Dear Fort Worth Report friend,
In your Thursday Report, our lede focuses on Larry O’Neal, who’s like an open history book on Fort Worth. Reporter Neetish Basnet writes that if you ask, you will receive an oration on almost any key affair in Fort Worth history, from the last great Comanche chief Quanah Parker to Amon Carter to more recent developments like the Panther Island project.
Here are a couple of key stories from our recent coverage you might have missed:
- Are students set back for life after losing a year of in-class instruction?
- Development on Panther Island continues, with or without flood control.
Saturday is a hugely important day for area local elections. Fort Worthians will elect their first new mayor in more than 10 years. If you haven’t voted yet and want to do some last-minute research, you can find all of our relevant local election coverage on our special page, Building our Net Worth.
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ON TAP: Fort Worth is trying to lure in Hollywood stars to make their films here. A local filmmaker is leading the charge to make Cowtown a top film destination. Reporter Neetish Basnet has that story this week, so make sure you keep coming back for fresh content every day.
As always, thanks for reading, and please let us know what you want in your Report.
What we’re reading
◾ North Fort Worth project will take diners for a ride with a Ferris wheel.
◾ An innovative cooperative retail experience debuts in Fort Worth this spring.
◾ Abbott, state leaders announce $11.2B in funds are headed to Texas schools to aid pandemic learning loss.
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