Best of 2021: H-E-B purchases land; SH 170 overhaul and more top news stories from Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth

H-E-B adds to its presence in North Texas with recently purchased land in the Alliance area of Fort Worth. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-E-B adds to its presence in North Texas with recently purchased land in the Alliance area of Fort Worth. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

H-E-B adds to its presence in North Texas with recently purchased land in the Alliance area of Fort Worth. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here is a list of the five most popular Community Impact Newspaper stories from Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth in 2021 based on website traffic.

1. H-E-B expands North Texas presence with land purchase in Alliance area

Grocery store chain H-E-B purchased land from Hillwood at the northwest corner of Heritage Trace Parkway and North Riverside Drive in the Alliance area of Fort Worth, an H-E-B spokesperson confirmed. The property is located near the Alliance Town Center. The land sale was finalized Feb. 4.

2. City Council denies zoning change for multifamily development in north Fort Worth

At a meeting Feb. 23, Fort Worth City Council denied a zoning change for a multifamily development near Tehama Ridge Parkway in far north Fort Worth. The proposed development, located in the 9200-9400 block of Tehama Ridge Parkway, included 340 multifamily apartment units along with roughly 40 single-family townhomes and cottages.


3. SH 170 project will meet needs of residents in Keller, Roanoke, north Fort Worth

The expansion of SH 170 began in October 2020 and is projected to be completed by 2023. Once finished, this section of SH 170 will have 10 lanes and seven bridges, according to Val Lopez, Texas Department of Transportation public information officer for the Fort Worth district.

4. Hooters spinoff Hoots Wings to open in Fort Worth

Hoots Wings restaurants are a smaller, fast-casual alternative to Hooters’ restaurants and sports bars.

5.TxDOT proposes $400 million project to improve I-35W in north Fort Worth

The scope of the proposed improvements includes widening I-35W main lanes from four lanes, two in each direction, to six lanes with three in each direction. Main lanes will also be separated by a median for the 17-mile portion of I-35W, according to a city news release.
By Steven Ryzewski
Steven Ryzewski is the editor for Community Impact Newspaper's Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth editions. Before joining Community Impact in 2021, he worked in hyperlocal journalism for nine years in Central Florida as an editor, sports editor and correspondent.