A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 02, 2006
Golden Corridor

The “Golden Corridor” is a North Dallas area between I-35 and Highway 75 north of the LBJ Freeway (I-635). The Golden Corridor Republican Women was formed in 1990. The State Highway 121 Bypass opened in 2006 in the Golden Corridor.

Golden Corridor Republican Women
In April 1990 the inaugural meeting of Golden Corridor Republican Women was held in Debbie’s house in the Collin County part of North Dallas with home school friends and friends from Eagle Forum. Twenty-seven ladies attended.

Golden Corridor’s mission was to reach out to women between the ages of 25 and 35 in the N. Dallas area who lived between I-35 and Hwy. 75 north of LBJ known as the “ Golden Corridor” and help them learn to effectively impact the Republican Party.

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Real Estate Rainmaker:
Guide to Online Marketing
by Dan Gooder Richard
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons
Pg. 225:
The need for consumers to be serviced by a network of cooperating local real estate professionals was clear in the Dallas, Texas, market in 1990. That is when 20 of the top-producing agents who specialized in the “Golden Corridor” of North Dallas and Collin County formed the “Elite 20.”

Aug. 29, 2006
Perry: SH 121 Bypass Is Landmark in Texas Transportation

COPPELL – Gov. Rick Perry today dedicated the opening of State Highway 121 Bypass, calling it a landmark in the history of Texas transportation.

“It is the first road to be completed as a project stemming from legislation passed in 2003 that has allowed Texas to develop new and better ways to pay for highway construction,” Perry said. “And State Highway 121 will be the Texas Department of Transportation’s first all-electronic toll road, with no toll booths to slow traffic down or contribute to accidents and no hassle of digging around for spare change.”

Although the bypass, also known as the Golden Corridor, was built as a toll road, motorists will continue to be allowed to drive on the road at no charge throughout the fall as TxDOT tests the new electronic toll-tag readers.

“This announcement means that drivers will not only have a few extra months to enjoy a toll-quality road without the cost, they will also have more time to get an electronic TxTag sticker, which gives drivers a 10 percent discount on the Golden Corridor and every other toll road in Texas,” Perry said.

Motorists who use the North Texas Tollway Authority’s TollTag or the Harris County Toll Road Authority’s EZ TAG won’t need a new sticker. And those who would rather pay per trip will still be able to drive on State Highway 121, thanks to new technology that will allow them to get a bill by mail, although the cost will be a little more.

“By leveraging the latest technology and the resources of the private sector, SH 121 will provide North Texans a route that is faster, safer and more efficient – as well as funding for additional road improvements in this part of the state,” Perry said.

Toll revenue from the 121 Bypass will help provide the $200 million it will cost to widen I-35 East through Denton County, the $80 million reconstruction project of FM 423, and many other projects that will help get traffic moving in North Texas.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Saturday, September 02, 2006 • Permalink