Former Jaycees want to bring back Fort Worth chapter

11/20/2013 5:14 PM

11/20/2013 5:15 PM

A group of about 15 former presidents of the Jaycees’ Fort Worth chapter wants the organization reactivated.

Women and men ages 21 to 40 interested in reviving the chapter can attend an organizational meeting at 6 tonight at the Coor’s Hospitality Room, 2550 McMillan Parkway, off of Interstate 35W in north Fort Worth.

Spearheading the effort is Logan Swords, president of Swords Music Co. in Fort Worth. The group of former past presidents continues to meet monthly, he said.

The Fort Worth chapter disbanded around 2009 because of dwindling membership, Swords said. Jaycee meetings once provided networking opportunities for young professionals, but the organization soon found that younger individuals increasingly used websites and social media to fill that need.

But Swords said the Jaycees provide great community service opportunities, something you can’t do on social media. The group founded the tradition of the city Christmas Tree downtown and conducted such things as annual easter egg hunts, the Miss Fort Worth Pageant, police ride program and honors for police and firefighter Rookies of the Year, he said.

The U.S. Jaycees was founded in 1921. The Fort Worth chapter began in 1932. For information, contact Swords at 817-429-3780.

Texas Trust teams up with UTA

Texas Trust Credit Union has signed a seven-year sponsorship agreement with the University of Texas at Arlington athletic department, the largest such deal in the athletic program’s history.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

In addition to marketing and promotional rights, Texas Trust will open a branch in the spring in the university’s College Park District, at 510 S. Center St., and place automated teller machines on campus.

“This partnership will strengthen UT Arlington’s ability to influence and shape the lives of thousands of young adults by giving them access to financial resources and tools to help them build brighter financial futures,” Texas Trust President Jim Minge said in a statement.

The Texas Trust brand will be used in the College Park District and College Park Center, UTA’s events center, where the basketball and women’s volleyball teams play. College Park Center also hosts concerts, graduation ceremonies and special events.

Texas Trust, based in Mansfield, has $764 million in assets. It operates in Dallas, Ellis, Johnson, Tarrant and Henderson counties. It has 15 branches in Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Hurst and Athens.

Daily Juice Cafe plans DFW locations

Daily Juice Cafe, an Austin-based organic juice and smoothie cafe chain, has signed an area developer agreement with DJG-DFW Holdings, an affiliate of Fort Worth-based restaurant operator Winslow’s Partners, to open 10 Dallas-Fort Worth locations in three years.

The first store will open in March in Dallas’ Oaklawn area, followed by two Dallas locations in the summer. After that, the company said, it will expand into Fort Worth, the Mid-Cities, Arlington and Plano.

Winslow’s Wine Cafe in Fort Worth is owned by Angie Berry of Austin, a DJG-DFW Holdings principal. Her partner in DJG-DFW is Joe Berry, her uncle and co-founder and co-owner of Winslow’s Wine Cafe.

Daily Juice offers foods that are gluten-free and dairy-free. It serves made-to-order organic juices and smoothies prepared from fresh vegetables, fruits and other foods.

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