This Week's Hot Headlines
Editor's note: A lot happened this week. Here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular stories.
1. EX-MLB star pitches his sprawling Burleson horse ranch on the market. Rafter 28 Ranch has it all. The luxury ranch estate on loads of land is a half-hour from downtown Fort Worth, on the border of Burleson and Alvarado. It also comes with celebrity pedigree: It was designed and built by former MLB star Aaron Cook and his wife, Jennifer.
2. Innovative Dallas ride-share app arrives in Fort Worth with cars and food-delivery. Under normal circumstances, ride-sharing is a daily part of life for folks shuttling to bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues in Fort Worth. But in these days of COVID-quarantine, the highlight of the day has become food delivery from a favorite restaurant. Now a Dallas-based ride-share app is rolling into Fort Worth to do both.
3. Handy list of COVID-19 financial assistance for Fort Worth residents and businesses. The coronavirus is causing massive layoffs and widespread furloughs around North Texas. Fortunately, a number of local, state-wide, and national agencies are offering some financial relief. Here are some options to get through these tough times.
4. This Fort Worth neighbor raises the roof with highest local rent, says study. Twenty-two big cities in Dallas-Fort Worth saw up-and-down swings in apartment rent in March — the first month of coronavirus-propelled shutdowns around the country — with Grapevine registering the highest rent in the region.
5. Fancy fundraisers morph into virtual benefits amid coronavirus in Dallas-Fort Worth. While most of Dallas-Fort Worth’s charitable luncheons and galas canceled their events or moved them to the fall, a handful of intrepid organizations have embraced technology to go digital. So-called online “ungalas” were already an emerging fundraising trend, and the coronavirus pandemic has seemingly spurred them on.