DALLAS TRAIN STATION SET
Developers of the Texas Bullet Train unveiled new details recently on its passenger station in Dallas. Texas Central said the terminal will be built on a largely vacant 60-acre plot south of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in the revitalized Cedars neighborhood, near the Interstate 30 and Interstate 35 interchange. From the Dallas station, passengers will have a 90-minute connection to the Greater Houston region, along with a midway stop in the Brazos Valley. The railroad will create 10,000 jobs during each year of construction and about 1,000 full-time jobs when operations start.
GEHAN HOMES EXPANDS
Gehan Homes has expanded its offerings in Woodridge Forest, unveiling two new home collections and a new model. The builder has begun pre-sales of Craftsman-style homes in the Kingwood-area, master-planned community. Woodridge Forest is located one mile east of Highway 59. The 332-acre community is a member of the Kingwood Service Association. Residents also enjoy their own community center, resort-style pool and stocked fishing ponds. Young residents attend award-winning schools in the rapidly growing New Caney ISD, including on-site Woodridge Forest Middle School. There are six models open daily in Woodridge Forest, with pricing from the upper $180,000s to more than $600,000. For more information, visit woodridgeforest.com.
LUCKY NUMBER 8 SOLD
The first-ever, single-digit Texas license plate auction has now concluded with all three plates on offer being sold. MyPlates.com, the state’s vendor for marketing specialty and personalized license plates in Texas, conducted the auction. The highest selling plate was the low single-digit lucky number “8” that sold for $34,500, making it the second highest selling plate in Texas. The plate 12THMAN still holds the honor as the most expensive, selling for $115,000 in 2013. The other lots that sold included the lowest number offered, “3,” selling for $33,000 and making it the third highest plate sold in Texas, and the only single letter plate offered in this auction, “J,” selling for $10,500. The next event will be the “Great Plate Auction” where 50 unique license plate messages will be offered to the market, including some never-before-released, 7-letter messages, some previously reserved messages as well as low two and single character plate patterns. For more information, visit myplates.com/auction.