Hot Sounds of Summer

The Hot Sounds of Summer concert series concludes Friday with Ray Wylie Hubbard taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. in Old Town.

The M-80s, who play an eclectic mix of 1980s rock, are headlining Hot Sounds of Summer today.

Texas Flood, a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band, will be the third act in the Hot Sounds of Summer concert series lineup. The blues band will play Old Town at 7:30 p.m. June 10.

News Stories

An impatient driver who decided to try an alternate route around a freight train ended up blocking FM 917 in Egan for more than three hours Wednesday morning.

Dollar Tree, Inc., has formally announced plans to open a store location in Joshua.

Gasoline is at its lowest price point in more than a decade entering Independence Day. At some locations, motorists could find regular gasoline for less than $2. Burleson Star/RICKY MOORE

The pinch at the pump won't hurt much this Independence Day weekend.

Burleson Star/TANA HOWELL

Firefighters look over a two-vehicle crash scene Monday morning at the intersection of Renfro Street and Wilshire Boulevard. A white Toyota collided with a van shuttle.

Jim Bailey, left, and John Duke Smith enjoy a laugh during Smith's 80th surprise birthday party thrown by his friends in the Burleson Heritage Foundation. Burleson Star/BRIAN PORTER

John Duke Smith celebrated his 80th birthday last week during a surprise gathering of his friends from the Burleson Heritage Foundation.

Sports

Players from Burleson and Centennial played their final high school game as teammates for the West at the 2016 North Texas Bowl, DFW East/West Classic June 11 at Bedford’s Pennigton Field. Shown are, from left, Centennial’s Weston Hunter, Centennial’s Joe Kuhn, Burleson’s Taylor Bissell, Burleson’s Preston Paden, Centennial’s Nathan French and Centennial’s Jordan Jackson.  BURLESON STAR/COURTESY PHOTO

Even though they were crosstown rivals in high school, six Burleson ISD football players finished their prep football careers playing for the same team in the 2016 North Texas Bowl, DFW East/West C

Last Saturday, Andruw McKenzie became the first player from Centennial to play in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches All-Star game. BURLESON STAR/COURTESY PHOTO

After playing with the junior varsity as a sophomore and junior, Andruw McKenzie dedicated himself to making his senior baseball campaign at Centennial a good one.

Brian Boydstun was recently hired as the new head boys soccer coach at Centennial. Boydstun replaces Chance Rose who started the Spartans’ program.  BURLESON STAR/COURTESY PHOTO

In high school Brian Boydstun played football and was good enough to earn a scholarship to play wide receiver at the University of Arkansas.

Centennial junior second baseman Sydney Friend was recently honored as the Most Valuable Player in District 8-5A.  BURLESON STAR/CHRIS JASO

After blitzing the competition with a 14-0 run through District 8-5A, Centennial’s softball team showed its dominance on the 8-5A All-District team.

Burleson freshman shortstop Natali Wheeler shared Newcomer of the Year honors on recently released the District 8-5A softball team with Aledo junior Hannah Andrews.  BURLESON STAR/RICKY MOORE

When freshman Natali Wheeler arrived at Burleson, Lady Elks’ softball coach Summer Owen knew she had a player “mature beyond her years.”

Obituaries

Emma Madonna Wilson, 93, of Dalhart passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Troy Smith, age 55, joined his father and his Lord on Friday, June 10, 2016, after a valiant fight with the leukemia that ravaged his body.

Frances Adams, 68, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016.

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