Want to help with a cool project? The group Arts Fort Worth needs 20-thousand empty plastic water bottles, for a 30-foot sculpture being crafted by an artist and students from Fort Worth and Crowley ISDs. You have until October 20th to get your bottles and caps to them. So drink up people! - Starlene Stringer (photo credit: NBC DFW)
High school football is a big deal here in Texas and lots of little ones look up to the players, literally. That’s why it’s such a big deal to have Everman football players walking their little fans into school each Friday. They’re winning before they even step on the field! - SS (photo credit: Everman ISD)
Want to make some extra money for the holidays? Several companies are hiring around here. That includes Macy’s, Target and Amazon. In fact, Amazon is hiring 250 thousand season workers and 13,000 of them will be here in Texas. Feel free to share this link with others! – Starlene Stringer (photo credit: Amazon)
You don’t have to buy a new iPhone to experience new upgrades. Today is the day iOS 17 is expected to be released. The Apple update will offer several enhancements, including “name drop.” It will allow you to share your contact information with others, by simply tapping your phone with theirs. There are other interesting upgrades too. Take a look! ~ Starlene Stringer (photo credit: USA Today)
Big Tex arrives at Fair Park in a couple of weeks. But his boots are in place right now. Take a look at these size 96 Lucchese boots designed by Irving resident, Jessica Bonilla. Didn’t she do an awesome job!?! The State Fair of Texas opens September 29th (www.BigTex.com). ~ Starlene Stringer
What toys should be in the National Toy Hall of Fame? There are 12 nominees, including Battleship, Connect Four, baseball cards, Bingo, Nerf toys, Slime and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You can vote now through September 20th.
A World War II veteran from North Texas wants us to help celebrate her birthday. Ethelyn Bell is turning 100 and the former McKinney school nurse is hoping to get 100 birthday cards. You still have time to send one. Her birthday is October 4. (1300 Seven Oaks Rd, Bonham, TX 75418)
Longtime Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant, Cynthia Heck, did something for the first time recently. She got to work with her granddaughter, Hannah who is now a flight attendant for Southwest too. She says her grandma inspired her! ~ Starlene Stringer (photo credit: FOX 4)
Today is a day of service. It’s 9/11 and more than 1,000 people from throughout North Texas are spending the day helping others by packing hundreds of thousands of meals for the North Texas Food Bank to distribute to families in need of food. There are many local 9/11 events across North Texas today. Take a look! ~ Starlene Stringer(photo credit: FOX4)
Purple pride for TCU remains across North Texas. In fact, as you plan out your wardrobe for the week, consider saving your purple to wear this Friday and every Friday throughout the football season. Those who do get discounts at places around Fort Worth. Take a look & tell others too!