CITY COUNCIL | FINANCESProposed budget would call for steady tax rate

Valuation increase could lead to higher tax bills
Residents have a chance to weigh in on the city's 2015-16 budget during a public hearing at 7 p.m. Sept. 8.Council members have discussed keeping taxes at the same rate, 74 cents per $100 of property valuation. Read More...
Emergency fair opportunity to get prepared
What should you do in the event of an emergency? Do your children know safety protocol?These answers will be provided during the third annual Johnson County Emergency Preparedness Fair, from 9 a. Read More...

Midnight fire claims family's home
Four people were able to escape a house fire that started shortly before midnight Monday.Firefighters were called to the scene of the fire at 11:59 p. Read More...

Hamm Creek reopens; pass-holders to get extension
CLEBURNE – Annual pass-holders at Hamm Creek Park won't be penalized for an act of God.Spring flooding left so much debris in the park that it had to be closed for 90 days, County Commissioner Rick Bailey said, and annual pass holders could not access the park. Read More...

BUSINESS
CITY COUNCIL | OLD TOWNAs BPD moves out, developer eyes space

A center for higher education has been proposed as the future use for the site of the current Burleson Police Department building. Read More...
SPORTS
FOOTBALL | BURLESON VS. FORT WORTH WESTERN HILLS, 7 p.m. FRIDAY At CLARK STADIUMImproved Cougars face Elks

A year ago, Burleson ran roughshod over Fort Worth Western Hills winning 63-6 in the Elks' season-opener.Elks' fans shouldn't expect a similar result when Burleson takes on Western Hills at 7 p. Read More...
LIFESTYLES
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ENTERTAINMENT | MUSICCasey Donahew concert to benefit Special Olympics

The Casey Donahew Band is performing a live show at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at Pop's Garage, 3709 Cockrell Ave. in Fort Worth, to benefit more than 3,800 Special Olympics Texas athletes in the Fort Worth area. Read More...
TEXAS NEWS
Houston's 2 airports set passenger records in 2013

HOUSTON (AP) More people than ever are passing through Houston's two major airports. Year-end traffic reports released Tuesday by the Houston Airport System show Hobby Airport was used by 11. Read More...
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Chris Brown owns 14 Burger Kings

Peyton Manning, Kanye West, Magic Johnson, Rick Ross, Jimmy Buffett, and Hank Aaron also own fast food joints.