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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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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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UPDATE: Could American Airlines move its headquarters?

A key linchpin in the Fort Worth economy, American Airlines Group Inc., is considering sites for a new headquarters, possibly outside the city, the airline’s CEO said this morning.

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Crestwood area hoping to block planned office building

Residents of West Fort Worth’s Crestwood Association are trying to block the rezoning of a small apartment complex at White Settlement Road and North Bailey Avenue to make way for a planned office building, saying it would represent the start of commercial encroachment into their neighborhood.

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Tiger Woods takes a swing at Fort Worth's Dan Jenkins - in print anyway

Rarely does Golf Digest make the news. Leave it to Dan Jenkins to change that.

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Thousands of drivers overcharged at DFW airport

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Thousands of drivers leaving Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport have been overcharged due to technical errors during the first two weeks of a new $56 million parking control system.

Airport officials say some problems involved scanners not properly reading toll tags, leading to overcharges when wrong times for entry or exit are recorded.

The airport says all overcharges will be reimbursed within 10 business days.

"We are very apologetic for the whole thing," airport spokesman David Magana said Thursday. As many as 300 to 400 drivers have called the airport daily to complain about billing errors.

Beginning Sept. 4, an upgraded payment system automatically registered vehicles driving in and out of the airport complex. Drivers can process their own transactions with a North Texas Toll Authority TollTag or a credit card as they exit.

Some drivers complained about being charged for parking times after they had already left the airport.

Dallas resident Bill Woster received a $108 airport parking bill on his TollTag account after spending about 10 minutes at the airport to drop off a friend.

"I was shocked," Woster said.

Officials believe he'd briefly been at the airport a week earlier and the new system failed to read his TollTag when he exited, so when he returned days later, the system calculated the charge as if he never left.

"How many people didn't look at their toll charges every time," Woster said.

Airport officials are also going through records to catch any billing mistakes.

"We're a customer-service business," Magana said. "You shouldn't treat your customers that way, and we certainly never meant to treat them that way. It's a mistake and we're fixing it."

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