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Confirmed West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito in HANDLEY

 This afternoon we were informed by Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) there has been a confirmed West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample collected from a testing site near you in the City of Fort Worth.

A positive sample was collected in your area at Fire Station 24, 3101 Forest Ave. It’s extremely important that our community continue to work together to reduce the mosquito population by removing mosquito habitats from their property and remind their neighbors to do the same.

The most effective means of protection, even more than spraying, is to stay focused on the reduction of the mosquito population:

• Please remove all standing water in empty flower pots, pet bowls, outdoor toys, gutters, etc.

 • Maintain your swimming pool.

• When you’re outdoors, remember to wear repellent that contains DEET.

• Wear clothing with long sleeves and pants when applicable.


Continued vigilance when it comes to preventing the spread of mosquito viruses in our community is essential. • Since there have been West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes in your neighborhood, the city’s Code Compliance officers will be monitoring the area looking for litter and debris that could invite mosquitos to breed and nest. • You can help by keeping your grass mowed and trees trimmed. • Additionally, officers will check inspecting city property for standing water and addressing it. If there’s an issue with standing water at a location that is not city property, report it to the City’s Customer Care Center at 817-392-1234.

Additional Questions?

Contact the Tarrant County Public Health Zika Hotline at: 817-248-6299. Thank you so much for all your continued efforts. Code Compliance Department, City of Fort Worth


Shamanic Movement, Energy, and Sound Workshop

With: Ali Colleoni-Nohinek, Kenny Kolter,
and Laura Barsotti

Friday, June 8th, 7:00 to 9:30 pm

Experience the beautiful benefits of a combined Gentle Flow and Restorative Yoga infused with Reiki, Shamanic Healing, and Sacred Sounds.

This session is designed to provide a nurturing release to the mind, the body, and the spirit.

Ali Colleoni-Nohinek, owner of Yogali, has spent over 10,000 hours teaching yoga and has dedicated her life to the practice of yoga.  Ali re-lives her personal yoga practice by teaching what is authentic to her in the moment.  Her classes express her love for mantra, the mind, and biomechanics.

Kenny Kolter, a master of sound healing, has played a combination of the drums, gongs, and Tibetan singing bowls for thousands of people as a powerful backdrop for healing and prayerful intention.

Laura Barsotti, of Fearless Goddess, is a shamanic healer within the Q’ero Inca tradition.  She will combine shamanic healing, yoga adjustments, and energy medicine into one, providing a sacred and powerful environment for restorative healing in an entirely new and deeper way.

During the close of the evening you will have a chance to let go of what no longer serves you and plant the seeds of what you would love to create in an ancient and sacred Incan ceremony.

This event is $60 per person.

Online registration:

Yogali Studio

Friday, June 8th, 7:00 to 9:30 pm

6517 East Lancaster Avenue

Fort Worth, TX  76112




You are invited to a book launch Friday, June 15th

Yoga 4 Love Tools for Mind, Body, and Spirit: For a Holistic Lifestyle, by Lisa Ware.

Yogali is excited to be hosting this event on Friday, June 15th, and would love to see you there.

 The meet and greet with the author starts at 7 pm, and there will also be a lecture on a topic from the book, and a community led drum circle. You will also be able to pre-order the book through Amazon.

 This amazing event will be at Yogali, 6517 East Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, 76112.


Shambles to Success

Fort Worth— 29 May 2018 — A broken heart and empty bank account inspired D.M. O’Neal to put pen to paper two decades ago. After the disappearance of her fugitive husband, the forensic scientist/crime scene investigator jumped into writing as a method of therapy.

The result is a tightly woven psychological thriller set in early 1990s Fort Worth. A lifelong Cowtown resident, the Eastern Hills High School graduate has peppered her book with locations and references familiar to anyone who has spent much time in the best part of the metroplex.

Fawkes Press will be holding a book launch for Shambles by D.M. O’Neal at the TCU Bookstore, June 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. O’Neal will discuss how the book came to be and share her favorite passages, followed by a book signing.



D Michelle O'Neal was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to young parents in the early sixties. She grew up entirely in the Fort Worth area with one sister and two brothers. After her father left the family, poverty forced a nomadic lifestyle. Relocating in the area sixteen times before she graduated high school, she first discovered an interest in analyzing evidence at age 14, after learning the circumstances surrounding the conviction of Tex Watson in the book Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi. In that same year a schoolmate went missing from a local mall and a young Fort Worth woman was kidnapped and murdered. Both crimes are still unsolved.

