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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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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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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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Fort Worth firm 'simplifies' advertising

Reaching customers requires more than price slashing and flashy ads. In today’s competitive marketplace, machines – not men and women – are essential to tapping new markets and

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Trinity Valley School leader to leave in May 2015

Gary Krahn, head of school for the past eight years at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, will leave his position in May 2015 when he and his wife Paula will move

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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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