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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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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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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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American Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner arrives at D/FW

American is preparing the plane to begin service sometime in the second quarter.

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Federal judge in Texas to consider ordering parking GM vehicles

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas will hear arguments on whether General Motors must tell the owners of 2.6 million recalled vehicles to park them until repairs can be made to their faulty ignitions.

An attorney for some owners of GM vehicles asked U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos to grant an emergency order Friday in Corpus Christi. Robert Hilliard argued that the GM cars could lose power at any moment and expose their occupants to serious injury or death.

But GM urged the judge not to intervene and instead let the recall of its vehicles overseen by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proceed. The carmaker said extensive testing had shown that if the recall instructions were followed, there was no risk that the ignition switch would fail.

GM has linked the switch to 13 deaths.

 

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