Neighborhood News

Eastern Hills Senior Walk

Eastern Hills High School senior walked at all nine elementary schools located within the EHHS pyramid attendance zone.

 EHHS senior, dressed in caps and gowns, walked through hallways full of cheering primary school students on the afternoon of May 31 with a two-fold purpose in mind: reflection for the seniors on how far they’ve come; and aspirational for the primary students to look forward to participating in their own senior walk one day.

Seniors Walked at Sagamore Hill Elementary, Meadowbrook Elementary, Eastern Hills Elementary,  Lowery Road Elementary, John T White Elementary, West Handley Elementary, East Handley Elementary, Atwood McDonald Elementary, and Bill J Elliot Elementary.

Graduation for the seniors is June 1, 7 p.m. at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center.

Eastern Hills Seniors visited nine elementary school with the senior walk, which they believe is the most that any FWISD high school has ever attempted (and I’ve not found any online evidence telling me that any high school anywhere in the country has ever attempted as many schools for a senior walk). If all goes well, we’ll add the three middle schools in the pyramid next year and make it a clean Highlander Dozen.

Fort Worth to represent United States at Italian sports games!

Posted June 6, 2018

A delegation from Fort Worth will join nearly 4,000 other athletes at the Tricolore Games.

Fort Worth will send nearly 100 student-athletes and coaches to the sixth annual Tricolore Youth Sports Games in Reggio Emilia, Italy, July 5-14.

The games will help promote the youth of America to thousands of athletes around the world who are participating in the event.

“Living with and competing against nearly 4,000 young athletes from around the world, our sports ambassadors will undoubtedly learn that they have much more in common with the other participants than what separates them,” said Johnny Campbell, chairman of the board of Fort Worth Sister Cities. “These are the types of experiences that help kids shape their understanding and acceptance of people from other cultures.”

The student-athletes and coaches participating in the games will live in an Olympic-style village with athletes from 30 other countries. The living quarters will give the youth of Fort Worth a chance to represent not only their city, but the United States, through sportsmanship and goodwill.

The Tricolore Games are held in Fort Worth’s first sister city, Reggio Emilia, Italy, every four years. Fort Worth will be the only city to represent the United States in the games.

Fort Worth athletes will compete in girls’ volleyball, girls’ and boys’ tennis, girls’ and boys’ swimming, and four boys’ baseball teams.

June 2018—A lot of things can be substituted to keep us running into old age. Years ago I had my first substitution. One of my eardrums ruptured when I was out running one morning and a jet flew overhead and broke the sound barrier. I actually felt the pressure and pain when it popped. Lo and behold a surgeon was able to take tissue from the side of my face and build me a new ear drum. Fantastic!

These days we can get new knees, practically new backs, hips, actually whole new, wonderful looking bodies with liposuction and collagen injections. It seems the sky is the limit. Right now I’m on the track of tooth implants. Haven’t made up my mind yet because to get there I have to go through some pain first. I have to have tissue taken from the roof of my mouth and grafted to my gums and even before that I have to have a couple of boney growths ground off the inside of my lower jaw. They are called tori and if I had known that they could be removed this would have been done decades ago, when I was still young and tough. This I have actually made up my mind to do.

I understand it takes about three weeks to heal, so I may be a little whiney if you run into me during the healing time.

New body parts are expensive and take time, more time when you’re older. They are worth it in quality of life. It just takes a little thinking when you know there’s pain involved.

The one thing nobody has ever found is an implant for is pessimism. This is too bad because we live in a strange world right now. I’m blessed to have a wonderfully optimistic mate who always sees the bright side. I’m prone to sunshine and happiness as well, so we make a good pair.

East Fort Worth citizens as a whole are also good about seeing great things for our community. We have a bright future ahead. It takes work to undo the mistakes of the past but together we’ll get there. We just can’t be afraid to try new ways to accomplish our goals. As you can see there actually is a reason for my narrative. I need your cheering me on to get on with my dental work.




Samuel Lewis Frankenfield, Jr.

RHOME, TX – Samuel Lewis "Sam" Frankenfield, Jr., 96, went home to be with the Lord on May 25, 2018.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: 1:00 pm Saturday June 2, 2018 at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel in East Fort Worth.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the:
Handley-Meadowbrook Lions Club
PO Box 8582
Fort Worth, TX 76124.

The donations will help fund the Lions Camp in Kerrville for children with disabilities, in memory of Sam Frankenfield.

