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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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Ex Rangers manager Washington apologizes for 'breaking wife's trust'

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington says he is embarrassed for 'breaking his wife's trust.'

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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 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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Fort Worth back to square one in city manager search

Mayor Betsy Price speaking at the opening of Sundance Square Plaza. 

Robert Francis

rfrancis@bizpress.net

It is back to the drawing board in the search for Fort Worth’s next city manager.
After spending most of Tuesday interviewing and discussing the four finalists for the job, the City Council decided to start over.
“After several rounds of interviews, the City Council asked our search firm to cast another net for more candidates,” Mayor Betsy Price said in a statement Tuesday night. “Although all of the candidates were strong, I don’t believe we’ve found the best fit.”
“All of them are outstanding professionals, and I know they will continue to do great things in their respective communities,” Price’s statement continued. “Our expectations are high, but we’re not going to settle for anything less than the best fit for Fort Worth.”
Price said the City Council will discuss the next steps at next Tuesday’s meeting.
The city’s hired consultant, Fort Worth-based Whitney Smith Co., said earlier this month it was seriously considering about 12 candidates for the job being vacated by Tom Higgins, who is retiring. The candidates were later narrowed down to four: Milton R. Dohoney, Jr., former city manager in Cincinnati, Ohio; Craig Malin, city administrator, Davenport, Iowa; Mark McDaniel, city manager, Tyler, Texas; and Joyce Wilson, city manager, El Paso.
Higgins has been city manager since 2011 after working with the city since 1987, beginning his career with the city as economic development director. Higgins is being paid a salary of $233,393. He announced his retirement last October but will stay on until a new city manager is named.
 

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