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1. Don't drive I-30 to Dallas this weekend unless you absolutely have to. If you're thinking about heading to Dallas this weekend via I-30, maybe think twice: The Texas Department of Transportation will be closing I-30, both east and westbound lanes, to do major construction on a bridge. The span affected will be from FM 157/Collins Street to SH 161/President George Bush Turnpike. The closure will last from 7 pm Friday, November 6 to 7 am Sunday, November 8. Drivers should expect big delays and are encouraged to seek alternate routes.
2. Affordable new community with parks and trails planned for west Fort Worth. West Fort Worth might deserve a new name: Master-Planned Land. A 389-acre, master-planned community unveiled November 2 will neighbor a 7,200-acre, master-planned community that’s already underway. Homebuilder LGI Homes plans to construct 1,225 single-family homes at affordable price points as part of a six-phase project northwest of the intersection of Loop 820 and I-30.
3. Best Fort Worth restaurants for Thanksgiving 2020 dining-in or to-go. The coronavirus may have us down, but it's not going to interfere with the most important eating holiday of the year: Thanksgiving. On November 26, some Fort Worth restaurants are hosting feasts for dining-in, some are offering meals to-go, and some are doing both. Here's our list of restaurants doing Thanksgiving spreads.
4. Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 8 hot new COVID-friendly restaurants. The pandemic may still linger, and yet new restaurants bravely continue to open in and around Fort Worth. But these days, restaurants open with a 2020 twist: to-go service. For our November edition of Where to Eat, we've ferreted out eight new and undiscovered spots, all of which offer COVID-friendly options of curbside, delivery, or in-person pick-up.
5. Tarrant County sees amazing turnout for 2020 presidential election. In the 2020 presidential election on November 3, Texas didn't "turn blue," as some polls predicted — but in Tarrant County, they came pretty close. Then, two days after Election Day, Tarrant County did go blue. With the latest batch of votes counted on November 5, Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden was beating President Donald Trump by 427 votes, with Biden at 403,698 votes versus Trump's 403,271 votes. Over 15,000 absentee ballots were pending processing at the time.