Going Out of Print

but Expanding Online!

by Wanda Conlin,
Publisher of the Greater Meadowbrook News

Dear Valued Advertisers and Readers,

August 4, 2014— After 17 years of publishing the Greater Meadowbrook News,  it is my sad duty to tell you that the last print edition will be published on August 21, 2014.

When my son, Jim, and I bought the paper, we were novices at the newspaper business. Our intent was to provide a cost-effective way for businesses in East Fort Worth to get their message to their customers. We met that goal by delivering your message into the mailboxes of 20,000 households. We placed racks in convenient locations for those not on our mailing list.

Our other mission was to tell the community the good news about East Fort Worth, as the local daily paper only printed negative news about this wonderful community. We worked hard at attending neighborhood association meetings, and taking part in all events so that we could tell the world that this is a great place to live and work. This became our labor of love.

The costs associated with printing and mailing the paper, so it arrived in mailboxes for free, became our gift to the community. We have subsidized publication costs at an exorbitant rate for the past seven years. We find that this financial burden we can no longer bear. Our first issue as owners was in September, our last will be the end of August, 17 years later.

This has been a wonderful learning experience for us. The relationships we have forged will be with us forever. Our gratitude goes to those of you who have supported us from the beginning. You mourned with me when I lost my son & partner, you thanked me when I did something good, and you didn't criticize me when I made mistakes.

I will continue to write my Running with Wanda column. Kat will continue to build ads and the website. We hope all of you who are reading this who have news about a community concern, an event or meeting, to contact Kat to submit your information for publication on this site at: Editor@greatermeadowbrooknews.com

Our new plan is to expand this website and bring you even more Eastside News and Community Happenings.

  • We will be able to have all color advertising, and photography!
  • We now have a page just for Social news and photos -
    Weddings, Anniversaries, Babies, Birthdays, Recognitions.
  • We  have a page for Neighborhood Associations and other community / civic organizations to publish meeting information.
  • We have a page for our elected officials to report their news.
  • We have a page for CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING, just like the print edition had, and soon, ads will be in color!
  • In the near future, you will be able to complete a form, pay for your ad with your credit card online. Our friends at Handley Kwik Kopy will continue to handle cash transactions for small ads.
  • The new site is Mobile compatible! Online or in hand, keep up with what is Happening on the East Side of Fort Worth.

Advertise Online!

Paid Web Advertising begins Sept. 1, 2014.

Digital Advertising can do MORE for you than print ads:

  • Ads will link to your website or Facebook page.
  • Ads can be printed for coupons and special in-store offers.
  • Coming Soon! Pay for your advertising with your credit card, using our
    Secure Merchant app. Cash payments can be made at the Handley Kwik Kopy, 1850 Handley Drive, Fort Worth, 76112 between 8:30 am - 5:00pm.

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50-Year Time Capsule Opening at Bank of America

by Brandon D. Willams, Personal Banker at Bank of America
 On August 27, 2014 at 10:00AM, Bank of America will open a Time Capsule buried 50 years ago. The City of Fort Worth will be represented by councilwoman Gyna Bivens (District 5), Betsy Price (Mayor), Jeffrey Halstead, (Chief of Police).  This time capsule was buried 50 years ago when the Bank was built/opened as First National Bank in 1964. 
This was exactly 4 months after the assassination of President John F Kennedy.  Please reply to my work email BWilliams20@BankofAmerica.com.
Join us for the event, located at 5651E. Lancaster Ave.

Office Volunteers Needed at new Hospice provider

The volunteer coordinator with a new hospice in the Meadowbrook are is looking for volunteers to help for a couple of hours a week in the office. The Hospice office is in the Gramercy building off 820 between John T. White and Randol Mill. (6815 Manhattan Blvd. #202, Fort Worth, Texas  76120.)
This is a good opportunity for young (or retired people) to  learn some job skills and earn a job reference, for retired people who’d like to do something enjoyable and rewarding, and for every age in between. Computer skills are not necessary and we’ll train for the volunteer jobs.

Soon we’ll have patients in East Fort Worth as well, and will need patient / family visitor volunteers as well.

Applicants must be at least 18, able to pass drug, TB and healthcare-related background screening.
Contact : Debbie Afzali, Volunteer Coordinator, Interim Hospice  at 817-760-6322, or email her at  debbie.afzali@interimhh.com

Annual Stallworth Scholarships

Judge Tobi Jackson (FWISD Trustee)
It was an honor to serve as a judge for The 2014 Annual Stallworth Scholarships this year. Each year the foundation hosts a Scholarship Gala Reception honoring local community leaders and awards scholarships to Texas Bound High School Seniors based on merit and extra-curricular activities. The scoring matrix was exceptional and the applicants were stellar! As was Stephen Stallworth, the namesake of the scholarships. He was an exceptional scholar athlete, graduating with a degree in Physics from Xavier University. Instead of continuing with a lucrative NBA career, Stephen Stallworth became a mathematics instructor.
Unfortunately, at age 30, he was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident.
http://stallworthfoundation.org/about_us Thanks to Shelia E. Baker for inviting me to participate in this event. It was an honor! Thanks to the Stephen Stallworth Foundation, Texas High School graduates bound to Texas Universities will have fiscal support!

David A. Berthold celebrates nineteen years
as Edward Jones Financial Advisor

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