Community must step up to save historic property in Fulshear from demolition
A historic home in Fulshear, Texas is on the verge of being demolished. FULSHEAR, Texas – A historic home in Fulshear, Texas is on the verge of being demolished. “It’s the only building that’s been here because of the fire in 1910 that’s still around,” Mayor Aaron Groff said. Sonya Simmons, a local realtor, resident and member of both the city’s historic preservation commission, is doing everything she can to save the structure. The city wants proof that there is interest in private entities stepping forward to fund the renovation.
‘Leaning Tower of Dallas’ is online star after implosion
DALLAS, Texas – A social media sensation dubbed the “Leaning Tower of Dallas” was born when a portion of a building survived an implosion in Dallas. After the implosion Sunday failed to bring down the core of the 11-story former Affiliated Computer Services building, the online jokes and photos began. Many, inspired by Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa, posted photos showing themselves pretending to prop up the lopsided tower. We have the Leaning Tower of Dallas.”An online petition even popped up to “save this landmark from destruction," noting, "if anything, do it for the memes.”Lloyd Nabors, whose company is handling the demolition, said crews will use a wrecking ball to take down the remaining tower, which included the elevator shafts. Nabors said the tower is leaning in the direction it was intended to fall, and there aren't any safety concerns.