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New arena at Will Rogers takes shape


The proposed Will Rogers Memorial Center arena continues to take shape as voters head for a Nov. 4 election to decide whether to approve new taxes to help pay for the $450 million facility.

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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Cooking Class: Fort Worth chef brings home the gold

Toques off to Timothy Prefontaine. The executive chef at the iconic Fort Worth Club is currently the best in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation. Prefontaine earned the title of 2014 U.S.A.’s Chef of the

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Barnett still packs economic punch, study finds

Despite reduced drilling and unstable gas prices, Fort Worth continues reaping the rewards of the Barnett Shale, according to a newly released study by The Perryman Group.7

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Fort Worth firm 'simplifies' advertising

Reaching customers requires more than price slashing and flashy ads. In today’s competitive marketplace, machines – not men and women – are essential to tapping new markets and

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Energy Transfer buying Susser Hldgs in $1.8B deal

DALLAS (AP) — Energy Transfer Partners LP is buying Susser Holdings Corp., an operator of convenience stores that sell gas, in a deal valued at about $1.8 billion.

Energy Transfer bought Sunoco Inc. for about $5.5 billion in 2012. The company said that adding Corpus Christi-based Susser to Sunoco's more than 5,000 retail stores —which are mostly on the East Coast — will expand Sunoco's geographic reach. Susser operates 630 Stripes and Sac-N-Pac convenience stores in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Susser shareholders will choose either $80.25 in cash, 1.4506 Energy Transfer common units, or a combination of both for each share held.

The transaction will give Energy Transfer ownership of the general partner interest and incentive distribution rights in Susser Petroleum Partners LP, about 11 million Susser Petroleum common units and Susser Holdings' retail operations.

Energy Transfer anticipates more than $70 million in annual savings and foresees the possibility of additional savings.

Sunoco President and CEO Bob Owens will take on those roles for the combines businesses. He will report to Energy Transfer Chairman and CEO Kelcy Warren. Sam Susser will remain chairman of Susser Petroleum, which will continue to be based in Houston and trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

The deal, which was unanimously approved by Susser Holdings and Energy Transfer's boards, is targeted to close in the third quarter. It still needs approval from Susser Holdings' shareholders.
 

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