Archive for May, 2013

  • 2013 NWTarrant Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Winner

    By Editor on May 30, 2013
      Lake Worth High School Senior Roberto Rubio was the 2013 NWTCC Scholarship recipient.  He was congratulated by NWTCC Board Chair Janet Spracklen, Education Committee Chair Cynthia Stimpson and Scholarship Committee member, Alice Moore.
  • Company has big dreams for Fort Worth Posted

    By Editor on May 30, 2013
    BY BARRY SHLACHTER, SANDRA BAKER AND JIM FUQUAY Star-Telegram Staff Writers A Florida entertainment company is planning some fireworks for Fort Worth on Saturday — both liter-ally and figuratively. The Dream Vision Co. will stage a concert with fireworks near the convention center to announce that it will build an 80,000-square-foot studio and office facility and relocate its 30-employee headquarters […]
  • It takes a village!

    By Editor on May 29, 2013
    It takes a village! We believe the news industry is slowly moving towards citizen journalism where local citizens play an active role in collecting, reporting, analyzing, and disseminating news and information. Many talented area residents are publishing news through their own blogs and social media posts but are limited by their inability reach the masses. By leveraging our expertise, traffic, […]
  • Neil Sperry – Best Landscape Plants for Texas

    By Editor on May 22, 2013
    Texas’ Very Best Landscape Plants This is NeilSperry’s “go-to” list of trees, shrubs, groundcovers and vines for large areas of Texas. Of course, thereare many other fine choices. See our poster “100 Best Plants for Texas” for much greater detail. http://www.neilsperry.com/store/posters/top-100-texas-plants-poster.html  
  • Summer Time is Swim Time at the Saginaw Aquatic Center

    By Editor on May 21, 2013
    Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. So, start planning now for your summer swim season. 2012 was a great year at the Aquatic Center and we look forward to continued success in 2013. Opening day/weekend at the Aquatic Center will be Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. (Memorial Day weekend). Early Season Hours of Operation: – […]
  • THE IDLE AMERICAN Born to Serve?…

    By Editor on May 20, 2013
    Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury    Shallowest minds are quickest to tackle deepest subjects, including one comment heard numerous times in many communities: “What this town needs is a few good funerals.” A stronger cry should be for more “good births” of folks disposed to spend their lives serving others. Classic examples are the late Emmett Whitehead and his widow, […]
  • Entrepreneur and Public Relations Veteran Susan Karkoska Medina Named 2013 Business Woman of the Year at the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala

    By Editor on May 19, 2013
    Joseph DeLeon, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman (right) and Asusena Resendiz, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President (left) present Susan K. Medina with 2013 Business Woman of the Year award. (Photo: Business Wire)   May 16, 2013 06:20 PM Eastern Daylight TimeFORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–During its 40th Annual Gala, the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named Susan […]
  • Armed Forces Day…Today!

    By Editor on May 18, 2013
    For all those who serve, we thank you. In a New York Times article published on May 17, 1952: “This is the day on which we have the welcome opportunity to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces … to all the individuals who are in the service of their country all over the world. […]
  • Senate Unanimously Passes Blue Mound, Grapevine Legislation

    By Editor on May 18, 2013
    SB 1 Conference Committee Adopts Article II Of Budget The Conference Committee for SB 1, the appropriations bill, on Monday adopted the state’s health and human services budget, which accounts for nearly a third of the overall budget and supports seniors, children, individuals with disabilities and other Texans who rely on state services. “Not only does this budget meet our […]
  • HEART Home Educator’s Expo & Used Book

    By Editor on May 16, 2013
    Resources and Workshops for Home school Families!!   FEATURED GUEST SPEAKER ROSIE BOOM!! (see info and link below for info about her FREE Concerts May 16 (Richardson) and May 17 (N. Richland Hills)   Ever wonder where to find homeschool classes for all ages? Looking for AP classes for your college bound high school students? Interested in Boy Scout troops, […]
  • “Celebrate Fort Worth” Event Brings Fun, Music all for FREE!

    By Editor on May 15, 2013
    As recent news continues to infuse the global industry regarding The DreamVision Company, the City of Fort Worth is preparing for a grand event celebrating the new global headquarters of what is being called the most powerful team in family entertainment. Designed as a true family spectacular, The DreamVision Company will fill Main Street Fort Worth with music, fun and […]
  • NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund to Receive $203 Million for Texas to Restore Gulf Coast Natural Resources

    By Editor on May 14, 2013
      Funds Coming From Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Plea Agreements WASHINGTON, D.C., May 13 – Texas will receive $203 million over a five-year period to restore Gulf coast natural resources impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced today.  NFWF will administer the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund involving $2.544 billion from plea agreements […]
  • Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20

    By Editor on May 13, 2013
      I’m 24 and a woman, and that makes me a target for a lot of speculation and life advice. Sheryl Sandberg wants me to lean in to become a woman leader; Anne-Marie Slaughter says my lady parts may doom me to a half-fulfilled life; Susan Patton thinks I should have spent my time at Princeton looking for a husband (ideally one of her […]
  • Lana Clifton writes for the Northwest Sun

    By Editor on May 13, 2013
    Lana Clifton is a transplant from Arkansas, where she lived for over 25 years before moving to Saginaw in December of 2010. While in Arkansas, she wrote for several local news publications including the Spirit of Saline County, and the “Tri-Lakes Edition” of the Democrat Gazette. She was recently published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the […]
  • THE IDLE AMERICAN – Going in Circles…

    By Editor on May 13, 2013
      Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury    The world would have been short-changed (okay, in some cases, “long-changed”) had the wheel not been invented many moons ago. Geometry would have been incomplete, wagons could not have been circled and there’d have been no tune called Roll Out the Barrel. We’d have missed “going in circles,” and chariot rides would have […]
  • Senate Committee Approves Bill Protecting Blue Mound

    By Editor on May 13, 2013
      The Senate Committee on Natural Resources on Tuesday unanimously approved HB 1160, sponsored by Senator Nelson, to allow the City of Blue Mound to take over its water utility and provide relief to residents from exorbitant water rates imposed by its water utility monopoly. “My constituents are being gouged with exorbitant rates that are unjustified and significantly higher than nearby providers,” said Senator Nelson. “These […]