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    Benbrook Couple Preserves Wells Fargo's Stagecoach Past

    When you think about stagecoaches, you likely think of Wells Fargo -- but did you know a Benbrook couple is responsible for preserving the past? (Published Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018)

    When you think about stagecoaches, you likely think of Wells Fargo --  but did you know a Benbrook couple is responsible for preserving the past?

    "It's becoming a lost art. It's a piece of our American history that's just going away,"  said Georgia Cartwright.

    Alan and Georgia Cartwright were hired by Wells Fargo more than 20 years ago. They are among the last stagecoach drivers in the country.

    "You could haul 9 passengers in this coach," said Alan Cartwright of the Concord stagecoach.

    Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    [DFW] Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
    Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
    The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
    Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    The Cartwrights showcase the icon of the Wild West around the world and educate the public on what was once the fastest way to travel.

    "Three to four miles an hour, is what a stagecoach could average on a good day," said Alan Cartwright. "They had one route from St. Louis. It took you 30 days to get to San Francisco."

    The Cartwrights drive their team of horses and the Wells Fargo stagecoach across Texas and the United States, just last month they had a place in the Tournament of Roses Parade and they've even gone as far as London to appear in a parade before the Queen of England.

    "It's like never growing up, it's like playing Cowboy all your life," said Alan Cartwright.

    It's a spirit of toughness and adventure they're working to keep alive on their ranch. They consider it not a job, but a calling.

    "When we're able to go to an event and introduce the general public to that western lifestyle and that western way of life I've done my job," said Georgia Cartwright. "They can take it or leave it, but I hope they take it."

    Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    [DFW] Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
    The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
    Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
    Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
    Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    The Cartwrights and the Wells Fargo stagecoach appear in the Fort Wort Stock Show and Rodeo's All Western Parade in Downtown Fort Worth on Jan. 13.

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