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26-story mixed-use tower planned at Taylor & Fifth in downtown Fort Worth

Jetta Operating Co., a 24-year-old privately held oil and gas company in Fort Worth, and a related entity plan a 26-story mixed-use tower downtown at Taylor and Fifth streets on a site once owned by the Star-Telegram.

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UPDATE: Six candidates file for two Water Board seats

Six candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Board, setting up a battle that could potentially shift the balance of power on the board and the priorities of one of the largest water districts in Texas.

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Fort Worth breaks ground on $8.6 million South Main renovation

Fort Worth Near Southsiders and city officials broke ground Monday on the 18-month rebuild of South Main Street between Vickery Boulevard and West Magnolia Avenue.

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Fort Worth Chamber names Small Business of the Year winners

A trampoline recreation business; an oilfield services company; a longtime aviation maintenance firm; a maker of electrical wiring harnesses. Those were the wide variety of businesses that received the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to former Fort Worth police chief, others

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

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DR Horton 1Q net jumps 86 percent

 

D.R. Horton, the largest U.S. homebuilder, said Tuesday that its fiscal first-quarter net income jumped 86 percent as selling prices for its houses rose 10 percent to $275,600. Its shares climbed in morning trading.

The company said it saw "pricing power across most of our markets and increased demand from move-up buyers." It said housing market conditions are improving across most of its markets, and the pace of sales increased this month.

The Fort Worth-based company earned $123.2 million, or 36 cents per share, for the quarter that ended Dec. 31. That was up from $66.2 million, or 20 cents per share, during the same period a year earlier. Revenue rose almost 33 percent to $1.64 billion, from $1.23 billion a year earlier.

Analysts surveyed by FactSet had been expecting a profit of 31 cents per share on revenue of $1.49 billion.

The company said it believes it is "well-positioned to capture demand" in the spring with a strong inventory of homes ready to sell.

Its shares rose $1.33, or 6.4 percent, to $22.27 in morning trading. Its shares are up 14 percent over the past three months.


 

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