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UPDATE: Susan Halsey, Fort Worth attorney, business leader, dies

Susan Halsey, a Fort Worth attorney who was also a community and business leader, died on Friday, Dec. 19. Halsey, 55, was chairman for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce in 2013-2014, leading the chamber during a year

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UPDATE: Wilkie, longtime head of Sid Richardson Foundation, dies at 91

Valleau Wilkie Jr., who headed the Sid W. Richardson Foundation from 1973 to 2011, died Tuesday in Sunapee, N.H., at 91.

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Oil plunge sparks concern of real estate slowdown in U.S. energy centers including Texas

SEATTLE — The drop in oil prices to five-year lows, while helping consumers, is sparking concern that leasing and construction demand will be hurt in some of North America's best-performing markets for commercial real estate.

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Texan among those honored as Carnegie Heroes

Winners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Monday:

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As oil prices plunge, Texas eyes are on new comptroller

In January of 1983, just one month after Billy Hamilton stepped into his position as Texas’ chief revenue estimator, the state was wading in a flood of red ink that no one had seen coming. Plummeting oil prices had pushed state tax collections $100 million below the previous

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Arnold named head of Upper School at Fort Worth Country Day

Bill Arnold 

For a previous story on Bill Arnold: 

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After a nationwide search, Bill Arnold, a teacher and coach for the Upper School at Fort Worth Country Day School, has been named the next head of the Upper School, replacing Rob Hereford who has accepted a head of school position in Santa Barbara, Calif. 
Arnold will begin his role as Upper School division head in the 2014-2015 academic year. He will become the ninth head of Upper School in FWCD’s 50-year history.


The announcement was made by Evan D. Peterson, head of school, during announcements period on April 8.
A 1986 graduate of FWCD, Arnold commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. He left the military to teach and coach at his alma mater in 1994. After 9/11, Arnold joined the Marine Reserves and in 2004, he took a seven-month sabbatical from Fort Worth Country Day to command a Marine Scout platoon in the Middle East. He returned to civilian life and teaching in 2005.
Arnold received the Bayard H. Friedman HERO Award for the most outstanding North Texas history teacher. He also held the James S. Garvey Chair in History.
Arnold and his wife, Debby, have two children currently attending Fort Worth Country Day.

-Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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