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.

Burleson Star/Courtesy City of Burleson

The rain cleared and residents turned out Friday, June 3, to hear Poo Live Crew in concert in Old Town. The performance was the second of five in the Hot Sounds of Summer concert series.

News Stories

Participating fire chiefs in the Johnson County Emergency Services Association have been asked to formulate a strategy to hasten the time it takes a volunteer firefighter to earn enough training to

Burleson ISD trustees have approved a balanced 2016-17 budget of $88.15 million that would be financed by an anticipated $88.16 million in local, state and federal revenues.

The learning opportunities are endless on a property the Burleson ISD has purchased to further agriculture science education, Career and Technical Education Director Larry Bills told trustees last

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6872 will offer a fish fry 5-8 p.m. Saturday at 3409 County Road 920.

A sixth imported case of Zika virus has been confirmed in Tarrant County by Tarrant County Public Health. Local transmission has not been detected, and surveillance continues.

Sports

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.”

X-Treme Heat a 12U select softball team from Burleson, recently qualified for Nationals in Louisiana July 12-16.

The Burleson Blast, a 10u select fast pitch softball team, has collected championships the past two weekend.

Hill College will be well represented in the opening round of this weekend’s College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

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.

Local Elections

While the top-ranking law enforcement leader in Johnson County was decided Tuesday night, the evening gave some clarity to change that will take place in surrounding counties, as well.

Adam King, right, defeated Mike Powell, left, in the Republican primary runoff election for Johnson County sheriff.

Adam King was the overwhelming choice to become the 32nd Johnson County sheriff.

Mike Powell, left, and Adam King, right, are vying to become Johnson County's 32nd sheriff.

It has been nearly three months since electors weighed in on the Johnson County sheriff's race, but voters have begun casting ballots and Tuesday will finally decide the position.

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