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New arena at Will Rogers takes shape


The proposed Will Rogers Memorial Center arena continues to take shape as voters head for a Nov. 4 election to decide whether to approve new taxes to help pay for the $450 million facility.

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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Cooking Class: Fort Worth chef brings home the gold

Toques off to Timothy Prefontaine. The executive chef at the iconic Fort Worth Club is currently the best in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation. Prefontaine earned the title of 2014 U.S.A.’s Chef of the

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Barnett still packs economic punch, study finds

Despite reduced drilling and unstable gas prices, Fort Worth continues reaping the rewards of the Barnett Shale, according to a newly released study by The Perryman Group.7

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Fort Worth firm 'simplifies' advertising

Reaching customers requires more than price slashing and flashy ads. In today’s competitive marketplace, machines – not men and women – are essential to tapping new markets and

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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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What do you think of the new plans for a new Will Rogers arena and changes at the Convention Center?