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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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Fort Worth minority business receives nationwide grant

Cuevas Distribution Inc., a minority- and woman-owned business in Fort Worth, is one of 20 small businesses nationwide to receive a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of the Mission Main Street program.

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Arlington bank robber gets 20 years

DALLAS (AP) — A gunman who pleaded guilty to five bank robberies in the Dallas area has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

A federal judge in Dallas on Thursday afternoon sentenced 59-year-old Luis de la Garza of Farmers Branch.

De la Garza in November pleaded guilty to five holdups that happened last year — in Arlington, Grand Prairie, Dallas, Farmers Branch and Garland. He confessed to more than a dozen other bank holdups since 2010.

Investigators say de la Garza wore a mesh mask, a cap and carried a BB gun pistol in each bank heist. He was caught following a robbery last May.

 

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