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Super PAC Men: How political consultants took a Fort Worth oilman on a wild ride

The head of a Texas oil dynasty joined the parade of wealthy political donors, aiming to flip the Senate to Republicans. By the time consultants were done with him, the war chest was drained and fraud allegations were flying

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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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Latin-inspired restaurant set to open in downtown Fort Worth

Downtown Fort Worth’s dining scene is about to get spicier with the opening of a new restaurant featuring Latin-inspired coastal cuisine.

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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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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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D.R. Horton reports quarterly profit

Home construction. CNN

Fort Worth-based D.R. Horton Inc reported a 173 percent jump in quarterly profit for its second fiscal quarter ended March 31, reflecting the increasing strength of the housing market.
Net income increased to $111 million, or 32 cents per share, in the second quarter from $40.6 million, or 13 cents per share, a year earlier.
Revenue rose 49 percent ot $1.39 billion.
Homes closed in the quarter increased 33 percent to 5,643, compared to 4,240 homes in the year-ago quarter.
“The spring selling season is off to a strong start at D.R. Horton, with robust demand driving higher sales volumes and favorable pricing, which is reflected in the 14 percent increase in our average selling price,” said Donald R. Horton, chairman, in a statement. “ We are in an excellent position to continue to meet increased sales demand and aggregate market share with 15,800 homes in inventory and 175,000 lots owned or controlled under option contracts, of which 58,000 lots are fully developed. “
 

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