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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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Top area CFOs honored

The Fort Worth Business Press honored 13 area chief financial officers today with a luncheon at the Fort Worth Club.

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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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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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Overheard - April 29, 2013

Overheard
around town

“I believe that freedom is a gift from God and the hope of every human heart. 
Freedom inspired our 
founders and preserved 
our union through civil war and secured the promise 
of civil rights.

– Former President George W. Bush, 
speaking at the dedication of the Bush Library in Dallas on April 25

“First-responders know better than anyone that there’s no such thing as a routine emergency, but it didn’t slow them down as they raced toward that burning factory.”

– Gov. Rick Perry at an April 25 service honoring people killed in a fertilizer plant explosion in West
 

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