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Super PAC Men: How political consultants took a Fort Worth oilman on a wild ride

The head of a Texas oil dynasty joined the parade of wealthy political donors, aiming to flip the Senate to Republicans. By the time consultants were done with him, the war chest was drained and fraud allegations were flying

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Bon Appétit: New French restaurant dishes out the finest in Fort Worth

Barely open six months, Le Cep, a contemporary French restaurant proffering fine dining, is stirring up Fort Worth’s culinary scene.

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Bombay Co.'s former HQ building purchased

The Bombay Co.’s former Fort Worth headquarters building has been sold, with private equity fund Diversified International Partners snapping up the seven-story, 122,828-square-foot structure at 550 Bailey St.

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Latin-inspired restaurant set to open in downtown Fort Worth

Downtown Fort Worth’s dining scene is about to get spicier with the opening of a new restaurant featuring Latin-inspired coastal cuisine.

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Hickmans, Majestic Realty make moves to support Fort Worth deals

Fort Worth’s Hickman family is beginning to move 70 acres it owns in the Stockyards into a partnership with Majestic Realty and talking about other deals, including a 300-acre commercial development in far South Fort Worth.

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West Seventh Bridge opens

 

Photos by Mayda Arista 

The Seventh Street Bridge under construction. 

 

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A new bridge over the Trinity River in Fort Worth opened Wednesday. 

The West Seventh Street bridge opened to traffic Wednesday evening after a brief parade of dignitaries. The old bridge, which spanned the river for 100 years, was demolished in June.

The new $25 million bridge, which has 12 signature arches, links downtown with west Fort Worth. It is structurally complete a month ahead of schedule.

The bridge is scheduled to close again Nov. 15-16 for a party celebrating 100 years of a major river crossing at this spot.

An estimated 12,000 vehicles a day use the bridge, and merchants and residents along the fledgling West Seventh corridor have been looking forward to the bridge's completion.

The bridge opening Wednesday means it will open several days ahead of Sundt Construction Inc.’s 150-day project schedule. The San Antonio contractor's contract calls for the firm to earn $30,000 for every day the project is completed ahead of schedule.

A larger celebration is set for November. 
 
 

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