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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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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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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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Oil rises ahead of US supply report 


The Associated Press

The price of oil rose Wednesday before the release of the latest report on U.S. supplies and minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's April policy meeting.

Benchmark U.S. crude for July delivery was up 56 cents to $102.90 a barrel at 0550 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It gained 22 cents to $102.33 on Tuesday.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oil, was up 4 cents to $109.73 a barrel on the ICE exchange in London.

Traders are watching for analysis of the U.S. economy from the Fed. Meanwhile, fresh information on U.S. stockpiles of crude and refined products is also due later Wednesday.

Data for the week ended May 16 is expected to show a decline of 300,000 barrels in crude oil stocks and an increase of 150,000 barrels in gasoline stocks, according to a survey of analysts by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.

In other energy futures trading in New York:

— Wholesale gasoline was down 0.5 cent to $2.956 a gallon.

— Natural gas fell 2.2 cents to $4.53 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil was flat at $2.946 a gallon.

 

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