This week's hot headlines
New film about Texas' next mega-metro tops this week's 5 hottest Fort Worth 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. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that listhere.
1. New documentary explores Texas' emerging mega-metro that could rival Dallas-Fort Worth. It's no secret that Austin and San Antonio are becoming some of the biggest cities in Texas, and that together, they just might rival the likes of Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston one day. A new documentary called San Antonio-Austin: The Emerging Mega-Metro takes a deep dive into the booming 80-mile region between the Central Texas cities.
2. Tarrant County court adopts trendy new property tax scheme to lower taxes. Tarrant County residents got cut a break: The Tarrant County Commissioners Court adopted new tax rates for 2024 that fall "Below No-New-Revenue Rate" — a jargon-y way of saying there won't be an increase in taxes.
3. Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 6 hidden-find new restaurants. When it comes to restaurant openings, bigger does not always mean better, especially when we've uncovered some lower-profile newcomers that may not (yet) be a media buzz but definitely deserve attention, as well. For the August edition of Where to Eat in Fort Worth, we bring you six small but mighty new restaurants.
4. West Side Cafe finds new owner and more Fort Worth restaurant news. In this roundup of dining news around Fort Worth, there are promising openings and sad closures. New owners, new menus, new desserts. Ice cream, cake, and frozen yogurt. And new craft beer.
5. Restaurant dedicated to comforting mac & cheese makes Fort Worth-area debut. A restaurant chain dedicated to mac & cheese is coming to North Richland Hills: I Heart Mac & Cheese, a fast-casual concept that specializes in mac & cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches, will open a new location at 8528 Davis Blvd. #128.