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North Tarrant Express completion date moved up to October

Fort Worth-area commuters can expect the 13.3-mile North Tarrant Express to open in full operation in October, eight months ahead of the original schedule.

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Left Bank project hits roadblocks on access, traffic

Questions about fire access and traffic are bogging down talks on an economic incentive agreement for the planned, $300 million Left Bank development on the Trinity River at West Seventh Street, Fort Worth officials and the developer acknowledge.

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TCU's Neeley School receives $30M donation as part of planned expansion

A $30 million foundation gift to Texas Christian University will help guide a $100 million facility expansion for the Neeley School of Business.

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Mixed-use complex at Fort Worth TRE parking lot could cost $60 million

A design panel proposes two buildings on Trinity Railway Express lot on Near Southside, with a mix of apartments, retail, office and parking, and frontage on West Vickery and views across I-30 and overlooking downtown.

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UPS adding Alliance, McKinney locations and 500 area jobs

UPS said Aug. 21 it will add two new package distribution facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

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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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