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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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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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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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Barnett still packs economic punch, study finds

Despite reduced drilling and unstable gas prices, Fort Worth continues reaping the rewards of the Barnett Shale, according to a newly released study by The Perryman Group.7

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Time to make more Do-Nuts in DFW

Shipley Do-Nuts has signed a development agreement with Adkins Development Corp. to accelerate expansion in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

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Railroad museum moves to Frisco

 

DALLAS (AP) — A massive steam locomotive dubbed "Big Boy" began a slow journey Sunday to its new home about 30 miles north of Dallas.

Denise Stokes, a spokeswoman for the city of Frisco, says the former Union Pacific Railroad locomotive left Fair Park shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday. Big Boy, weighing 1.2 million pounds, was expected to arrive late Sunday afternoon.

The historic engine was being pulled by another locomotive toward the site of the relocated Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco, Stokes said. It was to travel 55 miles of rail at about 10 mph, Stokes said.

The Dallas, Garland & Northeastern Railroad, which operates a combination of owned and leased rail lines, was moving Big Boy.

No date has been set for the opening of the larger, relocated museum, according to Stokes. The museum, formerly on the grounds of the State Fair of Texas and featuring outdoor exhibits, closed in November 2011.

Frisco previously committed about $1 million toward the cost of moving the locomotive, expected to be one of the highlights of the new museum.
 

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