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Texas has old, new candidates to offer as presidential hopefuls

The Republican Party has long been riven between its establishment and conservative wings, a split that plays out every four years in the race for the White House.

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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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Two Fort Worth Baylor medical properties acquired

Baylor Surgical Hospital of Fort Worth and Baylor Surgical Hospital Integrated Medical Facility are among three facilities acquired by Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II Inc.

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Texas Can Academies receives grant

 

Texans Can Academies, a nonprofit organization giving young Texans a second chance at life through education, recently received a Texas 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant for a five-year program that will serve students and parents at its six Dallas and Fort Worth campuses.
The grant amount for the first year is $1.4 million. Approximately 800 students and 100 parents will benefit from the programs that are scheduled to begin this fall semester.


The CCLC grant serves as a supplementary program that provides resources for after-school programs or for programs when school is not in session. Programs include tutoring, academic enrichment, drug and violence prevention, counseling, art, music and recreation activities. Families of students will also be offered educational development courses and literacy programs.
“Data shows that students involved in CCLC programs achieved higher test scores in core subjects and high school students involved in after school programs improve their grades and attendance,” said Richard Marquez, president and CEO of Texans Can Academies.

“This grant will allow us to further enhance the educational experience of our students while also providing much needed services to their families.”
A collaborative effort between community organizations such as Tarrant County College District, Dallas County Community College District, First Tee of Greater Dallas, University of North Texas at Dallas and the six area Can Academy campuses will be an important part of implementing the programs.
 

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