Archives for November 2011

Renovations finally under way at east Fort Worth affordable-housing complex

By Alex Branch Star-Telegram FORT WORTH -- The rumble of bulldozers and that shrill beeping emitted by construction vehicles when they back up sometimes stir Herman Mosley from his sleep in his Prince Hall Gardens apartment. But he wakes up smiling. The 44-year-old says he is finally hearing the sounds of improvement at the long-troubled east Fort Worth apartments. Ten buildings have … [Read more...]

Jean Lafitte Hotel to get a face-lift

By Laura Elder The Daily News Lafitte beat: For years, developers have promised to restore the vacant Jean Lafitte Hotel, 2105 Church St. in the island’s downtown, only to delay and disappoint. The 84-year-old building sat empty for more than two decades and was a vagrant magnet. But Port Aurthur-based The ITEX Group said its plan to transform the eyesore into an apartment complex with … [Read more...]