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Vision 20/20: A Proactive Evolution Plan for the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has put the Fort Worth Stockyards on its annual list of America's 11 most endangered historic places. As the last standing stockyards in the United States, dating back to 1887, It is one of the most significant sites in Texas, representing the cattle and livestock industry. In 2014 the Fort Worth City Council approved a $175 million Stockyards Redevelopment - a development incentive from the city to bring more hotels, residences, offices and other venues to the Stockyards. However, the risk of insensitive development threatens this historically significant place.
Texas-sized pothole is big enough to swallow a Lexus, and nearly did
FORT WORTH A giant sinkhole opened up on West Seventh Street Thursday, nearly swallowing a Lexus during a rainy morning rush hour. The monstrous collage of collapsed road pavement occurred at the intersection of West Seventh Street and Carroll Street, right next to the Velvet Taco and Montgomery Plaza. The sinkhole appeared to be about 10 feet in diameter, and several feet deep. Police were called to the area at 8:44 a.m., police spokesman Buddy Calzada said. No injuries were reported, but a Lexus had to be extracted from the giant hole and towed away, city workers said.