Comerica Bank’s Texas Index Up Slightly

DALLAS, Jan. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index increased by 0.1 points in October to 135.8. October’s index reading is 40 points, or 42 percent, above the index cyclical low of 95.5. The index averaged 128.5 points for all of 2017, 4.2 points above the average for 2016. September’s index reading was 135.7.

The Comerica Bank Texas Economic Activity Index increased slightly in October, following a small increase in September. The two-month gain in our headline index for Texas reverses a slight two-month decline over July and August. In October, six out of nine sub-indexes were positive. They were non-farm payrolls, unemployment insurance claims (inverted), house prices, industrial electricity demand, state trade and sales tax revenue...

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Dallas woman says husband slain because he was beating cat

DALLAS, TX – Dallas police say a 47-year-old woman has told detectives she shot and killed her husband because he was beating the family cat.

Authorities say Mary Harrison has been arrested and jailed on a murder charge for the slaying of her 49-year-old husband Dexter Harrison. She’s held on $100,000 bond.

Mary Harrison told authorities the shooting Saturday occurred during an argument. Dexter Harrison was taken to a hospital where he died.

Dallas police, in a statement Sunday, say she told officers that he’d been beating the cat.

Neighbors say the family cat recently went missing, Mary Harrison had posted signs about it disappearing and the pet eventually returned.

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3 grass-roots North Texas groups are saving lives, one veteran at a time

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BRT Apartments Corp. Acquires 281-Unit Value Add Property in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

GREAT NECK, N.Y., May 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BRT Apartments Corp. (NYSE:BRT) announced that an entity in which it has a 50% equity interest acquired Landings of Carrier Parkway, a 281-unit multi-family property located in Grand Prairie, Texas, midway between Dallas and Ft. Worth, for $30.8 million, including $19.0 million of mortgage debt obtained in connection with the acquisition. The mortgage debt matures in 2028, carries an interest rate of 4.37% and is interest only until 2023. BRT contributed $7.3 million of equity in connection with the acquisition and anticipated improvements to the property.

“Landings of Carrier Parkway presents BRT with a unique opportunity to reposition a property located in a submarket undergoing strong economic growth,” stated Jeffrey A...

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United® Real Estate Experiences 121% Growth Year Over Year in Transaction Volume and 106% Growth in Agent Count

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Southern Land Co. to develop Nove at Knox – Dallas Business Journal

Nashville-based developer Southern Land Co. has broken ground on Novē at Knox, a 310-unit apartment property in Dallas’ Knox-Henderson neighborhood.

To be located at 3031 Oliver Ave., the complex will span 19 stories and include 41 junior suites, 159 one-bedroom apartments and 90 two-bedroom apartments. Another 16 penthouses, some of which will have private terraces, are planned for the buildings 18th and 19th floors.

The property’s amenities will include a concierge and 10,000 square feet of private open space connected to McKinney Avenue, featuring a dog park and outdoor seating area with grills and fireplace. A fifth-floor amenity area will also offer a resort-style pool and private cabanas with TVs, a fitness center, flex room and residents lounge.

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Black Creek’s Mace McClatchy talks industrial real estate buy in Houston area – Houston Business Journal

Black Creek Group, a Denver-based real estate investment firm, recently acquired a 351,960-square-foot industrial park in Stafford in Fort Bend County.

It’s far from the last deal Black Creek will make in Houston in 2018.

"I’d do a deal in Houston every day if I could," said Mace McClatchy, senior vice president of the south central U.S. for Black Creek Group’s Dallas office, when asked if the firm was pursuing other opportunities in Houston. "Black Creek is a big fan of Houston. … We have several interesting prospects down there right now."

In late April, Black Creek bought Stafford Grove Industrial Park, a three-building, Class A industrial park that delivered around a year ago. The park was built by Dallas-based Crow Holdings Industrial...

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VolunteerNow presents 12th Annual Hearts of Texas Luncheon

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VolunteerNow will honor former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach with the 2018 VolunteerNow Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to transforming North Texas through volunteerism. Mr. Staubach will receive the award at the 12th Annual Hearts of Texas Luncheon.

Staubach, a Vietnam War veteran and innovative real estate and business powerhouse, has served his country and community for decades. From putting his football career on hold to complete his Navy service, to raising millions for critical North Texas nonprofits, Staubach embodies the spirit of giving...

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New Grapevine mixed-use project will include shopping and two apartment communities

Billingsley Co.

Developer Billingsley Co. – whose Cypress Waters community has grown to one of North Texas most successful office and apartment projects – is headed to Grapevine with a new mixed-use development.

Billingsley has received approval from Grapevine’s city council to build a 30-acre retail and apartment project near Grapevine Mills Mall.

The project – between the mall and Kubota Tractor’s new North American headquarters campus – is at 3570 and 3580 North Grapevine Mills Boulevard.

The development will include renovation of the existing Grapevine Mills Crossing shopping center.

Billingsley plans to construct a 4-building, 27,400-square-foot retail center called The Shacks...

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Dallas Cowboys release WR Dez Bryant

Dallas Cowboys release WR Dez Bryant

After the meeting, Bryant took to Twitter with his immediate thoughts on parting with the Cowboys.

— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) April 13, 2018

Cowboy nation I need you to know this wasn’t my decision.. I will always love y’all… forever Dallas in my heart

— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) April 13, 2018

The Cowboys selected Bryant with the No. 24 pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Jerry Jones released the following statement on the decision to cut ties with Bryant:

"As an organization we hold Dez Bryant in the highest regard, and we are grateful for his passion, spirit and contributions to this team for the past eight years. He will always be a valued member of our family.

Dez and I share a personal and professional relationship that is very strong, and he is one of just a handful of players with whom I have...

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