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Lawsuits filed: April 8 to 14

Cases filed from April 8 to 14 in Gregg County Civil Court. Cases that end in an “A” were considered in the 188th District Court; “B” in the 124th District Court; and “CCL2” in the County Court at Law 2:

■ 2018-696-B ex parte v. Claudia Nicole Beekman, expunction of records

■ 2018-699-B Discover Bank v. Zoe A. Ferguson, breach of contract

■ 2018-713-B Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. Alexa Griffin, breach of contract

■ 2018-721-B Linda J. Corvin v. Melissa G. Yount, auto personal injury/damages

■ 2098-H State of Texas v. Nickie Barton, writ of habeas corpus

■ 2099-H State of Texas v. Shaglenda Reddix, writ of habeas corpus

■ 2018-695-A Capital One Bank USA NA v. Matthew Maxwell, breach of contract

■ 2018-709-A Thomas Mitchell and Lucienda Crook v. East Texas Bridge Inc...

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Henderson Avenue makeover wins Dallas City Council approval

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The Dallas City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a rezoning plan that will reshape a stretch of Henderson Avenue.

While the plan had strong support from neighbors, it faced fierce opposition from some vocal East Dallas residents who believe the project is too big and will bring too much traffic to the area. But the developer, Mark Masinter, agreed to scale back portions of the project.

That was enough to win Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam Medrano’s support.

"I know a lot of people are going to still be upset," he said. "I think a lot of folks wanted to deny it outright."

Masinter had sold the plan for retail, offices, green space, greenhouses and restaurants as an antidote to "stick-built apartments and bars" that the area could get with zoning in place...

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Chemical Weapons: A Brief History from WWI to Syria

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ESPN predictions: All-in on Villanova

Villanova has dismantled every team in its path this NCAA tournament. Should the Wildcats beat Michigan by at least 10 points in Monday’s title game, Villanova would be the first team in history to win every tournament game by double figures.

The tournament has tipped off. Your picks are locked in. It’s time to find out how your bracket is holding up. Check your brackets

In the Wildcats’ way is the Wolverines, with the combo of Moe Wagner and a maddening defense. How will it all end?

If you believe our experts, Villanova is on its way to another title.

Expert predictions: National title game

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El Pollo Loco Announces the Grand Opening of New Restaurant in Richardson, TX

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — El Pollo Loco, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOCO), the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken chain, opened its newest restaurant in Richardson, TX today. The new El Pollo Loco, located at 1400 E. Beltline Rd., marks the first restaurant to open in Richardson.

“We are excited to expand our presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth market and bring our fans another conveniently located destination to enjoy our signature citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken and authentic Mexican-inspired entrees,” said Gus Siade, Senior Vice President of Operations at El Pollo Loco. “The DFW market is a special one for us and with now more than 10 restaurants in the area, El Pollo Loco is thrilled to serve the community of Richardson...

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WaterWalk Breaks Ground in Richardson, Texas

WICHITA, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WaterWalk, Jack DeBoer’s fifth national brand, announced today the groundbreaking of its third property at 2210 North Glenville Drive in Richardson, Texas. This is the second WaterWalk franchise property sponsored by MBC Partners who opened their first WaterWalk franchise property in Centennial, Colorado in September of this year.

“We look forward to a smooth construction period, a strong pre-opening sales effort, and witnessing the operational talents for which WaterWalk management is well known.”

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The planned two-building, four-story, 153-room hybrid hotel and apartment concept has a projected opening date of November 2018...

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Pigg, Tommie Catherine

Tommie Catherine Pigg, 84, of Richardson, passed away Wednesday, March 7. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 23 at 11 a.m., Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, 3901 North Star Road, Richardson, TX. A reception will follow.

She was born Tommie Catherine Bunting Oct. 5, 1933 in Bryan, graduated Stephen F. Austin High School in 1951, and Baylor University with a BA in Education in 1954. She returned home to marry her high-school sweetheart, James Calvin Pigg, also of Bryan. They were married 63 years before she lost her valiant four-year fight with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer.

Tommie was the daughter of William David and Dorothy Bunting. Her father served as Brazos County School Superintendent and was instrumental in desegregating county schools...

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Kobe Steel CEO to Resign Over False-Data Scandal

TOKYO— Kobe Steel Ltd.’s KBSTY 1.54% chief executive said he would step down effective April 1 to take responsibility for a quality scandal that has shaken Japan’s reputation for top-notch manufacturing.

“To demonstrate that Kobe Steel has changed and to speed up change, we need new management,” said Hiroya Kawasaki, the head of Japan’s third-largest steelmaker.

Kobe Steel—which supplies the makers of cars, planes and nuclear plants—admitted in October to falsifying quality specifications on products shipped to hundreds of customers, prompting an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. On Tuesday, the company said some of the data falsification went back 50 years.

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Kobe Steel’s announcement opened the floodgates for similar revelations at other top manufacturers, p...

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Stanton Road Capital Acquires Richardson Bldg.

RICHARDSON, TX–Stanton Road Capital LLC through its affiliate, SRC Waterview Owner LP, announces the acquisition of 3400 Waterview Parkway, a 202,695-square-foot class A office building located in Richardson.

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Optex Systems Announces $7.7 Million Contracts for Laser Protected Periscopes

Optex Systems Announces $7.7 Million Contracts for Laser Protected Periscopes

RICHARDSON, TX–(Marketwired – February 19, 2018) – Optex Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:OPXS), a leading manufacturer of precision optical sighting systems for domestic and worldwide military and commercial applications, announced today it has been awarded three separate multi-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) awards through Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for Laser Protected Periscopes for a total combined amount of up to $7.737 Million over a 3-5 year period.

Danny Schoening, CEO of Optex stated "We are pleased with the progress that we’ve made in negotiations with DLA to establish long term, multi-year contracts for these Laser Protected Peris...

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