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T&P Warehouse: Historic building remains in limbo as area redevelops

For years, the historic T&P Warehouse on West Lancaster Avenue downtown, built in 1931 to house freight for the Texas Pacific Railway, has sat vacant and deteriorating.

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Susan Halsey, Fort Worth attorney, business leader, dies

Susan Halsey, a Fort Worth attorney who was also a community and business leader, died on Friday, Dec. 19. Halsey, 55, was chairman for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce in 2013-2014, leading the chamber during a year

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Heating up: West Lancaster corridor projects moving forward

West Lancaster Avenue through downtown Fort Worth is heating up, with planners envisioning a lively mixed-use corridor that extends the central business district further south.

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Meridian Bank Texas parent acquired by UMB Financial for $182.5M

Kansas City, Mo.-based UMB Financial Corp., the parent company of UMB Bank, said Dec. 15 it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Marquette Financial Companies in an all-stock transaction.

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Cousins Properties to sell 777 Main tower in downtown Fort Worth

Cousins Properties Inc. has confirmed plans to sell the 777 Main office tower in downtown Fort Worth, according to a news release from the Atlanta-based real estate investment firm.

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Senate panel considers transportation funding bill

 

JIM VERTUNO,Associated Press


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers are pondering how to solve the state's billion-dollar problem of paying for roads and other transportation projects.

Gov. Rick Perry this week added transportation funding to the agenda of the special session of the Legislature. The Senate Finance Committee has scheduled a Wednesday hearing on a plan to send a portion of oil and gas severance taxes into a special roads fund.

That money now goes into the state's reserve fund, and the plan by Sen. Robert Nichols of Jacksonville could divert billions toward building roads. Such a move would require a constitutional amendment approved by voters statewide.

State transportation leaders say Texas needs about $4 billion more per year on roads, even after a decade-long spike in highway construction and maintenance.

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