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. Fort Worth billionaire reigns as queen of America’s richest dynasty, Forbes says. The Walton family once again reigns as the richest family in the U.S., according to a ranking released December 17 by Forbes. Their net worth: $247 billion. The net worth of Fort Worth billionaire Alice Walton, the only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, accounts for a little over one-fourth of the family fortune.
2. Fort Worth-area Christmas light show goes 'bidi bidi bom bom' for pop icon Selena. Visitors to a Haltom City family's 2020 holiday lights display get an extra bonus they likely won't see anywhere else: a concert by Texas Tejano queen Selena. The larger-than-life "Wisdom Way Lights" show includes choreographed light projections featuring the late singer's hits and concert clips.
3. Oldest school in Fort Worth attended by Ginger Rogers is up for rent. A former Fort Worth elementary school once attended by Ginger Rogers is available for rent. The Stephen F. Austin Elementary School is now dubbed "The School at Lipscomb," and has served as an office building since it stopped being a school in 1977.
4. Hawaiian-style chicken spot debuts in Fort Worth's Medical District. A restaurant specializing in the flavors of Hawaii has opened in Fort Worth: Aloha Chicken and Shrimp opened just south of the Medical District, in a former burger stand inside a convenience store at 1945 8th St., on December 21.
5. Fort Worth philanthropist’s 3 legendary ranches command $340 million list price. When Fort Worth rancher, horse aficionado, art collector, arts patron, and philanthropist Anne Marion died in February at age 81, she left behind a Texas ranching empire about one-third the size of Rhode Island. Now, all three of Marion’s ranches are on the market for more than $340 million.