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Texas has old, new candidates to offer as presidential hopefuls

The Republican Party has long been riven between its establishment and conservative wings, a split that plays out every four years in the race for the White House.

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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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Two Fort Worth Baylor medical properties acquired

Baylor Surgical Hospital of Fort Worth and Baylor Surgical Hospital Integrated Medical Facility are among three facilities acquired by Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II Inc.

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From the desk of Lisa Lankes, Justin Boots

Lisa Lankes,
chief marketing officer
Justin Boots

The best thing about Lisa Lankes’ desk isn’t what’s on it but what’s looking over it. Or rather who is doing the looking. Robert Redford is one. Matthew McConaughey is another. Then there’s George Clooney, Robert Duvall and Mitt Romney. As Chief Marketing Officer of Justin Boots, Lankes has photos of Justin Boots fans (with her in tow) who just happen to be A List celebs and newsmakers. The photos decorate a display shelf near a desk that’s made of both wood and leather. No kidding. Here are a few other things we found on her desk:

$2 bill. Came to her with some kind of promotion, of which Lankes tried to discard to a colleague. “She said I had to keep it because it’s lucky.” Has it been? “Always.”

Today to-do folder. “I’m in search of a new ad man so I’m actually looking through some resumes.”

Glass boot candy bowl. Usually full of mints or chocolates for visitors to munch on. And just visitors. “Not putting something in there I like keeps me from sitting here and eating all of it.”

Reading Material: Performance Intelligence at Work; Put Your Mouth Where the Money Is; Think Big, Act Small.

New perfume. “We’re starting to do fragrances. It’s for men and it will be called “1879 for Men.”

Face reading book. Maybe she can use it for the ad man interviews.

Cell phone. “Always keep it handy because I use it almost as much as I use the desk phone.”

Coffee and water. “I have to do both. No more than two cups in a day. Water, I’ll sip on all day long.”

The desk. “It was actually made for Randy, our CEO. He didn’t like the purple in it. I love it.”

Quote: “I don’t become overwhelmed with books if I keep them on my desk and read a little every few days. Eventually, I get through them. . . most of the time.”
 

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