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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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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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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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Mayfest distributes $205,000 in grants

 

Fort Worth nonprofit organization Mayfest Inc. awarded grants totaling $205,000 from proceeds from its 2013 festival in Trinity Park.
Mayfest Inc. presents Mayfest, a four-day family festival that attracts more than 225,000 people annually. All profits from Mayfest, more than $6.5 million to date, are distributed to its founding organizations that support the greater Fort Worth area through the beautification and recreational development of the Trinity River and local parks as well as various community programs.


This year’s grants include $38,500 to the Junior League of Fort Worth to sponsor the Kids in the Kitchen program. More than 1,000 students will participate in the 2013-2014 school year program culminating in a year-end event celebration in May. The in-school curriculum implemented in these schools will allow students to earn fitness equipment for their participation.


The City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department received a grant in the amount of $55,000 to purchase and install additional LED lights in Trinity Park and for additional solar powered, self-compacting trash containers. The LEED-certified lighting enhances the safety, visual appeal and energy efficiency of the park. Three self-compacting trash bins have been purchased through previous Mayfest grants in 2011 and 2012.
Streams & Valleys Inc. received $50,000 for a new Trinity Trails Etiquette and Safety Public Awareness Campaign. Campaign elements will include signage at trailheads, advertising, social media efforts, radio spots, and outreach to local cycling groups and other trail user groups.


Additionally, each of the above organizations received $20,500 for their general operating fund from Mayfest Inc. totaling $61,500.
The 42nd annual Mayfest is set for May 1-4, 2014.
 

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