As hackers hold 22 Texas towns for ransom, Dallas needs a data defense

Editor’s note: This story was originally published Aug. 1 and has been updated with details about ransomeware attacks on twenty-two Texas towns.   Does this scenario frighten you? A secret organization hacks into the city’s computer system and infects it with a virus that shuts it down until its demands are met. The city does its…

Arlington makes Realtor’s ‘Hottest Zip Codes of 2019’ list

Realtor.com analyzed 32,000 zip codes and it turns out, Arlington is one of the best places to live. From Frisco to Lakewood in Dallas, there are so many great places to live in North Texas. According to realtor.com, one of the hottest neighborhoods in the state, actually in the country might surprise you. Realtor.com analyzed 32,000…

McKinney community for older adults will house hundreds of residents

An Oregon developer plans to build an 80-acre community in McKinney for older residents. The Touchmark at Emerald Lake is planned for 390 homes — a combination of houses, casitas, apartments and memory care residences. Construction is scheduled to begin next year on the project, which is near the southwest intersection of Virginia Parkway and…

Which five Dallas streets have the priciest area homes?

If you’re looking for the priciest neighborhoods in North Texas, a new home marketing site study has the answer. Homes.com looked at more than a dozen major U.S. cities for the streets with the highest home values based on recent property listings and sales. Five neighborhoods in North Dallas and Far North Dallas topped the…

Texas Cities Ranking High for Tech Hires

It’s a given that Austin, TX ranks high among many a tech survey. And, according to a survey released by Robert Half Technology, Texas’ capital city comes in second when it comes to tech managers growing their talent base for the remainder of 2019 — beat out by Miami, FL. But two other Texas cities…

Texas tops the U.S. for real estate development spending and jobs

For the second year in a row, Texas topped the nation in real estate development activity in 2018. With almost $26 billion in direct spending on real estate projects, the Texas building sector contributed more than $62 billion to the state’s economy last year, according to a report from the NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate…