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See where these coaching and sports legends will be next season. | Graphic by FTWtoday, photos via Wikipedia + FTWtoday
With the Super Bowl last night, it’s hard for other sports news to take top priority, but these mix-ups from local teams will give it the old college try. Keep reading to see which sports and coaching legends are trading jerseys and who’s hanging around.

Mike Zimmer

The former Minnesota Viking head coach is coming home to North Texas. Zimmer is reported to be the new Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator, replacing Dan Quinn, who was hired by the Washington Commanders. The Commanders are also taking Joe Whitt, Jr. + attempting to poach defensive back coach Al Harris.

Zimmer started as an assistant coach for the Cowboys in 1994 and served as the defensive coordinator from 2000 to 2006. He was part of the coaching staff when “America’s Team” won their last Super Bowl in 1996.

Gary Patterson

The former TCU head coach is headed to another Big 12 rival. After resigning from TCU in October 2021 and spending the 2022 season with the University of Texas as a consultant, he’ll soon be sporting Baylor green and gold as a senior-level strategic consultant.

With six TCU conference championships and two National Coach of the Year awards, Patterson will now help Baylor staff break down upcoming opponents and scout potential players for the Bears.

Adolis García

Don’t panic, Rangers fans — the World Series Champion right fielder isn’t going anywhere. García and the Texas Rangers settled on the framework for a contract last week, narrowly avoiding an arbitration hearing.

The two-year contract totals $14 million — $4.75 million in 2024 and $9.25 million in 2025 — with the potential to escalate to $20.5 million. The deal with the ALCS MVP is set to go through pending a physical exam.
 
 
Events
 
Monday, Feb. 12
  • TCU Men’s Basketball | Monday, Feb. 12 | 7-9 p.m. | Schollmaier Arena, 3000 Stadium Dr., Fort Worth | $45-$55 | Watch the Horned Frogs tip-off against the West Virginia Mountaineers.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
  • Galentine’s Bouquet Making | Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 3-10 p.m. | The Coupe, 314 S. Main St., Ste. 110, Fort Worth | $36.64 | Sip a glass of bubbly while arranging a bouquet for your sweetheart, your best friend, or yourself.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
  • Valentine’s Day at the Arcade | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 3-11 p.m. | Free Play Fort Worth, 1311 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth | $25 | Grab an entree + a festive cocktail or draft beer and play unlimited arcade games.
Thursday, Feb. 15
  • Leah Rudick | Thursday, Feb. 15-Saturday, Feb. 17 | Times vary | Big Laugh Comedy Club, 604 Main St., Fort Worth | $25 | The TikTok star turned stand-up comic from Los Angeles is touring the country with her brother.
Friday, Feb. 16
  • Fort Worth Home & Garden Show | Friday, Feb. 16-Sunday, Feb. 18 | Times vary | Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth | Free | Peruse the latest interior design selections, join master garden seminars, and watch cooking demonstrations.
Saturday, Feb. 17
  • Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo | Saturday, Feb. 17 | 1:30 p.m. | Cowtown Coliseum, 121 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth | $15-$108 | Grab tickets to the rodeo + celebrate the contribution of Black cowpokes in their building of the American West.
Sunday, Feb. 18
  • Save the Polar Bears Run | Sunday, Feb. 18-Thursday, Feb. 29 | Times vary | Fort Worth | $21.05-$23.05 | Run a 1 miler, 5K, 10K, half or full marathon wherever you want for International Polar Bear Day, which is celebrated on February 27.
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News Notes
 
Coming Soon
  • Loews Arlington Hotel will open tomorrow with a new authentic Italian restaurant. Created by executive chef Mouhssine “Moose” Benhamacht, Farena will serve Neopolitan-style pizza and house-made pasta + feature an expansive outdoor patio opening this spring. Make reservations.
Development
  • The US Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $4.5 million contract to Kansas City-based architecture and engineering firm Black & Veatch to design three flood gates and a pump station for the Panther Island Project. The design of the bypass channels is currently underway by CDM-Stanley Joint Venture.
Closed
  • Wood-fired pizzeria Fireside Pies is closed again — less than a year since its reopening in Left Bank. Originally known as Thirteen Pies on Crockett Street, the restaurant was sold to Golden Chick in 2018, renamed and closed in 2022. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Jobs
  • Michigan-based transportation company Hollingsworth is shutting down its facility on Lockheed Boulevard and laying off 153 employees by Sunday, March 31. The closure comes after Lockheed Martin decided not to renew a contract with Hollingsworth. (The Dallas Morning News)
Biz
  • The three investors who revived Roy Pope Grocery in 2021 are splitting up. Lou Lambert and Chris Reale are departing the partnership, while Mark Harris is looking to bring in new investors. The three will continue to collaborate on Paris Coffee Shop. (Fort Worth Report)
Awards
  • Sporty and smart24 TCU student-athletes received the 2023 1A FAR Academic Excellence Award, which recognizes student-athletes who graduate with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.8 and participated in two or more years of NCAA intercollegiate athletics. TCU tied the Big 12’s record for number of athletes recognized.
Travel
  • Hotel Drover has been nominated for Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for the third year in a row. Vote by Monday, Feb. 26 keep the Stockyards hotel on the map. Bonus: voters are entered into a drawing to win $15,000 in cash or a Viking Expedition Voyage for two.
Finance
  • Discover a brighter financial future with Money Pickle, your gateway to personalized financial advice. Connect with vetted financial advisors, handpicked to provide fiduciary guidance that directly aligns with your goals for investments, retirement, and beyond. Schedule your complimentary video consultation.*
 
 
Transit
 
🚂 Out with the old, in with the new
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The open-air Richland Hills Station will be decommissioned, in favor of the Trinity Lakes Station. | Photo by Trinity Metro
Attention commuters — the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will have a new station in northeast Fort Worth very soon.

Trinity Metro is set to close the TRE Richland Hills Station at the end of service on Saturday, Feb. 17, and open service at the brand-new Trinity Lakes Station — about two miles away — on Monday, Feb. 19.

Construction is currently underway at 1539 Central Park Dr., Hurst — between the current Richland Hills and Bell stations — located east of Loop 820 and north of Trinity Boulevard.

The new station is part of Trinity Lakes, a 1,600-acre master plan that includes a transit-oriented development with retail spaces and residences.

The Richland Hills station opened in 2000 but will be decommissioned after service ends.

TRE has been running commuter services between downtown Fort Worth and downtown Dallas since 2001 — you may have seen the iconic red, white, and blue three-car train crossing one of Cowtown’s many bridges.
 
The Buy
 
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