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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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Fort Worth minority business receives nationwide grant

Cuevas Distribution Inc., a minority- and woman-owned business in Fort Worth, is one of 20 small businesses nationwide to receive a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of the Mission Main Street program.

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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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Outdoor retailer Gander Mountain coming to Lake Worth

Outdoor specialty retailer Gander Mountain is set to open a new store in Lake Worth this fall, the St. Paul, Minn.-based company said May 22.
The new 45,600-square-foot store will be located near the junction of Quebec Street and Northwest Center Drive, in the Landmark Quebec development, north of Loop 820 at exit 10A.
It will be the 17th Gander Mountain location in Texas, including a newly-opened store in Arlington.
The new Lake Worth location will feature a large selection of new and used firearms in Texas, along with an assortment of gear and accessories for hunting, fishing, camping, boating and archery. The store will offer an extensive selection of top brand men’s and women’s active performance outdoor and casual apparel.
The company said more new store announcements are expected soon.
Gander Mountain Co. has 140 outdoor lifestyle stores in 25 states. Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton’s, a catalog and Internet-based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.

-Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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