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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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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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Fort Worth's mayor looking for new chief of staff

Jason Lamers is leaving the city after 14 years to join Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

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O'Dell Family

Patrick and Duff O’Dell reside in Grapevine, Texas. Patrick grew up in Oklahoma and was an Emmy Award-winning photo journalist for CBS News before retiring in 2007. He loves baseball and was a member of the first College World Series Championship team

. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 2007. Duff grew up in Georgia and began her career with Delta Air Lines as a “stewardess” in 1973. She went into management and retired in 2005 as the Director of all domestic based flight attendants.

She was nominated out of over 70,000 employees to run with the Olympic Torch in 1996. She has been an active volunteer in her church and community for the past 25 years and has won numerous civic awards including the D.E. Box Citizen of the Year, Woman of the Year and Rotarian of the Year. Duff and Patrick have four daughters and eleven grandchildren. Their daughter Courtney and granddaughter, Keara are in the photo with them at their home in Grapevine.

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