Friday, August 28, 2009

Fort Worth Homes

Mays Realty Group is a Fort Worth real estate firm specializing in Tarrant County. A down to earth group of realtors who value communication, ensuring their clients are always informed with accurate and timely information. Their agents come armed with more than just knowledge of real estate. Each agent has served in some type of client-based service profession prior to entering the real estate field.

Fort Worth Entertainment

If you are looking for a place to go tonight, Fort Worth offers many venues of entertainment and restaurants to enjoy with friends and family. These are places worth visiting whether you live in Fort Worth, a city over, or simply stopping by Fort Worth for the summer.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Bell, engineering union reach contract agreement

The Associated Press /
August 17, 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas — Bell Helicopter has a new three-year contract with a union representing about 175 engineering workers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The company said the Bell Production Engineers Association ratified the contract Sunday night by a three-to-one margin. The contract includes a cumulative wage increase of 10.4 percent over the three years of the deal, and each union member will receive a $3,000 cash ratification bonus.

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Batteries Plus positive on plans for Fort Worth market

By Aleisha Howe / Fort Worth Business Press
August 17, 2009

With one successful location on Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth, Hartland, Wis.-based Batteries Plus is charging up to install four to six new locations in the Fort Worth area in coming months.

Batteries Plus, a franchise battery retailer, has targeted the greater Fort Worth area for expansion plans and currently is searching for qualified franchisees.

“Fort Worth is primed for additional Batteries Plus expansion,” said CEO Russ Reynolds. “Our track record in similar markets, coupled with a significant and growing consumer demand for battery products and services, makes Batteries Plus a lucrative opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs in the Fort Worth area.”

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Monday, August 17, 2009

The future of the past: The C. M. Davis “Aparthomes” in Fort Worth

By Kevin Buchanan / Pegasus News

In the 1930s, as the Great Depression brought on tough times for the city of Fort Worth, a concrete engineer named Charles M. Davis and his daughter Zoe became interested in transferring that concrete engineering knowledge to the creation of affordable, compact homes. They adapted that engineering work to the Streamline Moderne style and created a series of one-bedroom “Aparthomes” (apartment-homes) in the TCU/Berry Street area. The homes were sponsored by the Portland Cement Association.

Today, four of the C. M. Davis Aparthomes are still standing, and here’s a look at how they are today.

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More Tarrant cities focus on saving trees

By Elizabeth Campbell /
August 16, 2009

Imagine tree-lined streets and heavily wooded areas seemingly left untouched by development in a city experiencing an explosion of growth.

That is a vision Burleson leaders cling to as rooftops continue to pop up on the horizon and the extension of Southwest Parkway from Fort Worth promises even more.

It’s also why Burleson is considering adopting an ordinance designed to save trees and create green space. But unlike other municipalities, the city is taking an approach that its leaders hope will save its leafy canopies in huge swaths, not one piece of property at a time.

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Dallas-Fort Worth home prices improving slightly

By Steve Brown / The Dallas Morning News
July 29, 2009

Home values in the Dallas area are showing modest improvements from a low point set in early 2009, according to the latest data released Tuesday.

But Dallas-area prices were still down 4.1 percent in May from a year ago in Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller Home Price Index report.

Some analysts are betting that the North Texas market will flatten out later this year after more than two years of steady declines in prices and sales.

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