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26-story mixed-use tower planned at Taylor & Fifth in downtown Fort Worth

Jetta Operating Co., a 24-year-old privately held oil and gas company in Fort Worth, and a related entity plan a 26-story mixed-use tower downtown at Taylor and Fifth streets on a site once owned by the Star-Telegram.

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UPDATE: Six candidates file for two Water Board seats

Six candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Board, setting up a battle that could potentially shift the balance of power on the board and the priorities of one of the largest water districts in Texas.

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Fort Worth breaks ground on $8.6 million South Main renovation

Fort Worth Near Southsiders and city officials broke ground Monday on the 18-month rebuild of South Main Street between Vickery Boulevard and West Magnolia Avenue.

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Fort Worth Chamber names Small Business of the Year winners

A trampoline recreation business; an oilfield services company; a longtime aviation maintenance firm; a maker of electrical wiring harnesses. Those were the wide variety of businesses that received the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to former Fort Worth police chief, others

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

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Buzz abounds for the return of 'Mad Men'

Mad Men's Megan. Will she 'Zooby Zooby Zu' this year?

 

By Lisa Respers France

CNN

 

(CNN) -- Tom Carson of GQ probably put it best in his review of the return of "Mad Men" for its sixth season:

"Every year, TV critics get all tingly when our early screeners of 'Mad Men's' premiere (episode) show up in the mail," he writes.

Critics are weighing in on the new season which starts Sunday night. Well, weighing in as much as they can as creator Matthew Weiner has asked those who've been fortunate enough to view the premiere to not share certain details.

Weiner's penchant for secrecy is just adding to the sense of expectation it seems.

"No showrunner in television history is as obsessed with secrecy as 'Mad Men's' Weiner," writes Andy Greenwald for Grantland. "He protects even the smallest details of his Emmy-winning show like Dick Whitman guarding the skeletons of his past.

Mo Ryan has written a piece about the secrets. "There's no problem with the content of "Mad Men," which I plan to write about each week this season," she said. "What's making me glum is the draconian code of silence that surrounds the show. "

Weiner did share a few of the plot points with CNN's Jake Tapper. "There is a sense that someone like Don and seeing the world through Don's eyes, who is now 40, is going to become out of touch," Weiner said. " And it's really the story for all of the characters. They're all sort of moving towards some kind of hopefully reconciliation with who they are, but there's quite a fire to walk through."

So far the chatter from TV insiders seems positive.

Time's James Poniewozik wrote "it would be absurd to claim, on the basis of the first two hours, that the show is 'better' or 'worse' or even 'as good' as ever."

"I liked the episode, a lot," he said. "But I also liked, a lot, Mad Men's season 3, which until its office-Ocean's-Eleven finale turned off some fans with its slow pace and melancholy."

Even the smallest details are being anticipated. Seth Stevenson from Slate writes "What will the clothes and hairstyles look like? Is it at last time for shaggy sideburns? Will bras get burned? Will lapels spread wider?"

Rolling Stone even has a "Mad Men" cheat sheet to get folks up to speed. The experts aren't the only ones excited. Fans are also eagerly awaiting more of the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce action.

Twitter user JaiMe tweeted "It's going to take A LOT of man to get me off of my #madmen crush. I am completely addicted and hooked. I need meds. #madmen."

Even famed author Jackie Collins tweeted "Can't wait for #MadMen!

 

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