News roundup: another Spieth makes headlines, LBJ Express closures, and more

Steven Spieth photo via Twitter

Steven Spieth photo via Twitter

A glance at noteworthy happenings around Preston Hollow:

Professional golfer and Jesuit School alumnus Jordan Spieth’s younger brother, Steven Spieth, received some accolades for his own athletic prowess. Steven, a freshman at Brown University, was named the Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Week.

Harold Simmons, local billionaire, philanthropist, and political donor, passed away last weekend. Dallas Observer chronicles Simmons’ political endeavors and career here.

Dallas Business Journal reported on Thursday that Webb Chapel under Interstate 635 will close  Jan. 13 and isn’t expected to re-open until at least fall. The traffic lights at the intersection will be removed and replaced with stop signs to allow traffic to utilize the service roads as LBJ Express construction workers dig trenches for new toll lanes. The TEXpress lanes on the western portion of the project, which includes Webb Chapel, will be below ground and will take much longer to build, prompting the long closure. “Drivers will be directed to detours on the I-635 service road to get back to Webb Chapel Road,” Dallas Business Journal reports.

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Whitney Thompson
WHITNEY THOMPSON is a contributing editor. E-mail wthompson@advocatemag.com