Northeast Tarrant

H-E-B happenings: Cans galore, jungles and frogs

This canned sculpture at past CANstruction illustrates the possibilities of what you might see at North East Mall.
This canned sculpture at past CANstruction illustrates the possibilities of what you might see at North East Mall. Star-Telegram archives

CANstruction contest ends Sunday at North East Mall

The 18th annual CANstruction competition continues through Sunday at North East Mall in Hurst.

The event is sponsored by the Fort Worth Chapters of the Society for Design Administration and The American Institute of Architects.

Participants build structures made out of canned food that will later be be donated to Tarrant Area Food Bank.

Visitors to the mall, at 1101 Melbourne Road in Hurst are encouraged to vote for their favorite creation online. Each vote is $1 to benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank, which serves 13 North Texas counties. To vote go to

L.D. Bell presents ‘The Jungle Book’

Check out some of the best high school theatrical talent in Northeast Tarrant County this weekend at L.D. Bell High School.

Beginning this weekend, Bell’s theater department is performing the kid-friendly The Jungle Book.

Show times are: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Oct. 27 and 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 29.

Information, tickets:

‘A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS’ continues

It’s the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons, and it’s meant for younger audiences and their parents, too. Artisan Children’s Theater will present A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS at its 150 seat Second Stage facility continues through Nov. 12.

This whimsical show follows the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, learn life lessons and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.

The theater is at 444 E. Pipeline Road in Hurst.

Performances are at 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. and noon Saturdays, with additional noon performances on Tuesdays beginning Oct. 25. Reserved seating is $7 for children 12 and under and $10 for adults. Call the box office at 817-284-1200 or visit

Hurst ambulance sign-up continues through Dec. 31

The sign-up period for an ambulance subscription for Hurst residents continues through Dec. 31.

The Hurst Ambulance Subscription Service allows families to pay $60 a year and never have to worry about paying an ambulance bill: If a family member requires emergency transportation by ambulance, any expense not covered by insurance will be paid.

Children over 18 who are not full-time students and Medicaid recipients are not covered under the subscription.

The coverage period is January through December.

Information: and go to the Ambulance/EMS page or call 817-788-7238.