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TCU rises 20 places on influential U.S. News & World Report ranking

St. John's College in Annapolis, Md., has long disdained the rankings game. The liberal arts school, which focuses on the great works of Western civilization, was known for not responding to requests from U.S. News & World Report for information that the magazine uses to sort the nation's colleges.

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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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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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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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Journalists to speak about Kennedy's fateful trip

Pres. Kennedy visiting Fort Worth in 1963. Photo courtesy of UT Arlington.

Fort Worth Remembers JFK, a program planned for September at Texas Christian University, will bring together a group of area journalists who covered President Kennedy’s trip to Fort Worth and Dallas, hosted by Bob Schieffer, who was also involved in the assassination coverage.


Panelists include Hugh Aynesworth, author, journalist and historian, whose book November 22, 1963: WITNESS To History, will be published in September; Mike Cochran, former Fort Worth AP correspondent and writer at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Fort Worth Business Press; Gary DeLaune, former KLIF radio anchor; and Bob Huffaker, former KRLD radio announcer. Bill Paxton, former Fort Worth resident, actor and film director, who attended Kennedy’s Fort Worth speech as an 8-year-old, will also be on the panel.


Sponsored The TCU Schieffer School of Journalism and the Star-Telegram have partnered to present the program at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Ed Landreth Auditorium on the TCU campus.
Tickets are complimentary but must be reserved in advance. Tickets can be reserved at www.schiefferschool.tcu.edu beginning Aug. 17.
 

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