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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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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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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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