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Trademark closes on 63-acre Waterside site in Fort Worth

Construction begins Oct. 20 on the development, to be anchored by a Whole Foods Market.

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UPDATE: $215M hotel, indoor ski project planned for Grand Prairie

Officials in Grand Prairie are expected later today to announce a $215 million project that will include a Hard Rock Hotel and an indoor ski facility.

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Two Fort Worth council members propose temporary single-family moratorium around TCU

The moratorium would apply to new permits for single-family homes around TCU, and give the city time to figure out what to do with a controversial proposed overlay in several neighborhoods around the university.

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Fresh Ebola fears hit airline stocks

DALLAS (AP) — News that a nurse diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane full of passengers raised fear among airline investors that the scare over the virus could cause travelers to avoid flying.

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Landscape architect behind several TCU landmarks acquired

The Dallas design firm behind several Texas Christian University projects, as well as Globe Life Park in Arlington and AT&T Stadium, has been acquired by Rvi Planning + Landscape Architecture.

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Justice mulling possible sentence reduction for Enron's Skilling
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, who wasn't scheduled to be released from prison for another 15 years, is trying to hatch a deal with the Feds to shorten his sentence, according to the Justice Department.
"The Department of Justice is considering entering into a sentencing agreement with the defendant in this matter," said the federal agency on Thursday, referring to Skilling.
Skilling, 59, was sentenced to 24 years in 2006, after being convicted of fraud, conspiracy, insider trading and lying to auditors. He was ordered to pay about $50 million in restitution to the victims after orchestrating the largest corporate fraud in history.
Now known as inmate #29296-179, Skilling maintained his innocence throughout the court hearings. He currently resides at the Englewood federal prison in Littleton, Colo., and is scheduled to be released in February 2028.
Enron, an energy trading company, collapsed under the weight of massive fraud perpetrated by some of its executives, and the name is as notorious as that of legendary Ponzi mastermind Bernard Madoff.
The Justice Department would not comment on what precipitated Skilling's resentencing hearing.
The purpose of the announcement is to invite victims, including former Enron employees and stockholders, to participate in Skilling's hearing. The Justice Department said victims have until April 17 to respond but did not say when the hearing would take place.
More than 4,000 Enron employees lost their jobs, and some also lost their life savings, when the company declared bankruptcy in 2001. Investors suffered losses in the billions of dollars.
Skilling's lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, was not immediately available for comment.
Andrew Fastow, one of Skilling's partners-in-white-collar-crime, was released from prison on Dec. 16, 2011, at least four years early, after making a plea bargain.
Kenneth Lay, who was CEO of Enron before Skilling took over, was also convicted but died in 2006 at 64 while awaiting sentencing.

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