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Berkshire Hathaway company acquires Fort Worth firm

M&M Manufacturing, a producer of sheet metal products for the air distribution and ventilation market based in Fort Worth, has been acquired by MiTek Industries Inc., a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.,

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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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Eddie, the lost sea turtle, finds new home in Grapevine

Eddie, the sea turtle. Photo courtesy of the South Carolina Aquarium. 

Starting May 23, the public can seeEddie at his new home inside Turtle Rescue Center at Sea Life Aquarium, which includes a display tank specifically designed so that injured turtles are able to dive safely based on their injuries.

"We are excited to provide a home for this incredible sea creature that will serve as an ambassador for sea turtle education and conservation," said Karen Rifenbury, Displays Curator, Sea Life Aquarium. "Eddie is transitioning well after traveling. He will slowly be introduced into a large tank in Turtle Rescue Center with two additional non-releasable turtles. We invite everyone to come out starting May 23 and get an up close view of Eddie in his home."
 

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — At least Eddie didn't have to pay for checked baggage.

The green sea turtle found floating off the South Carolina coast almost two years ago took a Southwest Airlines commercial flight to Texas on Tuesday to his new home.

Eddie was found floating off Edisto Island in August of 2012 and was taken to the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston. The juvenile turtle has a problem diving and cannot return to the wild.

Southwest Airlines donated a commercial passenger seat for Eddie and his crate. His new home is at the Sea Life Aquarium in Grapevine, Texas.

The South Carolina Aquarium treats about 30 sick or injured sea turtles a year. Eddie is the first to fly on a commercial flight.
 

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