Fort Worth

May 23, 2014

City by City: Fort Worth area

Heritage Park Vista, a residential community for adults 55 and older, will be having a quilt show on June 27 beginning at 10 a.m. in celebration of its three-year anniversary.


Quilt show marks senior community’s anniversary

Heritage Park Vista, a residential community for adults 55 and older, will be having a quilt show on June 27 beginning at 10 a.m. in celebration of its three-year anniversary.

There will be a guest speaker, and the show is open to anyone who wants to exhibit a handcrafted quilt. The quilt does not have to be the work of the exhibitor, though exhibitors must have a registration form in order to show.

There is a limit of two quilts per person.

Registration forms will be available June 20 from Jeannine Rogissart. Contact her at 434-944-3608.

Location is Heritage Park Vista, 8729 Ray White Road. For information, call 817-697-3100 or email

Walk the Colonial course

for charity through Sunday

Want to enjoy the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial Country Club this weekend and help favorite charities at the same time?

There’s a smartphone app for that, called Charity Miles. It tracks how far users walk and donates money to charity based on distance traveled.

For each mile Charity Miles users walk now through Sunday, Charity Miles will donate 25 cents to a national charity of the user’s choice. The list of national charities includes Stand Up to Cancer, Wounded Warrior Project, Autism Speaks, Partnership for a Healthier America and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

In addition to the dollars raised for national charities, Humana health will match user-generated donations up to $20,000 to benefit a local charity. The program has no set mileage number to match or beat; the amount earned is based entirely on how far app users walk, jog or pedal.

New hospital will adjoin Texas Health Huguley

Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South has broken ground for a hospital to be located west of the current facility.

The six-story construction, which has a $95 million budget, will be 228,300 square feet and have a glass curtain exterior. The building will connect to the current facility on the first floor and is scheduled to be finished in summer 2016.

The new hospital will include a women’s services department, lobby and registration area, outpatient radiology center, gift shop, chapel and a landscaped courtyard.

Private patient rooms twice the size of the current ones will have wireless technology and individual climate controls. The building will have high energy efficiency, quiet acoustics and infrastructure in the ceiling for new medical technology as it develops.

The existing facility will continue to house intensive care, cardiovascular critical care, the emergency department and the heart catheterization lab. The inpatient and outpatient behavioral health center will also remain in the current location.

After the new hospital is complete, the existing patient tower will have space to expand its uses.


Centennial celebration continues with bike ride

Lake Worth will sponsor a bike tour of the park on June 7 as part of the yearlong celebration of the park’s 100th anniversary.

Lake Worth reservoir filled on Aug. 10, 1914, becoming the “largest municipal park in the world” as declared by the Fort Worth parks commissioner of the time.

Lake Worth opened to recreation in June 1917, drawing nearly 75,000 people that summer, equal to the entire population of Fort Worth. Since then, Lake Worth has been an integral part of Fort Worth’s economy, water utility and recreational history. It is considered one of the most unique urban parks in the state.

The town of Lake Worth was incorporated in 1950.

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will lead the 12.6-mile bicycle tour of Lake Worth on June 7.

The ride begins and ends at Marion Sansom Park. The route is Marion Sansom Park to Mosque Point via Cahoba Drive, then Malaga and Marina streets to the Lake Worth Boat and Ski Club turnaround point, returning to Marion Sansom Park via the same route.

Registration is at 7 a.m., and the ride starts at 8 a.m. This is a no-fee, ride-at-your-own-risk event.

Registration and liability waiver are required. Registration can be done the day of the event at Marion Sansom Park or by pre-registration at

Residents not planning to ride are welcomed and encouraged to wave and cheer for the riders as they pass by. Arrow-S Park, Mosque Point and the Lake Worth Boat and Ski Club, 4001 Marina St., are prime viewing spots.

Visit for more celebration events.

— Shirley Jinkins


Police to focus on lakes this holiday weekend

Area police officers and sheriff’s deputies will be out in force this Memorial Day weekend as part of the Safe Lake Program.

Additional officers and deputies will be stopping anyone operating motor vehicles, boats and jet skis if they believe the drivers are under the influence of alcohol. This also is a no-refusal weekend.

Local, county and state law enforcement agencies will also be out at area lakes July Fourth and Labor Day.

— Domingo Ramirez Jr.

Colonial golfer playing for children’s arthritis

PGA golfer Daniel Summerhays is partnering with the 34 Dallas-Fort Worth Massage Envy Spas at the 68th annual Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Summerhays will play for Massage Envy Spa’s national charity, the Arthritis Foundation. For every birdie he cards during the Colonial, five Massage Envy Spa gift cards will be donated to the North Texas Arthritis Foundation and given to juveniles who are battling arthritis.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, juvenile idiopathic arthritis is considered the most common form of arthritis and involves swelling in one or more joints, lasting at least six weeks. It begins before age 16 and has been diagnosed in children as young as 2.

It may include symptoms such as muscle and soft tissue tightening, bone erosion, joint misalignment and changes in growth patterns. Not all symptoms are shared by all children. Moreover, the symptoms can change from day to day.

Claire Unruh, a 15-year-old Southlake resident and member of Massage Envy Spa Southlake East, was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis with psoriatic complications at age 10. Clair’s mother, Shelly Unruh, said in a statement: “I see the change in her demeanor when she comes out of massages. Imagine the mental strain of it all — school, sports, dealing with the arthritis.”

Summerhays will sport a Massage Envy Spa-branded golf shirt during play at the Colonial.

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