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Ex Rangers manager Washington apologizes for 'breaking wife's trust'

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington says he is embarrassed for 'breaking his wife's trust.'

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Road Show: City leaders prepare campaign to corral votes for $450 million arena

Fort Worth’s biggest backers of a new arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Center are leaving little to the chance of a “no” vote in a citywide election Nov. 4 to decide on new fees that would fund 15 percent of the $450 million project.

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Overland Sheepskin opening Sundance Square store in Fort Worth

The store is expected to open by the holidays, Sundance said.

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Texas Health Southwest breaks ground on $40M expansion

A $40 million expansion of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is under way, with groundbreaking ceremonies held this week.

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Home health firm relocates to Ridglea from downtown

Southwest Home Health Services has leased new headquarters space in the Ridglea East Building in West Fort Worth, setting a plan in motion to relocate Oct. 1 from the downtown.

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Houston's Nova Medical Centers to build Evans-Rosedale clinic

By Scott Nishimura
snishimura@bizpress.net

Nova Medical Centers, a Houston operator of occupational healthcare centers, is taking a one-acre site in the Evans-Rosedale area off of Interstate 35 southeast of downtown under contract, with plans to build a new center.

Fort Worth’s Housing Finance Corp. would sell the site to Nova for $566,000, city staff told the Fort Worth City Council, serving as members of the HFC board, Tuesday. The council will be scheduled to vote on the sale this month.

“I think this is an excellent use for this property,” Council member Kelly Allen Gray, who represents the Southeast Fort Worth District 8, said.

The city had an option agreement with Cypress Equities on a 3.5-acre site that included the one-acre parcel, but agreed to assign the option to the HFC in March for $1.45 million to satisfy obligations to the federal Housing and Urban Development Department, said Jay Chapa, director of the city’s Housing and Economic Development Department.

Nova surfaced as an interested user of a third of the site, and Cypress, which developed the West 7th district in Fort Worth, will serve as development consultant to the Nova site, which is at the northeast corner of Dashwood and the I-35 frontage road.

The city had secured the HUD funds to help develop the area around Evans Avenue and East Rosedale Street. The efforts landed a Jack in the Box and 7-11 in recent years.

The HFC’s sale to Nova amounts to $13 per square foot. The HFC will receive $8.15 per square foot, or $355,014, plus 20 percent of the amount over $8.15 after expenses and broker’s fees.

Nova will likely begin construction on the site in August, Chapa said. The center will employ 15-25 people, said.

Nova, an occupational health provider for 20 years, provides care to people suffering from musculoskeletal injuries.
It treats more than 40,000 injuries annually at its facilities in Texas, Georgia and Tennessee,the city said.

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