Below are some of the top stories from around Fort Worth and Texas on Tuesday. Click on the links for more details on each one.
Cold case arrest
Weatherford police arrested a 59-year-old man Wednesday morning in the 1987 slaying of a Willow Park woman.
Ricky Lee Adkins was taken into custody at his home in Ranger, west of Weatherford.
Wendy Robinson, 19, was last seen July 8, 1987, near Lake Weatherford before her body was found a few days later, several miles away. She died from blunt force trauma to her head.
Police say Adkins’ arrest is only a “piece of the puzzle.”
“We are still very much looking for other individuals that are involved with this,” Sgt. Jason Hayes said. “We firmly believe there are additional witnesses and potential for more suspects.”
Snow on the way?
Another arctic front will roll into North Texas this weekend, dropping temperatures into the low 20s and bringing a slight chance of snow to Dallas-Fort Worth.
After a brief warmup when temperatures will reach the 70s on Friday, temperatures will plunge into the low 20s by Saturday night.
That could bring some snow, too, with wind chills projected to be around 8 or 9 degrees Sunday morning.
Fuel City on the way
The surest sign Fort Worth’s first Fuel City is opening soon: A zebra, two baby buffaloes and two Longhorns have already moved in.
The Dallas-based chain, known for its exocit animals, street tacos and cheap gas, will open an 8,000-square-foot store at Haltom Road and Airport Freeway next week, likely Monday or Tuesday, owner John Benda said.
Good news for area schools
The number of low-performing schools in Tarrant County that must allow students to transfer dropped from 91 to 80, according to state data released Wednesday by the Texas Education Agency.
Check out the full list here.
“Affluenza” dad guilty
Fred Couch — whose son, Ethan Couch, killed four people in a drunken driving crash in 2013 and is known at the “affluenza” teen — was found guilty on a misdemeanor charge in Tarrant County court Wednesday.
A six-person jury convicted the elder Couch of falsely identifying himself as a police officer, stemming from a 2014 incident.
Couch, 51, was sentenced to 120 days in jail and 100 hours of community service but was given a year’s probation instead of jail time.
‘Titletown’ nears another title
Check out the latest edition of the Titletown video series, released today, below. The Aledo Bearcats will be trying for their 6th state title since 2009 — and 7th in school history — when they play Corpus Christi Calallen at AT&T Stadium on Friday.