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Great Woman of Texas; Stacie McDavid

“I’ve always been a maverick in a number of ways,” says businesswoman and philanthropist Stacie McDavid.

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Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision

Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately but peacefully protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo.

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Fort Worth Thanksgiving schedule announced

Thanksgiving closures have been announced, with most Fort Worth city offices – including City Hall – set to close Thursday Nov.27 and Friday Nov. 28 for the holiday, according to a city news release.

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Earthquake hits on Saturday near Irving

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Dallas-Fort Worth area around 9:15 p.m. Saturday night, according to the United State Geological survey.

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Hope Lancarte of Joe T. Garcia's dies

Hope Lancarte, who ran her father's restaurant, Joe T. Garcia’s, for decades, died Thursday morning.. She was 86.

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Lancaster Avenue closure planned
A. Lee Graham

Reporter

Lancaster Avenue near Interstate 35 will close twice this month as Tower 55 rail improvement work takes place.

As part of the project, Union Pacific Railroad is expanding the rail bridge running above Lancaster near I-35. Citing motorist safety concerns, Fort Worth city officials said that both westbound and eastbound lanes of Lancaster will close during construction above the roadway.

The closures are set for Aug. 13-16 and Aug. 20-24. On those days, both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Lancaster at the rail bridge will be closed to through traffic. The lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. on Aug. 17 and Aug. 25.

The following are traffic detours announced in a city news release:

Westbound: Westbound traffic will be directed south on the I-35 access road to Hattie Street. Follow the detour signs and turn right (west) on Hattie Street. Follow Hattie Street as it turns into Pennsylvania Avenue and turn right (north) onto Henderson Street. The detour will end as Henderson reaches Lancaster Avenue.

Eastbound: Eastbound traffic will detour off of Lancaster Avenue at Henderson Street heading south. Turn left (east) at Pennsylvania Avenue and continue eastward as Pennsylvania becomes Hattie Street. Cross over I-35 and turn left (north) onto the I-35 frontage road. The detour will end as the I-35 frontage road reaches East Lancaster Avenue.

The Tower 55 project is a public-private partnership involving Union Pacific Railroad, BNSF Railway, the city of Fort Worth, the Texas Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

More information is available by contacting Clint Schelbitzki of Union Pacific at 817-353-7256.

lgraham@bizpress.net

 

 

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