Bill Hanna,

Bill Hanna

Fort Worth, TX, United States

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Past articles by Bill:

At Alliance groundbreaking, Ross Perot had no doubt airport, Fort Worth would succeed

Ross Perot, a self-made billionaire, ran for president twice, rescued his employees from an Iranian prison and helped POWs during the Vietnam War. He also helped acquire land for Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport. → Read More

As Catholics fight Bishop Michael Olson, this church has limited plans to reopen

San Mateo Catholic Church held its last mass in November 2016, setting off a lengthy battle between parishioners and Bishop Michael Olson. That battle isn’t over but the building will reopen on a limited basis. → Read More

July 4th at the lake? Grapevine moves fireworks site; where to dip toes in the sand

The springtime storms are still impacting Lake Grapevine and Lake Benbrook for July 4th. Some parks and trails remain closed but there’s one place where you can hit the beach but it will likely fill up. → Read More

Arlington is a finalist for this museum that honors military heroes

The National Medal of Honor of Museum is looking for a new home and has looked at sites in Arlington near Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium. Denver is the other finalist. A winner will be selected in September. → Read More

Mosquito season: Do you need to surrender the yard to those blood-sucking insects?

A wet spring in North TX has helped mosquitoes breed like crazy this year, but West Nile virus hasn’t taken off yet across Tarrant County. If the rain stops and the weather turns hot, that could still change. → Read More

GM is preparing for next-generation SUV by pumping millions into its Arlington plant

The General Motors Arlington Assembly plant converted to trucks in 1997 and runs three shifts with 4,500 employees. GM’s Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Yukon, Yukon XL and Cadillac Escalade are built in Texas. → Read More

Storm rips into marina at Eagle Mountain Lake

A severe storm with high winds caused significant damage to Eagle Mountain Marina on Eagle Mountain Lake in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday. Strong winds downed trees and caused power outages in the area, as well. → Read More

Will severe weather hit DFW three Sundays in a row? Forecasters say there’s a chance

The threat of thunderstorms is expected to return this weekend with a low chance Saturday and greater chance Sunday. The greatest concern will be damaging winds and hail but forecasters say that could change. → Read More

Teams survey for tornado damage in Greenville as heat index values could reach 110

Severe thunderstorms have left, only to be replaced by deadly summer temperatures with heat index values as high as 110 degrees. Weather survey teams will study potential tornado damage in Greenville Thursday. → Read More

The Baker is back. Historic hotel sold with plans to be renovated and open in 3 years

For years, fans of the Baker Hotel hoped it would come back to life. The Mineral Wells, Texas hotel hosted its last guest in 1972 but investors bought it and say it will be renovated to reopen in 3 years. → Read More

Will we see tornadoes Wednesday? Severe threat also includes hail, wind, heavy rain

The Texas storm threat returns late Wednesday afternoon and night. Not everyone will see storms but those that develop could quickly turn severe with “pretty much everything” on the table, including tornadoes. → Read More

Tornado watch includes Fort Worth, Dallas. ‘Very large hail’ possible in some storms

Tornado watch in effect until midnight Wednesday for most of North and Northeast Texas. Storm Prediction Center warns “very large hail and a few tornadoes” are possible as severe thunderstorms fire up tonight. → Read More

‘Water-loaded downbursts’ are possible Wednesday following 3 Tarrant tornadoes Sunday

North Texas could get another round of severe thunderstorms on Wednesday. The Storm Prediction Center has Dallas-Fort Worth under a slight risk of severe storms on Wednesday. Three tornadoes hit area Sunday. → Read More

EF-1 tornado confirmed in Arlington. Were there other twisters across Tarrant County?

The National Weather Service was surveying other hard-hit areas to determine if any of Sunday’s storm damage in other parts of Tarrant County was caused by a tornado. Some were still without power on Monday. → Read More

Is your drive to work better today than in 2016? Some Texans are doing better than others

From 2016 to today, has your drive to work gotten better or worse? The answer probably varies widely, depending upon where in North Texas you live, and where you work. → Read More

Peaches might be the best thing about summer in Texas. Here’s where to find them

Peaches are a rite of summer across Texas and this year looks like a banner year for most growers. From Parker County to the Texas Hill Country to northeast Texas, growers say peaches are plentiful. → Read More

EF-1 tornado caused damage in north Fort Worth, National Weather Service says

A National Weather Service survey determined that an EF-1 tornado, packing 90 mph winds, touched down in the Heritage Trace neighborhood of far north Fort Worth. Survey teams are also headed to East Texas. → Read More

Severe thunderstorm watch just west of Fort Worth. When will storms arrive in DFW?

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for counties just west of Fort Worth, including Denton, Parker, Wise, Hood and Palo Pinto counties until 1 p.m. Wednesday. → Read More

The main draw in this tiny town has been chicken fried steak. It just got another one

Texas lawmakers approve funding for Palo Mountains State Park, located between Fort Worth and Abilene. But it will still need private donations to open its gates to guests. → Read More

Tornado strikes Canton in East Texas after DFW storms leave damage in their wake

A tornado hit the East Texas town of Canton on a day when numerous tornado warnings were issued and funnel clouds were sighted in DFW and North Texas. There was also storm damage in north Fort Worth. → Read More