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Best boss in Texas tops 5 most popular stories this week

Best boss in Texas tops 5 most popular stories this week

Jeff and Mindy Hildebrand at the Camp for All event September 2014
Jeff and Mindy Hildebrand, who surprised their employees with very generous holiday bonuses this year. Photo by Anthony Rathbun
open carry law, gun, public, December 2012
The City of Dallas has released guidelines for the new open carry laws. Endo Gun Blog
Christmas lights in Highland Park Village
Dallas is one of the best cities in which to see holiday lights. Photo courtesy of Highland Park Village
Tutta pizza
Tutta's Pizza has moved from food truck to restaurant space. Photo courtesy of Tutta
Houston, The Bachelor season 20, December 2015, JoJo from Dallas
Four Texans are vying for love on The Bachelor. Photo courtesy of ABC.com
Jeff and Mindy Hildebrand at the Camp for All event September 2014
open carry law, gun, public, December 2012
Christmas lights in Highland Park Village
Tutta pizza
Houston, The Bachelor season 20, December 2015, JoJo from Dallas

Editor’s note: Another week has come and gone, and there’s a lot we all probably missed. But we’re looking out for you, kid. Here are the most popular stories from this past week:

1. Texas billionaire gives $100,000 holiday bonus to every employee. Is Jeffrey Hildebrand the best boss ever? The Houston billionaire who owns Hilcorp, the largest privately held oil company in the United States, recently gave each of his 1,381 employees a $100,000 holiday bonus.

2. City of Dallas releases rules and regulations for open carry laws. In anticipation of new laws in Texas regarding the display of handguns, the City of Dallas has released a video and website outlining rules and regulations. Starting January 1, 2016, Texans will be able to legally carry their handguns openly anywhere they could carry concealed, in accordance with House Bill 910.

3. Best Dallas-area neighborhoods for spectacular holiday light displays. It's the season to be delighted, and you're in the right place, as Dallas has been named one of the top 25 cities to see holiday lights. Real estate website Redfin released the cheerful list, which features the five best neighborhoods in the Dallas area for sensational light displays, as determined by local real estate agents. 

4. Pizza food truck finds true love with dynamite location in Dallas' West End. Food truck dreams come true when Tutta's Pizza makes the big step from mobile dining to a real-live restaurant, in Dallas' upwardly trending West End.

5. Dallas real estate developer vies for love on new season of The Bachelor. Break out the popcorn: ABC has announced the lineup of single ladies competing for the heart of bachelor Ben Higgins, when the hit reality show returns January 4, 2016. This season has a Texas bent, with four contestants hailing from the Lone Star State.