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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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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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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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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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Astronaut puts space items up for Dallas auction

DALLAS (AP) — Astronaut Alan Bean is offering artifacts at a Dallas auction that were with him when he walked on the moon.

Items offered Wednesday by Heritage Auctions include a pen and scissors the Apollo 12 lunar module pilot used during his 1969 moonwalk, along with a cloth waist strap with traces of moon dust.

Heritage space memorabilia consultant Howard Weinberger says items that have been on the moon with an astronaut are "by far the most highly sought after and significant."

Bean was also offering other artifacts used in the lunar module or the command module, including a stainless steel timer.

The items are part of the Heritage's space exploration auction, which also includes a microform copy of the Bible flown to the moon's surface aboard Apollo 14.

 

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