Fort Worth’s growth gets even faster

21 Feb

Based on the 2010 census Fort Worth continues to become one of the countries fastest growing cities. Fort Worth’s economic growth has also effected surrounding areas like Burleson and Weatherford.

 

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Treading on Trouble

11 Feb

Henry Elkouri and his wife, Gertrude, are trying to file a lawsuit against the Manuel Auto Group’s Lincoln dealership in West Fort Worth because of supposedly bad tires. Elkouri said he requested a certain type of rims he saw on a different car, an older car, be placed on his newly bought Town Car.

Elkouri claims he was given the rims, tires and all from the old car instead of receiving all-new items. Elkouri said he didn’t notice a problem until a year after buying the car when he saw the tires would lose air frequently. Instead of getting the tires checked at a tire shop, he bought a portable air compressor. A year later, he finally gave in and had the tires checked at Discount Tire which is when he discovered the tires on his three-year-old Town Car were not three years old, they were seven years old.

“He done me wrong,” Elkouri said.

Elkouri replaced all four tires at a cost of $833.98. Elkouri went straight to Manuel Auto Group and demanded they cover the cost of the bill plus an extra $166.02 for aggravation and suffering, totalling $1,000.

Manuel Auto Group’s General Manager, Kirk Manuel, disputes the claims made by Elkouri. Manuel believes Elkouri is just unhappy with the tires and is trying to get new ones when nothing is wrong with them.

“He got all the usage out of them, and now I guess he wants new tires for free,” Manuel said.

Manuel Auto has been in business since 1977 and has held a solid rating with the Better Business Bureau since they opened.

No court date has been set on the lawsuit.

 

http://fwweekly.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4519:treading-on-trouble&catid=76:metropolis&Itemid=377

1 in 10 adults worldwide ‘obese’

9 Feb

Obesity rates have risen in almost every country worldwide. Researchers from Imperial CollegeLondon and McMaster University in Canada say this will cause a cardiovascular disease epidemic in middle and low income countries leading to “tens of millions of preventable deaths” unless quick and widespread action is taken. Increasing urbanisation, growth of less physically active lifestyles, and the replacement of western-style foods for more traditional diets are major factors in the rise in obesity. The small island nation of Nauru has been proclaimed the fattest country on Earth with an average BMI of 34 to 35.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/how-tiny-nauru-became-worlds-fattest-nation-2203835.html

Women’s roles in the NFL becoming more prominent than ever

3 Feb

Every Sunday during football season, players strap on their helmets and pads to play a game that is beloved by all sports fans especially in this country.  Behind the scenes however, is where the big business that is football is quietly being run more by women than men than ever before.  These areas include everything from chief financial officers, brand management leaders, team doctors and lawyers to NFL agents and scouts.  Here is more proof:  more women watched last year’s Super Bowl than ever before.

 

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/02/02/2818679/nfl-gets-in-touch-with-its-feminine.html

Taco Bell takes its beef with lawsuit to public

29 Jan

Last week a false advertising lawsuit was filed against Taco Bell alleging that Taco Bell’s filling contains less than 33% beef. Friday, Taco Bell fought back with at least 9 full page ads in major newspapers and a video from the company’s president addressing the lawsuit.

The headline of the ads read “Thank you for suing us. Here’s the truth about our seasoned beef,” and went on to explain the filling is 88% beef and the rest is seasoning and common additives.

The ad is seen as an unusual move, and sends the message that Taco Bell is confident in the facts. And it is anticipated that customers will not be deterred by the lawsuit.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110129/ap_on_re_us/us_taco_bell_lawsuit;_ylt=AurgFiTd_9TYT7c7C8Io822s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNvdmc5Y2toBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTEwMTI5L3VzX3RhY29fYmVsbF9sYXdzdWl0BGNjb2RlA21vc3Rwb3B1bGFyBGNwb3MDNwRwb3MDNARwdANob21lX2Nva2UEc2VjA3luX2hlYWRsaW5lX2xpc3QEc2xrA3RhY29iZWxsdGFrZQ–

Tear gas thrown at Egyptian protest

28 Jan

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s 23-year rule has come to an end and anti- government protestors in Cairo joined together in the name of anti-government. Some Egyptians even set themselves on fire. This uprising was sparked by the Tunisian government.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/01/25/egypt.protests/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1

Attorneys question whether what Taco Bell calls ‘beef’ is actually beef

28 Jan

Taco Bell is under fire for it’s meat, again. The restaurant claims it’s meat is made from USDA-inspected beef, 100% meaty goodness.
“Rather than beef, these food items are actually made with a substance known as ‘taco meat filling,’ “according to Beasley Allen, the Alabama-based law firm investigating the meaty claims.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110125/ts_yblog_thelookout/attorneys-question-whether-what-taco-bell-calls-beef-is-actually-beef

Nevada councilwoman found dead faced possible sanctions

28 Jan

Nevada City Councilwoman Donna Fairchild and her husband, Bill, were found dead in their home Jan. 25. Fairchild faced possible sanctions over a travel expense voucher.

