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In good news for renters, rates finally appear to be dropping in Dallas-Fort Worth and across the U.S. — and it's a trend predicted to prevail through the end of 2022.

After more than a year of record-setting rent hikes, rent prices decreased in October for the second month in a row. According to a report by Apartment List, rent across the U.S. went down by 0.7 percent in October — the largest single-month dip since 2017.

Rents went down in 89 of the nation’s 100 largest cities for the second straight month, following a peak in August, and a welcome reversal to major rent increases that have occurred since the pandemic.

Here are current rates among 10 of the largest cities in the U.S.:

  • San Francisco – $2,640
  • Los Angeles – $2,200
  • New York City – $2,170
  • Seattle – $1,990
  • Austin – $1,830
  • Washington, D.C. – $1,790
  • Dallas – $1,470
  • Phoenix – $1,470
  • San Antonio – $1,320
  • Houston – $1,290

The current national average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,348.

The October decline offsets what has been a major increase in the past year: In 2022, rents are already up by a total of 5.9 percent, compared to 18 percent at this point in 2021.

In the past year, Texas averaged a 6.6 percent increase in rental rates as compared to a year ago. Breaking that down among Texas cities, Dallas tops the list, with Fort Worth in second place:

  • Dallas: 10.1 percent increase
  • Fort Worth: 7.5 percent
  • San Antonio: 5.8 percent
  • Austin: 5.3 percent
  • Houston: 4 percent

While the October downtick is something to celebrate, they warn that it's consistent with a seasonal trend existed even prior to the pandemic craziness. Still, they anticipate that rents will continue to decline in the coming months.

Fort Worth
Rent in Fort Worth declined by 0.8 percent over the past month — helping to offset its 7.5 percent increase in comparison to the same time last year, which not only exceeded Texas' overall average but also the national average of 5.7 percent. Current median rent in Fort Worth is $1,335 for a two-bedroom, and $1,159 for a one-bedroom. Fort Worth is still more affordable than most large cities across the U.S.

Dallas
In October, rent in Dallas declined by 0.9 percent — helping to soften its 10.1 percent increase in the past year and its unprecedented 24 percent rise since March 2020.

The current median rent in Dallas is $1,232 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,472 for a two-bedroom.

In the DFW area:

  • Mesquite saw the highest increase — up 18.3 percent from a year ago, with $1,498 for a two-bedroom
  • Plano has the highest rent in the DFW area: $1,996 for a two-bedroom
  • Fort Worth has the least expensive rent: $1,335 for a two-bedroom

Houston
Rents in Houston are the most affordable among big Texas cities and even among comparable cities nationwide. Houston's median two-bedroom rent of $1,288 is below the national average of $1,348, following a 0.3 percent decline in October.

In the Houston area:

  • Galveston had the fastest growth in the metro with an increase of 10.9 percent. A two-bedroom now goes for $1,175.
  • Baytown has the least expensive rent in the Houston area, with rent for a two-bedroom at $1,124.
  • Sugar Land has the most expensive rent at $1,984 for a two-bedroom.

Austin
Austin's rent declined by 1.5 percent over the past month, with median rent coming in at $1,826 for a two-bedroom and $1,500 for a one-bedroom.

In the Austin area:

  • Leander saw the biggest decline with 1.8 percent. It has the least expensive rent in the Austin metro, with a two-bedroom median rate of $1,414.
  • Round Rock endured the biggest increase: 8.7 percent higher than a year ago, with a two-bedroom currently at $1,788.
  • Cedar Park has the most expensive rent, at $1,903 for a two-bedroom. Rent climbed 2.6 percent over the past year.

Compared to other large cities across the country, Austin comes in as "less affordable" for renters. Duh.

San Antonio
San Antonio rent declined by 0.9 percent over the past month, offsetting a significant increase of 5.8 percent over last year — the third largest increase in Texas behind Dallas.

Current rental rates in San Antonio are $1,317 for a two-bedroom, just below the national average ($1,348), and $1,066 for a one-bedroom — making San Antonio still more affordable than most large cities across the U.S.

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Apartment rents surge at double-digit pace across Dallas-Fort Worth, new report says

Rent check

As summer vacations end and college semesters start, August is always a busy month for renters moving into apartments. This month, those unlocking doors to new digs across Dallas-Fort Worth are being greeted by some especially unwelcome sticker shock.

