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US$51+ million of equipment sold in Ritchie Bros.’ latest Fort Worth, TX auction

Two-day auction attracts 5,900+ bidders from 56 countries; approx. 64% of equipment sold online

FORT WORTH, TX, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – More than 3,900 equipment items and trucks were sold for US$51+ million in Ritchie Bros.’ latest Fort Worth, TX auction, held this week.

More than 5,900 people from 56 countries registered to bid in the May 14 – 15, 2019 auction. Approximately 89 percent of the items in the auction were purchased by U.S. buyers, including 43 percent purchased by buyers from Texas. International buyers from such countries as Fiji, Japan, and the Ukraine purchased 11 percent of the equipment. Online buyers purchased 64 percent of the assets.

"We continue to see strong attendance for our live auctions in Texas, with 23 percent more bidders this week compared to the same a...

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Man gets life term in slaying of Texas mom selling jewelry

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A North Texas man has been convicted in the 2016 fatal shooting of a Dallas-area woman selling some of her jewelry to raise money to buy Christmas presents for her family.

Mario Hernan Lopez Gamez was convicted Monday of capital murder and received an automatic life prison term. Prosecutors in Fort Worth didn’t seek the death penalty in the slaying of April Vancleave of Arlington.

Arlington police said Vancleave in December 2016 used a cellphone app to arrange a meeting with potential buyers at a store. They never showed up. She went home.

Police believe Vancleave was followed, attacked and robbed in the parking lot of her apartment complex.

Lopez was arrested in February 2017.

A second suspect was arrested in mid-2017 and awaits trial on a capital murder charge.


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Impacted by the 2018 flood? You’ve got until 2 p.m. Thursday to apply in person for a low-interest loan

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Kentucky and Indiana businesses and residents impacted by severe storms and heavy flooding from February 21 through March 21 have until Thursday at 2 p.m. to apply in person for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Businesses and private non-profit organizations can borrow up to $2,000,000 to repair or replace damaged property and equipment. Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners for real estate.

Those in Hardin, Jefferson, Breckinridge Bullitt, Grayson, Hart, LaRue, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, and...

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Ritchie Bros. sells US$44+ million of equipment in Fort Worth, TX auction

Two-day event attracts 4,750+ bidders from 59 countries; 54% of equipment sold to online buyers

FORT WORTH, TX , May 17, 2018 /CNW/ – Ritchie Bros . sold US$44+ million of equipment and trucks over two days at its live, unreserved auction in Fort Worth, TX this week.

More than 4,750 people from 59 countries registered to bid in the May 15 – 16, 2018 event, including 3,450+ people registering to bid online. U.S. buyers purchased approximately 87 percent of the equipment, including 49 percent purchased by Texas buyers, while international buyers from such countries as Mexico , Thailand , and New Zealand purchased 13 percent of the equipment. Online buyers purchased 54 percent of the assets.

"We had a great turnout this week—with attendance up approximately 12 percent year over year—resulting...

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Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) – Attorneys for a Texas inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution for the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother during a birthday party 10 years ago outside a Fort Worth apartment.

Former Fort Worth street gang member Erick Davila is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening.

Lawyers for the 31-year-old Davila argue it’s improper for the elected Tarrant County district attorney to be involved in the case because she was the judge at Davila’s 2009 trial. They also contend evidence that Davila may have been high on drugs at the time of the shooting improperly was withheld from defense attorneys.

State lawyers are contesting the arguments.

Davila was convicted of killing Queshawn Stevenson and her 48-year-old...

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KW Realtor Kim Miller Helps National Charity League Rock the Runway to Benefit People in Need – The Business Journals

DALLAS, Apr. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Realtor Kim Miller, founder of the Kim Miller Group at Keller Williams, recently participated in the 21st Annual National Charity League Fashion Show at the Hurst Convention Center. The event benefited fourteen local charities including Battered Women’s Foundation, Christmas is for Children, Christmas Providers, Grace, Metroport Meals on Wheels, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Operation Kindness, Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, Southlake Special Olympics, Stepping Stones Foundation, Summer Santa, The Gatehouse, The Miracle League of Southlake and House of Shine.

"The fashion show raised $110,000 this year that will go to these fourteen deserving charities listed above," said Miller.

The National Charity League, Inc...

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Historic Baldridge House in Texas Comes With Converted Bank Vault

The Baldridge house in Fort Worth, TX, has been restored and modernized into a lovely Lone Star State jewel.

The energy industry bigwig and his wife, who oversaw the home’s overhaul, are downsizing and have recently put the historic home on the market for $7.95 million.

Built in the early 20th century for banker Earl Baldridge, the grand, three-story home is fashioned out of limestone and includes notable features such as huge columns, carved wood paneling throughout, and even a bank vault in the basement, a nod to its Wild West pedigree.

All of those distinct features remain after the estate’s remodel, including the original vault, which now houses a media room.

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Like good food, being on camera, and repping Fort Worth? Check out this TV-pilot event | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Fort Worth is about to have a starring role in a television pilot, and it’s the result of a tasty collaboration. Local chefs and artists will combine their talents for "A Night of Artists and Chefs," filming April 19-29 at Magdalena’s Catering and Events, at 502 Grand Ave.

Several dinners will be hosted during filming for the series, which is intended to focus on cities with vibrant dining and arts scenes. Local chefs will provide a tasting menu, and local artists will design the rooms in which the dinners will take place. Wish you could be a part of it? Tickets will be available to the general public, starting at $95, for 60 guests per dinner.

Producer Scott Browning, of Artists and Chefs Productions, plans to pitch the pilot episode to networks...

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TX: Fort Worth’s Transit Agency Unveils New Logo

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Business Beat: Andy’s Custard, Flying Burger get Longview sites

Real estate developer Scott Zhorne said he’s sold a pair of sites that will become Andy’s Frozen Custard and Flying Burger.

Zhorne, who usually builds a shell and leases property to to future occupants, said Andy’s Frozen Custard and Flying Burger bought sites at 310 E. Hawkins Parkway because they wanted more control.

The building will be next to Texas National Bank and a building housing Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt and Freshii.

Flying Burger, which serves pond-raised catfish and fish tacos in addition to hamburgers, was founded nine years go by Robert Smith in Magnolia.

Smith said Wyatt Adams is the franchisee who is opening Flying Burger restaurants in Longview, Texarkana, Shreveport and Boosier City...

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