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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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Museum District: Area’s evolution creating more interaction, public spaces

Fifteen years ago if someone had shot a cannon from Fort Worth’s world-renowned museum district, nobody would have noticed, joked Lori Eklund, senior deputy director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. But that has changed.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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American Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner arrives at D/FW

American is preparing the plane to begin service sometime in the second quarter.

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Richard Connor

Richard Connor: Yes, Virginia (and Meredith) there is a Santa Claus

Our daughter Meredith is 14 years old, a competitive snow boarder, and no longer listens for the sound of Santa’s sleigh bells on Christmas Eve. But in 2006, as a 6-year-old kindergartner enchanted by the movie The Polar Express, she was a joyous believer in all the wonders of Christmas, including the jolly bearded soul who slid down the chimney with a bagful of gifts.

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Connor: First lesson of politics – dance with the one that brung ya

It’s easy to imagine that Wendy Davis and her staff believed her press clippings. But it was all an illusion. She was popular in Hollywood and Manhattan but less so in Hubbard and Mexia

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Richard Connor: Remembering Holt Hickman

This is a column about how I started out slowly but over time realized how smart Holt Hickman was.

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Connor: Difficult issues abound in furor engulfing NFL

There’s a blurring of lines in all the debate these days regarding the National Football League, its public image and the domestic violence cases that have wreaked havoc on the league. The issues are multiple, complex, and not necessarily related.

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Newspaper gives readers a bum steer on mascot Rusty

I hate to horn in on a good story, a nicely spun yarn, but the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is a long way from the truth when writing the history of “Rusty,” the newspaper’s longhorn steer mascot.

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Abramson firing a case study in gender bias

More than once in my career, I have offered a woman a job and she has accepted, only to nervously add: “It may change your mind, but there is something you should know.”

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Rich man, poor man – can anything close the gap?

The cab driver phoned to tell me the number of his cab. He was a block away from my pick-up spot.

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Rick Perry: Power fades but still leading the cheers

By almost any standard, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a lame duck. He’s not running for re-election, so he’s little more than an afterthought in state politics.

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Sebelius running for Senate seat? Not!

Trying to understand Washington and the otherworldly folks who inhabit it is folly. You’ll have a better chance trying to unravel Gary Busey’s brain.

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Dan Jenkins – great character, great writer, great book

Dan Jenkins, Fort Worth’s most famous author and one of America’s greatest sportswriters ever, has a screw loose.

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