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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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Fort Worth's Dickies gives Big Tex a makeover

Fort Worth's Dickies got Big Tex some new duds this year. 

Big Tex got dressed in a hurry last year. No surprise. After going up in flames in 2012 like a dried Christmas tree, it was a bit of a rush to get the ol’ boy up and at ‘em again for 2013.
So on Aug. 26, with the help of Fort Worth-based Dickies, Big Tex went through what State Fair officials call a “Texification.” Much of that makeover will be reflected in the 55-foot-tall State Fair spokesman’s clothing.


The biggest of cowboys will don a brand new shirt for the 2014 State Fair. Big Tex’s spiffy new duds will add a little bit more of a Texas touch, which fits in perfectly with this year’s State Fair theme, “Deep in the Heart of Texans.”
The State Fair loves themes. Not that anyone could forget they are in Texas while at the fair, but fairgoers will notice enhancements such as Texas-themed signage and flags throughout the grounds, as well as all-new floats and music in the nightly Starlight Parade, also Lone Star themed.
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