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26-story mixed-use tower planned at Taylor & Fifth in downtown Fort Worth

Jetta Operating Co., a 24-year-old privately held oil and gas company in Fort Worth, and a related entity plan a 26-story mixed-use tower downtown at Taylor and Fifth streets on a site once owned by the Star-Telegram.

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UPDATE: Six candidates file for two Water Board seats

Six candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Board, setting up a battle that could potentially shift the balance of power on the board and the priorities of one of the largest water districts in Texas.

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Fort Worth breaks ground on $8.6 million South Main renovation

Fort Worth Near Southsiders and city officials broke ground Monday on the 18-month rebuild of South Main Street between Vickery Boulevard and West Magnolia Avenue.

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Fort Worth Chamber names Small Business of the Year winners

A trampoline recreation business; an oilfield services company; a longtime aviation maintenance firm; a maker of electrical wiring harnesses. Those were the wide variety of businesses that received the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to former Fort Worth police chief, others

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

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UT Arlington physicist discovers possible new cancer therapy

Wei Chen, a professor of physics and researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington, has created a new nanoparticle for cancer therapy.
Chen, co-director of the university’s Center for Security Advances Via Applied Nanotechnology, was working to create a luminescent nanoparticle to use in security-related radiation detection when he discovered that the nanoparticles he was working with, when combined with X-ray exposure, significantly slowed tumor growth in lab studies.


“This new idea is simpler and better than previous photodynamic therapy methods. You don’t need as many steps. This material alone can do the job,” Chen said. “It is the most promising thing we have found in these cancer studies and we’ve been looking at this for a long time.”
Chen’s research will be published in the August edition of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology. Co-authors are Lun Ma, a research assistant professor, and Xiaoju Zou, a research associate.
The university also has filed a patent application for the new complex.

Betty Dillard
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