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26-story mixed-use tower planned at Taylor & Fifth in downtown Fort Worth

Jetta Operating Co., a 24-year-old privately held oil and gas company in Fort Worth, and a related entity plan a 26-story mixed-use tower downtown at Taylor and Fifth streets on a site once owned by the Star-Telegram.

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UPDATE: Six candidates file for two Water Board seats

Six candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Board, setting up a battle that could potentially shift the balance of power on the board and the priorities of one of the largest water districts in Texas.

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Fort Worth breaks ground on $8.6 million South Main renovation

Fort Worth Near Southsiders and city officials broke ground Monday on the 18-month rebuild of South Main Street between Vickery Boulevard and West Magnolia Avenue.

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to former Fort Worth police chief, others

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

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Fort Worth Police association planning 25,000-square-foot offices

The POA, which recently demolished its one-story building at 904 Collier St. near downtown, is planning a five-story replacement.

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Overheard July 8, 2013

 

Things are getting bad when 
you can’t even successfully 
implement your own flawed ideas, and the question now is why should businesses and corporations get relief while individuals are forced to comply with the President’s health care mandate?

– Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal after the administration delays implementation of small business portion of the Affordable Care Act.

This would not happen at Gettysburg. No one would even imagine holding such an event at the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor. It should be treated as the hallowed ground that it is.

– Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, who is less than happy with the attention the Alamo is getting being used as a backdrop to promote a super-welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.
 

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