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Bridge collapse on I-35 north of Austin

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews are responding to a reported bridge collapse along an interstate in Central Texas.

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Amazon begins Prime Now program in Dallas area

If you just have to have it now, as in one hour, you can, at least in the Dallas area, as Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it will offer Prime Now.

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Westchester Plaza manager says "business as usual" for now

The future of a redevelopment plan for the 50-year-old Westchester Plaza on Fort Worth's Near Southside is unclear.

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Texas jobless rate falls as employers add workers

Texas unemployment fell to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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Monty Bennett: Businessman, water district activist

Monty Bennett’s name will not appear on the ballot for the Tarrant Regional Water District board of directors yet he remains a powerful backstage player whose influence could shape the direction of the district’s business for years to come.

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Powell named new chairman of Wesleyan board

Longtime board of trustees member and Texas Wesleyan University graduate Beverly Volkman Powell has been elected chairman of the board, the Fort Worth university announced April 25.
She replaces outgoing Chairman Kenneth Jones.
Powell, who earned her undergraduate degree from Texas Wesleyan in 1992 and her MBA in 1999, has served for 14 years on the board and has chaired the academic affairs, personnel, and buildings and grounds committees. She previously served as vice chairman of the board.


“Beverly has been a key member of the Texas Wesleyan Board of Trustees,” President Frederick G. Slabach said. “As a business and education leader, and a Texas Wesleyan graduate, she has a keen understanding of the university’s future and its strategic vision, and her expertise will be very important in the coming years.”
Powell, a residential and commercial developer for more than 35 years in her hometown of Burleson, is the immediate past president of the Burleson Independent School District Board of Trustees. Hill College will honor Powell next month with its Pillar of the Community award for her work with Burleson’s Higher Education Initiative, which has increased scholarship funding for Burleson’s college-bound students.


Texas Wesleyan also named Dan Boulware ’68 vice chairman of the board and John R. Murphey ’71 as secretary.
Boulware is a partner in the Law Firm of MacLean & Boulware, and is director of the Texas Legal Protection Plan and chairman of the advisory board for the Texas District and County Attorney Foundation.
Murphey served more than 40 years at Textron, operating companies in the United States and abroad. He served as president, and then as chairman and CEO, of the Bell Helicopter Co. until his retirement in 2004. Murphey was CEO of AgustaWestland’s U.S. operations until his retirement in July 2005. He is business-executive-in-residence for Texas Wesleyan’s School of Business Administration.

Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net

 

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