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UPDATE: Susan Halsey, Fort Worth attorney, business leader, dies

Susan Halsey, a Fort Worth attorney who was also a community and business leader, died on Friday, Dec. 19. Halsey, 55, was chairman for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce in 2013-2014, leading the chamber during a year

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UPDATE: Wilkie, longtime head of Sid Richardson Foundation, dies at 91

Valleau Wilkie Jr., who headed the Sid W. Richardson Foundation from 1973 to 2011, died Tuesday in Sunapee, N.H., at 91.

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Oil plunge sparks concern of real estate slowdown in U.S. energy centers including Texas

SEATTLE — The drop in oil prices to five-year lows, while helping consumers, is sparking concern that leasing and construction demand will be hurt in some of North America's best-performing markets for commercial real estate.

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Texan among those honored as Carnegie Heroes

Winners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Monday:

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As oil prices plunge, Texas eyes are on new comptroller

In January of 1983, just one month after Billy Hamilton stepped into his position as Texas’ chief revenue estimator, the state was wading in a flood of red ink that no one had seen coming. Plummeting oil prices had pushed state tax collections $100 million below the previous

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CEO of Fort Worth-based AZZ dies

 

Betty Dillard

bdillard@bizpress.net

David H. Dingus, director, president and chief executive officer of Fort Worth-based AZZ incorporated, died unexpectedly on Oct. 27, 2013, from medical complications related to pancreatic cancer.


Dingus, 65, has served as the president and CEO of AZZ since 2001 and as a member of the company’s board of directors since 1999.
Chairman Kevern Joyce said, “The entire AZZ family is saddened by the news of David’s death. We grieve David’s passing and send our deepest condolences to his family.”


Dana Perry, 64, current senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer, will assume the duties of the president and CEO on an interim basis until AZZ’s board of directors appoints a successor.


AZZ incorporated is a global provider of specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial markets as well as a leading provider of hot dip galvanizing services to the North American steel fabrication market
 

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