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The Last Word: Princeton Mayor On Building Opportunities in the Fast-Growing Collin County City—and a New Hire

by | Feb 28, 2024
Princeton Mayor Brianna Chacón says new deputy city manager John Land's "leadership and expertise, especially in economic and community development, will be exponentially valuable" to the growing city.
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The Last Word: Allison Cook on How Farmers Branch Is Becoming a Restaurant Destination
by | Dec 6, 2023
Farmers Branch, the suburb on Dallas' northwest edge, has been many things since its founding as a community called Mustang Branch in the 1840s. One thing it hasn't been known for until now: a growing restaurant destination.
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Pickleball Eatertainment Concept ‘At Fault’ Coming to North Texas Next Spring
by | Sep 21, 2023
Farmers Branch will be the first city to get an At Fault pickleball eatertainment venue. The new concept will offer six indoor and four outdoor courts, three bars, and a restaurant offering a "top-shelf culinary experience." At least three more DFW venues are in the works, the founders say.
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Farmers Branch Aims for Groundbreaking on Its Solar Farm in Early 2024
by | Sep 11, 2023
By having a solar farm built on a former city landfill, Farmers Branch plans to be the first Texas city to power all its facilities with 100% locally generated renewable electricity. Groundbreaking is slated for early next year, with operations starting as soon as Fall 2024.
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Construction Begins on ‘One-of-a-Kind’ Glow-in-the-Dark Playground in Farmers Branch

by | Jun 27, 2023
In March, we previewed something truly innovative coming to Farmers Branch—a futuristic, glow-in-the-dark attraction the city says will be "the crown jewel of playgrounds." Well, don't tell the kids yet, but you can pencil in a date for an amazing evening experience: Joya at Oran Good Park is slated to open this fall. Take a sneak peek at its light-up delights here.
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Varsity Brands Hires New EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer
by | Jun 16, 2023
Joe Raines will work to help Varsity realize the benefits of scaling its platform while improving the performance of operations across its three businesses—BSN SPORTS, Varsity Spirit, and Herff Jones.
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Brookhaven Country Club Nets USA Pickleball National Championships
by | Mar 10, 2023
The tournament is moving from Indian Wells Tennis Club in California to Invited's Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch. To be held November 4-12, it will an increased capacity, with more than 3,500 amateur players and all of pickleball’s top pros set to compete on up to 65 courts.
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Farmers Branch Plans ‘Crown Jewel of Playgrounds’ That Glows in Dark for Evening Play
by | Mar 8, 2023
Farmers Branch plans to break ground next month on Joya at Oran Good Park. "The crown jewel of playgrounds" in the city will have eye-popping interactive features that actually glow in the dark, allowing for both day and evening play. There will also be also a zip line and a 27-foot sphere with six climbing levels. The city says the park could be open by this summer—but we have a video tour of all the magic that you can see right now.
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North Texas Video Game Developer Worldspark Studios Lands $3M for Metaverse Platform

by | Feb 28, 2022
The blockchain gaming studio's first title is Edenbrawl, a tech fantasy-style online multiplayer battle game. Within the game, players will be able to purchase and trade NFTs tied to things like character skins and weapons skins.
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DFW De Novo Bank Approval Still on Track: Execs Discuss COVID-19’s Industry Impact
by | Mar 23, 2020
Tyme Bank executives Joe Hansen and Ken Judd discuss how its de novo bank—the first in North Texas since 2009—could be part of the solution as small businesses eventually come back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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CyberTech: Razberi Technologies Raises $5.8M to Fuel Growth and Roll Out New Products
by | Oct 9, 2019
The Dallas cybersecurity and IoT company intends to use the Series B funding to build out its market coverage and continue to deliver its current products, among other plans.
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DI People: Crossmark Holdings, J.C. Penney, Work Shield Make Executive Announcements
by | Aug 27, 2019
You’ll also find news from Comstock Resources, Trinity Hunt Partners, Fiesta Restaurant Group, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Locke Lord, Velvet Taco, and Mary Kay in this roundup of executive and leadership moves in North Texas.
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Follow the Money: MoneyGram Gets $50M Investment, LegacyTexas Makes $2.1B Bank Merger

by | Jun 20, 2019
You’ll also find news about Wildcat Capital Management, 4WEB Medical, Invitation Homes, TPG, Archeio Technologies, Higginbotham, and BARBRI Inc. in this roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity involving companies and investors in North Texas.
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One North Texas Rideshare Company Launching, Another Expands Coverage Area
by | Jun 19, 2019
Alto is adding more North Texas cities to its app, while Pick says it will launch later this year in the DFW area.
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Farmers Branch-based Ultravision Investing $4M in Expansion, Tripling Workforce
by | Aug 16, 2018
Ultravision dynamic LED digital displays are installed across the globe from New York's Times Square to Paris' Châtelet-Les Halles Commuter Rail Station.
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Entrepreneurs Hear How to Succeed at Dallas Consumer Product Innovations Day
by | Jul 13, 2018
Several successful CPG entrepreneurs told their stories at the Dallas Consumer Product Innovations Day at the Addison TreeHouse Thursday. Other companies got to pitch their ideas to the experts and the audience.
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