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Gordon Dickson


Fort Worth, TX, United States

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Past articles by Gordon:

A record number of kids are dying in hot cars. Should vehicles have back seat alarms?

A record number of children are dying in hot cars. A bill in Congress that would require carmakers to install alarms to warn parents a kid or pet is still in the back seat. Manufacturers say public awareness is key. → Read More

Traffic alert! Avoid this stretch of highway 360 tonight and tomorrow morning

Drivers should avoid highway 360 in Arlington Monday night and Tuesday morning. Only one lane in each direction will be open between Pioneer Parkway and Mitchell Street, so workers can do bridge work. → Read More

Why did this Fort Worth transit official abruptly quit, then lash out on Twitter?

Linda Thornton, vice president of marketing and communications at Trinity Metro, abruptly resigned last week. After she quit, she lashed out on Twitter, calling Fort Worth’s transit agency a hostile workplace. → Read More

Traffic alert! A stretch of Interstate 30 will be shut down starting this weekend

Drivers should avoid Interstate 30 in west Fort Worth, where all lanes will be closed Sunday and Monday night for bridge work at Chapel Creek Boulevard. The closures will be 9 p.m to 6 a.m. each night. → Read More

For prospective home owners, is Dallas-Fort Worth becoming more of a buyer’s market?

The real estate boom in Dallas-Fort Worth may be tightening, with pending home sales dropping in May. Experts say North Texas may becoming more of a buyer’s market, with houses staying on the market longer. → Read More

A safety probe at Southwest Airlines leads to the removal of 3 FAA senior managers

The FAA removed three managers as part of a probe into several issues at Southwest Airlines. The Wall Street Journal reported the removals may relate to retaliation against whistleblowers who exposed problems. → Read More

Here’s what Trump defense secretary nominee Mark Esper had to say about the job

Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Trump’s defense secretary nominee, visited Fort Worth in December. He spoke about the cabinet position and the importance of recruiting more Americans for military service. → Read More

How fast was a train going before 25 ethanol tanker cars derailed in Fort Worth?

The NTSB is looking into whether a railroad crew could have been better warned about flood water covering the railroad tracks in Fort Worth, just before 25 ethanol tanker cars derailed, causing a huge fire. → Read More

Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer runs from Fort Worth to OKC. How did the train get its name?

The Amtrak Heartland Flyer has traveled from Fort Worth, Texas to Oklahoma City for 20 years. Learn about how it got its name, how many people ride it each day and what it costs to keep the train route running. → Read More

Rex Tillerson buys a Fort Worth-area mansion with an indoor batting cage & pool bar

Rex Tillerson, president Trump’s former secretary of state, is buying a Fort Worth-area mansion owned by retired pro baseball player Vernon Wells. The home in Weslake’s Vaquero area was listed for $8.5 million. → Read More

Paul McCartney dazzles in the first big concert at the Texas Rangers’ baseball park

Sir Paul McCartney gave Arlington’s Globe Life Park a rock and roll royal christening Friday night, playing 37 songs over nearly three hours in the first event of its kind at the Texas Rangers baseball club’s yard. → Read More

Here’s Paul McCartney’s set list for his Arlington, Texas concert

Paul McCartney played for three hours Friday night, dazzling a crowd at Arlington’s Globe Life Park with 37 hits from his years with The Beatles, Wings and his solo career. → Read More

Lost luggage? Delayed flight? Don’t call the airline. Send them a tweet.

Air travelers are turning to Twitter, Facebook and other social media to communicate with American, Southwest and other airlines about delayed flights and lost luggage. → Read More

TEXRail was $90 million under budget. Should Fort Worth’s transit agency keep the money?

Trinity Metro may already have nearly all the money it needs to extend TEXRail two additional miles, to open a station at Fort Worth’s medical district, officials said. → Read More

Uber will test driverless cars and unmanned aircraft at Fort Worth Alliance Airport

Uber and other companies have a new place to test their driverless technology — a new proving ground at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. → Read More

Is your drive to work better today than in 2016? Some Texans are doing better than others

From 2016 to today, has your drive to work gotten better or worse? The answer probably varies widely, depending upon where in North Texas you live, and where you work. → Read More

Is this public housing area Fort Worth’s best hope for luring a big corporate campus?

Fort Worth public housing residents are being relocated from the Butler Place east of downtown and the area between I-35W, I-30 and U.S. 287 could be a made into a corporate campus. → Read More

The railroad tracks were covered in water when this load of ethanol cars came through

A set of Fort Worth railroad tracks where a train derailment, ethanol spill and explosion occurred in April was underwater at the time the train came through, an official said. → Read More

Soon you’ll be able to ride TEXRail from Fort Worth all the way to Plano. Here’s how:

Fort Worth’s TEXRail commuter train line already serves DFW Airport, and starting in 2022 DART’s Cotton Belt line to Plano is scheduled to be there, too. → Read More

Check your driver’s license. Next year, it might not be able to get you on a plane

Starting Oct. 1, 2020, if your Texas driver’s license doesn’t have a star on a gold background in the upper right corner you may not be able to get on a commercial airplane. → Read More