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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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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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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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Center aims to pressure Texas to expand Medicaid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas public policy institute hoping to pressure state lawmakers to reverse course and expand Medicaid has made it easier to see how many uninsured Texans would gain health coverage.

The Center for Public Policy Priorities in Austin released an online tool Wednesday that allows anyone to look up the potential economic benefits when a county's uninsured gained coverage through expanded Medicaid. Texas last year decided not to accept federal funding to expand the health program for the poor.

It's estimated that more than 1 million uninsured Texans who do not make enough money to qualify for subsidized health care through the marketplace would gain coverage.

Federal data released earlier this month showed that more than 733,000 Texans signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace.

 

 

 

 

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