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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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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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Arlington's Entertainment District moves forward

Arlington is moving closer to developing its Entertainment District north of AT&T Stadium.

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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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