According to Zumper's new Dallas-Fort Worth rent report, the price of one-bedroom units across the metro area has surged at a double-digit pace in most cities, year over year. The August 1 report covers 14 cities in Dallas-Fort Worth and highlights the most and least expensive cities, as well as cities with the fastest growing rents.

"The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area is seeing large spikes in rent prices overall with nearly all cities in the report experiencing double-digit year-over-year growth rates," says Zumper analyst Crystal Chen. "Migration to this metro area — with the modest tax rates, relatively low cost of living, and vibrant culture — shows no sign of slowing down, especially since we’re in the summer, which is generally the hot moving season."

According to Zumper, rent climbed fastest from August 2021 to August 2022 in these cities:

  • Grand Prairie, up 26.4 percent since this time last year, to $1,390.
  • Irving saw rent climb 25.4 percent, to $1,480.
  • Denton, up 23.9 percent, to $1,140.
  • Frisco, up 21.9 percent, to $1,670.
  • Carrollton and Lewisville (tied), both up 20.2 percent ( to $1,370 and $1,430, respectively).
  • McKinney saw rent climb 18.5 percent, to $1,470.
  • Plano, with rent increasing 17.6 percent, to $1,540.

Month-over-month, the fastest-growing rent rates were as follows:

  • Frisco had the largest monthly rental growth rate, up 5 percent.
  • Denton was second with rent jumping 4.6 percent.
  • Lewisville was third with rent increasing 3.6 percent last month.

Most and least affordable cities
While the one-bedroom median rent was $1,139 in Texas last month, only one DFW city was below that: Arlington, at $1,080. Two cities came close: Denton and Garland, both at $1,140. Weatherford ranked as the third most affordable city, with rent at $1,160.

Fort Worth also falls on the lower end of the scale, with one-bedroom rent at $1,230. Remarkably, rent is actually down 3.1 percent from last month, but still up 12.6 percent overall, year-over-year.

The prices go up from there — especially in the northern Dallas suburbs.

The most expensive DFW city for renters is Frisco, with one bedrooms priced at $1,670. Richardson came in second, with rent at $1,610. Plano ranked third, with rent at $1,540.

So, how do apartments inside the Dallas city limits compare to those in Fort Worth? According to Zumper, Dallas proper ranked as the sixth most expensive rental market (out of 14). The price of one bedroom units increased 0.7 percent in the last month to $1,460. Overall, rent is up 11.5 percent from last year.

"In addition to DFW, rising rents can also be seen in most major hubs within the U.S. right now, too," Chen says. "With interest rates up, many people are opting out of the buying process and staying in the rental market longer, creating even more demand and competition for rentals. The U.S. is also still in a housing crisis and construction of new buildings isn’t happening quickly enough to meet demand. All of these factors together are creating the surge in rent prices."

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Fort Worth among least affordable U.S. cities for minimum-wage renters, report says

Priced out

If you’re a minimum-wage worker who’s hunting for an apartment in Fort Worth, you might be out of luck in terms of affordable options.

Fort Worth, along with three other North Texas cities — Plano, Irving, and Dallas — made a new GOBankingRates list of the 15 least affordable U.S. cities for minimum-wage renters.

The U.S. and Texas minimum wages are $7.25 an hour. In these four cities, someone earning minimum wage would need to work at least 154 hours to pay the monthly rent for the typical one-bedroom apartment, according to GOBankingRates.

Austin is the only other Texas city on the list of the least affordable places for minimum-wage renters.

Plano ranked third for the number of work hours needed to afford a one-bedroom rent, with Irving at No. 9, Dallas at No. 11, and Fort Worth at No. 15. Here’s the breakdown for each city, based on someone making $7.50 an hour.

Plano

  • Average 2022 one-bedroom rent: $1,439.80
  • Work hours needed to afford one-bedroom rent: 198.59
  • Hourly rate needed to get apartment: $27.69

GOBankingRates says Plano’s higher-than-average housing and utility costs make it even harder to get by “unless you’re on the higher end of the wage scale.”

