A love for nature drives business for Fort Worth-based online nursery
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by Seth Bodine
18h ago
Anna Hurst is the owner of Eco Blossom Nursery, an online store that sells plants native to Texas. Happy Gardens, her landscaping business, is also based in Fort Worth. Website: https://ecoblossom.com/ or https://www.happygardens.net/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ecoblossomnursery/ Fort Worth Report spoke to Hurst about her businesses. This conversation has been edited for grammar, length and clarity.  Bodine: What attracted you to native species in particular?  Hurst: Because you create habitat. It’s so much more than just saving water or just planting something that wil ..read more
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Land next to Alcon in southwest Fort Worth sells to buyer for future development
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by Seth Bodine
18h ago
Commercial real estate agency Younger Partners announced the sale of 58 acres at 5921 South Freeway in Fort Worth to Reserve Capital Partners for future development. The land sits near the intersection of Interstates 20 and 35 West, directly beside Alcon Laboratories. Molson Coors brewery and the Ben E. Keith Co. are also nearby.  Justin Toon, with Industrial Reserve, represented Reserve Capital Partners, which is based in Dallas. Younger Partners did not disclose the seller of the acreage. In total, the land was appraised at $479,202, according to the Tarrant Appraisal District. “It w ..read more
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Cost of homeowners insurance is rising in Fort Worth. Here’s why
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by Seth Bodine
18h ago
The price for homeowners insurance is rising in Fort Worth and across Texas as insurers raise rates due to higher repair costs and the concentration of extreme weather.  Homeowners insurance jumped double digits last year across the state — 23.3% — one of the highest increases in the country, according to analysis from S&P Global Market Intelligence.  Don Klick, a resident of Fort Worth noticed the increase when he received his renewal notice for one of his properties in Saginaw. “They frankly went up over 35% on a nice three bedroom,” Klick said.  Klick shopped different ..read more
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Fort Worth ISD to consider adoption of new sex ed curriculum at Feb. 27 board meeting
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by Matthew Sgroi
18h ago
Fort Worth ISD is inching closer to bringing sex education back into district classrooms. During a board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 27, district trustees will consider the approval of a brand new sex education curriculum. If adopted, Fort Worth ISD students would be taught sex education this spring. “The steps to recommend a human sexuality education curriculum resource have been thoroughly conducted and completed,” district spokesman Jessica Becerra said in a statement sent to the Fort Worth Report. “Approving … Choosing the Best provides the opportunity for students to participate in high-qualit ..read more
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Fort Worth maestro expands national profile with opera appointment in Washington, D.C.
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by Marcheta Fornoff
2d ago
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano has a new title to add to his resume: music director designate for the Washington National Opera. He will officially take over the role of music director for the opera’s 2025-2026 season, which will mark the start of his three-year contract with the company.  While his calendar will include more performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., he will still be a mainstay at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall, conducting the symphony.  “One of the things I had hoped for myself when I le ..read more
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Where I Live: Diamond Hill resident embraces the neighborhood’s Mexican American culture
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by The FWR Staff
2d ago
By Genesis Hernandez I’ve lived in Diamond Hill all my life.  My parents settled here in the late ’90s after starting their relationship and family. My siblings and I all attended Diamond Hill Elementary School, but strayed from our traditional Diamond Hill Pyramid by attending J.P. Elder Middle School and North Side High School.  We have all been pretty academically inclined and successful throughout our schooling, despite obstacles in our upbringing. Fortunately, I was able to complete my bachelor’s degree at the University of North Texas in spring 2023. Our community consists of ..read more
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Aussie float therapy company moves U.S. headquarters to Fort Worth
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by Bob Francis
2d ago
City Cave Float & Wellness Center, a fast-growing Australian-based wellness company that offers float therapy, infrared sauna and massage services, is putting its U.S. anchor down in Fort Worth.  City Cave opened its headquarters  here in November at the WeWork location at 5049 Edwards Ranch Road.  According to a company statement, locating in the Dallas-Fort Worth area made sense: “We are central for all states across the country. It also means we can assist the American support office team with our Australian team with one direct flight.”  “As one of the fastest-grow ..read more
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‘Loving’ exhibition commercial wins top AAF award for Hoegger Communications 
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by Bob Francis
3d ago
An internet commercial that tells the story of an exhibit of forgotten photography received the Best of Show award at the Fort Worth chapter of the American Advertising Federation 2024 competition.  Hoegger Communications won Best of Show for its Internet Commercial entry “Loving: The Exhibition” during the annual awards program, known as the Addy Awards, held at The Social Space, 205 S. Calhoun St., on Friday.  “With ‘Loving: The Exhibition,’ the Hoegger team created a moving piece about the power of forgotten photography as storytelling,” said Mike Rainey, one of the panel judges ..read more
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Northside schools push for perfect attendance with Chick-fil-A meals as reward
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by Keyla Holmes
3d ago
An idea clicked with Sanel Thomas during a Fort Worth ISD meeting about how to get students back in the classroom. As the owner of the restaurant’s Stockyards location, he could give Chick-fil-A gift cards to students who have perfect attendance. For the 2023-24 school year, students with six weeks of perfect attendance at some Northside schools can receive a free meal card.  “If we can do the small things, like getting a student to go up to their parents and say, ‘Hey, I got to make it to school because I really want this Chick-fil-A,’ then that’s great,” Thomas said. Community par ..read more
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Tarrant Health director addressed misconduct allegations in letter before resignation
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by Emily Wolf, Rachel Behrndt and David Moreno
3d ago
Tarrant County Public Health Director Veerinder Taneja’s response to three allegations leveled against him by newly hired county administrator Chandler Merritt are revealed in public documents newly obtained by the Fort Worth Report. The county released a Feb. 2 termination notice Merritt sent to Taneja and Taneja’s written response dated Feb. 3. In the notice, Merritt laid out three issues he wrote “created an irreparable level of distrust in your ability to satisfactorily perform the duties of your position.”  Merritt was appointed to the job following the retirement of 35-year adminis ..read more
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