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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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Bridge collapse on I-35 north of Austin

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews are responding to a reported bridge collapse along an interstate in Central Texas.

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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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Amazon begins Prime Now program in Dallas area

If you just have to have it now, as in one hour, you can, at least in the Dallas area, as Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it will offer Prime Now.

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Texas Senate committee gets updates from key agencies

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate Committee on Business and Commerce is meeting to get quarterly updates from four key state agencies and hear public testimony.

Members on Tuesday expect testimony from new Texas Insurance Commissioner Julia Rathgeber, who was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry in May.

Also scheduled to testify are commissioners from the Texas Public Utility Commission and Trip Doggett, president of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

Likely appearing too is Sherry Cook, administrator of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Lawmakers may discuss the Public Utility Commission's considering of changes to the wholesale electricity market.

The possible changes are brought on by escalating risks that include significantly higher caps on prices.

They would nearly double the price a generator can charge per megawatt-hour during peak demand periods.

 

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