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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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New American to use Sabre for reservations

 

Another piece in the puzzle of what the new American Airlines will look like in the future has fallen into place. American Airlines Group Inc., which now trades on the Nasdaq under, AAL, announced Monday it has reached an agreement with Sabre for the newly combined airline’s single reservation system.
“The migration to one reservation platform in partnership with Sabre is a critical milestone in the merger integration process, and lays the groundwork for customers and employees alike to have a seamless experience throughout the travel journey,” said Maya Leibman, chief information officer – American Airlines.
 

Southlake-based Sabre Airline Solutions president Hugh Jones said he is pleased to broaden Sabre’s technology relationship with American Airlines. “American Airlines has laid out an exciting vision for transforming the airline passenger experience and we’ll be working closely with them over the coming months to bring this to life using our data-rich, flexible technology solutions,” said Jones.
While that piece of the puzzle has fallen into place, it will still be about two years before the two airlines – American and US Air – will see their reservation systems combined under Sabre.
 

Because Sabre is the platform currently being used at American Airlines, it should cause minimal disruption for customers that typically fly that airline.
In other Sabre news, the company last week filed its plans to go public with the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the filing, Sabre could raise up to $100 million in the IPO.
Sabre was taken private by Silver Lake Partners and Fort Worth-based TPG in 2007 with an investment of about $5 billion.
 

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