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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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Arlington's Entertainment District moves forward

Arlington is moving closer to developing its Entertainment District north of AT&T Stadium.

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Oil boom pumping cash into UT and Texas A&M

DALLAS (AP) — Texas' oil boom is pumping cash into the state's largest universities, giving them a financial windfall they're using for new construction while also trying to keep tuition affordable.

The Dallas Morning News reports the endowment for the University of Texas and Texas A&M University systems has grown by about 70 percent over the past five years. Gushing oil revenue has put about $1 billion a year into the Permanent University Fund.

That kind of growth been noticed in Austin. Gov. Rick Perry cited the dramatic boost last month when he urged University of Texas System regents not to raise tuition rates.

The board responded by not raising tuition next year for in-state students. The board promised to look for other sources of money that the schools say they need.
 

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