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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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Federal hearings this week on ship channel spill
 


MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board are opening a week of hearings into the collision of a barge and a freighter that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Houston Ship Channel earlier this year.

No injuries were reported from the March 22 collision on the busy waterway between Texas City and Galveston. But the spilled oil coated shoreline on the southern end of Galveston Bay and flowed into the nearby Gulf of Mexico. Oil traces were found more than 200 miles down the coast on North Padre Island.

The accident also snarled traffic for five days on the ship channel, which serves the nation's largest petrochemical complex.

The hearings starting Monday aren't intended to determine blame and no conclusions are to be released immediately.

 

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