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UPDATE: 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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UPDATE: Wilkie, longtime head of Sid Richardson Foundation, dies at 91

Valleau Wilkie Jr., who headed the Sid W. Richardson Foundation from 1973 to 2011, died Tuesday in Sunapee, N.H., at 91.

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Oil plunge sparks concern of real estate slowdown in U.S. energy centers including Texas

SEATTLE — The drop in oil prices to five-year lows, while helping consumers, is sparking concern that leasing and construction demand will be hurt in some of North America's best-performing markets for commercial real estate.

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Texan among those honored as Carnegie Heroes

Winners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Monday:

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As oil prices plunge, Texas eyes are on new comptroller

In January of 1983, just one month after Billy Hamilton stepped into his position as Texas’ chief revenue estimator, the state was wading in a flood of red ink that no one had seen coming. Plummeting oil prices had pushed state tax collections $100 million below the previous

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O'Rear family

 

Standing left to right: John Mark O’Rear Jr.; fiancée Camille Geay of Paris, France; Mary Kate O’Rear; John Mark O’Rear, Sr.; wife, Beverly O’Rear; Stephen B. O’Rear; wife, Deborah O’Rear; son, Travis Clinton O’Rear; daughter, Elizabeth Blackwell O’Rear. Seated left to right: daughter, Jane Ellen O’Rear; John W. O’Rear M.D.; long-time companion Fredna Kennimer. Dr. O’Rear was born in and educated at the public schools of Jasper, Alabama. He graduated from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1954. He received his M.D. degree from University of Tennessee in 1957. After a four year period of service as a medical officer of the United States Army he spent four years at the Veterans Administration Hospital as a resident training in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. He moved to Fort Worth in 1966 where he practiced until retirement in 1997. He is a member of numerous professional societies, United Methodist Church of Fort Worth and Colonial Country Club. His son John is retired from XTO energy and son Stephen is a personal injury attorney in Fort Worth

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