Married at seventeen and longing for a college education, she enrolled in criminal justice classes the year her youngest son began first grade. An instructor learned of her desire to process crime scenes and introduced her to Forensic Consultant Services crime lab director, Max Courtney. He hired her and became a valuable mentor, directing her education to the physical sciences. She eventually obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.

While handling her own life struggles caused from the disappearance of her fugitive husband, she witnessed the devastation and brutal aftermath of others much less fortunate as she processed crime scenes.

Grateful, she fantasized what she’d do if he returned and began writing Shambles as therapy for her broken heart and bank account.

Michelle is a member and former president of the Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists, and was honored with the James Zotter Award. She implemented and chairs the Floyd E. McDonald Scholarship Program through SWAFS. She is also a member of the Clandestine Laboratory Investigating Chemists. She has been with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office for 17 years as a Senior Forensic Scientist.

Call for artists for upcoming public art projects

As recommended by the Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update, a new pre-qualified list of artists will be established for upcoming projects.

Fort Worth Public Art (FWPA) has two categories within the 2018 pre-qualified list of artists based on artists’ residency and experience in public art. Each list has a separate application process and will be reviewed by the panel independently. The pre-qualified public artist list includes eligible local, regional and national artists. With the recently approved 2018 bond program, there is the opportunity for many new public art projects at locations such as parks, libraries, community centers and streets.

Application submissions for the 2018 pre-qualified public artist lists will be available to artists through CAFÉ. All interested artists should submit an artist statement, letter of interest, resume, three references and 10 images of completed past artwork, public or otherwise.

Artists who have previously been on the FWPA Pre-Qualified List are required to reapply through CAFÉ.

Learn more.

The Christian Samurai Karate Program at Meadowbrook UMC

The Christian Samurai Karate Program is a non-profit self defense class taught at the Meadowbrook United Methodist Church at 3900 Meadowbrook Drive.

We teach martial arts class in the Gymnasium every Sunday from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. The program is sponsored by Grand Master Richard Morris, 10th degree black belt, and retired FWPD Sergeant. The nominal  fees cover the uniforms and expenses.

Many students are sponsored, no child is turned away because of their inability to pay the low monthly fee of $15.00.  We are pleased to let those in the neighborhood know about this wonderful opportunity to learn self defense in a safe Christian environment.

Need more info? Call RayAnn Tenorio, 2nd Degree Black Belt, Program Manager at 817 939 3788.

Police Bike Support Group

As many of you already know, our East Division Bike Unit is comprised of seven full-time officers dedicated to crime reduction in our business corridors, and our parks as well as many of our surrounding neighborhoods.

Please take a moment to check out their website and consider supporting this worthwhile organization. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event.

Furniture for Harvey Victims

If you have unwanted furniture sitting in the garage, get it gone and do some good for Texas families still hurting from Hurricane Harvey.

BOHN resident Connie Bally is involved with a group in Houston who are working tirelessly to get much needed furniture to people who are still trying to get their lives together after Hurricane Harvey.

She says "Even though it hit last August, the need is still there. In fact, it’s disheartening to see how many people are still doing without…essentially camping out in what used to be their sanctuaries…their homes.

I am collecting furniture…dressers mostly…fixing what needs to be fixed…and getting them down to Houston. However, I can not do this alone and want to ask you, my neighbors to please donate a dresser (either long or tall) to this worthy cause. We have a small budget and can purchase pieces…up to $50…depending on the size and condition. However, the donations are what is driving this effort.

As you do your spring cleaning, empty out that storage unit or even down size, please keep Houston in mind. If you have a wood dresser or tallboy that you’d like to donate/sell, you can email me at or text to 682.444.1511.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity."

Connie Bally


Outdoor Exercise and Workout Sessions

Eastside Trainers:  Beverly Sims & Charla Kelsey


Nolan Catholic
High School
4501 Bridge St.,
Fort Worth, 76104

T, Th 5:30am

Beverly Sims

Lowery Rd. Elementary
7600 Lowrey Rd.
Fort Worth, Tx 76120

T, TH. 5:00 pm
& 6:15 pm
Charla Kelsey

Bethel Temple
6801 Meadowbrook Dr.,
Fort Worth, Tx 76112

M, W, F.  5:30 am
Beverly Sims

Meadowbrook Middle School
has moved to
Oakland Lake Park

 1645 Lake Shore Dr.,
Fort Worth, Texas 76103

M, W at 5:30pm Beverly Sims

Primary Trainer - Fort Worth

P: 817-980-0576

Partner Trainer - Fort Worth
cell 817-307-0258

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