Dallas Observer

Longhorn Ballroom's New Owners Save Historic Dance Hall From Developers

A tip from an Uber driver about a property that was for sale along the Trinity River led Jay LaFrance to saving one of Dallas' most historic musical landmarks. Built in 1950, the Longhorn Ballroom was once the home of Bob Wills and run by Jack Ruby, but when it came up for sale last year it seemed poised to fall into the hands of developers, and LaFrance could have been one of them.