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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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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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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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Fort Worth's mayor looking for new chief of staff

Jason Lamers is leaving the city after 14 years to join Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

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Lawmakers mull implementing curriculum changes


WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Top members of the Texas House are mulling implementation of a new law that overhauled high school curriculum while easing standardized testing requirements.

The House Public Education Committee convenes Tuesday to discuss ways to tweak one of the most-watched bills of last year's session.

It scrapped the rule that most students take algebra II and other advanced math and science courses in order to give young Texans more flexibility to focus on vocational training.

The law also cut the number of high school standardized tests for from a nation-high 15 to five.

On the committee's agenda are possible ways to reduce standardized testing in lower grades.

Members will also discuss creating new math and science courses that can better-prepare students for the Texas workforce while still being academically demanding.

 

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