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Welcome to my blog about the Chisholm Trail Parkway Toll Road.

Please visit the first post of this blog for more information about the CTP Toll Road.

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Chisholm Trail Updates on NTTA

We have been exploring the Trail together, and our last stop was at Oakmont. I now want to feature one particular neighborhood in this area,
Mira Vista. According to the Homeowners association website, “Surrounded by Fort Worth’s best private schools, hospitals, restaurants and
shopping, the Mira Vista community, with its private country club, has always been a premier residential community in Fort Worth.”
http://miravistahomeowners.com/?page_id=16 See my previous post on Oakmont for details about the facilities offered in this area. The

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Chisholm trail parkway update

 It's been over a year since the CTP opened, and just as long since my last update.  That's becuse I have been living on it!  It seems like I live on the road, and the trail is a big part of it.   It's making my life a lot easier, as crazy as it is to live out of my car.   I have even convinced my husband to use it as much possible.  He finally sees the value of avoiding so much stop and go traffic.  And I got my dad a toll tag for Father's Day.   He has been using it regularly too!   My teenage sons are both learning to drive, and I have them practice on the toll road a lot!  Its a great way to practice highway driving without high traffic.  Both of their schools are easy access from the CTP which makes it a…
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If you want a unique dining experience, stop by Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. This family owned business, has made it a tradition to provide quality food with superior service. This eatery is much more than just a restaurant, they also operate a food truck. This truck provides meats and seafoods to surrounding restaurants each day.

Pappas ensured that his business was built with integrity. He did this by closely paying attention to all the small things. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse was established in 1976, by Pappas grandsons, Chris and Harris.

Today there are more than 80 different Pappas Bros restaurant locations throughout seven different states. These include Texas, New Mexico, Ohio, Georgia, Illinois, Arizona and Colorado. Pappas Bros.

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The Estilo Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse is the ultimate authentic Brazilian experience in Dallas. It features Gaucho style Brazilian cuisine with the culture of Southern Brazil offered right in your own city.

You’ll have the best service with the gaucho experience offered and fantastic Brazilian meats right at your table. You won’t leave hungry at Estilo; stop in for lunch, dinner, cocktail hour or a special occasion and get the authentic experience. Here is a look at the Estilo experience.

About Estilo

Estilo Gaucho is located in Dallas/Frisco at 8650 State Highway 121. Their lunch hours are weekdays from 11am to 2pm and dinner hours are from 5pm to 10pm on Mondays through Thursdays, 5pm to 10:30pm on Fridays, Saturdays from 4:30pm to

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3 Stacks Smoke & Tap in Frisco has only been open since February of 2013 but it is already become most local’s “regular” place to grab amazing barbeque. It’s located at 4226 Preston Road and really stands out even in the barbeque-loving DFW.

Not only have they mastered the taste but all of your senses will experience the amazingness behind 3 Stacks from the beautiful presentation to the sounds and smells of the smoking meats. Here is a look at what Trace Arnold has created in Frisco that has everyone in DFW talking.

About 3 Stacks Smoke & Tap

The restaurant was started by the friendly Trace Arnold who is almost like a “Rib whisperer” in his approach to barbeque. He has created specific guidelines to make the experience what it is at 3

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Dallas' Victory Park is undergoing new construction. In the very near future there will be four new towers on the property. One office tower and three high rise apartment buildings. The reasons for these new projects are due to the upgrades being made to the streets and other public areas. The retail space at Victory Park will also undergo construction in an effort to get more businesses leasing out space.

Of the four new developments currently in the works, the 28 story apartment tower will be the biggest. It will be located at the north end on the corner of Houston Street and Hi Line Drive. It will be known as Katy Station and is being built by EDI International.

According to Victory Park management, on the south end of the property there

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Downtown Dallas is fortunate to be seeing over 200 new jobs coming to the area. Comparex USA is bringing its high-tech headquarters to downtown Dallas offering more than 200 jobs with it. It’s a German-based global cloud solutions and software company that was looking to open a new North American headquarters.

It’s going to set up shop at the Plaza of the Americas in downtown Dallas and will sit on the 19th floor of the tower at 600 North Pearl Street. Here is a look at the new jobs coming to Dallas.

About the addition of Comparex USA Inc.

The company’s new headquarters is set to include a major sales and operations center. The location on Pearl Street in the Plaza of the Americas is expected to support their aggressive, high-growth

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It's pretty easy to see that H-E-B is doing something in the North Texas area. They have been making land deals and have accumulated plenty of acres throughout the area.

The store has already been building stores in San Antonio and Houston. They are making a difference and redefining what shoppers consider a traditional Texas supermarket.

Potential Locations

The San Antonio-based grocer has been buying up locations throughout the DFW area for a few years now. Some of the locations they have scooped up include:

  • Allen
  • Dallas
  • Fort Worth
  • Grand Prairie
  • McKinney
  • Plano
  • DeSoto
  • Corinth
  • Murphy
  • And Others!

A large expansion to the north seems to make sense for the company, but they are not known for moving

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If you prefer to go out for Easter brunch, there are plenty of choices throughout Dallas-Fort Worth. Many of the choices will provide the perfect spot for your family. Here are some of the best choices.

The Woolworth - 1520 Elm Street, Suite 201, Dallas

This restaurant provides Easter Sunday brunch and you can take a walk through the Klyde Warren Park after. The brunch will include huevos rancheros, buttermilk biscuits with habanero fried chicken, bone-in ribeye and much more. There are all types of specialty cocktails, as well. Brunch will run from 10am to 3pm at The Wollworth.

Tillman's Roadhouse - 2933 Crockett Street, Fort Worth

This rustic and cozy spot will offer chicken fried steak, eggs and many other choices for brunch. You

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DFW residents love crawfish and the season to indulge is upon us. Get ready for a messy, spicy treat with crawfish around the area. The seafood sensation goes perfect with a cold beer and you don’t have to be in Louisiana to indulge. Here are the restaurants in Dallas that you’re going to find amazing Crawfish, plus the Crawfish Festivals that you have to check out in the area.

Mudbug Bash 2015 – Main Street Garden

The 3rd annual Mudbug Bash is coming to downtown Dallas this March and you don’t want to miss it. It’s the biggest crawfish party of the year and features live music and great food. Spend the afternoon in the park with JackFM and 105.3 The FAN hosting the event.

You can try sweet spicy Cajun crawfish along with great beer,

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