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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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Museum District: Area’s evolution creating more interaction, public spaces

Fifteen years ago if someone had shot a cannon from Fort Worth’s world-renowned museum district, nobody would have noticed, joked Lori Eklund, senior deputy director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. But that has changed.

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Ex-grid analyst, ex-Senate candidate James, files bias complaint against Fox

DALLAS (AP) — Former television college football analyst Craig James is complaining to the state that his firing by Fox Sports Southwest was an act of religious discrimination.

In a statement issued Tuesday by the Plano, Texas-based Liberty Institute, James alleges a national Fox Sports spokesman told The Dallas Morning News that James was terminated from Fox Sports Southwest for religious beliefs against same-sex marriage.

Liberty Institute, a nonprofit legal group that promotes religious rights, filed the complaint Tuesday with the Texas Workforce Commission.

A Fox Sports statement said James was hired without proper vetting and that he's "a polarizing figure in the college sports community." He was let go "based on the perception that he abused a previous on-air position to further a personal agenda."

In 2009, Texas Tech fired football coach Mike Leach after James accused him of mistreating his son Adam, a member of Leach's team. In 2012, the ex-NFL running back resigned as an ESPN analyst to run unsuccessfully in the Texas Republican U.S. Senate primary.
 

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