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Centennial High School's cheerleading squads are shown with the all-squad NCA Spirit Award.
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

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Jack Morton, known to most as Cactus Jack, meets a bird dog when he was surprised to be named as Elk Creek's resident of the month.

Cactus Jack is pretty much a household name, derived from the popular store bearing his nickname.

Two traps had mosquitos that tested positive for West Nile Virus, leading Burleson city officials to conduct ground-based spraying for mosquitoes Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31.

Burleson Star/Courtesy MedStar

MedStar staff received a visit Friday from more than 50 participants in Beautiful Feet Ministries, who wanted to express appreciation for MedStar's service and to offer water, treats and prayer.

Burleson Star/BRIAN PORTER

Members of Community 4-H visit Burleson police officers last week to deliver water, other supplies and a cake in recognition of their service to residents.

A fashion show with a keynote address from a local business woman will highlight the Power of Heels luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 29, at First Baptist Church of Burleson, 317 W.


Beginning Monday to help promote the Burleson Star's Football Section, which will be included in our Aug.

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


William “Darrel” Parks, 80, passed away at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016, at Huguley Hospital.

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.

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