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Bicycling, fitness center, rooftop bar coming to Clearfork's Trailhead

An 11,000-square-foot bicycling and fitness center is headed for the Trailhead at Clearfork on the Trinity River in west Fort Worth, Cassco Development said Wednesday.

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Glen Garden rezoning for distillery, attraction, goes forward on 7-2 Fort Worth council vote

Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem W.B. "Zim" Zimmerman moved to approve the rezoning on a substitute motion, after Council member Kelly Allen Gray initially moved to deny the case.

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Editorial: Convention Center, Will Rogers arena link is a sham

The folks at Fort Worth City Hall are trying to pull a fast one. Surprise, surprise, as the long-ago TV sitcom philosopher Gomer Pyle liked to say.

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Will Rogers arena plan moves ahead on Fort Worth council's vote

City Council members voted unanimously on a resolution that says it supports a 50-50 public-private partnership for a new arena that also would pave the way to raze the city's Convention Center arena and replace it with modern meeting space.

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Alcon partners with Google to develop smart contact lens

Swiss drug maker Novartis Group said July 15 that its eye care unit, Fort Worth-based Alcon, will join with a division of Google Inc. to develop and market a smart contact lens for all ocular medical uses.

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UPDATE: Fort Worth narrows city manager search to three finalists

By Scott Nishimura
snishimura@bizpress.net

Fort Worth narrowed its city manager search to three finalists Tuesday, and will disclose who they are Monday, city officials said.

Mayor Betsy Price and City Council members interviewed five candidates in closed-door meetings Tuesday, before picking three finalises.

The city will then invite them back in May on dates to be determined, with oral and written exercises, she said.

“We’ll give them a chance to come look at our city and hopefully pick a new city manager,” she said.

None of the candidates is internal, she said.

The mayor and council reset its city manager search in February, after interviewing four finalists and eliminating all four.

The new batch of finalists didn’t surface as candidates in the original search, for various reasons, even though all some or all may have been identified then by the city’s search firm, the Whitney Smith Co., Price said.

Several other major cities were conducting manager searches then and were farther ahead than Fort Worth, Price said.

“Some of the candidates we have been talking to were involved in one or two of those searches,” Price said.

She said the city didn’t change its criteria. “We just put a little more focus on prior city manager or assistant city manager experience,” she said.

The new manager will replace Tom Higgins, who is retiring.

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