Join The Discussion

 

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. 

read more >

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.

read more >

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.

read more >

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.

read more >

Museum District: Area’s evolution creating more interaction, public spaces

Fifteen years ago if someone had shot a cannon from Fort Worth’s world-renowned museum district, nobody would have noticed, joked Lori Eklund, senior deputy director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. But that has changed.

read more >

 

Boy Scouts are prepared to hire ex-CIA director Gates as president

 

CNN Staff

(CNN) -- The Boy Scouts of America have nominated former Defense Secretary and ex-Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Robert Gates to lead the organization, according to a Wednesday news release.

If approved by the Boy Scouts' national council, the Eagle Scout will begin a two-year term as president in May. The organization, which has about 2.6 million youth members, also elected Gates to its national executive board.

"There is no finer program for preparing American boys for citizenship and leadership than the Boy Scouts of America," Gates said in a statement. "I know firsthand how impactful this program can be, and I believe its mission is more important today than ever before."

Gates has long had a relationship with the organization. He is a past president of the National Eagle Scout Association and has been awarded the Silver Buffalo Award, for service to youth, and was named to the Order of the Arrow, "the highest mark of distinction and recognition for those with exceptional service and unselfish interests," according to the Irving-based Boy Scouts organization.

Wayne Brock, chief Scout executive, said the group was honored to have Gates as president-elect.

"I believe Dr. Gates' vision and passion for scouting will continue to allow the BSA to focus on delivering the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training to the young people of this nation," he said in the statement.

A former Texas A&M University president, Gates has served eight White House administrations and is the only career CIA officer to serve as the agency's director.

"Gates has been awarded the National Security Medal and the Presidential Citizens Medal, has twice received the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and has three times received the CIA's highest award, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal. On his last day in office as secretary of defense, Gates was awarded the nation's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by President Obama," the Boy Scouts release said.

The Kansas native received his bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary, where he is chancellor, his master's degree in history from Indiana University, and his doctorate in Russian and Soviet history from Georgetown University. He and his wife, Becky, have two grown children.

< back

Email   email
hide
Catch
How 'bout them Cowboys?