Fort Worth

June 13, 2014

City by City: Fort Worth area

The Benbrook Public Library will offer a class on the basics of using certain computer programs to help residents with their photography.


Learn to enhance your photography with software

The Benbrook Public Library will offer a class on the basics of using certain computer programs to help residents with their photography.

Amateur photographers are encouraged to bring their laptop with photo-editing software Lightroom and Photoshop, and learn tips from a professional photographer.

The class will take place at the library on June 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

— Bill Hanna


Summer concert series begins Saturday night

Cleburne’s free Summer Concert Series at Market Square downtown kicks off Saturday with a headline performance by the classic rock band Incognito at 9 p.m.

Opening acts begin at 7:30 p.m.

Parking is at the Guinn Justice Center, 204 S. Buffalo St. Fans can bring lawn chairs and coolers. Food vendors will also be available.

Future concerts will include the Elvis tribute band featuring Kraig Parker on July 26 and Texas country artist Brandon Rhyder on Aug. 23.

For more information, call 817-645-2455 or visit


Nolan Catholic gets interim principal

Benedict V. Reyes has been named interim principal of Nolan Catholic High School.

Reyes, who will begin the position July 1, will replace departing Principal Cathy Buckingham, whose last day is June 30.

He was selected for the interim position by Bishop Michael F. Olson of the Fort Worth Roman Catholic Diocese.

Reyes began with Nolan as a teacher in August 2005 and later became theology department chairman. He was chosen for his current position of assistant principal for academics in 2009.

— Deanna Boyd

Scottish Rite awards $61,000 to graduates

The Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation has awarded $61,000 in scholarships to area graduates.

The scholarships were given during the foundation’s 60th Grand Annual Banquet on Saturday.

The foundation also presented $15,000 to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas.

The Fort Worth Scottish Rite began as a club in 1952 and 20 years later received its charter.

The foundation was formed in 1983. Since its inception, it has awarded over $1.3 million in scholarships and donated $280,000 to the Scottish Rite Hospital.

— Deanna Boyd

Auxiliary sets masquerade sale

Five dollars will buy a lot of bling at Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South’s Volunteer Auxiliary Masquerade Sale on Monday and Tuesday. Fashion accessories including scarves, watches, totes, headbands and wallets will sell for $5 each.

The sale will be set up in the hall between the main lobby and the emergency department and will be open to the public. Monday hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Tuesday the sale runs from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The auxiliary donates proceeds from the sale to Texas Health Huguley Hospital for medical equipment and hospital programs. Huguley volunteers also raise money throughout the year with vendor sales of books, uniforms and art, as well as sales of volunteer-made crafts, coffee, popcorn, baked goods and mums.

New YWCA children’s resale shop opens

Reruns for Little Ones, the new children’s section at the YWCA Resale & reDesign Shop, is now open.

Moms can shop for everything from onesies and toddler threads to pre-teen polos. All sales support the YWCA’s programs benefiting women and children moving from poverty to independence.

The shop is at 6500 Camp Bowie Blvd and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

In addition to shopping, guests can donate gently used children’s, women’s and men’s clothing and accessories, housewares and furniture. The YWCA will pick up furniture at no charge.

Since opening in 2003, the store has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the YWCA’s programs benefiting low-income women, children and families in Tarrant County.

For more information, visit or call 817-377-0664.

Contest will recognize water-wise lawns

The second annual EcoScape residential summer landscape contest is about to get underway to find the homeowner with the most creative, attractive and water-efficient lawn. The contest runs from Saturday to Aug. 16.

Judging points will be awarded for design, water conservation and appropriate maintenance.

The Fort Worth Water Department estimates that half of total household water use during the summer months goes to landscapes.

Residents with 1,000-square-foot or larger front yards are eligible to enter their water-efficient yards that use native and adaptive plants and mix them according to color, aesthetic appeal and plant variety.

The contest is open to residential landscapes within Fort Worth city limits and Fort Worth’s wholesale customer cities, including Aledo, Bethesda Water Supply Corp., Burleson, Crowley, Dalworthington Gardens, Edgecliff Village, Everman, Forest Hill, Grand Prairie, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, Northlake, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, Southlake, Trophy Club Municipal Utility District, Westlake, Westover Hills, Westworth Village and White Settlement.

Applications are available at

Komen group seeks coed softball players

Komen Fort Worth Young Professionals will host its first-ever coed softball tournament June 21 at Bryant Irvin Recreation Complex, formerly Lockheed Martin Recreational Area, and it is now signing up teams to play.

The tournament is being staged to raise funds for the organization and increase awareness of breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs available from Komen Greater Fort Worth Affiliate.

Teams are $400 and must include a minimum of eight players. Register at

The tournament will include warmups at 9:30 a.m., and begin play at 10 a.m. The complex is at 3300 Bryant Irvin Road.

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