Irving

  • Average 2022 one-bedroom rent: $1,235.80
  • Work hours needed to afford one-bedroom rent: 170.46
  • Hourly rate needed to get apartment: $23.77

Irving “has costs that edge out the national average by a few percentage points, but similar to other [cities] is hindered by a low minimum wage that is outpaced greatly by housing costs,” GOBankingRates says.

Dallas

  • Average 2022 one-bedroom rent: $1,161
  • Work hours needed to afford one-bedroom rent: 160.14
  • Hourly rate needed to get apartment: $22.33

Although Dallas might be a lucrative place to start business, it’s “less forgiving to renters on the low end of the wage scale,” GOBankingRates says.

Fort Worth

  • Average 2022 one-bedroom rent: $1,116.60
  • Work hours needed to afford one-bedroom rent: 153.93
  • Hourly rate needed to get apartment: $21.46

“Fort Worth is another Texas city where … low wages counter its relatively cheaper housing costs,” GOBankingRates points out.

While those four DFW cities didn’t fare well, the numbers for Austin are even worse. Austin ranked second for the number of work hours needed to afford a one-bedroom apartment (198.68), based on an average 2022 one-bedroom apartment rent of $1,440.00 and an hourly rate of $27.70 needed to get that apartment.

“A bustling cultural hub, the capital city of Texas has become another city where the cost of living has far outpaced the wages — thanks in part to the $7.25 minimum wage,” GOBankingRates notes.

Ahead of Austin on the list of least affordable places for minimum-wage-earning renters was Atlanta, where 213.16 work hours are needed to afford a one-bedroom apartment, according to GOBankingRates.

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Fort Worth nails ranking as 12th hottest U.S. city for new apartment construction

Building boom

When it comes to new construction, Fort Worth reigns as a multifamily mecca.

A ranking compiled by Lattice Publishing indicates Fort Worth — along with Arlington and Dallas — saw some of the country’s biggest spikes in planned construction of apartments from 2020 to 2021. The numbers for Lewisville and Irving shot up even more during the same one-year period.

This, on the heels of a RentCafe report that placed Fort Worth (No. 20) and Dallas (No. 49) among the best 50 places for renters in 2022.

Lattice Publishing ranked small, midsize, and large cities based on the percentage change in the number of multifamily units authorized from 2020 to 2021.

On the list of large cities, Fort Worth, Arlington, and Dallas posted big gains.

  • Dallas ranked third among large cities, recording a 250.6 percent boost in multifamily building permits from 2020 to 2021.
  • Fort Worth ranked 12th among large cities, recording a 90.1 percent boost in multifamily building permits from 2020 to 2021.
  • Arlington ranked 14th among large cities, recording a 73.1 percent boost in multifamily building permits from 2020 to 2021.

However, their percentage increases fell short of those for Lewisville and Irving, who were on Lattice's list of small and midsize cities, respectively.

Lewisville appears at No. 5 among small cities, with a 1,469 percent jump in building permits for apartments from 2020 to 2021.

Irving lands at No. 13 among midsize cities, registering a 363.7 percent rise in multifamily permits during that period.

Lattice Publishing notes that as the United States emerges from the pandemic, a promising sign for improving the availability of housing is an overall uptick in planned construction of apartments.

Multifamily housing “increases the density and availability of housing units in urban and suburban locations, and it is more efficient and cost-effective to develop than single-family stock,” Lattice Publishing says. “And with more people now returning to their offices — along with restaurants, bars, venues, and other amenities — denser housing closer to work and social attractions is regaining its appeal.”

RentCafe reports that in Fort Worth, the average apartment size is 872 square feet; the city's apartment occupancy rate is 94.5 percent.

Research conducted by Hoyt Advisory Services shows that through 2030, the U.S. will need to build an average of 328,000 apartments every year to keep pace with housing demand. That mark has been achieved just five times since 1989, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council and the National Apartment Association.

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Fort Worth ranks No. 20 on new list of best U.S. cities for renters

Rent check

It might be hard to believe given the ever-rising prices of everything these days — including rent — but a new survey shows that Fort Worth and two other local cities are among the best 50 places for renters in 2022.

In its new ranking of the top U.S. cities for renters in 2022, RentCafe places Fort Worth at No. 20. Plano edges ahead of it, at No. 13. Dallas just barely makes the cut, at No. 49.

