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HISTORY of Brentwood Oak Hills

Brentwood Hills is a small neighborhood six miles east of the Fort Worth Central Business District and is included n the 1863 J.E. Brandon Survey and the 1875 D.M. Helms Survey.

Brentwood Hills was named by Roy L. Wise who bought 83 acres in 1954 from Annie and Frances Grant, whose family owned the land since the late 1800's. Mr. Wise combined the name Brent, a California friend of one of the Grant sisters, with a description of the area, resulting in Brentwood Hills

Mr. Wise first considered French names for the streets in the area, but after consultation with the Grant sisters, English names such as Canterbury, Nottingham and Windemere were chosen. Franwood Street was named for Frances Grant, and Grantland Street was a tribute to the Grant family. The Roy L. Wise Development Company laid out the streets, paved Oak Hill Road and built sixty homes during the most active phase. Wise later sold lots in the area to other developers.

The relatively undeveloped land in the southern portion of Brentwood Hills has been owned by A. Brant since 1928.

In 1955 the Texas Turnpike Authority purchased the right of way on the northern edge of this neighborhood to build I-30, the Dallas Turnpike. In 1957, the State of Texas purchased a right of way to the east for the development of East Loop 820.

Stair Road was named after A.M. Stair, an early owner of property just north of Cooke's Lane. In 1962, Stair Road was connected to Brentwood Drive creating Brentwood Stair. In 1972, part of Ederville Road west of Brentwood Hills was also renamed Brentwood Stair.



Brentwood Hills is a heavily wooded, hilly area dominated by brick and masonry homes. Restrictions require that homes be a least 25 percent masonry and contain no less than 900 square feet of living space. Ranch style homes with low-pitched roofs dominate this area. Restrictions include forbidding the raising of livestock, oil drilling, billboards and the production of noxious fumes.




Eastern Hills Elementary, 5917 Shelton St. 817-496-7490


Meadowbrook Middle School, 2001 Ederville Rd. 817-531-6250

High School

Eastern Hills High School, 5701 Shelton St. 817-496-7600


This information was conceived, researched and written by Wini Klein, REALTOR®, for the Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS®, with assistance from the City of Fort Worth Planning Department, Historic Preservation Council for Tarrant County, Historic Fort Worth, Inc., Texas Christian University, Junior League, Fort Worth Independent School District, Tarrant County Tax Office, League of Neighborhoods and encouragement from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

© 1999, 2007, Wini Klein.

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Margaret Wise

Margaret Wise, 93, passed away on Dec. 17, 2017.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: 1 p.m. Saturday Jan. 13, 2018, at St. Luke's in the Meadow- 4301 Meadowbrook Dr, Fort Worth.

Margaret was born to LeRoy and Odette Weeks on July 17, 1924 in Fort Worth. She married Roy L. Wise Sr. in 1945 and they were married just shy of 50 years. They owned an accounting firm in Fort Worth where she loved her work and clients. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling to Europe and all over the US.

As an active member of the Fort Worth Women's Club and St. Luke's, she served in many offices and volunteer positions. Upon retiring, they moved to Guadalajara, Mexico for 5 years. She said this was the happiest time of her life. Friends and family describe Margaret as very loving and a true lady. She was proceeded in death by her husband and four siblings.

 SURVIVORS: Son, Roy L. Wise Jr.; daughter, Mary Ann Wise Parish; grand-daughter, Natalie Trlicek and husband Kevin Trlicek, great-grand-daughter, Everly Margaret, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 7, 2018

Editors note: Margaret was the wife of the Brentwood-Oak Hills developer, Roy Wise.


How to dispose of live Christmas trees

Posted Dec. 27, 2017 – Live Christmas trees may have added warmth and vitality to your home during the holiday season, but now they’re kicked to the curb…and that’s where the city’s Solid Waste Services comes in.

