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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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Museum District: Area’s evolution creating more interaction, public spaces

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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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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American Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner arrives at D/FW

American is preparing the plane to begin service sometime in the second quarter.

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ERCOT says it's prepared for fall, winter demand
 

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The manager of the electric grid serving most of Texas said it's ready to meet the electric power demands expected in the upcoming autumn and winter.

Warren Lasher is the director of system planning for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. He said ERCOT's system "appears to be well-prepared for fall electric needs, and that outlook continues into the coming winter months.

Lasher spoke after ERCOT issued its seasonal assessment of peak demand for the coming two seasons on Tuesday.

ERCOT said peak demand for this summer has remained below historical highs.

 

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