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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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Oil price edges up on supply drop expectations


The Associated Press

The price of oil ticked higher to near $103 a barrel on Wednesday as traders anticipated a decline in U.S. supplies of crude.

Benchmark U.S. oil for July delivery was up 17 cents to $102.83 a barrel at 0725 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 19 cents to close Tuesday at $102.66.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, gained 7 cents to $108.89 a barrel on the ICE exchange in London.

A report due later Wednesday on U.S. supplies for the week ended May 30 is expected to show a decline of 2 million barrels in crude oil stocks and an increase of 2 million barrels in gasoline stocks, according to a survey of analysts by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline was steady at $2.949 a gallon.

— Natural gas rose 0.1 cent to $4.63 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil rose 0.2 cent to $2.868 a gallon.

 

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