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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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Ex Rangers manager Washington apologizes for 'breaking wife's trust'

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington says he is embarrassed for 'breaking his wife's trust.'

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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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Fort Worth firm 'simplifies' advertising

Reaching customers requires more than price slashing and flashy ads. In today’s competitive marketplace, machines – not men and women – are essential to tapping new markets and

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Trinity Valley School leader to leave in May 2015

Gary Krahn, head of school for the past eight years at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, will leave his position in May 2015 when he and his wife Paula will move

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Foundation, JPS plan homeless resource center
By Betty Dillard
The Fort Worth Foundation announced Friday that it will build a 25,000-square-foot adult medical clinic and central resource center for the homeless on 1.5 acres purchased from JPS Health Network  on the city’s near east side.
JPS will run the health clinic at 1513 Presidio St., near the existing East Lancaster Avenue homeless shelters.
The foundation, which provides funds to organizations that feed the hungry and help the homeless, will create and fund a nonprofit entity to govern the center’s overall operations.
About half the center will provide health services to the East Lancaster area community. Included in those services will be primary and preventive care; chronic disease management; behavioral health services; and podiatric, orthopedic and dental care.
The remainder of the facility will assist the homeless in their “pursuit of stability, self-sufficiency and expanded opportunities,” according to the foundation.
A 2011 JPS study identified more than 230 homeless patients who were frequent users of the health network’s emergency and inpatient services, incurring charges of more than $10 million.
Those findings, along with the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Homelessness’ Directions Home report in 2008 and A Plan for the Delivery of Health Care for the Homeless prepared by Tarrant County Commissioner Roy C. Brooks, formed the basis for building a community clinic.
“This is just another great example of using private dollars for public good,” said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.
The facility is expected to become reality in late 2014 or early 2015.
 
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