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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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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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American Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner arrives at D/FW

American is preparing the plane to begin service sometime in the second quarter.

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House panel considers impeachment charges for Hall

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas House panel has already decided there are grounds to impeach University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall.

Lawmakers must now decide whether to pursue formal charges that could lead to Hall being forced from office.

The Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations meets Wednesday in Austin to consider approval of formal articles of impeachment. Hall has been accused of abusing the powers of his office and possibly breaking student privacy laws in his efforts to oust Austin campus President Bill Powers.

Hall has refused calls for his resignation and also faces a separate criminal investigation. He denies breaking the law.

If approved by the panel, impeachment charges would go to the full House. If approved there, the Senate would conduct a trial.

 

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