(Editors note: Handley Meadowbrook Lions Club is NUMBER ONE in the entire state of Texas for the highest number of children sponsored - and driven- to the Lions Camp in Kerrville, TX. Sam was very active in camp activities, and his service to these children was extraordinary.)



© Published in Star-Telegram on May 31, 2018

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 No, this isn't a new agency. It's still the familiar Eastside Ministries that MUMC and a dozen other east Fort Worth churches helped start more than 32 years ago to feed and clothe our needy neighbors.

For now, it's still serving thousands of residents in a cramped rundown building at 5929 E. Lancaster Ave. In meetings throughout the community the past year, new ESM director Allison Butz discovered that many eastside residents have no idea what our agency is or does. Many think it's a church like two storefront churches on either side of it.  So she and the ESM executive committee, including Pastor Denise Blakely,  created the above logo and name, which will include the designation DBA (doing business as) Eastside Ministries. Future plans include a search for a new larger building to be funded with grants and a capital campaign. In the meantime,  we still need more volunteers so join us at 8:30 a.m. May 29 for coffee, pastry, a tour and training by staff and experienced volunteers. Similar  volunteer orientations are held the last Tuesday each month. Contact Pastor Denise or ESM board member Joy Guthrie for more information.

Volunteers needed for expanded summer reading camp at MUMC

 Applications for Meadowbrook United Methodist Church's summer reading camp jumped from 20 last week to nearly 50 children this week, highlighting the importance of volunteers to the the success of our second year as a site host for the conference Project Transformation program.

Call the MUMC office to find out how you can help eight college interns – led again by Jennifer Gonzales –run the 8-week program to help area children improve or maintain their reading skills.

Beginning June 6, we'll need greeters to welcome the 80 children and their parents in the morning and wish them well in the afternoon.

Starting June 12, we'll need 20 to 30 volunteers to read 1-on-1 with the children every Tuesday.

We expect to have volunteers from McMillan and Poly UMC but we hope those of you who read with children last summer and throughout the school year will return and spread the word to others about how rewarding this program is.

We hope everyone will sign up to help in some way. Contact Pastor Denise Blakely, Jane Cumbie or Martha Deller for more information. (817) 534-1741.







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Dear Neighborhood Leader,

The Fort Worth League of Neighborhood Associations is a member-supported association of organized Fort Worth neighborhoods.

If you are surprised to learn of the League, or you have heard of the League but wish to know more, I encourage you to visit our website ( to read more about us. We have quarterly membership meetings and offer programs that should be of interest to all neighborhood leaders.

The next membership meeting is June 7. The topic is the Future of the Trinity Metro and details are at the website.

Membership in the League is a nominal $35 and a form with instructions is on the site. To explore membership for your neighborhood, I invite to attend this meeting as a guest. Come a bit early to sign in and network with other leaders.

I hope to see or hear from you soon. If there is another person in your neighborhood that should be your delegate, please forward this to them.

With regards,

Gene Bibb

President, Fort Worth League of Neighborhood Associations


Editor's note: Your neighborhood association pays for League membership, NOT individuals. You do not have to be a NA voting delegate to attend the presentions/meeting. Most of the Eastside Neighborhood/Homeowners Associations are members of the League.

Help write the city's environmental master plan

Share your thoughts on Fort Worth's environmental quality — air, land and water — in upcoming focus group sessions.

Be a part of the conversation about the city’s environment.

Fort Worth is developing its first Environmental Master Plan in support of the city’s pursuit of improved environmental performance. An established plan will yield long-range strategies to guide the city’s environmental programs and services to safeguard community resources and to protect human health and the environment.

The community is invited to join the conversation during a series of focus group meetings. All meetings will be at the Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave., from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

May 31: Air Quality.

To learn more, contact the Environmental Quality staff or call 817-392-1234.

Freeway lighting repairs on Southeast Loop 820 will close some lanes

Freeway lighting repairs on Southeast Loop 820 between I-30 and Rosedale Street begin May 15 and last for approximately 30 days. Once completed, repairs to freeway lighting on Southeast Loop 820 between Rosedale and US 287 begin and are expected to be finished by September 2018.

During repairs, various lanes on Southeast Loop 820 will close from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Motorists should watch for lane closures and observe all posted signage.

To learn more, contact Project Manager Francisco Garcia at 817-392-8050.

The Gift of Health

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T. Cherie Reeves, DDS

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