Freight trains are the little engine that could of the transportation industry, really janky-looking and slow but refusing to die. In fact, the freight train industry is doing better than ever in states sitting on top of shale, enjoying a massive increase in business thanks fracking. There are over ... More >>
Via.LaPrelle says the Big Boy's move in April has prompted calls from all over the world.Got a call this morning from Bob LaPrelle, president and CEO of the Museum of the American Railroad, which, as you're well aware by now, is due to roll out of Fair Park to its new digs in Frisco. I'd left him ... More >>
The Lubbock lawyer teamed up with Innocent Project lawyer Jeff Blackburn to see the state compensation for exonerees raised. Now both men are under fire from their clients.
"Queens for a day" could be a sign that feds are getting really ambitious.
About a month back we looked at docs the Texas Department of Transportation submitted to the Federal Railroad Administration in the hopes of landing some federal money dough for that loooooong-discussed Dallas-Fort Worth-to-Houston high-speed rail line. Long story short: The state wanted $18 mill ... More >>
Once upon a time, the City Attorney's Office had hoped to get the Museum of the American Railroad outta Fair Park by August 1. But that was way back in February -- before the myriad court hearings and legal filings that ultimately led to Judge Martin Hoffman setting a January 2011 trial date in t ... More >>
Museum of the American Railroad/Larry Ford, Wilson & CompanyOne of five new "views" of the Museum of the American Railroad's new home in Frisco ... one dayMan, those were good times back in February and March -- headin' down to the George Allen seemingly every other week for a hearing in City ... More >>
Museum of the American Railroad CEO Bob LaPrelle and attorney William Brotherton before today's hearingIt was all hugs and kisses in Judge Martin Hoffman's courtroom at the George Allen today -- but only because before the city and the Museum of the American Railroad faced off over the museum's r ... More >>
Richard AllenOver the last year, whenever I have spoken with Richard Allen, CEO of The Allen Group, he has been open at times, guarded at others. But I have to say today, when he and I talked about his entry into Chapter 11 bankruptcy, he sounded better than he has in some time -- more confidant ... More >>
LEGO A couple of local items of interest, courtesy nonprofit Public Citizen. After the jump, another Chantix chant, but first up, the D.C.-based consumer advocacy group's involved in some federal litigation in Tarrant County, where Fort Worth-based Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is trying to ... More >>
Critics blame poisons from the tie plant for severe birth defects
The railroad tie plant that gave birth to tiny Somerville may now be killing the town, residents claim
Bill Blaydes was the only council member to get a peek at David Dean's contract before it went before the council. Tomorrow at city council, Mayor Laura Miller will try to get one of the seven council members who voted to approve Trans-Texas Corridor lobbyist David Dean's $515,000 contract on Octobe ... More >>
So? Maybe I left something out. Nobody's perfect. Wanna fight?
Noodleswing Thai Cafe aims for the fence--and misses
Increasing train traffic rattles nerves and homes in Fort Worth
How The Dallas Morning News spins the Trinity River project
Or so say the proponents of 24-hour child care. The facts say otherwise.