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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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Fort Worth draws closer to deal with Lancaster developer

City staff are planning to introduce the developer Feb. 3 at a meeting of the City Council's Housing and Economic Development Committee.

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Compass BBVA names Happel CEO for Fort Worth

BBVA Compass has appointed Brian Happel, most recently the Fort Worth city president, its chief executive officer of Fort Worth.

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Fort Worth minority business receives nationwide grant

Cuevas Distribution Inc., a minority- and woman-owned business in Fort Worth, is one of 20 small businesses nationwide to receive a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of the Mission Main Street program.

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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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Cinemark to purchase land for 14-screen Frisco theater
 
A. Lee Graham
Reporter
 
Cinemark Holdings Inc. of Plano has contracted to purchase land for a new 14-screen, all-digital movie theater in Frisco.
The venue will be part of Frisco North, a 320-acre, mixed-use project being developed by partners Ernest Mahard and Forest City Enterprises. Frisco North, on the southwest corner of Dallas North Tollway and U.S. 380, will feature retail anchors, entertainment venues, specialty stores and restaurants, as well as other mixed-use components.
 “We are very excited as this new complex will be the second Cinemark NextGenmovie theater that we will be offering to our guests in Frisco,” said CEO Tim Warner in a news release.
“This theater will be part of a premier shopping destination being developed by Forest City and will quickly become recognized as a preferred location to enjoy a great moviegoing experience,” Warner said.
Cinemark operated 467 theaters with 5,259 screens in 39 states, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and 10 other Latin American countries as of March 31, 2013. More information is available at www.cinemark.com.
 
lgraham@bizpress.net

 

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