To come up with the ranking, RentCafe analyzed 17 factors, including measurements related to cost of living, quality of rental housing, economic strength, and quality of life. The rental platform reviewed data for hundreds of cities before arriving at 115 contenders.

In Fort Worth, according to RentCafe, the average apartment size is 872 square feet; the city's apartment occupancy rate is 94.5 percent.

Plano, comes in 13th place in terms of "local economy," making it “very appealing” to renters. Median renter income there is an impressive $78,706, and job growth is at 7.4 percent, while unemployment is at 4 percent, the survey says.

Elsewhere in Texas, the Austin suburb of Round Rock comes it a No. 1 on the list. A dozen of the cities in the study’s top 50 are in Texas:

  • Round Rock, No. 1
  • Conroe, No. 3
  • Austin, No. 10
  • Plano, No. 13
  • San Antonio, No. 18
  • Houston, No. 19
  • Fort Worth, No. 20
  • Lubbock, No. 21
  • Amarillo, No. 23
  • Odessa, No. 39
  • San Marcos, No. 41
  • Dallas, No. 49

“Small cities tend to offer the best life for renters, representing half of our top 50 — despite the fact that some people might expect larger cities to suit renters’ needs the best. In fact, many of these smaller cities are suburbs of large metros and are often clustered in the Southern and Southeastern United States,” RentCafe explains. “What they all have in common is a healthy pace of new apartment construction and a great selection of amenity-rich properties.”

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Where to drink during Rodeo tops off this week's 5 most-read Fort Worth stories

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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 list here.

1. Where to drink right now: 17 best bars to hit during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. In Fort Worth, Rodeo is a season — just like spring, summer, and “holiday.” After last year’s Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo was COVID-canceled, it's finally back for 2022. Where to go after the show? For those comfortable going out, here are some of the best bars to partake in the "rodeo scene," whether before or after a visit to FWSSR, or even boot scootin’ late into the night.

2. Concerts in the Garden 2022 sprouts up on Fort Worth Symphony's new season. The Music of the Eagles has landed. After two years without Fort Worth's favorite outdoor music series, Concerts in the Garden is coming back this year. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra unveiled the hot summer lineup, along with the entire 2022-23 season, on Wednesday, January 12.

3. This fetching Fort Worth neighbor led the way for sky-high rent hikes in 2021, says report. A recent New York Times article suddenly shot Euless to superstardom as the best place to live in the U.S. But now it has another, more dubious claim to fame: It's the Dallas-Fort Worth city with biggest sticker shock for renters last year. An analysis found the typical rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Euless jumped a whopping 25.3 percent from December 2020 to December 2021.

4. Houston's most famous po'boy sandwiches get exported to Fort Worth. A sandwich maker beloved to Houston is coming to Dallas-Fort Worth: Antone's Famous Po' Boys, known for its cold, grab-and-go sandwiches wrapped in trademark white paper, has expanded its footprint to more than 100 supermarkets in North Texas, including select Kroger, Tom Thumb, Albertsons, and Market Street stores.

5. Girl Scouts set opening date for 2022 cookie season in Fort Worth. Fort Worth's Girl Scout Cookie season for 2022 started on Friday, January 14, and it arrived with a new flavor. Called Adventurefuls, it's a brownie-inspired cookie with caramel-flavored crème and sea salt.

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Monumental new sculptures by  renowned 9/11 artist take root at Texas Botanic Garden

blooming work

Here is something new for Texas travelers who enjoy exploring art in nature. An intriguing new collection of sculptures called "Intertwined: Exploring Nature's Networks," by renowned artist Steve Tobin, opened at the Houston Botanic Garden on January 28.

Tobin's collection of pieces soar and wind and unfold against the backdrop of the gardens paths and trees, connecting the bronze, glass, ceramic, and steel sculptures to the landscape.

The connection is important for Tobin, an artist who may be most well known for his Trinity Root, a memorial that was cast from the roots of the tree that protected one of New York City's cathedrals during the 9/11 attacks. As a child, he was known as "Nature Boy," which he says was as apt then as now.

"I would find twigs or mushrooms, and they would mean something to me," he says. "I'm the guy with my nose in the sand and my butt in the air, looking deeper than most people. I think I see more. I think it's part of my DNA."

