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Texas has old, new candidates to offer as presidential hopefuls

The Republican Party has long been riven between its establishment and conservative wings, a split that plays out every four years in the race for the White House.

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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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Two Fort Worth Baylor medical properties acquired

Baylor Surgical Hospital of Fort Worth and Baylor Surgical Hospital Integrated Medical Facility are among three facilities acquired by Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II Inc.

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Dallas to require 5-cent charge per single-use bag

DALLAS (AP) — After Jan. 1, customers will have to pay Dallas retailers 5 cents each for single-use bags.

The Dallas City Council voted 8-6 Wednesday to levy the "environmental fee," of which 10 percent will be kept by retailers. The rest would go to the city to pay for enforcement and education.

The new ordinance also would require retailers to register with the city and keep track of the single-use bags they sell. Retailers could still provide free multi-use bags.

The measure was a compromise with council member Dwaine Caraway, who had been seeking an outright ban on single-use bags for the past year.

 

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