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. The official list of top 4th of July events and fireworks around Dallas-Fort Worth. Due to COVID-19, the majority of 4th of July events have either fully canceled or called off the portions that would involve people gathering together in one place. Fortunately for fireworks lovers, there are still a few explosive shows to enjoy from a safe distance. Check out the list for full details on what each event plans to do in this uncommon year.
2. Pick up special 4th of July meals to-go from these Fort Worth restaurants. Many Fort Worth-area restaurants are offering fun 4th of July-themed menus for curbside pick-up, perfect for socially-distant picnics and small home gatherings with family. Featured dishes run the gamut for classic American Independence Day fare, from ready-to-grill burgers and smoked brisket to fried chicken and mixed berry pie.
3. Fort Worth spinoff of Deep Ellum Brewing Co. shuts off the taps for good. A Texas craft beer brewer has closed down its outlet in Fort Worth: Deep Ellum Funkytown Fermatorium, a brewpub that opened a year ago, has shuttered. The owners, who also own Deep Ellum Brewing Co., said that the closure was due in part to the coronavirus, but also to the wanky alcohol laws in the state of Texas.
4. Fort Worth takes anti-racism message to the street with inspiring new downtown mural. Hundreds of Fort Worth residents came out to add their names to a downtown street mural that reads "End Racism Now." The mural, which was painted over the weekend of June 26-27, spans Main Street near the Convention Center. Here's how the inspiring project came together.
5. Here's how COVID-19 has impacted the Fort Worth housing market. Fort Worth apartment rent prices seem mostly unaffected by COVID-19 — at least thus far, according to apartment marketplace Abodo. However, Tarrant County home sales took a big hit in May.