North Texas making strong push for Virgin Hyperloop center

North Texas is going all-in for hyperloop, as the region hopes to become a frontrunner at incorporating the groundbreaking transportation technology. Virgin Hyperloop One assures it can transport commuters and cargos at speeds up to 670 miles per hour. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) wants Virgin Hyperloop One to bring that technology… Continue reading North Texas making strong push for Virgin Hyperloop center

Truist – BB&T, SunTrust merger – names Julia Harman North Texas Community Banking Regional President

Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC), the result of the historic merger of equals between BB&T and SunTrust, announced Dec. 10 that Julia Harman has been appointed as the Truist regional president for North Texas. Harman, based in Dallas, will be responsible for delivering the full complement of the company’s services to clients in the area.… Continue reading Truist – BB&T, SunTrust merger – names Julia Harman North Texas Community Banking Regional President

Southlake restaurant involved in Dallas vice investigation loses liquor license

The Southlake restaurant whose owners have been accused of accused of human trafficking, prostitution and other crimes has lost its liquor license. Dragon House, located on Southlake Blvd. in Southlake, voluntarily canceled its liquor license Dec. 6 after agents from TABC’s Special Investigations Unit found evidence that the restaurant’s owners were using the business to… Continue reading Southlake restaurant involved in Dallas vice investigation loses liquor license

TCC and Tarleton share space in downtown Fort Worth

County College and Tarleton State University celebrated a 25-year partnership with the opening of shared space in downtown Fort Worth on Dec. 11. Following improvements to TCC’s Trinity River West Fork Building, Tarleton is providing upper-level classes on the fifth floor, continuing a long-standing commitment by both schools to provide an affordable, innovative and accessible… Continue reading TCC and Tarleton share space in downtown Fort Worth

American Aero Toys for Tots Toy Drive

Instead of airplanes, Hangar 11N at Meacham International Airport was filled with holiday tables and rows of children’s bicycles Dec. 11 as guests of the seventh annual American Aero FTW holiday luncheon filed in with their own gifts to brighten the holidays for a child in need. The annual celebration hosted by American Aero, a… Continue reading American Aero Toys for Tots Toy Drive

Park Place Dealerships sold to Georgia-based retailer in $1B transaction

Park Place Dealerships has reached a $1 billion all-cash agreement to sell its franchise dealerships to a Georgia-based automotive retailer. Asbury Automotive Group Inc. will acquire 14 of the luxury car dealer’s locations. All dealerships are located in Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, except one Jaguar/Land Rover dealership in Austin. The $1 billion sell-off is all-cash and… Continue reading Park Place Dealerships sold to Georgia-based retailer in $1B transaction

Southwest to share $125M from Boeing settlement with workers

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines will share about $125 million with its employees after reaching a partial settlement with Boeing over damages from the grounding of the airplane maker’s 737 Max. But the president of the pilots union at Southwest says that the amount doesn’t fairly compensate employees for wages they’ve lost from flights being… Continue reading Southwest to share $125M from Boeing settlement with workers

Trump criticizes climate activist Thunberg after Time honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashd out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, a day after she was named by Time as its Person of the Year, calling her selection “ridiculous.” The Swedish teenager has become a symbol of a growing movement of young climate activists after leading weekly school strikes in… Continue reading Trump criticizes climate activist Thunberg after Time honor

New Fort Worth company hoping to disrupt the process of buying/selling mineral rights

A Fort Worth company will soon launch the mineral industry’s first end-to-end transaction platform that might reshape how business gets done. Ryan Vinson, the new company’s co-founder and CEO, had the vision but not the technology a decade ago. In 2009, when not many had penetrated the marketplace, Vinson founded Energy Clearinghouse, a Denver-based company… Continue reading New Fort Worth company hoping to disrupt the process of buying/selling mineral rights