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Dallas construction firm to oversee Fort Worth projects

A Dallas construction firm has been awarded the Hemphill Street Connector and Village Creek peak flow storage projects in Fort Worth.

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UT Arlington Army ROTC officer named nation's top military science professor

The U.S. Army Cadet Command has named Lt. Col. Lora A. Rimmer, Commander of the Army ROTC “Maverick Battalion” at University of Texas at Arlington, the nation’s Professor of Military Science of the Year.

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Fort Worth Hilton owners acquire Ashton Hotel

The Ashton Hotel, a historic boutique hotel in downtown Fort Worth, has been sold to a new owner.

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Texas Health Resources names Berdan next CEO

Barclay E. Berdan, chief operating officer for Texas Health Resources, has been named the new CEO of the health system effective Sept. 1.

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FBI arrests longtime Dallas County commissioner John Wiley Price

DALLAS (AP) — The FBI has arrested a longtime Dallas County commissioner whose home was raided by federal agents in a 2011 money laundering investigation

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Round 2: Texas school finance case back in court


WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Call it Texas' school finance trial, round 2.

State District Judge John Dietz begins hearing new testimony Tuesday in Austin nearly a year after declaring the Texas school finance system unconstitutional.

At issue this time is whether $3.4 billion in extra classroom funding approved by the Legislature last summer will alter his February 2013 finding.

Lawmakers also reduced from 15 to five the number of standardized tests high school students must pass to graduate.

Some 600-plus Texas school districts originally sued the state after 2011 after the Legislature cut $5.4 billion in public education funding.

Dietz wants evidence of how the changes affect his findings added to the court record for a Texas Supreme Court review when his ruling is appealed.

 

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