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Texas has old, new candidates to offer as presidential hopefuls

The Republican Party has long been riven between its establishment and conservative wings, a split that plays out every four years in the race for the White House.

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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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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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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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Two Fort Worth Baylor medical properties acquired

Baylor Surgical Hospital of Fort Worth and Baylor Surgical Hospital Integrated Medical Facility are among three facilities acquired by Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II Inc.

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Pain at the pump to ease slightly this summer

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Drivers will get a slight break at the pump this summer, according to the latest forecast from the Energy Information Administration.

The agency's summer energy cost forecast estimates the average price for a gallon of regular gas will be about $3.63 a gallon, down from last year's average of $3.69 a gallon. More fuel efficient cars are expected to trim consumption by about 21,000 barrels a day, and help keep prices in check. So will increased North American oil production.

The summer driving season runs from April through September.

The most expensive driving season came in 2008, when the average price was $3.81. AAA reported the highest daily price on record -- $4.11 a gallon -- on July 17 that year.

Prices could even be cheaper next year, as the energy forecasts the full-year average price will fall to $3.39 a gallon in 2014 from its forecast of $3.56 for this year. The full-year price of $3.63 in 2012 was the highest annual average on record.

It won't all be good news for consumers this summer.

Higher prices for natural gas, sparked by an unusually cold March that drew down supplies, could lead to higher electric rates this summer. The national average for retail electric rates is forecast to be up about 3%, taking prices up to about 12.5 cents per kilowatt hour.

But the agency is also predicting a cooler summer, so consumers might get a break on the electric bill though the reduced use of air conditioning.

 

 

 

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