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. Longtime sushi restaurant in Fort Worth's Sundance Square calls it quits. After 15 years, a sushi restaurant in downtown Fort Worth has called it quits: Piranha Killer Sushi, which opened in Sundance Square in 2006, has closed for good. The final day was February 23.
2. How the winter storm could affect Texas' bluebonnets and wildflowers in spring 2021. Now that Texas has thawed out and we're back to shorts-weather, the question on every wildflower watcher’s mind is: What'll happen with our bluebonnets? Texans needn't worry. The state flower is still going to blanket fields, parks, and roadsides this year. We'll just need to be patient, experts say, because their grand entrance could be delayed.
3. New mixed-use complex brings more food, shops, and parking to Fort Worth's Magnolia Avenue. A new, 68,000-square-foot, mixed-use development called "The 701" is coming to the busy corner of Hemphill Street and West Magnolia Avenue on Fort Worth's Near Southside. The development will maintain the 1920s, two-story cornerstone building currently home to Shinjuku Station restaurant and will add restaurants, retail, offices, a pedestrian walkway, and importantly, a parking garage.
4. Fort Worth ditches mandate to wear masks while Dallas doubles down. Dallas and Tarrant County officials are taking divergent paths following the controversial decision on March 2 by Gov. Greg Abbott to reopen the state for business and rescind the requirement to wear masks, effective March 10. Abbott's announcement leaves the decisions to counties and in North Texas, it's one yes for masks (Dallas) and one no (Tarrant).
5. Luxury bus operator Vonlane resumes Fort Worth route to popular Texas city. Dallas-based luxury bus company Vonlane is back on the road from Fort Worth. After shutting down service due to Winter Storm Uri, it began offering limited routes to travelers among Dallas, Austin, and Houston in late February. Beginning April 1, service between Fort Worth and Houston will resume.