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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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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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Fort Worth minority business receives nationwide grant

Cuevas Distribution Inc., a minority- and woman-owned business in Fort Worth, is one of 20 small businesses nationwide to receive a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of the Mission Main Street program.

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Arlington's Entertainment District moves forward

Arlington is moving closer to developing its Entertainment District north of AT&T Stadium.

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Fort Worth woman receives national public affairs award

Julie Wilson

Julie H. Wilson, APR, founder and president of Fort Worth’s Reasons Group Inc. and former Chesapeake Energy vice president, received the Lloyd B. Dennis Award for Distinguished Service in Public Affairs during the Public Relations Society of America 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia over the weekend.
The award recognizes exemplary public relations practitioners who have used their skills in public affairs to promote truth while demonstrating high standards of integrity and honesty in business dealings, and who have helped affect positive change within an organization.

“This award celebrates those in our field who make meaningful differences in their organizations while maintaining the highest levels of ethics and professionalism,” said Dr. Joseph Trahan III, APR, Fellow PRSA, president, CEO and media trainer of Trahan & Associates. A past recipient, Trahan served on the award selection committee, which based its decision on Wilson’s industry commitment, professional experience and community service.


“Julie’s body of work and dedication to PRSA’s principles have set a solid example to those in our profession, especially to those who work in government and public affairs,” he said in a news release. “We are proud to honor her with this award.”
Wilson is the second woman to receive this honor and the first recipient from Texas.
 

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