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

The third time was not the charm for a man who told police he intended to rob three different Burleson banks Wednesday afternoon.

Brad Allard, dressed in one of his trademark Hawaiian shirts, greets a student and her mother during a Meet the Teacher night. Burleson Star/Brian Porter

Brad Allard began teaching in 1986, and likely would have been apt to point out that was back in the Reagan years, as in before Presidents Obama, either Bush or Clinton.

Burleson Star/BRIAN PORTER

Residents turned out Saturday evening at Veterans of Foreign Wars Tri-Cities Post No. 6872 for a fish fry. Funds raised go toward post needs and support of veterans.

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.

Sports

The Burleson Blast, a 10U select softball team, recently won the 2016 South Zone PONY Mustang North Texas Regional title.

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.

Obituaries

Nona Davis, 80, of Burleson passed away, Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

Aubrey Homer Brannon, 87 of Burleson, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Chester Claude Smith, 96, of Keene passed away Friday, June 24, 2016.

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