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Two Fort Worth council members propose temporary single-family moratorium around TCU

The moratorium would apply to new permits for single-family homes around TCU, and give the city time to figure out what to do with a controversial proposed overlay in several neighborhoods around the university.

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Fresh Ebola fears hit airline stocks

DALLAS (AP) — News that a nurse diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane full of passengers raised fear among airline investors that the scare over the virus could cause travelers to avoid flying.

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Landscape architect behind several TCU landmarks acquired

The Dallas design firm behind several Texas Christian University projects, as well as Globe Life Park in Arlington and AT&T Stadium, has been acquired by Rvi Planning + Landscape Architecture.

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Fort Worth launching Stockyards design task force

The task force, to be chaired by the Fort Worth architect Eric Hahnfeld, would be responsible for confirming the boundaries of the city's planned Stockyards design district and reviewing the work of a consultant.

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Fort Worth council approves tax abatement for Sprouts grocery in Ridglea

The abatement would be to VCB Property, which also won an abatement to build a strip retail center.

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Texas unemployment stays at 6.4 percent

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State officials say the Texas unemployment rate for March was unchanged from the prior month, remaining at 6.4 percent.
The Texas Workforce Commission said Friday the rate is down from the 7 percent unemployment figure from a year ago. The commission also readjusted the number of jobs the state has added over the past year. It reported in March the number was about 359,800 but corrected it downward to 329,500.
The state unemployment rate remains below the national rate of 7.6 percent.
Employment in the leisure and hospitality industry has grown by 67,000 jobs over the past year, more than any other industry in the state.
Midland recorded the lowest unemployment rate for March at 3.1 percent. The highest rate was in the McAllen-Mission area at 10.6 percent.
 

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