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Group buys former Armour meatpacking site in Stockyards

The 16.8-acre site of the historic, former Armour meatpacking plant in Fort Worth’s Stockyards has changed hands, and its new owners aren’t saying anything about their plans. Chesapeake Land Development Co., which bought the site

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Hulen Pointe Shopping Center sold

Hulen Pointe Shopping Center, located in southwest Fort Worth on South Hulen Street one mile south of Hulen Mall, has been purchased by Addison-based Bo Avery with TriMarsh Properties for an undisclosed price.

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Dallas-Fort Worth in top five commercial real estate markets in 2015

According to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015 report, just co-published by PwC US and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Dallas-Fort Worth ranks No. 5, with two other Texas cities, Houston and Austin ranking at No. 1 and 2 respectively. San Francisco ranks No. 3 and Denver No. 4.

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Social House Fort Worth plans to open mid-November

Social House has leased 5,045 square feet at 2801-2873 W Seventh St. in Fort Worth, according to Xceligent Inc.

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Fort Worth temporarily stops issuing new home permits in TCU area

The moratorium will give a committee and the City Council time to review a proposed overlay that will pare the number of permissible unrelated adults living in the same house.

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Cowboys file complaint against Jay Ratliff

BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have filed a complaint against Jay Ratliff and are seeking compensation from the defensive lineman.

Ratliff was sidelined last season while recovering from a sports hernia that required surgery. He was placed on the physically unable to perform list, but when he told the Cowboys he was not physically able to play, they released him in October.

A week later, Ratliff's surgeon medically cleared him to play and he signed with the Bears, playing five games for them.

The collective bargaining agreement does not cover such disputes, so the Cowboys have brought their complaint to the NFL's management council and the players' union.

"It just stems from him not playing for us under the pretense of injury, and then days later playing for someone else," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said at the NFL owners meetings. "We just have a complaint and we'll see where we take it from there."

The Cowboys want to recover a portion of the signing bonus Ratliff got when he agreed to a five-year, $40 million contract in 2011, a person familiar with the complaint told The Associated Press. The team also wants to recover some of Ratliff's salary for 2013, the person added, speaking on condition of anonymity because the specifics of the complaint have not been made public.

Ratliff's recent career with the Cowboys was anything but pleasant. In 2012, he even got into a shouting match with Jones in the locker room. He missed the offseason workouts and preseason before being released and landing in Chicago last year.

Ratliff, who now prefers to use the first name Jeremiah, signed a two-year deal with the Bears this month after starting four games for them in 2013.

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