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Burleson Public Library has expanded online offerings

If you want to learn a new language or check on how to repair your car, all you have to do is use your computer or tablet.

The Burleson Public Library, at 248 SW Johnson Ave., is enhancing its free online resources, which are available to anyone with a library card.

Simply visit the website

You will find digital children’s books, language learning courses and educational resources.

If you need help using the online resources, librarians are available at 817-426-9210.

For those who need one-on-one assistance, the library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday.

— Elizabeth Campbell


Get fitness information for free from a personal trainer

Remember that New Year’s resolution about eating better and getting fit?

The Crowley Recreation Center will give residents a jump-start on their goals with a free session on “Healthy Nutrition and Supplements,” presented by personal trainer Marlon Lewis.

The seminar is Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the center, at 405 S. Oak St.

Lewis’ hourlong seminar on the facts of nutrition and supplements will include a question-and-answer time.

Admission is free, and child care will be available for nonmembers. Cost is $4 per child under 11.

Call 817-297-2201, ext. 7000, or email for more information.

— Shirley Jinkins


Get a mattress, help out a marching band

Get a good night’s sleep and support the Paschal High School Band when you buy a new mattress.

On Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school band hall, the Paschal Band Boosters will host a mattress sale fundraiser featuring brand name mattresses at discounted prices up to 60 percent off retail, organizers said.

For every mattress sold, the band will earn a minimum of $100.

Sold through Purple Frog Custom Fundraising, the mattresses will be delivered within two weeks of the sale.

Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Paschal High is at 3001 Forest Park Blvd. Admission and parking are free.

For more details, see


Voter ID’s available at new Texas DPS office

A new Department of Public Safety office in east Fort Worth will issue the state identification cards that are necessary to vote under the Texas Voter ID law.

The new office, at the Griffin Subcourthouse, 3500 Miller Ave., is the first DPS office inside Loop 820. That will make it more convenient for inner-Fort Worth residents to obtain the necessary form of ID to vote.

The office was made possible through the joint efforts of state Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth and Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks.

Texas DPS Deputy Director Cheryl MacBride joined Burnam and Brooks for the grand opening this week.

— Shirley Jinkins


Adult athletic league registrations coming

The Saginaw Recreation Center is signing up participants for its spring adult athletic leagues.

Registration continues through Feb. 8 for the Tuesday coed volleyball league.

Cost is $200 for an eight-game season with a postseason tournament. The league begins Feb. 18.

Registration runs through Feb. 18 for the Thursday men’s basketball league.

Cost is $325 for an eight-game season with a postseason tournament.

The league begins Feb. 27.

For more information, check out or call 817-230-0350.


Movie Day set for special-needs families

A free movie day for special-needs kids and their parents will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Starplex Cinema, 6600 NW Loop 820 in Lake Worth.

The family movie offering is the animated, action-packed comedy The Nut Job.

The movie runs one hour and 26 minutes and is rated PG.

The Northwest Lions Club in conjunction with Starplex Cinemas are providing the free showing.

The Lions Club is working with the Lake Worth, White Settlement, Castleberry, Azle, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw and Springtown school districts to get the word out on the movies, which will now be presented on the second Sunday of every month.