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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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Fort Worth draws closer to deal with Lancaster developer

City staff are planning to introduce the developer Feb. 3 at a meeting of the City Council's Housing and Economic Development Committee.

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Compass BBVA names Happel CEO for Fort Worth

BBVA Compass has appointed Brian Happel, most recently the Fort Worth city president, its chief executive officer of Fort Worth.

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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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Travelocity plans layoffs

The Travelocity gnome. Courtesy of Travelocity

Travelocity.com LP plans to lay off 14 workers at its Southlake office by Nov. 15 and more layoffs may be in the offing, according to a notice the travel website company filed with the Texas Workforce Commission on Sept. 16.


Travelocity, known for the traveling gnome in its marketing campaign, is owned by Sabre holdings. In August, it entered into a long-term marketing agreement with one of its key competitors Expedia Inc. According to the agreement, Expedia will handle the technology and customer service aspects of the site, while Travelocity will handle the marketing. - Robert Francis
 

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