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26-story mixed-use tower planned at Taylor & Fifth in downtown Fort Worth

Jetta Operating Co., a 24-year-old privately held oil and gas company in Fort Worth, and a related entity plan a 26-story mixed-use tower downtown at Taylor and Fifth streets on a site once owned by the Star-Telegram.

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UPDATE: Six candidates file for two Water Board seats

Six candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Board, setting up a battle that could potentially shift the balance of power on the board and the priorities of one of the largest water districts in Texas.

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Fort Worth breaks ground on $8.6 million South Main renovation

Fort Worth Near Southsiders and city officials broke ground Monday on the 18-month rebuild of South Main Street between Vickery Boulevard and West Magnolia Avenue.

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Fort Worth Chamber names Small Business of the Year winners

A trampoline recreation business; an oilfield services company; a longtime aviation maintenance firm; a maker of electrical wiring harnesses. Those were the wide variety of businesses that received the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to former Fort Worth police chief, others

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

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Stage West putting on M.A.D.E. in the Near Southside event

Logo for M.A.D.E.

By Scott Nishimura
snishimura@bizpress.net

Fort Worth’s Stage West is putting on M.A.D.E. in the Near Southside June 10, which will highlight musicians, artists, beverages, and food.

Stage West is putting on the event with the help of an economic development grant from the Texax Commission on the Arts. Stage West co-producer Dana Schultes and Nick Kirk of Art-Hunger Fort Worth are collaborating on the event.

Daniel Stone, stand-up bass, and Joey Carter, grand piano, will perform 1920s and 1930s music.

Kirk and artists John Worley and Will “Magic Rhyno” Hall will do live painting. The three will show works for sale at the event.

Rahr Brewery will serve beer, and Stage West’s Ol’ Vie Cafe will sell beverages. Ol’ Vie’s event menu will include Copper Creek Salad, Homestyle Meatloaf, and Moroccan Chicken.

The event is 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, $5 for Stage West subscribers.

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