Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines.
1. Fort Worth museum closes to public due to high rates of COVID-19. In response to the current high rates of COVID-19 infection around Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is temporarily suspending its public hours, closing the museum to daily visitors. As the museum is currently open only on Saturdays and Sundays, the closure will go into effect on January 2.
2. These Dallas-Fort Worth homes rescue 2020 with quirky, techy, over-the-top Christmas lights. These distinctly festive family homes throughout Dallas-Fort Worth have been attracting visitors with their immersive displays, high-tech shows, quirky extras, and — in one case — lights worthy of a reality competition show. Some will keep their lights on through early January.
3. These are the 8 best things to do in Fort Worth on New Year's weekend. The best ways to spend free time over the long New Year's weekend include in-person and virtual concerts and shows, and award-winning films. It's also the last weekend to catch most holiday events around town.
4. Dallas-Fort Worth home prices could climb this high in 2021, says new forecast. If a new prediction is accurate, the median home price in Dallas-Fort Worth would reach at least $316,000 in 2021, and home sales growth would surpass that of Texas’ three other major metro areas. Realtor.com predicts DFW will see combined sales and price growth of 15.7 percent next year.
5. TCU's bowl game in Houston gets sidelined due to COVID-19 concerns. There would be no bowl game for TCU this year, as organizers of the Mercari Texas Bowl in Houston canceled the game on December 29, citing an increased number of positive COVID-19 tests within the TCU football program. The Horned Frogs were set to battle the Arkansas Razorbacks on December 31 at Houston's NRG Stadium.