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26-story mixed-use tower planned at Taylor & Fifth in downtown Fort Worth

Jetta Operating Co., a 24-year-old privately held oil and gas company in Fort Worth, and a related entity plan a 26-story mixed-use tower downtown at Taylor and Fifth streets on a site once owned by the Star-Telegram.

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UPDATE: Six candidates file for two Water Board seats

Six candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Board, setting up a battle that could potentially shift the balance of power on the board and the priorities of one of the largest water districts in Texas.

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Fort Worth breaks ground on $8.6 million South Main renovation

Fort Worth Near Southsiders and city officials broke ground Monday on the 18-month rebuild of South Main Street between Vickery Boulevard and West Magnolia Avenue.

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Fort Worth Chamber names Small Business of the Year winners

A trampoline recreation business; an oilfield services company; a longtime aviation maintenance firm; a maker of electrical wiring harnesses. Those were the wide variety of businesses that received the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to former Fort Worth police chief, others

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

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The T celebrates 30 years of service as ridership nearly doubles
A. Lee Graham

Reporter

Customers are invited to join the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, or The T, for refreshments to celebrate the agency's 30th anniversary on Friday Nov. 8.

From 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., folks may join T officials at the agency’s downtown Intermodal Transportation Center,1001 Jones St.

On Nov. 8, 1983, Fort Worth voters approved a dedicated sales tax that created the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, a political subdivision under the state of Texas. The aim was establishing stable funding and expanded transit services for the 5.2 million annual riders who previously depended on other means to reach other parts of town. Richland Hills and Blue Mound joined The T a few years later

Since 1983, annual ridership has nearly doubled to 9.6 million, according to the agency. It has expanded bus services, added vanpools, partnered to launch the Trinity Railway Express — the first commuter railroad in the Southwest — and in recent years, has developed special transit partnerships such as Northeast Transportation Service (NETS) in northeast Tarrant County, service in Arlington, and for the development of TEX Rail with funding partners Fort Worth, Grapevine and Tarrant County. 

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