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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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Britain to honor Churchill on 5-pound note

Mark Thompson


LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Is Britain's fiver about to become a 'Winston'?

Beginning in 2016, the U.K.'s smallest banknote -- the £5 note -- will feature a portrait of wartime leader Winston Churchill, commemorating his achievements as a politician, writer and orator.

"It seems entirely appropriate to put Sir Winston on what is probably our most popular note," Bank of England Governor Mervyn King said Friday. "Perhaps the note itself will become known as a Winston."

A former journalist and soldier, Churchill became prime minister in 1940 at the head of a national government, shortly after the outbreak of World War II when defeat by Nazi Germany seemed likely.

His stirring speeches were a source of national inspiration during the dark years that followed, and the new banknote will celebrate one of his most famous lines, made in a speech to parliament on the day he became prime minister: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."

Churchill was defeated in an election in 1945 but returned as prime minister in 1951. In recognition of his leadership, he was granted U.S. citizenship in 1963, two years before he died, and became the first Briton to have a U.S. warship named after him.

The Bank of England, which produces over one billion banknotes a year, began promoting eminent Britons from the past on the reverse side of its notes in 1970. The front is reserved for an image of the monarch.

Churchill will follow 19th century prison reformer Elizabeth Fry on the £5 note. Naturalist Charles Darwin is currently featured on the £10 note and economist Adam Smith's image is on the £20 notes.

 

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