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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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Two from Fort Worth appointed by Gov. Abbott to university boards

Steve Hicks, a University of Texas System regent who has been a vocal opponent of regents who have criticized the system’s flagship campus in Austin, was reappointed to the board by Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday. 

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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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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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Two local broadcast teams win awards

 

J. Parker Ragland

Special to the Business Press

Two local broadcast teams have received honors named after pioneering broadcaster Edward R. Murrow. .
Murrow was an American broadcast journalist who first became prominent for his radio news broadcasts during World War II and later became a notable TV news broadcaster. He would eventually win a Peabody as well as Grammy, among other awards. In honor of his career, Murrow Awards are presented for excellence in broadcast news. In the Large Market Television category, NBC 5/KXAS-TV has received their award for for “Driven to Distraction”–a series that would eventually lead to policy changes within the police department, as many crashes were caused by officers using mobile dashboard computers while driving. The NBC 5 Investigates Team sustained a nine-month-long investigation that revealed many startling incidents of crashes that were results of the misuse of these on-board computers. Such crashes occur at least two times every month in Texas. The story has received much national as well as local acclaim.
“We strive daily to tell important stories to our viewers, so to receive national recognition for a job well done is reassuring,” stated Susan Tully, the vice president of news at NBC 5. “The fact that series had impact beyond North Texas is evidence of the quality of work NBC 5 Investigates is doing.”
In the Large Market Radio category, KRLD Afternoon News was named the winner of the award for “Best Newscast.” Gavin Spittle, CBS RADIO Dallas-Fort Worth Vice President of News, Talk, and Sports, commented, “This is an amaing honor and a milestone in KRLD’s 87-year history.” Their news director, Paul Mann, went on to say that the experience is “truly humbling.”
These awards will be presented formally at a gala on October 14 in New York City by The Radio Television Digital News Association. This organization remains the largest in the world devoted exclusively to electronic journalism.
 

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