Originally from Pennsylvania, Tobin graduated from Tulane University in 1979 with a degree in math. He was always drawn to art, however, and his massive creations - from eggs in birds' nests to roots and limbs woven together to branches stretching to sky - evoke the powerful pull he feels to the natural world and a desire to help others see its beauty. The Christian Science Monitor described his works as "monuments to the meeting of science an art."

"Science is more creative that art," he explains. "Scientists have to describe the universe from nothing, and the explanation has to work. Artists can make up whole worlds. Scientists don't get credit for their vast creativity."

By focusing his works on the natural world, Tobin looks to showcase how the two subjects work in harmony, and how people can interact with them. In Eagle Nest, a huge, polished steel egg sits perched in nest.

Polished to a high gloss, the egg becomes a mirror. "You look at the egg and you see yourself," Tobin says. "It shows that you are in the egg."

For Tobin, there is magic in helping people, whether they are art novices or aficionados, find a connection with his art.

"I've done my job when someone has an expression of magic," he says. "And once you open that door, even for a second, it can never be fully closed."

He says he is looking forward to Texas audiences seeing his works in the garden, which he feels is a natural place for his sculptures — the biggest of which is 30 feet high and took 2,000 hours of welding to complete.

Showcasing his sculptures there cements the harmony with nature he feel and thinks is something others should strive to see. Tobin even has a connection to Houston: one of his great friends, a woman he met at Tulane, lives there.

Two other pieces also have roots there. Tobin says Steel Roots will resonate particularly well in Texas. "It's made from repurposed oil pipe, a lot of it from Texas," he says. "So now, it's back home in a different context."

And when Botanic Garden guest encounter the Twisties, they'll likely recall hearing the terms from gymnast Simone Biles, who famously used the word to describe the disconnect she felt between her mind and her body. Tobin's sculptures are between eight and 17 feet high and evoke Asian calligraphy. He describes them as "distorted gymnastics."

Mostly, though, Tobin wants visitors to get a window into how he imagines the world.

"I try to translate into sculpture what I see so people can see what I see."

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"Intertwined: Exploring Nature's Networks" runs Saturday, January 28 through August 13 at Houston Botanic Garden, 1 Botanic Garden Ln. Regular garden admission is $15. For tickets and more information, visit Houston Botanic Garden online.

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Tobin's 'Romeo & Juliet' sprouts from the grounds.

Bolstered by 'Yellowstone,' Fort Worth ranks No. 25 on new list of best cities for filmmakers

That's showbiz

Taylor Sheridan continues his magic touch for Fort Worth: For the second year in a row, the city has landed a top-25 spot among the best big cities to live and work as a moviemaker.

Fort Worth repeats at No. 25 on MovieMaker Magazine's 2023 list. It is joined by four other Texas cities in the top 25: Austin (No. 12), Dallas (No. 20), Houston (No. 21), and San Antonio (No. 22).

MovieMaker compiles its annual list based on surveys, production spending, tax incentives, additional research, and personal visits whenever possible — with the notable exclusions of Los Angeles and New York:

"We don’t believe people should have to be rich or well-connected to make movies," writes MovieMaker editor Tim Molloy. "And we know plenty of people who moved to L.A. or New York with filmmaking dreams and ended up working industry-barely-adjacent jobs just to pay the bills. We think the best place to live is one you can afford — a place where you can be happy, inspired, and financially free to pursue your art."

These criteria are themes throughout the ranking: Atlanta, Georgia, took the top spot overall, followed by Vancouver, British Columbia (No. 2), and New Orleans, Louisiana (No. 3). The five Texas cities on the list all boast more affordability than Los Angeles or New York, and each one features a deeply supportive film community and various local incentives.

Fort Worth made the list for the just second year, thanks in large part to the shooting of series in the Yellowstone franchise.

"Fort Worth is the proud home of Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming Paramount+ limited series about Bass Reeves, the once-enslaved man who became a famed federal marshal," Molloy writes. "Sheridan’s Yellowstone prequel 1883 also shoots in Fort Worth, and is based in nearby Weatherford, where Sheridan owns a ranch. Fort Worth offers clear skies, easy permitting, and a vibrant film culture that includes the Lone Star Film Festival.

"The 13th-biggest city in the country also has experienced crews and a cost of living almost exactly in line with the U.S. average. While there’s no official local incentive program, the city’s very accommodating film officials work hard to offer soft incentives like deals on hotels."

