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Texas Department Of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Admitted To Hospital

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced that he was admitted to a Fort Worth-area hospital on Saturday, Oct. 25, after experiencing shortness of breath the night before. Miller wrote on Saturday in a Facebook message that he was undergoing tests. “Today, I was admitted to a Fort Worth area hospital where I am undergoing tests following a shortness of breath on Friday evening. I am up and about and in good spirits. Debra and I are humbled by the prayers and good wishes we have received. Philippians 4:13 reminds us that, ‘I can do all this through him who gives me strength.’ I expect to be back to my normal schedule in just a few days. If there’s any more to report, I’ll be back to everyone with an update. But until then, let me take this opportunity to remind everyone once again that ‘Texas Agriculture Matters.’ Take care and god bless!”
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Southlake Style

Two CISD Campuses Rated Among Texas’ Best Elementary Schools

Two CISD elementary campuses were ranked among “U.S. News & World Report’s” list of the top elementary schools in Texas. According to the list, “U.S. News & World Report” evaluated 4,446 campuses and ranked them based on their test performances, high school preparedness and graduation rates. Southlake Carroll placed twice on the list, with Old Union Elementary ranking third with a 471 student population and a 13:1 student-teacher ratio. Carroll Elementary followed closely behind in fourth place, with a 638 student population and 14:1 student-teacher ratio. Dallas ISD’s William B. Travis Academy and Sudie L. Williams Talented and Gifted Academy also placed in the top 10, taking the first and sixth spots respectively.
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Afghan refugees are arriving in North Texas. How are Fort Worth schools preparing?

As families fleeing Afghanistan continue to arrive in North Texas, school officials in Fort Worth are preparing to welcome an influx of new refugee students. A small number of students from Afghanistan have already arrived in the district, and school officials expect more to arrive by the end of the year. The district’s academy for refugees and other new arrivals moved to a new, smaller location at the beginning of the school year, leaving some supporters worried about possible space issues if refugee students arrived in Fort Worth in large numbers.

Scenes from the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show

What a weekend. From helicopters to U.S. Air Force fighter jets — and, of course, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels — Fort Worth Alliance Airport's annual showcase of military aircraft wowed crowds Saturday and Sunday during the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show. Click through the slideshow below to relive the event in photos.
Fort Worth Weekly

Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival Report

The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival was hastily canceled back in spring of 2020 and then postponed from this past spring. It took place this past weekend at its usual location at the Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork, which is helpfully outdoors. I’m glad to see it back, but I found that tables were scarce when I reached the place. I wasn’t keen to sit down, and I appreciate that the event organizers want us to be safe, but I spent an eternity looking for places to set down my drink so I could sample the food. Also, I would have liked more light in the common areas during the evening. When not looking for places to stand and eat, I was looking for places with sufficient light so I could take Instagrammable pictures of my food, which is half the point of holding an event like this. Fortunately, the latter two events were both during daylight hours.

Tarrant County early voting numbers show more voter turnout at Southlake Town Hall

The first week of early voting, which began Oct. 18, showed voter turnout in Tarrant County is below 2% ahead of Election Day on Nov. 2. As of 10 a.m. Oct. 25, Tarrant County reported a 1.30% voter turnout with 15,763 ballots cast out of 1,210,620 registered voters. While most voting locations are reporting low turnouts Southlake Town Hall has been the busiest location, with over 4,000 ballots cast there as of Oct. 24, according to the Tarrant County Elections website.

Flower Mound appoints James Childers as new town manager

Flower Mound Town Council on Monday voted unanimously to appoint James Childers as the new town manager. Childers, who currently serves as the assistant city manager for the city of Irving, will start with the town of Flower Mound on Jan. 3. Childers began his career in local government in...

13 Scary Fun Things To Do Halloween Weekend in Arlington

Happy Halloween! If you’re still looking for Halloween weekend plans, check out what’s going on in Arlington from classic fall fun to spooky scares. October at Six Flags can only mean that Fright Fest is back! Through October 31, enjoy family-friendly shows and attractions while the sun is up. When the sun goes down, dare to step into Fear Forest or explore the Killer Theater and all the other Scare Zone and Haunted Attractions.

Coppell ISD discusses budget changes

Changes are coming to the Coppell ISD budget. The Board of Trustees met in a special meeting on Monday to discuss changes to the district’s budget and certain amendments they plan to adopt at its November meeting. Because of lower student enrolment and revenue loss from remote students, the district...

Rick Roberts: What Is The Government Hiding About The JFK Assassination?

Let the conspiracy theories begin! The Biden Administration announced that documents related to the Kennedy Assassination that were scheduled to be released will be delayed, due to the COVID pandemic. Every time something is withheld about the assassination, people accuse the government of hiding something. Most of the people involved in the investigation are deceased, so at this point is there anything more that could shed light on the death of John F. Kennedy? Ernie Brown sits in for Rick Roberts, and talks to WBAP’s Eric Bushman, who has investigated the assassination for 20 years and will release a new episode on his podcast devoted to the JFK investigation. The Rick Roberts Show is on NewsTalk 820 WBAP … (Photo in public domain)
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Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Hospitalized in Fort Worth

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller was hospitalized in Fort Worth Saturday after experiencing shortness of breath, his office announced on social media. "Today, I was admitted to a Fort Worth area hospital where I am undergoing tests following shortness of breath on Friday evening. I am up and about and in good spirits," Miller, 66, wrote Saturday evening on his Facebook page.

Senior living apartments opening in Flower Mound

RiverWalk Flats, an active adult community, is celebrating its grand opening this weekend. The grand opening is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Saturday at 4560 Long Prairie Road, and the event will be open to the public with live music, refreshments and raffles under the theme “An Afternoon at the CopaCabana.” Flower Mound Mayor Derek France, town council members, chamber of commerce members and other local leaders are expected to attend, according to a news release from NE Property Management.