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Texas has old, new candidates to offer as presidential hopefuls

The Republican Party has long been riven between its establishment and conservative wings, a split that plays out every four years in the race for the White House.

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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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Drilling rig accident in West Texas leaves 1 dead

RANKIN, Texas (AP) — Officials say an equipment-related drilling rig accident in West Texas has left an oilfield worker dead.

The Upton County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday did not immediately release the name of the man who died.

Investigators say the accident happened Sunday night at a site about 25 miles north of Rankin. Chief Deputy Jason Hazlewood says nobody else was hurt. The victim was dead at the scene.

Further details weren't immediately available.

Federal safety investigators are also reviewing circumstances of the accident.

 

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