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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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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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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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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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UT board convenes amid regent impeachment vote

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Embattled University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall is returning to work after lawmakers this week found grounds to impeach him.

UT System regents are meeting Wednesday to consider tuition hikes. At the flagship Austin campus, administrators want to raise undergraduate tuition by about 2 percent and push the average semester cost past $5,000.

It's the first board meeting since a bipartisan Texas House panel overwhelmingly voted Monday to pursue removing Hall as a regent. Hall was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry in 2011 and has come under fire for using the power of his office to investigate UT Austin President Bill Powers.

Prosecutors in Austin have also opened a separate criminal investigation into Hall.

Hall has denied breaking laws and argued that he was acting within his powers.

 

 

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