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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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Globe Life Park is new name for Ballpark in Arlington

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers reached a 10-year deal Wednesday to immediately change the name of their 20-year-old stadium to Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Rangers Ballpark is being renamed under an agreement with Globe Life and Accident Insurance Co. of Oklahoma City. Globe Life, which began operations in 1951, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torchmark Corp. in McKinney, which is in the Dallas area.

Financial terms weren't disclosed.

"Globe Life is the perfect partner — a Texas-based company that has been helping families with their insurance needs for more than 60 years," Rangers co-owners Ray Davis and Bob Simpson said in a statement. "This agreement makes us a stronger organization, on the field and in our community. It will give us increased flexibility and help us remain competitive from both short-term and long-term perspectives."

Last July, the adjacent Dallas Cowboys' stadium was renamed AT&T Stadium under a lucrative long-team deal with the Dallas-based telecommunications giant.

Under the agreement, Globe Life will be the official life insurance partner of the Rangers. The company will also make a substantial commitment to support youth baseball and softball programs through a grant partnership program with the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation.

Bill Leavell, president of Globe Life, said the life insurance provider has more than 330,000 policyholders in Texas. The company, with 3.9 million policyholders overall, employs 650 people at offices in Oklahoma City and McKinney.

"Sponsorship of Globe Life Park in Arlington is a natural fit for Globe Life And Accident Insurance Company," Leavell said. "We look forward to expanding our community involvement and helping make a difference in the lives of Texas families."

With the Rangers renaming their stadium, 21 of the 30 major league teams have now sold naming rights to their ballparks.


 

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