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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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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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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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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

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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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Mouser-sponsored Mansfield HS solar racing team wins statewide award

 

The Shinerunners. Photo courtesy of MISD 

Betty Dillard 

bdillard@bizpress.net

The Ben Barber solar racing team of Mansfield, sponsored by Mouser Electronics Inc. for the second straight year, won the State Energy Conservation Award from the state of Texas.


The award, presented to the solar car team displaying outstanding engineering excellence, was presented at the conclusion of the Solar Car Challenge, a week-long race that began in Fort Worth and ended July 30 in Los Angeles. The Challenge includes driving time of approximately 880 miles, spanning Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California with check points, rest stops and overnight stays for the students along the way.


The team, which also received a special proclamation from the Texas State Senate, also finished fifth overall in the Solar Car Challenge in a field of 14 teams, who hailed from as far away as New York and California.
Cristian Almendariz, a senior at Mansfield High School who was both an engineer and driver on the Ben Barber team, was presented the Marks Award as the Student Most Embodying Solar Racing Spirit.
 

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