Editor's note: A lot happened this week. The coronavirus pandemic has continued to dominate daily life in Fort Worth — and the headlines, too. Here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular stories.
1. These Fort Worth restaurants are preparing Easter brunch and dinner to-go. There’ll be no dining in for Easter brunch this year, but that doesn’t mean restaurants are taking the day off. Many eateries have fine-tuned their to-go operations in no time flat since the COVID-19 outbreak forced curbside service only. Now they’ve added Easter feasts that’ll be ready for convenient pick-up with an order in advance.
2. Fort Worth cracks down on egg hunts at parks on Easter Sunday. To help curb the spread of COVID-19, Fort Worth will close vehicle access to many popular parks on Easter Sunday, April 12, city officials announced April 7. Here are five new and creative ways to celebrate Easter while social distancing.
3. All Texas state parks closed to the public amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns. If your plan to ride out COVID-19 was to set up camp way out in the wilderness, well, you'll need to get a new plan (or just stay home). At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, all Texas State Parks are closed to the public effective at the close of business Tuesday, April 7.
4. Alamo Drafthouse rolls out at-home movies during COVID-19 shutdown. While we may not currently be able to gather in a dark theater with strangers and eat popcorn while watching a movie, one theater chain is trying to give us the next best thing — while also supporting its local outlets. Alamo Drafthouse is now offering films that can be screened right from home, no pants required.
5. Economic dive sparks siphoning of DFW billionaires' fortunes, according to Forbes. Among the 20 Texans who ranked highest on October’s Forbes 400 list of the richest people in the U.S., no one has seen their fortunes fall more — due to coronavirus-inflicted economic damage and a simultaneous drop-off in the oil and gas market — than Dallas pipeline executive Kelcy Warren. Here's how DFW billionaires' fortunes are faring during this challenging time.