooms are scheduled to begin soon.

The stadium is expected to be completed in time for football season.

— Tim Madigan


Spaghetti supper to raise funds to spruce up town

The Edgecliff Village Garden Club will host its annual spaghetti supper from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14.

The event will be held at the Edgecliff Village Community Center, 1605 Edgecliff Road.

All proceeds will be used by the garden club to promote community beautification.

Menu includes spaghetti with sauce, salad, bread, tea, coffee or water, and a variety of home-baked desserts.

Costs are: children, ages 1-4, free; ages 5-10, $4; and ages 11 and up, $7.

— Bill Miller


Library to offer parenting refresher for grandparents

Need a refresher course to handle grandchildren?

A program to help grandparents brush up on parenting skills is scheduled for the Ella Mae Shamble Branch Library, 1062 Evans Ave..

The program is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

— Domingo Ramirez Jr.

Western Center gets new water line connections

As part of an Interstate 35W construction project, highway crews have been placing new water line connections on Western Center Boulevard in north Fort Worth.

The work is expected to last through Monday, weather permitting, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation.

During the work, all traffic on Western Center Boulevard eastbound at I-35W will be detoured via Basswood Boulevard and Riverside Drive.

Westbound traffic will move normally, officials said.

— Bill Miller

Fort Worth Porcelain Club will meet Friday morning

The Fort Worth Porcelain Club will meet Friday at 9:30 a.m. and host artist Ann Zitterkopf. She will paint a landscape on a tea canister and share tips, techniques and ideas.

An exhibit of porcelain art work by club members is for viewing, and a light luncheon is provided. There is no fee for either.

The club meets at Central Christian Church of the Arts District, 3205 Hamilton Ave. Contact or for more information.

Van Cliburn memorial concert at Sundance Square

The Cliburn, with Sundance Square, will host a special memorial concert in honor of its inspiration and namesake, Van Cliburn, on Feb. 27, the one-year anniversary of his death.

The tribute will be held in the new Sundance Square Plaza downtown from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and will feature recitals by eight Cliburn Competition award winners: Alexander Kobrin, 2005 gold medalist; Simone Pedroni, 1993 gold medalist; José Feghali, 1985 gold medalist; Antonio Pompa-Baldi, 2001 silver medalist; Maxim Philippov, 2001 silver medalist; Yakov Kasman, 1997 silver medalist; Alexey Koltakov, 2001 finalist; and Steven Lin, 2013 jury discretionary award winner.

Performance times and repertoire will be announced later.

The concert will be free and open to the public, as well as streamed live online at

— Shirley Jinkins

Homeless Count 2014 results event is Feb. 26

The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition will present findings from the 2014 Homeless Count at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 26.

The report will be given at the J.E. & L.E. Mabee Center at 1855 E. Lancaster Ave.

Call 817-332-2495 for more information.

Meanwhile, a celebrity bartending fundraising event called Cheers for Volunteers will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Restaurant, 777 Main St.

The recent count was made possible by hundreds of volunteers, and the Grace event celebrates their efforts.

Celebrity bartender Cindy Crain, executive director of the homeless coalition, will honor the volunteers during a happy hour that includes a raffle, silent auction and, of course, drinks.

Proceeds will benefit efforts to end homelessness.

Pet food drive on tap for Tarrant County

The 2014 “Who Do You Love?” Valentine Pet Food Drive spearheaded by Don’t Forget to Feed Me is Feb. 7-21.

The goal for 2014 is 10,000 pounds of pet food.

Residents can donate pet food at more than 50 drop-off sites in Tarrant County.

One is at the Community Food Bank, 3000 Galvez Ave. in Fort Worth. For after-hours donations there, contact the Community Food Bank warehouse manager at 682-558-6358.

For list of other sites, go to

For more information, call 817-334-0727.

— Domingo Ramirez Jr

Support groups forms for surviving spouses

Widowed Person Services is a nonprofit organization to assist people who have faced the death of a spouse. The organization provides support groups throughout the year, plus other activities to help widows and widowers find their way in their new lives.

The next five-week support groups run from Sunday through March 9.

Locations are University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, and Saginaw Park Baptist Church, 512 S. Blue Mound Road, Blue Mound.

For more information visit, email or call 817-551-2922.

— Shirley Jinkins

Group makes hats

for cancer patients

Want to quilt, crochet or knit for a good cause? The Graceful Stitchers donate their projects to local cancer centers as a part of Crochet for Cancer (hats and other crocheted/knitted items), Citizens on Patrol (scarves) and the Lutheran World Relief (quilts).

Graceful Stitchers is an official chapter of Crochet for Cancer, a Christian nonprofit group. Members also make hats and blankets for Cook Children’s hospital.

The group’s next meeting will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 7900 McCart Ave.

For more information call 817-370-7427 or email Visit on Facebook at

— Shirley Jinkins


Bailey Boswell Road bond project update

The preliminary design of the roadway from Business 287 to Farm Road 156 and the two-lane overpass was completed during January. The preliminary drainage analysis for the entire corridor will be complete by end of February.

Final design and construction documents for Bailey Boswell from Ash Meadow Drive to Farm Road 156 is estimated to be complete by the summer.

For more information, visit

— Shirley Jinkins

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