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Hollywood stars shine in this week's 5 most popular Fort Worth stories

Hollywood stars shine in this week's 5 most popular Fort Worth stories

Sam Elliott, 1883, Granbury
Actor Sam Elliott on the set of 1883 in Granbury.  Photo courtesy of Austin Miller Imagery
Second Rodeo Brewing
Second Rodeo Brewing is a cool new patio hang in Mule Alley. Photo by Kayla Enright
Oktoberfest Houston
A toast to Oktoberfest, wherever you decide to celebrate. Photo courtesy of Oktoberfest Houston
Telosa rendering
America's utopia could sprout up in Texas. Marc Lore/LinkedIn
Dallas highway signs with Reunion Tower
"Super commuters" travel 90-plus minutes each way. Eduardo Garcia/Getty Images
Sam Elliott, 1883, Granbury
Second Rodeo Brewing
Oktoberfest Houston
Telosa rendering
Dallas highway signs with Reunion Tower

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's favorite new sport is following the stars of Yellowstone spinoff 1883. Ever since filming for the Yellowstone spinoff 1883 began in the Fort Worth area in late August, local fans have engaged in a modern-day game of shoot-'em-up: shoot photos of celebrity sightings and post 'em up to social media. Catching members of the A-list cast — which includes Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Billy Bob Thornton — at local hot spots has been a fun pursuit (with nary an arrest for stalking).

2. Where to drink in Fort Worth right now: 5 best new bars for September. A fresh new round of bars has poured into Fort Worth and surrounding areas, from Parker County to Trophy Club and hot spots in between. Bigger seems to be better with this bunch, as most of these new establishments feature multiple seating and lounge areas along with massive patios and, in some cases, live music. Here are five new local bars to hit right now.

3. Prost to the biggest Oktoberfest 2021 festivities in Dallas-Fort Worth. If you've been to Munich, you know that the name Oktoberfest is misleading: This annual beer celebration begins in late September. Fort Worth is rich with German heritage, and that makes it your duty to go all in on Oktoberfest, to raise a glass and do the event proud. Here's a list of the biggest Oktoberfests in town.

4. $400 billion ‘city of the future’ might land in the Lone Star State. The Lone Star State is among several places in the United States under consideration as a site of Telosa, a brand-new city envisioned as being home someday to 5 million residents and being a model for sustainability and resilience. Promoters of Telosa estimate the built-from-scratch city would cost more than $400 billion to finish over a 40-year span. 

5. Number of North Texas 'super commuters' driven up by almost 50 percent. Long commutes are nothing new in North Texas, but the number of so-called “super commuters” — those traveling at least 90 minutes to get to work, and another 90 minutes or more to get home — rose 49 percent in the region from 2010 to 2019. That’s according to a new analysis by Apartment List of data from the U.S. Census Bureau.