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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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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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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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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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Auction legend kicks off Yearling Sale

Gail Bennison

Fort Worth Business Press

Norma Sanders, 81, a pioneering professional female livestock auctioneer, kicked off the 2013 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Sales, Summer Select Yearling Sale, Fri., Aug. 2 in John Justin Arena, Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth.

Sanders auctioned off the first horse of the sale, Some Kinda Kat, a sorrel stallion owned by Shelly Burmeister Mowery. She and her husband, Rick Mowery, own and operate a top cutting horse facility in Weatherford. Shelly is a cutting horse competitor and has been a top American Quarter Horse Association breeder of 30-plus years.

Eighty-eight elite cutting-bred horses were to be auctioned at the Yearling Sale. The sale is produced by Western Bloodstock LTD, of Weatherford.

Close friends Sanders and Mowery are honorees in the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame; Sanders was inducted in 1989; Mowery in 1990.

Known as “America’s Only Cowgirl Auctioneer” during the 1950s and 1960s, Sanders of Texico, N.M., overcame prejudice against women in the arena and became one of the most popular auctioneers in the country.

This is the first time Sanders has served as an auctioneer at a livestock auction in 23 years. “I’ve always admired Norma for her accomplishments as an auctioneer,” says Mowery. “I’m confident that she will get top dollar for my horse, and I appreciate everyone who has helped make this possible.”

Says Sanders: “I still have my rhythm; it’s a part of me. I hope I still have my magic touch.”

Sanders said before the auction that Mowery’s sorrel stallion will “go for a whole lot of money. It means a lot to me to have the honor of selling my close friend’s yearling. I’ve never seen such a pedigree in my life. He’s royally bred with lots of confirmation.”

Some Kinda Kat, (Cat Man Do x Jewels For Ceasar, by Lenas Jewel Bars,) was nominated to the NCHA Super Stakes. His granddam Miss Ceasar Solano was fifth in the NCHA Open Derby, and Reserve Champion of the Bonanza Open Challenge. She produced five money-earners, including leading sire, Lena My Way.

“Anyone who buys that colt will get it all in one package,” Sanders said prior to the auction. “All he needs is a little training. Like I was born to be an auctioneer, he was bred to be a cutting horse.”
 

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