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10/12/2012

Classic car buffs, especially those with lots of money to spend, may want to head to the Gaylord Texan next Saturday.

A collection of 175 automobiles, owned by longtime Texas car dealer and Houston Rockets basketball team owner Charlie Thomas, will be auctioned.

The collection includes many classic convertibles, muscle cars from the `60s and premier names from the glory days of the American auto industry.

Thumbing through the catalog, here’s a sample of what will be on sale: a 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner convertible and a 1965 Mustang convertible; a 1956 Chevy Bel Air Nomad station wagon and a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Coupe; a 1946 Chrysler Town & Country roadster and a 1953 Mercury Monterey station wagon.

Preview of the vehicles is Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. Saturday. The auction will begin at 10 a.m.

For more information on the auction, to preview the collection and to register to bid go online at: http://www.rmauctions.com/Default.cfm?SaleCode=CT12

- Bob Cox

04/20/2012

Texas, Fort Worth-Arlington jobless rates drop in March, Workforce Commission says

Texas added 10,900 jobs in March, the Texas Workforce Commission says this morning. Click here to read the st0ry at star-telegram.com.

- Scott Nishimura

 

02/01/2012

Fort Worth's Ashton hotel, Omni make US News top 10 luxury hotel list

The Ashton Hotel and the Omni Fort Worth are ranked among the top 10 luxury hotels in Dallas-Fort Worth by U.S. News & World Report.

The magazine says it looked at awards, expert recommendatons and user ratings for 35 luxury properties.

The Ashton fell in at No. 6 and the Omni Fort Worth rounded out the list at No. 10. Both are located in downtown Fort Worth.

"The Ashton Hotel proves that luxury looks good in a smaller size," the report said. "This petite boutique only has 39 guestrooms, but it feels rather spacious, according to recent guests."

And about the Omni, the report says the hotel’s location "appeals to business travelers, but its pool, spa, bars and restaurants make it a popular choice for leisure travelers as well."

The top luxury hotel in DFW -- the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.

_ Sandra Baker

10/31/2011

Worthington Hotel GM Jameson Fort Worth CVB's new chairman

Bob Jameson, general manager of The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, is new chairman of the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Jameson replaces Johnny Campbell, CEO of Sundance Square Management and chairman for the last four years.

“Johnny has done an extraordinary job helping to enhance Fort Worth’s reputation as a superior destination,” David Dubois, the CVB’s chief executive, said. “Hosting the 2011 Super Bowl certainly was a highlight of his leadership. We are fortunate to have Bob as our next chairman. He is passionate about Fort Worth and his commitment to our city runs deep.”

Scott Nishimura

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