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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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Fort Worth minority business receives nationwide grant

Cuevas Distribution Inc., a minority- and woman-owned business in Fort Worth, is one of 20 small businesses nationwide to receive a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of the Mission Main Street program.

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Flight lands in London after unruly man booted

HOUSTON (AP) — An American Airlines official says a flight that left Chicago and made an unplanned stop in Canada to kick an unruly passenger off the plane has landed in London.

Airline spokesman Kent Powell says the flight landed early Sunday at London's Heathrow Airport, its original destination. There were 187 passengers aboard the Boeing 777.

Powell told The Associated Press the 35-year-old man refused to follow the crew's instructions, but had no further details on what transpired aboard Flight 86 that left Chicago on Saturday. The man was transferred to authorities in Gander, Newfoundland.

Authorities in Gander did not immediately return calls seeking comment Saturday.

Powell says refusing to follow instructions on a flight, even something as simple as remaining seated, is a criminal offense.

 

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