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 billionaire loses crown as wealthiest person in Texas, Forbes says. Eclectic entrepreneur Elon Musk has officially knocked Walmart heiress Alice Walton of Fort Worth off her longtime perch as the richest person in Texas. On April 6, Forbes released its 2021 list of the world’s billionaires. Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, landed at No. 2 globally with a net worth of $151 billion. He sat at No. 31 in last year’s ranking. Forbes lists Musk’s place of residence as Austin, although he hasn’t confirmed where in Texas he settled last year.
2. Babe's steakhouse cousin Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes opens in North Richland Hills. It's been more than five years in the making, but Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes, a new steakhouse that's a sibling to the beloved Babe's Chicken chain, has finally opened its doors in North Richland Hills. A representative confirmed that the restaurant was open, but with limited hours for the first week.
3. Affluent Fort Worth neighbor cashes in among country’s richest communities. The quiet, mansion-dotted enclave of Westover Hills is one of the most well-to-do towns in the country, a new study confirms. The affluent Fort Worth neighbor ranks No. 5 among the wealthiest suburbs in the United States. RenoFi, a marketplace for home renovation loans, studied data for more than 600 suburbs of 50 major U.S. cities to come up with its list.
4. Acclaimed Fort Worth BBQ restaurant Smoke-a-holics debuts new spinoff. One of the city's top barbecue spots is expanding to the Crockett Row area of Fort Worth: Smoke-a-holics BBQ, whose nearly two-year-old store on Evans Avenue in southeast Fort Worth has won acclaim from BBQ aficionados near and far, will open a location this month inside Crockett Hall, the indoor food hall located at 3000 Crockett St. near the Cultural District.
5. Long-awaited bridge near downtown Fort Worth finally opens to traffic. After six years of construction, a long-awaited and much-maligned "bridge to nowhere" finally can take drivers somewhere. The White Settlement Road bridge northwest of downtown officially opened to traffic on Friday, April 2. It is meant to connect downtown with Panther Island.