Archive for 2012

Balloons to provide tethered rides to UMC clients at 98th Street and Indiana Avenue

IF you have nothing else better to do at 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning, consider attending a balloon event at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church at 98th Street and Indiana Avenue tomorrow morning. Several balloonists will be in the church parking lot, partnering with the University Medical Center’s physical medicine department to provide several clients […]

Tax-exempt weekend is Aug. 17-19

Notebook paper, #2 pencils, colored pencils, crayons, markers, highlighters, glue sticks, scissors, dry erase markers, construction paper, spiral notebooks, three-ring notebooks, composition notebooks, scotch tape and folders with brads — it’s time to start shopping for school supplies. Texas shoppers can catch a break from state and local sales taxes Aug. 17-19 during the state’s […]

Kicking is his business, and business is good

Josh Sparkman takes three-and-half steps back, evens his feet and then takes two more to the left. Every field-goal attempt. Every point-after try. Kickers need rhythym, consistency and a cool head. Sparkman, Frenship’s senior placekicker, has all three. “Before every kick I visualize the ball going through the uprights. A perfect kick right down the […]

Wolfforth Council denies loan for tax credit property

Wolfforth Council members have wrangled for a month over the question of whether to loan money to a developer hoping to build tax credit properties near Patterson Park, but they made a decision Monday night. With a unanimous vote, first by voice and then by raised hands, four council members declined to give a loan […]

Canyon West only half finished at five-year mark

When Milwaukee Avenue opened with seven lanes between Fourth Street and 92nd Street in spring of 2006, construction was already under way on the first store of the Canyon West shopping center. The Target Supercenter opened that year, with the first buildings of the shopping center opening in 2007. Now Charles Hodges, one of two […]

Portillo reunion brings 100 people to town

A Wolfforth resident in a home on Third Street near the Wolfforth Fire Department will soon welcome as many as 25 great-great-grandchildren to a reunion next month at the Wolfforth Community Center. Originally from Monterey, Mexico, Natalia Portillo, 86, was raised in the San Antonio area. After she married Manuel Portillo, they lived in several […]

Army officer’s wife continues Cook-Off tradition

Last year, Ryan and Karen Findley worked together to become the grand champions of the Wolfforth Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Boot Scoot and Barbecue Cook-Off. This year, Ryan Findley was stationed in Fort Lee, Va., where he has been in training as a recently-commissioned second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. “He won’t be […]

Okie Smokey wins Wolfforth Cook-Off

Wolfforth’s new grand champion cook is Dave Cook, who was given the champion cutting board Saturday evening in the Wolfforth Community Center at Patterson Park. Toby Cooksey was named the reserve grand champion. Cook, who was assisted by Scotty Wynn, competes under the team name Okie Smokey BBQ. “I’ve been smokin’ (meats) for a little […]

DWI is just sad

I read this about Randy Travis allegedly getting into some mischief. It’s just sad. I had the pleasure of meeting him at the bottom of Carlsbad Caverns a little over six years ago when he recorded a holiday DVD there. They don’t let just anyone record down there, but the acoustics are amazing. I’m not […]

Designs In Thread personalizes bags, uniforms and more for back-to-school

It’s time for students of all ages to head back to the classroom, and Designs In Thread can help them look their best! In their showroom at 5044 Frankford Ave., Designs In Thread stocks school uniforms for many area academies and schools. Their selection includes day care programs and preschools as well as area colleges […]