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Two from Fort Worth appointed by Gov. Abbott to university boards

Steve Hicks, a University of Texas System regent who has been a vocal opponent of regents who have criticized the system’s flagship campus in Austin, was reappointed to the board by Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday. 

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Fort Worth draws closer to deal with Lancaster developer

City staff are planning to introduce the developer Feb. 3 at a meeting of the City Council's Housing and Economic Development Committee.

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Compass BBVA names Happel CEO for Fort Worth

BBVA Compass has appointed Brian Happel, most recently the Fort Worth city president, its chief executive officer of Fort Worth.

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Fort Worth minority business receives nationwide grant

Cuevas Distribution Inc., a minority- and woman-owned business in Fort Worth, is one of 20 small businesses nationwide to receive a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of the Mission Main Street program.

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Museum District: Area’s evolution creating more interaction, public spaces

Fifteen years ago if someone had shot a cannon from Fort Worth’s world-renowned museum district, nobody would have noticed, joked Lori Eklund, senior deputy director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. But that has changed.

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Fort Worth's Lillie Biggins inducted to Texas Women's Hall of Fame

Lillie Biggins

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas first lady Anita Perry and Secretary of State Nandita Berry are among the newest inductees to the Texas Women's Hall of Fame.

Gov. Rick Perry joked Tuesday that he dated one member of this year's class during his last time overseeing the ceremony. Anita Perry was recognized for leadership as the longest-serving Texas first lady in history.

Democratic state Sen. Senfronia Thompson, the longest-serving female in the history of the Texas Legislature, was also inducted four decades after first being elected to the House.

Other inductees were Lillie Biggins, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth and board chairwoman of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; retired Col. Kim Olson; Texas Women's University Chancellor Ann Stuart; domestic violence activist Deborah Tucker; Texas appellate Judge Carolyn Wright; and Joanne Herring, who actress Julia Roberts portrayed in the 2007 film "Charlie Wilson's War."
 

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