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TCU rises 20 places on influential U.S. News & World Report ranking

St. John's College in Annapolis, Md., has long disdained the rankings game. The liberal arts school, which focuses on the great works of Western civilization, was known for not responding to requests from U.S. News & World Report for information that the magazine uses to sort the nation's colleges.

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New arena at Will Rogers takes shape


The proposed Will Rogers Memorial Center arena continues to take shape as voters head for a Nov. 4 election to decide whether to approve new taxes to help pay for the $450 million facility.

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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Barnett still packs economic punch, study finds

Despite reduced drilling and unstable gas prices, Fort Worth continues reaping the rewards of the Barnett Shale, according to a newly released study by The Perryman Group.7

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Cooking Class: Fort Worth chef brings home the gold

Toques off to Timothy Prefontaine. The executive chef at the iconic Fort Worth Club is currently the best in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation. Prefontaine earned the title of 2014 U.S.A.’s Chef of the

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Police Chief Halstead to serve as grand marshal for Parade of Lights
 
A. Lee Graham
Reporter
 
Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead has been confirmed as grand marshal for the 31st annual Chesapeake Energy Parade of Lights on Thanksgiving Day.
 
The annual event, set for downtown on Friday Nov. 29, will feature more than 100 illuminated entries, 500,000 lights and the Sundance Square Christmas tree.
 
What’s become an annual tradition begn in 1983 to help Fort Worth celebrate family and togetherness in a spirited way. This year’s theme is “Our Christmas Traditions!” The parade begins at 6 p.m.
 
This year, the parade route will extend from the corner of Belknap and Throckmorton streets, east on Belknap to Commerce, then south on Commerce to Ninth Street. From there, it will run west on Ninth Street to Houston Street, and finally north on Houston Street to Weatherford Street.
 
After 4 p.m. on the day of the parade, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) will provide free bus service along any of its regular routes. Spur 280 off of Interstate 35 will close at 4:30 p.m., and Henderson Street will close at White Settlement and at Fifth Street at 5:30 p.m.
 
Parking information is available at www.fortworthparking.com, and information on reserved seats is available at http://fortworthparadeoflights.org/parade-info/street-seats.
 
lgraham@bizpress.net

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