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New arena at Will Rogers takes shape


The proposed Will Rogers Memorial Center arena continues to take shape as voters head for a Nov. 4 election to decide whether to approve new taxes to help pay for the $450 million facility.

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Cooking Class: Fort Worth chef brings home the gold

Toques off to Timothy Prefontaine. The executive chef at the iconic Fort Worth Club is currently the best in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation. Prefontaine earned the title of 2014 U.S.A.’s Chef of the

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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Fort Worth firm 'simplifies' advertising

Reaching customers requires more than price slashing and flashy ads. In today’s competitive marketplace, machines – not men and women – are essential to tapping new markets and

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Trinity Valley School leader to leave in May 2015

Gary Krahn, head of school for the past eight years at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, will leave his position in May 2015 when he and his wife Paula will move

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Dallas-Fort Worth bike-pedestrian projects awarded $23M
 
 
Bicycle and pedestrian projects spanning 17 Dallas-Fort Worth area cities and seven counties have received a $23.2 million boost from the Texas Transportation Commission, the North Central Texas Council of Governments announced on Friday.
 
With local entities contributing more than $11 million toward the projects, more than $34 million is planned to be spent on transportation enhancements as a result of the funding awards, improving bicycle and pedestrian access in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman and Tarrant counties, according to the Arlington-based council. 
 
The money will fund a mixture of large and small projects. Fifteen bicycle and four pedestrian improvement projects received funds. The awards range in size from $200,000 for an on-street bicycle route signage project in McKinney to $3.01 million for a 2.5-mile trail extension of the VeloWay/SoPac project in Dallas.
 
Fort Worth was awarded $2.16 million for the East Bank extension of the Trinity Trails Clear Fork and will be matched by $539,000 from the city.
 
In addition, the North Central Texas Council of Governments received $552,000 for a regional education and safety campaign to promote a culture of safety for bicycle and pedestrian activities, and to encourage and educate residents about the benefits of walking and biking as alternative modes of transportation. 
 
The allocation marks one of the largest bicycle-pedestrian funding distributions for the region in recent years, as the Dallas-Fort Worth area received roughly one-third of the $70 million awarded across the state.
 
Transit authorities were also aided by the funding. The Denton County Transportation Authority was awarded almost $2 million for a 1.5-mile extension of the A-train Rail Trail along railroad right-of-way from Swisher Road in Lake Dallas south to Kelton Road in Hickory Creek, and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) received $416,000 for expansion of its bike-sharing program.
 
More information on the transportation enhancements is available at www.nctcog.org/te.
 
 

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