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26-story mixed-use tower planned at Taylor & Fifth in downtown Fort Worth

Jetta Operating Co., a 24-year-old privately held oil and gas company in Fort Worth, and a related entity plan a 26-story mixed-use tower downtown at Taylor and Fifth streets on a site once owned by the Star-Telegram.

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UPDATE: Six candidates file for two Water Board seats

Six candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Board, setting up a battle that could potentially shift the balance of power on the board and the priorities of one of the largest water districts in Texas.

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Fort Worth breaks ground on $8.6 million South Main renovation

Fort Worth Near Southsiders and city officials broke ground Monday on the 18-month rebuild of South Main Street between Vickery Boulevard and West Magnolia Avenue.

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Fort Worth Chamber names Small Business of the Year winners

A trampoline recreation business; an oilfield services company; a longtime aviation maintenance firm; a maker of electrical wiring harnesses. Those were the wide variety of businesses that received the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to former Fort Worth police chief, others

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

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Texas Tech, U of Houston make ‘happiest universities’ list
 
 
A. Lee Graham
Reporter
 
Texas Tech University and the University of Houston are among schools named on the newly released CareerBliss Happiest Universities to Work 2013.
 
“Our unique data offers students and faculty a chance to see what factors drive happiness at work within the university system,” says Heidi Golledge, co-founder and CEO of CareerBliss, commenting in a news release.
 
“CareerBliss recognizes those universities that excel in providing a happy work culture,” Golledge said.
 
Employees from universities nationwide submitted independent company reviews evaluating their work culture and what factors impact overall workplace happiness.
 
CareerBliss data found Auburn University tops in providing a happy work environment. The school earned a 4.40 “Bliss Score.”
 
Rounding out the list are Carnegie Mellon University, second place, with a 4.39 score; Texas Tech, third place, 4.37 score; the University of Houston, fourth place, 4.36 score; the University of Wisconsin, fifth place, 4.32 score; Cal Poly Pomona in Pomona, Calif., sixth place, 4.30 score; Northeastern University in Boston, seventh place, 4.29 score; Boston University, eighth place, 4.19 score; University of California, San Diego, ninth place, 4.13 score; and Georgia Institute of Technology, 10th place, 4.11 score.
 
CareerBliss data evaluated factors such as one’s relationship with his or her boss and co-workers, work environment, job resources, compensation, growth opportunities and job control.
 
Each review was given an average score indicating where the company places between one and five. A minimum of 10 reviews per university was required for the data.
 
CareerBliss is an online career community designed to help individuals find happiness in the workplace. More information is available at www.careerbliss.com.
 
lgraham@bizpress.net

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