Diocese obtains demolition permit for San Mateo Catholic Church

FORT WORTH The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth was issued a permit on Monday for the demolition of San Mateo Catholic Church. Diocese spokesman Pat Svacina, however, said there are currently no plans to raze the church, which will conduct its last Mass on Sunday. “The direction has been given to cancel the permit,” Svacina … Read more

Another hotel planned in downtown Fort Worth near historic church

BY SANDRA BAKER sabaker@star-telegram.com FORT WORTH Irving-based Whitestone Hospitality wants to build a 162-room Hilton Garden Inn next to the historic Mount Gilead Baptist Church on the east edge of downtown Fort Worth. Architects for the project sought permission Thursday from the Downtown Design Review Board to move forward with the 10-story project. But the … Read more