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. Want a list of best things to do this weekend? Find that here.
1. Fort Worth neighbor zooms onto list of America’s biggest boomtowns. North Texas is booming, and a new study from personal finance website SmartAsset ranks a fast-growing city just north of Fort Worth — Denton — among the nation’s top 50 boomtowns. If you live in or have driven through Denton recently, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. You’ve seen thousands of new residential rooftops pop up.
2. 14 things to know before you go to Parade of Lights 2021 in Fort Worth. Downtown Fort Worth will light up with holiday spirit once again, as the GM Financial Parade of Lights returns, in-person, on Sunday, November 21. Themed "Making Spirits Bright," this marks its 39th year as the city’s official kick-off to the holiday season, and attendees can expect more than 100 festive float. But first you've got to get there. Here's what to know about road closures, parking, COVID considerations, and more.
3. Bass Hall ticketholders now must show negative COVID test or volunteer vaccine card. Patrons who queued up outside Bass Hall for opening night of Cats on November 16 had one extra stop before they could zip inside for a quick pre-show Grizzabella cocktail: They had to show a recent negative COVID-19 test result or proof of vaccination. "Effective November 1, 2021, all patrons ages 12 and older will be required to show either proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or voluntarily provide proof of vaccination, and photo identification," PAFW explains under a section called New Entry Requirements on the website.
4. Tacos and handrolls make this Fort Worth restaurant news extra enticing. This roundup of Fort Worth dining covers it all, with tidbits spanning everything from indie locals to big chains, from a fine wine shop to a pizza at 7-Eleven, nothing misses our foodie microscope. Here's what's happening in Fort Worth restaurant news.
5. Beloved Fort Worth outdoor living store closes this weekend for new digs at Clearfork. The days and hours are numbered for Into the Garden's longtime location in a sweet little old ice house on Camp Bowie Boulevard and Hulen Street. After two decades "on the bricks," the beloved west Fort Worth destination for outdoor furnishings is closing on Sunday, November 21 and moving to the ritzy Shops at Clearfork complex.