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Group buys former Armour meatpacking site in Stockyards

The 16.8-acre site of the historic, former Armour meatpacking plant in Fort Worth’s Stockyards has changed hands, and its new owners aren’t saying anything about their plans. Chesapeake Land Development Co., which bought the site

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Hulen Pointe Shopping Center sold

Hulen Pointe Shopping Center, located in southwest Fort Worth on South Hulen Street one mile south of Hulen Mall, has been purchased by Addison-based Bo Avery with TriMarsh Properties for an undisclosed price.

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Dallas-Fort Worth in top five commercial real estate markets in 2015

According to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015 report, just co-published by PwC US and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Dallas-Fort Worth ranks No. 5, with two other Texas cities, Houston and Austin ranking at No. 1 and 2 respectively. San Francisco ranks No. 3 and Denver No. 4.

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Social House Fort Worth plans to open mid-November

Social House has leased 5,045 square feet at 2801-2873 W Seventh St. in Fort Worth, according to Xceligent Inc.

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Fort Worth temporarily stops issuing new home permits in TCU area

The moratorium will give a committee and the City Council time to review a proposed overlay that will pare the number of permissible unrelated adults living in the same house.

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Texas Health Fort Worth reports data exposure

 

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth announced July 11 that the hospital is notifying a group of patients about a potential exposure of confidential information.


This incident did not affect all Texas Health patients. The microfiche was limited to Texas Health Fort Worth patients who were seen from 1980 to 1990 only.
The information was contained on sheets of microfiche that were being handled by an outside vendor. Hospital officials say they believe it is unlikely the information was accessed or used inappropriately because microfiche is no longer common and requires specialized equipment to read.


On May 13, 2013, Texas Health Fort Worth learned that a portion of the microfiche it had provided to the outside ventor, Shred-it, had been discovered in a park two days earlier by a local resident who immediately reported the incident to the Dallas Police Department. In addition, three sheets of microfiche were found during that general time frame in two other public areas. Texas Health Fort Worth recovered the microfiche and began an investigation.


The records on the microfiche may have included patient names, addresses, dates of birth, medical record numbers, clinical information, health insurance information, and in some instances Social Security numbers. Texas Health Fort Worth has no knowledge that any of the information included on the microfiche has been accessed or used inappropriately.
Shred-it has advised Texas Health Fort Worth that the microfiche remaining in its possession was disposed. However, the hospital began sending letters to affected patients on July 11, 2013.


To help prevent similar incidents, Texas Health Fort Worth and the entire Texas Health System has changed document destruction vendors. Shred-it assured Texas Health Fort Worth it has taken appropriate actions as a result of the incident.
For more information: TexasHealth.org/Microfiche-Incident.
 

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