The city council was scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the repercussions of her actions but hours before the meeting began, Fairchild and her husband were found dead. Autopsies have yet to be done but police confirmed the presence of a note and a 9 mm handgun at the scene.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/01/25/nevada.councilwoman.dead/index.html?hpt=T2

Recent grads finding jobs – in their living rooms

28 Jan

The mid-twenties crowd is redefining the work experience.  Working from home in telecommuting is up 400% in the last three years according to Flexjobs.com.

Telecommuting is the idea that an individual can work from any location they choose utilizing their cell phone, lap top and other mobile devices.

http://money.cnn.com/2011/01/26/pf/grads_work_from_home/index.htm

5-year old boy drops loaded gun in Pre-K class

28 Jan

A 5-year-old Florida boy had a loaded handgun fall out of his pocket during a pre-kindergarten class. The fire arm did not go off and nobody was harmed. Florida Police want to know how the young child got possession of the weapon. The boy told authorities that he found the gun in the vehicle he was brought to school in, which the assistant police chief said belonged to the child’s step father. The child has been suspended from school pending further investigation.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/01/27/florida.child.gun/index.html?hpt=T2

Meeting on lead pollution brings more questions than answers

24 Jan

Exide Technology Inc., a battery recycling company, has not been meeting the federal air quality regulations for lead. With levels severely high, Frisco community members are anxious to know why the lead plant hasn’t already been shut down.
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/frisco/headlines/20110120-meeting-on-lead-pollution-brings-more-questions-than-answers-in-frisco.ece

Activists want Arlington teachers to be allowed to carry guns

24 Jan

Two Arlington gun rights activists want Arlington teachers to be able to carry guns on campus. This idea came about because of recent high-profile public officials.

Opponents of the idea say guns on campus are dangerous and unnecessary. Opponents have also said Arlington has police officers; teachers are not police officers.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/01/20/2785269/activists-want-arlington-teachers.html

Bin Laden message warns France to pull out of Afghanistan

24 Jan

A tape recording alleging to be al Qaeda head honcho Osama Bin Laden aired on the Al-Jazeera satellite network warning the French on the necessary of the pull out. The voice discussed two journalist that are being held captive by “brethern” of al-Qaeda will be assassinated if France does not pull its military forces out of Afghanistan.
French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said France will not deter its strategy in Afghanistan at this time. Similar demand was made in North Africa after al-Qaeda has abducted five french nationalists.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/01/21/afghanistan.france.bin.laden/index.html?hpt=T2

Arlington hopes to get its fair share of Super Bowl XLV money and fame

24 Jan

The Dallas Fort Worth metroplex has become the newest hot spot for all things Super Bowl XLV. Although the actual game is being held in Arlington it seems Dallas and Fort Worth is getting all the buzz. One things certain about Super Bowl XLV all of North Texas is sure to benefit!

http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/super-bowl/local/20110120-arlington-hopes-to-get-its-fair-share-of-super-bowl-xlv-money-and-fame.ece

Teacher arrested for alleged improper relationship with Dallas student

24 Jan

       Irving ISD teacher, Michael F. D’Spain, was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of having a relationship with a student at Booker T. Washington. D’Spain taught at Washington last year, then returned to Irving ISD.
       D’Spain was in jail with a $100,000 bail. The student’s name has not been released. Family members alerted Child Protection Services, who then later contacted Dallas police.
http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/01/19/2779961/teacher-arrested-for-alleged-improper.html

The Waiting Game

24 Jan

Pre hanky-panky may not lead to a happy relationship. According to a study conducted by Dean Bugsby at Brigham Young University, couples that abstained from sex until marriage were better off.
2,035 married couples, age ranging from 19 to 71, length of marriage from six months to twenty years, all sorts of religious and non-religious affiliation were recruited for the experiment.  Bugsby still cannot find the cause or reasoning of why abstinence makes the heart grow fonder.

http://www.economist.com/node/17956905?story_id=17956905&CFID=160164917&CFTOKEN=13510564

Kidnapping victim reunited with family after 23 years

24 Jan

This week a 23 year-old woman was reunited with her birth family after being kidnapped at birth. Carlina White had been living in Bridgeport, Connecticut as Nejdra Nance since she was taken by a woman disguised as a nurse from Harlem Hospital in 1987. When she noticed she did not resemble her family and she had no birth certificate; she became suspicious.

She used the website of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children and was able to locate her birth parents. She was reunited with them this week after a DNA test confirmed she was the missing child.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110120/us_nm/us_kidnapping_reunion

75 Years Later…

23 Apr

https://storify.com/Chalon/75-years-later

 

University College Day

20 Apr

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https://storify.com/Shaydi/university-college-day#publicize

MS-13 gang dangers and what you need to know

20 Apr

Link to Storify: https://storify.com/sdowens/ms-13-gang-dangers#publicize MS-13-Face-e1462565552888

Political Science-UCD 2017

19 Apr

https://storify.com/klprachyl/university-college-day-2017-political-science

University College Day comes to Texas Wesleyan University

19 Apr

https://storify.com/pitachipz/university-college-day

Terrorist Attacks London

24 Mar

https://storify.com/klprachyl/londonl

We Stand With London

23 Mar
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