Fort Worth

May 16, 2014

City by City: Fort Worth area

Texas Health Harris Methodist Outpatient Center Burleson and Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South have joined together for an educational lecture to promote stroke awareness on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m.


Hospitals to promote stroke awareness with free event

Texas Health Harris Methodist Outpatient Center Burleson and Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South have joined together for an educational lecture to promote stroke awareness on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m.

The lecture features emergency physicians Heather Beard of Texas Health Burleson and Stephen Hamilton of Texas Health Huguley. They will discuss the different types of strokes, what causes them and who is at risk.

A light lunch will be provided. The event will be held on the campus of Texas Health Huguley in the Fitness Center Amphitheater, 11801 South Freeway.

To register, call 877-857-9355 or visit Admission is free, but seating is limited.

Library will open center

to help grant-seekers

The Burleson Public Library is opening a grant resource center.

Nonprofit organizations, college-bound students, schools, educators and others looking for grant funding now have access to a new collection of databases and print resources at the library.

Reference librarian Amanda Goshey is implementing the initiative.

The library’s program, dubbed the Burleson Funding Information Center, will offer free access to the Foundation Center of New York’s detailed information on grantmakers and applying for grants. The center’s core collection of resources includes Foundation Directory Online, profiling more than 110,000 U.S. grantmakers, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, Philanthropy In/Sight, print directories and proposal-writing guides.

Library staff will also be hosting training sessions on how to use the resources and about the grant-seeking process.

A “Grant Seeking Basics” workshop is planned for June 25 from noon to 2 p.m. Call the 817-426-9207 to register or for more information.

The library is located at 248 SW Johnson Ave.


Summer free-meal sites for children are announced

The Fort Worth school district is offering free breakfasts and lunches to children 18 and under beginning June 11. The program is open to all children who wish to receive a free meal and does not require enrollment in any summer program.

The free meals are available at eight high schools, 10 junior highs, 29 elementaries and two sixth-grade campuses, plus the Young Men’s Leadership Academy, TABS, International Newcomers, Middle Level Learning Center and the Transition Center.

Serving dates and times for each campus may vary.

For more information, visit or call the district’s child nutrition department at 817-814-3540 or 817-814-3500.


First of 3 law enforcement job fairs set for Saturday

The Fort Worth Police Department will be holding several job fairs this month for those interested in a career in law enforcement.

Recruiters are looking for public safety communicators, 911 operator/dispatchers and police officer trainees.

The job fairs will be held between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday at St. Mathew’s Church, 2021 New York Ave. in Arlington; on May 24 at University United Methodist Church at 2416 W. Berry St. in Fort Worth; and on May 31 at Harvest Assembly of God at 7501 Crowley Road in Fort Worth.

Full details about the open positions can be found at

— Deanna Boyd

Cyclefest gears up Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway

The 27th annual Cross Timbers Cyclefest (formerly the Cross Timbers Classic) begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday with a 90-minute open rally ride at Texas Motor Speedway.

Riders will have the opportunity to participate in Texas Bicycle Racing Association-sanctioned races around the 2.5 mile speedway track and infield roads. The races, managed by The Racing Post magazine, will take place on the track throughout most of the day.

A cycle expo will be introduced this year so bicycle fans can see the latest and greatest trends for the sport.

Texas Motor Speedway is at 3545 Lone Star Circle in Fort Worth.

Race day registration is $50 beginning at 6:30 a.m. The Rally Ride is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

Common repair parts will be available. There will also be finish line festivities with food, music and more.

Go to for details.

Patsy Cline lives again in

Casa Mañana performance

Tickets are on sale now for Casa Mañana’s musical production of Always … Patsy Cline, running May 30 through June 8 at Casa Mañana.

Based on the true story of the country superstar’s friendship with her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, the show chronicles their meeting at the Esquire Ballroom outside Houston through Cline’s untimely death. Classic Patsy Cline hits like Anytime, Walkin’ After Midnight, She’s Got You and Crazy are included.

Casa Mañana’s production of Always … Patsy Cline stars Gail Bliss as Patsy and Jeri Sager as Louise. Bliss toured extensively in the starring role of both A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline and Patsy!, in which she was selected from over 600 hopefuls to originate the role in the first national tour in 1994. Sager has numerous Broadway and National Tour credits and was last seen on Casa Mañana’s stage as Grizabella in CATS.

Tickets are $41-$76 and can be purchased by calling 817-332-2272 or by visiting . Tickets are also available at the Casa Mañana box office at 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth.

Learn more at

German Band debuts new work on Saturday

The German Band of North Texas will debut a work titled Desert Fatigues in honor of U.S. military personnel who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The piece will be a part of its spring concert on Saturday.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Orchestra Hall, 4401 Trail Lake Drive, and admission and parking are free. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

The Rotary Chorus will participate in performing Desert Fatigues. Solo trumpeter John Heinen and trumpeters and horn players from the University of North Texas, Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan University will also be playing with the band.

The band will also present works arranged by Ernst Stieberitz.

Edward Lobb is founder and conductor of the German Band of North Texas.

Bid on a chef, help

out Sister Cities

How does this sound: A favorite chef comes to your home, whips up a memorable meal for 10, and Fort Worth Sister Cities reaps the benefit?

Eleven well-known chefs are donating their time and expertise to help Sister Cities promote the Fort Worth area internationally, and their services are up for bids.

“These chefs are some of the best in the country and are willing to create a unique meal in your home,” said Becky Renfro Borbolla, Sister Cities development chairwoman. “I have already put a group together to bid on a package.”

Bidding ends May 30. Go to

Chefs include Bobby Albanese, Piola Italian Restaurant & Garden; Vance Martin, Lili’s Bistro; Anthony Felli, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse; Janet Capua, Z’s Café; Derek Venutolo, Capital Grille; and Chef Rivera, City Club. Also, Donatella Trotti, Nonna Tata; Heather Kurima, Culinary School of Fort Worth; Timothy Prefontaine, Fort Worth Club; Michael Thompson, MichaelsCuisine Restaurant & Bar; and Nehme Elbitar, Chadra’s Mezza Grille.

Sister Cities maintains and nurtures international relationships so that other partnerships, including economic development programs, can flourish. Tourism from Fort Worth’s sister cities contributes more than $2.6 million annually to the city’s economy, according to Sister Cities.


Tarrant County to hold auction on Saturday

Tarrant County will hold an auction at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Windy Ryon Rodeo Arena in Saginaw.

This is a departure from previous years when Tarrant County held two auctions rather than one.

For a list of items, go to Look for the links under the title “Tarrant County, Texas – Joint Live Auction.”

The arena is north of Meacham Airport on North Main Street and is just north of West Loop 820 in Saginaw. Most of the merchandise will be available for inspection today from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

— Bill Hanna

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