In your Wednesday Report: There’s an obstacle for people getting started in investing: Understanding and finding good deals. Business reporter Seth Bodine explains how a new investing network at Texas Christian University aims to take away those barriers and build an investing community in Fort Worth.
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Also, downtown is rebounding with several new developments and new leases indicating the strength of business following the pandemic. Business editor Bob Francis tells us what’s going up.
And, the Fort Worth City Council will not meet again until Aug. 2. Here’s what you need to know about city services throughout the month of July. And, reporter Rachel Behrndt explains what you need to know about the final council meeting before break.
Plus, the Fort Worth City Council allocated $40,000 to study where the planned African American Museum and Cultural Center should be located. But the money comes with strings attached: The museum committee must study multiple sites. Reporter Chongyang Zhang details the latest on the proposed museum.
And, Michelle Green-Ford just held her first annual meeting as CEO of the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce. Business editor Bob Francis chats with Green-Ford about the chamber’s new initiatives.
Finally, Bridgestone donated $20,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County on Tuesday in honor of National Tire Safety Week. Photojournalist Cristian ArguetaSoto attends the check presentation and Car Care Clinic that followed.
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