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. Giant new pirate ship docks for overnight stays at Fort Worth-area waterpark. In time for spring break adventures, North Texas Jellystone Park in Burleson will open its newly constructed, three-story pirate-ship suites on March 1. The Captain Jim Brown Pirate Ship contains 10 two-bedroom cabin suites that can each accommodate families of six to eight people.
2. 2 Fort Worth chefs earn nominations for 2020 James Beard Awards. Fort Worth's restaurant scene received a couple of nice surprises via the James Beard Awards, which just released its list of semifinalists for 2020. Considered to be the Oscars of the food world, the awards are presented annually to chefs, bartenders, restaurateurs, authors, and more.
3. Austin's Hat Creek Burger flips 2 family-friendly Fort Worth locations. An Austin burger chain is serving up a double with two new locations opening in Tarrant County: Hat Creek Burger Company is a fast-casual, family-friendly burger chain from Austin, and it has opened a restaurant in Roanoke, and has another coming soon in Keller.
4. These are the 10 best things to do in Fort Worth this weekend. This weekend around Fort Worth offers a bit of everything. Choices include two new local theater productions, classical music in two different events, rodeo action, screenings of cat videos, and more. Here are the best ways to spend your free time this weekend.
5. Dallas-Fort Worth leads global surge in residents who are this rich. The rich appear to be getting richer in Dallas-Fort Worth. A new report shows that from 2018 to 2019, DFW saw the biggest jump in people with a net worth of $5 million to $30 million among any of the world’s top hubs for millionaires.