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T&P Warehouse: Historic building remains in limbo as area redevelops

For years, the historic T&P Warehouse on West Lancaster Avenue downtown, built in 1931 to house freight for the Texas Pacific Railway, has sat vacant and deteriorating.

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Susan Halsey, Fort Worth attorney, business leader, dies

Susan Halsey, a Fort Worth attorney who was also a community and business leader, died on Friday, Dec. 19. Halsey, 55, was chairman for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce in 2013-2014, leading the chamber during a year

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Heating up: West Lancaster corridor projects moving forward

West Lancaster Avenue through downtown Fort Worth is heating up, with planners envisioning a lively mixed-use corridor that extends the central business district further south.

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Meridian Bank Texas parent acquired by UMB Financial for $182.5M

Kansas City, Mo.-based UMB Financial Corp., the parent company of UMB Bank, said Dec. 15 it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Marquette Financial Companies in an all-stock transaction.

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Cousins Properties to sell 777 Main tower in downtown Fort Worth

Cousins Properties Inc. has confirmed plans to sell the 777 Main office tower in downtown Fort Worth, according to a news release from the Atlanta-based real estate investment firm.

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Scene changes at Fort Worth Opera

Four long-time leaders at the Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) have been promoted, the organization said June 14.
Jen Appleman, the company’s former development projects manager, will now serve as director of development, succeeding Suzy Williams who recently retired after 11 years. Appleman brings seven years of experience and will oversee the management of the company’s development staff while working to boost philanthropic giving to the organization.


Former Managing Director Keith A. Wolfe, a 14-year veteran of the company, has been appointed to the newly-created role of executive director. His new responsibilities include expanded fundraising. He will continue to coordinate cross-departmental projects.
Adam Schwartz, former production manager, will now serve as the director of production. He is charged with organizing and overseeing the production of FWOpera’s annual Festival, following the departure of longtime Producing Director Kurt Howard.
Nathan DePoint, former company manager, is now the director of artistic administration. He will be responsible for the contracting of Festival artists and overseeing the Festival Chorus while managing the organization’s new works showcase Frontiers.


Rounding out the staff is former FWOpera Studio Artist Amanda Robie as company manager. She returns to the organization after a career as a singer, performing with companies including FWOpera.

Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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