The Roosevelt Arch is shown looking north. It is named for President Theodore Roosevelt, who laid the cornerstone on April 24, 1903. Photo Courtesy Yellowstone National Park
Patrol Sgt. Shelly Henken, left, meets one of the youngest supporters of law enforcement during the Burleson Police Department's Spirit Night. Droves of residents turned out to show support for police and purchase Dallas Strong apparel. Burleson Star/BRIAN PORTER
Pokémon characters can be found just about anywhere. This odd looking fellow was found perusing the Burleson Star. Burleson Star/RICKY MOORE
From left, Labrandon Marquise Gill, Deric Daron Randle and Juliana Rangel have been indicted on third-degree felony charges of criminal conspiracy.
Burleson Star/BRIAN PORTER

News Stories

The Roosevelt Arch is shown looking north. It is named for President Theodore Roosevelt, who laid the cornerstone on April 24, 1903. Photo Courtesy Yellowstone National Park

A Joshua man may have a lasting memory of his visit to Yellowstone National Park, but it won't be what he intended.

Patrol Sgt. Shelly Henken, left, meets one of the youngest supporters of law enforcement during the Burleson Police Department's Spirit Night. Droves of residents turned out to show support for police and purchase Dallas Strong apparel. Burleson Star/BRIAN PORTER

Burleson residents showed their support of law enforcement by turning out in droves last week for Spirit Night at the Burleson Police Department.

Pokémon characters can be found just about anywhere. This odd looking fellow was found perusing the Burleson Star. Burleson Star/RICKY MOORE

Back in the 50s, college kids would stuff themselves into photo booths. In the 60s, teens went crazy during the British Invasion.

Vinsen Faris has announced his intention to accept a position as chief executive officer of Christian Senior Services of San Antonio.

From left, Labrandon Marquise Gill, Deric Daron Randle and Juliana Rangel have been indicted on third-degree felony charges of criminal conspiracy.

A Johnson County grand jury has indicted a Forest Hill man and two Fort Worth residents on third-degree felony charges of criminal conspiracy.

Sports

Centennial senior second baseman Andruw McKenzie landed a spot on the TSWA Class 5A Baseball All-State first-team.  BURLESON STAR/CHRIS JASO

A year ago at this time, then senior-to-be Andruw McKenzie knew he was going to have to work hard if he wanted to find playing time for Centennial’s baseball team.

Centennial’s softball players Haley Kimberling, left, and Sydney Friend played in the TGCA Class 6A-5A All-Star game. They are shown with Centennial softball coach Shannon Sullivan.BURLESON STAR/RICKY MOORE

Sydney Friend and Haley Kimberling have played softball together since they were four years old, so it is no surprise the Centennial players were on the same team while making history.

Jessica Ransom is the third volleyball coach in the history of Centennial’s program.  BURLESON STAR/RICKY MOORE

While playing outside hitter at Midwestern State, Jessica Ransom was all about offense.

But once she became a coach, she made a tactical u-turn, so to speak.  

Early in July, Centennial girls basketball coach Valerie Wootan and her staff along with help from some current and former Lady Spartan players put on a four-day game for incoming incoming first- t

Burleson and Centennial will battle each other for the “The Boot” Oct. 14 but Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine predict both the Elks and Spartans will make the playoffs in 2016.

Just a few years ago, both Burleson football coach Gary McElroy and Centennial football coach Kyle Geller saw the preseason predictions in Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine as motiva

Obituaries

Mr. Hershel Allen Nesmith, 86, passed away comfortably in his home, and went to be with his Heavenly Father Sunday evening, July 17, 2016.

Jason Cori Grogan, 43, of Burleson was killed Wednesday, July 6, 2016, during a test flight over Ellis County.

Gary Lee Alexander, 71, of Burleson, went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, July 9, 2016.

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