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Fort Worth's new thoroughfare plan aims for more variety in street design

Fort Worth is launching a review of its master thoroughfare plan aimed at accommodating continued suburban growth and central city redevelopment with a greater variety of streets and more efficient traffic flow.

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On the rise: Kolache bakery stirs up Fort Worth breakfast scene

Investment bankers Wade Chappell and Greg Saltsman didn’t know anything about baking or how to make kolaches when they started their own kolache delivery business in Fort Worth. The two friends just loved eating the Czech pastries but couldn’t find a product they liked locally.

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Holt Hickman, businessman who helped preserve Stockyards, dies at 82

Longtime Fort Worth businessman, philanthropist and preservationist Holt Hickman died Nov. 15, 2014, at the age of 82.

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Fort Worth denies three building permits amid TCU overlay debate

City Council members will consider appeals on the three single-family permits Tuesday.

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Taking a RIDE: Fort Worth-based network saddles up for broadcast

As a media executive and owner of television studios, Michael Fletcher has been pitched some ideas before. Like the one from a local preacher who wanted to bust prostitutes and drug dealers – on air – and urge them to come to God.

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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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