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Ham radios will be the center of attention at Hurst this weekend.
Ham radios will be the center of attention at Hurst this weekend. Star-Telegram archives

Ham radios will be buzzing in Hurst

The Hurst Amateur Radio Club will mark its 50th anniversary by participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise throughout the day Saturday and Sunday at Hurst Community Park, at 601 Precinct Line Road.

The two-day event is open to the public and visitors are encouraged to attend between 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, when an information booth will be staffed, said Denise Lucas, one of the board members of the club.

The event showcases everything you could want to know about amateur radios — also called ham radios — and their operators.

Radio clubs are best known for providing communication assistance in the event of a disaster, “all without needing a cellphone or the internet,” according to a news release.


The field day will demonstrate how ham radios “can work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network,” according to a news release.

Fireworks shows scheduled in Bedford, Hurst

Bedford’s 4thFEST Independence Day Celebration is from 3 to 11 p.m. July 4 at Boys Ranch Park.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of phase 1 of the Boys Ranch Park renovations will be at 3 p.m., followed by live music, family friendly activities, a class car show, food and fireworks at approximately 10 p.m.

Admission is free, but on-site parking is $20 (via eastbound Harwood Road entrance) and $15 at the Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Drive.


Hurst will have its 14th annual Stars & Stripes show beginning at 5 p.m. July 4 at Hurst Community Park, 601 Precinct Line Road.

The event is free, but food is available for purchase.

There will be live music beginning at 5:30 p.m., inflatables for kids, face-painting and fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m.

There is no on-site parking, but a free shuttle service is available at North East Mall, in front of Nordstrom.

More orange cones, road closures for Euless

In addition to the continued closing/removal/rebuilding of the Main Street bridge across Texas 183 in Euless, road closures scheduled this week are:

  • 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday: The eastbound and westbound frontage roads east of Ector Drive will be closed. Traffic will be directed to follow detours.
  • 9 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday: The eastbound exit ramp to Industrial Boulevard will be closed.

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