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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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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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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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Pier 1 hires new marketing director from Penney's

 

Eric Hunter has been named as executive vice president of marketing at Pier 1 Imports Inc. as executive vice president-marketing, with responsibility for the Fort Worth-based retailer’s brand image and integrated marketing efforts.


Hunter brings more than 15 years of diverse marketing experience. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of marketing and acting chief marketing officer for JCPenney Co. Previously, he served as chief marketing officer and group president for Kellwood Co., an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners Inc. that designs, manufactures and markets a collection of premier fashion brands. Prior to Kellwood, Hunter worked with PMK/HBH/Momentum Worldwide, the promotional marketing arm of Interpublic’s McCann Worldgroup, and Creative Artists Agency.


“As we look to the future and continue the development of our omni-channel business, '1 Pier 1,’ strategizing and effectively implementing the breadth and complexity of marketing activities is vital for our success,” said Alex Smith, Pier 1 Imports’ president and chief executive officer. “Eric’s broad marketing experience in retail makes him well-equipped to take on this pivotal leadership position.” - Betty Dillard

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