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Bridge collapse on I-35 north of Austin

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews are responding to a reported bridge collapse along an interstate in Central Texas.

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Amazon begins Prime Now program in Dallas area

If you just have to have it now, as in one hour, you can, at least in the Dallas area, as Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it will offer Prime Now.

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Latin-inspired restaurant set to open in downtown Fort Worth

Downtown Fort Worth’s dining scene is about to get spicier with the opening of a new restaurant featuring Latin-inspired coastal cuisine.

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Texas jobless rate falls as employers add workers

Texas unemployment fell to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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Westchester Plaza manager says "business as usual" for now

The future of a redevelopment plan for the 50-year-old Westchester Plaza on Fort Worth's Near Southside is unclear.

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Fort Worth PR firm helping Lubbock pursue light rail

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A city-contracted developer is looking for ways to fund a light rail that could connect Texas Tech University and downtown Lubbock, helping revitalize the city's center.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that McDougal Companies will initially pursue federal grants rather than turn to tax dollars for the proposed project, which could cost millions of dollars.

Goals laid out for the developer by the City Council include increasing Texas Tech's presence downtown, about 1.5 miles from the university.

Marc McDougal, a former Lubbock mayor who is spearheading the effort through McDougal Companies, says Dallas-Fort Worth-based Public Information Associates is putting together presentation material to try to win grant money.

The firm has helped other transportation projects, including the TEX Rail in Fort Worth.

 

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