Briefs: Student hurt in homecoming parade

Student, 15, hurt in

homecoming parade

FORT WORTH -- A student participating in the Boswell High School homecoming parade was injured Monday afternoon when he was hit by a trailer, police reported. The 15-year-old student was alert when taken to a hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, authorities said. The parade was moving slowly in the 8700 block of Navigation Drive when the student jumped out of a truck to throw candy at spectators, police said. The student fell and was hit by the trailer. "Fortunately, today's incident only resulted in minor injuries, but this serves as a reminder that even at slow speeds accidents can occur," said Sgt. Chad Mahaffey, a police spokesman. "Remember, safety first, and never board or depart a moving vehicle."

-- Mitch Mitchell

Open house slated

on thoroughfare plans

ARLINGTON -- Want to weigh in on future Arlington thoroughfare projects? The city will host an open house at 6 p.m. Thursday to gather public input on proposed changes to the Thoroughfare Development Plan, which was last updated in 2002. The meeting will be held on the third floor of City Hall, 101 W. Abram St., in the Council Briefing Room. More information about the project is available at For information about the meeting, contact Transportation Planning Manager Alicia Winkelblech at 817-459-6686 or

-- Susan Schrock