Live Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch.  These trees can be disposed of as part of the normal weekly yard waste pickup following the holidays, or residents can take the trees to any of the city’s four drop-off stations between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. (Stations will be closed on New Year’s Day.)

    2400 Brennan Ave.

    5150 Martin Luther King Freeway.

    6260 Old Hemphill Road.

    301 Hillshire Drive.


Note: Drop-off stations will be closed on Monday, January 1, New Year’s Day.

Trees must be less than eight feet long, and should be cut into two pieces if necessary. Be sure to take all your decorations, lights and tree stands off of the tree before you place it on the curb.

Do not put the tree in a plastic bag. (using the large paper leaf bags can help get it to curb without leaving huge mess in house.)

Flocked trees are accepted, but artificial trees are not accepted for yard waste collection.

PVT Daniela Lucero's Homecoming Surprise by West Meadowbrook

Community activist Mike Phipps helped put the word out that a young soldier was getting military leave in time for Christmas with her family, and she wanted to surprise them somehow. With a few phonecalls and posts on social media, the West Meadowbrook community put together a unique surprise for this family to learn their daughter was home for the holidays. Event plans had to be modified as her flight time home changed and she arrived on Tuesday.

"Carolers" met at Tandy Hills park and walked to the family home. Santa  knocked on the door to let the family know they were the chosen family so blessed to receive our gift of song.  The group sang carols and Santa told the parents he had one more special surprise, and brought Daniela to the front for the big reveal.

After the initial excitement, the carolers went to nearby house for fudge and hot chocolate and the presentation of  the letters of recognition from just about every elected official representing our area.

Congressman Marc Veasey, Senator Konni Burton and State Representative Ramon Romero each provided a certificate expressing their appreciation to PVT Lucero for her enlistment and for her service.

The West Meadowbrook community thanks Rev. Marilyn Jones, Meadowbrook United Methodist Church (MUMC) during this already busy time of year, for reaching out to church members asking for volunteers to prepare cookies to share.

Welcome Home Daniela Lucero.

Ryanwood Neighborhood Association Christmas Party

We had a wonderful Ryanwood Christmas Party. Councilwoman Gyna Bivens came and spoke. Our incredible NPO Officer James Salinas came (see pic of them both together). Flora Brewer who owns the Palm Tree Apt. building on Lancaster spoke to us about the process that she underwent to restore the apt building in order to have a safe, great place for her tenants to be able to live. Our interim President Diane Reid MC'd and we had a phenomenal dinner catered from Babe's Chicken Locations-it was out of this world! Glenn Pense, Charlene Lawrence, Gloria Kennard and many other wonderful volunteers contributed their time and love to the great success of the evening. A wonderful, heart warming, informative time was had by all.

Ice Skating at Panther Island Ice

This holiday season, the return of Panther Island Ice will up the cool factor in Fort Worth. Located at Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth’s only outdoor skating rink brings a winter wonderland of fun and excitement Nov. 17-Jan. 15.

Panther Island Ice, which features real ice, will be open seven days a week including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Seasonal food and beverages will be available for purchase in addition to the full menu at the Coyote Canteen.

Panther Island Ice will once again be located at Coyote Drive-In, but a movie ticket is not required to skate. Admission is $12, which includes skate rental.

Panther Island Ice is partnering with the Tarrant Area Food Bank, and every Wednesday, any patron who brings two canned goods to the ice rink will receive $2 off admission. A military discount will also be available thanks to a generous contribution from Lockheed Martin.

And for those looking for a great discount, Tuesday will be “Cheap Skate Night” featuring $6 admission. Group reservations and discounts for parties of 15 or more people will also be available.

Congratulations Bobbie Price!

Eastern Hills resident Bobbie Price recently received her 20 Years of Service pin for outstanding volunteer work in the Botanic Gardens world class begoina collection.

Bobbie told me she did not know that the Gardens had a twenty year pin. They told her she was the first person to serve for over 20 years.

Bobbie works in the section that cultivates  begoinas and has a collection of bulbs from around the world.








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