Neighboring Dallas came in at No. 20, selected for its location and architecture, among other factors.

"Why choose Dallas? The city offers an online document that addresses just that question, and points to factors including its equal access to both coasts, great weather (except for some cold nights) and striking visuals, including modern and futuristic buildings that form a strikingly camera-worthy nighttime skyline," Molloy writes.

Dallas' diversity, plethora of permitting options, and cost of living also bolster its ranking.

"It’s one of the most diverse cities in the country, with a deep, experienced crew base, easily obtainable permits, and hotel deals to be had — if you’re shooting in Dallas and staying in the city’s hotels for at least 15 nights, you could qualify for up to 10 percent back on rooms," Molloy writes. "It’s a great city to work on other people’s projects so you can save enough money to create your own, and is almost exactly in line with the U.S. average cost of living. Just drive or walk its streets and it’s impossible not to notice the new construction and businesses popping up all over town, and it’s full of rising filmmakers who pitch in to do each other favors and bring one another’s projects to life."

He adds that the Dallas International Film Festival does an admirable job of showcasing must-see films, such as last year’s documentary Juneteenth: Faith and Freedom.

Elsewhere in Texas

"Texas is booming, as you’re about to see from the five Lone Star State cities on this list — all of which would be higher in our rankings if Texas offered more generous tax incentives," Molloy writes. "Still, the state is working hard to attract film and TV projects, and the signs of growth are obvious all over the state."

Austin unsurprisingly took the highest Texas spot at No. 12, scoring points beyond the obvious benefits of SXSW. MovieMaker praised smaller fests like the Austin Film Festival, as well as the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program, and Austin's impressive list of filmmaker residents (Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez, and Terrence Malick — to name a few).

Houston placed right behind Dallas at No. 21, with MovieMaker touting its diversity and low cost of living.

San Antonio came in fourth among Texas cities at No. 22, selected for its plethora of permitting options, reinstatement of local film incentives, and growing educational opportunities such as the University of Texas at San Antonio’s new Bachelor of Fine Arts Film & Media Studies program.

New Fort Worth ghost tour showcases the spookier side of the Stockyards

Ghosts of Cowtown

A national travel company is showing off the scary side of the Fort Worth Stockyards with the launch of a brand new ghost tour.

US Ghost Adventures, an Orlando-based company that hosts ghost tours in some of the most haunted cities in the country, has just added Fort Worth to its list of tour locations. The one-hour tour is held nightly at 8 pm and includes eight stops within a one-mile walking distance.

Some of the haunted highlights from the tour include Miss Molly’s Hotel (109 W. Exchange Ave.), a former brothel where unexplained activity – think lights turning on and off, heavy breathing, and footsteps heard on the stairs – have long been documented.

The Stockyards Hotel (109 E. Exchange Ave.), built in 1904, is said to be home to the apparition of its developer, Colonel T.M. Thannisch, as well as rodeo cowboy C.D. “Junior” Colwell, who is said to have committed suicide to avoid jailtime for swindling people.

Tour participants will also visit the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame (2515 Rodeo Plaza), where it’s said the six-foot, four-inch ghost of famed actor John Wayne has been seen admiring the cowboy memorabilia on display – even with a museum dedicated solely to him located just steps way at John Wayne: An American Experience.

While other ghost tours exist in Fort Worth, US Ghost Adventures owner Lance Zaal says his tour specializes in storytelling.

“US Ghost Adventures offers EMF detectors and focuses on telling the history behind the hauntings,” says Zaal.

When paranormal activity takes places, theories suggest electromagnetic disturbances can be seen with electromagnetic field (EMF) detectors. Lights on the detector indicate the strength of the disturbances, with a green light meaning little to no activity, yellow meaning moderate activity, and red meaning high activity.

Fort Worth was one of 12 new cities recently added to the US Ghost Adventures roster, as well as Houston and El Paso. The company operates tours in more than 50 cities across the country, and full list of new cities include:

The tour is $25 per person and there’s a two-person minimum. There's also an option to add a 30-minute bonus tour of four additional stops for just $6 per person.

Reservations should be made in advance online, and participants should meet at the Livestock Exchange Building at 131 E. Exchange Ave.