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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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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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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.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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Baylor hospital receives Baldrige award

 

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano has been named as one of three organizations this year o receive the 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.

All of this year’s winners are from the health care and education sectors.
The other two winners are:
• Pewaukee School District, Pewaukee, Wis. (education)
• Sutter Davis Hospital, Davis, Calif. (health care)

"I am happy to congratulate the 2013 Baldrige Award recipients, three organizations that are leading innovative practices, dynamic management, sound financial performance, outstanding employee and customer satisfaction, and a solid commitment to excellence and proven results,” said Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. “The Baldrige program has had a tangible impact on the success of thousands of organizations worldwide and our nation’s economy, and the winners announced today will undoubtedly continue that legacy and serve as role models for their peers in the health care and education sectors.”
The Baldrige judges also recognize best practices in one or more of the Baldrige Criteria categories by organizations that are candidates for the award but are not selected as a winner. Another one of those winners was a Texas hospital.
This year, the judges chose to honor two health care organizations for their best practices in the leadership criterion:
• Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.
• Hill Country Memorial, Fredericksburg
The 2013 Baldrige Award recipients were selected from a field of 22 applicants.
 

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