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TCU rises 20 places on influential U.S. News & World Report ranking

St. John's College in Annapolis, Md., has long disdained the rankings game. The liberal arts school, which focuses on the great works of Western civilization, was known for not responding to requests from U.S. News & World Report for information that the magazine uses to sort the nation's colleges.

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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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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Barnett still packs economic punch, study finds

Despite reduced drilling and unstable gas prices, Fort Worth continues reaping the rewards of the Barnett Shale, according to a newly released study by The Perryman Group.7

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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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Panel recommends denying Beeville company drilling permit in SW Fla

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A committee charged with providing advice and ensuring compliance for drilling in the Big Cypress Swamp area has recommended denying a permit for a Texas company that wants to drill an exploratory oil well in southwest Florida.

The Big Cypress Swamp Advisory committee's decision Monday is nonbinding but it cheered opponents of drilling in eastern Collier County. The committee is an arm of Florida's Department of Environmental Protection.

In its recommendation to deny the Dan A. Hughes Co., based in Beeville in South Texas, a drilling permit, the committee cited concerns about traffic, disaster response and environmental effects.

The DEP initially approved the oil well in September. The committee's recommendations now go to state administrative judge D. R. Alexander, who is reviewing a permit challenge to the well. Once Alexander makes his own recommendations later this spring, the state will have less than two months to decide whether to issue the permit.

After a daylong hearing, the committee voted 4-1 against the permit. The dissenting vote came from David Mica, executive director of The Florida Petroleum Council. The five-member panel also includes a DEP scientist and environmental experts.

The proposed site for the oil well is east of Naples, near the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge.

 

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