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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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Fort Worth draws closer to deal with Lancaster developer

City staff are planning to introduce the developer Feb. 3 at a meeting of the City Council's Housing and Economic Development Committee.

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Compass BBVA names Happel CEO for Fort Worth

BBVA Compass has appointed Brian Happel, most recently the Fort Worth city president, its chief executive officer of Fort Worth.

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Fort Worth minority business receives nationwide grant

Cuevas Distribution Inc., a minority- and woman-owned business in Fort Worth, is one of 20 small businesses nationwide to receive a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of the Mission Main Street program.

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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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D.R. Horton reports 3Q

 

Fort Worth-based D.R. Horton Inc. announced Thursday its third-quarter profit fell to $146 million, or 42 cents per share, down from $787.8 million or $2.22 per share a year earlier. The year earlier quarter included a non-cash tax benefit of $716.7 million from a reduction. Revenue was up 47 percent to $1.6 billion compared to $1.1 billion a year earlier.


Donald R. Horton, Chairman of the Board, said, “Our homebuilding and financial services operations delivered strong results again this quarter, with a 580 basis point improvement in our pre-tax income margin to 12.1 percent and a 184 percent increase in our pre-tax income to $205.1 million,” said Donald R. Horton, chairman of the board. “ Homes sold, closed and in backlog all increased double-digit percentages, while the dollar values all increased 30 percent or more. Our average sales price increased 15 percent to $268,000, reflecting pricing power across most of our markets and increased demand from move-up buyers.”
 

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