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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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From the desk of Tad Bird, All Saints' Episcopal School

As the expansive, 147-acre All Saints’ Episcopal School campus grows, so grows the items battling for attention on the desk of Head of School Tad Bird. Books – budget sheets and bow ties – it’s all there for Bird, including items that inspires him (family photos) and excites him (a student commission letter from the United States Air Force Academy.) Here’s what we found:

1. Photo of Dad. An Episcopal priest, in the photo he’s delivering a sermon. “He lived his life by example. My parents gave me the freedom of figuring things out on my own.”

2. Interpreter’s Bible /New Oxford Annotated Bible – Keeps it within grabbing distance to help him ponder and reflect – and prepare for a speech to the school’s honor society, which is what he was doing.

3. Family Photos. Picture of his wife when they were first starting to date; photo of his three children.

4. Bow Tie. Gift from alma mater, St. Stephens in Austin. Wore some as a kid but now does it “to annoy my own children.” Rarely leaves home without one now. “I love bow ties. They tie easily and don’t choke you.”

5. C.S. Lewis book on grief – “Lewis is just a good, thoughtful writer. He’s very clear. Not a lot of fluff.”

6. Stack of Books. Collection of material “challenging or pushing us to think a little differently. How we raise kids, help others, the computer age, find our gifts.”

7. Plastic Boston Red Sox Baseball. A New England native who remembers first Red Sox game at Fenway Park in 1967, the ball represents his passion for all things Red Sox: “I’m a die hard. I’m there for the best and worst.”

8. Mahogany wood Wisdom plague. Given to him by a parent after he’d made school decisions during a particularly rough patch.

Quote:
“If you don’t grow, you die. And I mean that spiritually and intellectually. How do we manage this growth when interest in our school is at an all time high?”
Tad Bird,
Head of School
All Saints’ Episcopal School
 

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