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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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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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