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TCU rises 20 places on influential U.S. News & World Report ranking

St. John's College in Annapolis, Md., has long disdained the rankings game. The liberal arts school, which focuses on the great works of Western civilization, was known for not responding to requests from U.S. News & World Report for information that the magazine uses to sort the nation's colleges.

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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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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Barnett still packs economic punch, study finds

Despite reduced drilling and unstable gas prices, Fort Worth continues reaping the rewards of the Barnett Shale, according to a newly released study by The Perryman Group.7

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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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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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