This Week's Hot Headlines
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. Location accidentally leaked for possible H-E-B supermarket in Fort Worth. On June 8, it was looking like Fort Worth was going to get an H-E-B grocery store, according to a press release from Parkside at Alliance Town Center that got nearby residents excited. An H-E-B spokesperson confirmed that the company owns land there but has no immediate plans to build a store. Then the developer backtracked and clarified that the news about H-E-B was "inadvertently included" in a release, adding that "H-E-B has not announced a store at this site nor a timeline for construction."
2. Charming Texas Gulf Coast community named one of the most affordable beach towns in U.S. Here's some welcome news for North Texans in search of a beach house that won't break the bank: A new report from Realtor.com says a popular Texas coastal town is among the most affordable in the country. Rockport, Texas, a coastal community about 375 miles from Fort Worth, lands at No. 7 on Realtor.com’s new list of most affordable beach towns in the country.
3. Dallas-Fort Worth nightclub owner gets 16 years for allowing coke sales in bathrooms. In what surely feels like an episode of Miami Vice, a Dallas-Fort Worth nightclub magnate was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for operating an empire of clubs in which drugs were sold openly. According to a release from the office of Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Chad E. Meacham, drugs were being sold in the bathrooms at the OK Corral Fort Worth, OK Corral Dallas, and Far West nightclub.
4. 12 semifinalists make the cut in 2022 Cliburn Competition in Fort Worth. The field of competitors in the Sixteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition was cut to 12 semifinalists on June 6, meaning a dozen pianists were halfway to the grand prize of $100,000, a gold medal, and an international career. The semifinal rounds take place through the weekend, and the six finalists will be revealed Sunday night, June 12. Planning to go? Here are tips to have the best experience.
5. Target shoppers can get a $10 manicure from a robot at 2 Fort Worth stores. In a handy development for busy, budget-conscious, beauty-minded shoppers, Target has deployed a futuristic robot to give manicures inside two Fort Worth stores. Called Clockwork, the system is touted as the world's first fully autonomous nail-painting robot and is now up and running at Target Fort Worth Central (301 Carroll St.) and Target Cityview (5700 Overton Ridge Blvd.).