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Texas has old, new candidates to offer as presidential hopefuls

The Republican Party has long been riven between its establishment and conservative wings, a split that plays out every four years in the race for the White House.

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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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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.

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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.

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Two Fort Worth Baylor medical properties acquired

Baylor Surgical Hospital of Fort Worth and Baylor Surgical Hospital Integrated Medical Facility are among three facilities acquired by Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II Inc.

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Fort Worth face transplant, two others thriving 2 years after operations


LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

CHICAGO (AP) — New research on face transplants may help guide future operations for accident victims needing this kind of drastic surgery.

Medical imaging on the nation's first full face transplant patient and two others shows that new blood vessel networks have formed joining their transplants with existing facial tissue.

That's according to doctors who presented their data at a medical meeting Wednesday in Chicago.

Dallas Wiens of Fort Worth, Texas, was the first U.S. man to get a full face transplant. He's a remarkable example of that success.

The same thing typically happens with other transplants and it helps ensure their success. But doctors from Brigham and Women's Hospital say this is the first time it has been shown with full face transplants.

 

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