August 2017 Around Town

Back-to-School at 
Covenant Classical School

Dear Cavaliers,

OK, kids – are you ready? It’s almost time to kick off the new school year, and we are so excited to see you again this month. The bunnies have been running wild on the empty playground all summer! We do think the bunnies are cute, but we can’t wait to see YOU on that playground instead. The school has been far too quiet without you.

Do you want to hear something that’s really cool? Your teachers have been praying for you this summer. Yes, while you were swimming and relaxing and reading, somebody at Covenant was praying for you. These teachers take their mission pretty seriously, and they are grateful to be part of what God is shaping in your life.

Remember how our theme was “Gratitude” last year? And we had the fun “Gratitude Jars” for you to send notes of thankfulness to each other? We have a brand new theme for this year: “Building Up.” We are going to spend a whole year encouraging one another and building each other up. (Look up 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Romans 15:2, and Hebrews 10:24 to see where we got the idea!)

We hope you can come to our big Covenant family picnic and Convocation on August 20. You can see all your friends and play on the playground, then join us as we pray and ask God to bless our 2017-18 school year for His glory. We know He is going to do big things at Covenant this year!

We can’t wait to see you!

Covenant Classical School

Faculty and Administration

North Fort Worth Historical 
Society’s 12th Annual Saints and 
Sinners Cemetery Tour

Oct. 28 & 29 Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Grand Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76164. Oakwood Cemetery was established in 1879, with beautiful views of the downtown Fort Worth Skyline. The cemetery is south of the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.

Walking tours are 1:00 and 3:30 pm on both days. Tour time is approximately 2 hours . Weather appropriate clothing & shoes for outdoor walking through the cemetery are needed. Tickets are available at the gate. Adults $10 & Students/Children $5. For information call 817-625- 5082 or go to the website,

The guided group tours include historically based portrayals telling the stories of early Fort Worth infamous, famous & not so famous characters. The cemetery is the resting place for many early historic figures including John Peter Smith, Luke Short, cattle and oil barons, soiled doves and the men of Bartenders Row from Hell’s Half Acre. 7 historic markers are located throughout the cemetery.


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203 Café to Open on the 2nd Floor of the Fire Station No. 1 in Sundance Square this Fall

New Breakfast, Lunch and Catering Location Offered by Reata Restaurant Group

After more than two decades of providing legendary Texas cuisine with a healthy portion of exceptional service to tens of thousands of loyal customers, the owner of Reata Restaurant is expanding with the new 203 Café.

Located on the second floor of the Fire Station No. 1 building in Sundance Square at 203 Commerce Street and between the Wells Fargo and Bank of America towers, 203 Café will offer fast casual breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, along with catering to downtown businesses.

“When we initially established ‘Reata on the Road’ as a ‘temporary’ catering company back in 2001, we had no idea how significant our catering business would grow to be, especially among the downtown office community,” said Mike Micallef, owner and president of Reata Restaurant Group. “We also recognize that sometimes office workers need another option for lunch on the go. 203 Café will provide a different menu than Reata through satisfying items that are easy to take back to a desk or a conference room.”

With a focus on signature sandwiches, examples of 203 Café menu items include:

  • The Rueben – Housemade pastrami with applewood-smoked bacon, swiss cheese, housemade fennel sauerkraut and whole grain mustard, served on toasted pumpernickel rye bread.
  • The Turkey – Citrus and herb-roasted turkey breast sliced thin, with whole grain mustard, arugula and sliced red onions, served on a butter croissant roll.
  • The Buffalo Shrimp – Fried bay shrimp tossed in spicy house made buffalo sauce, with shredded iceberg, red cabbage, cilantro, sliced tomatoes, cotija cheese and garlic aioli, served on toasted ciabatta.
  • The Bratwurst – Traditional German sausage of pork and spices steamed in lager, with housemade sauerkraut and whole grain mustard, served in a toasted pretzel roll.