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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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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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Fort Worth Police association planning 25,000-square-foot offices

The POA, which recently demolished its one-story building at 904 Collier St. near downtown, is planning a five-story replacement.

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Fort Worth unveils statue to Ripley Arnold, honors McMillan

Photos by Alyson Peyton Perkins 

Mayor Betsy Price at the dedication. 

Community leaders dedicated the John V. McMillan Plaza and unveiled the Major Ripley Allen Arnold Monument during a ceremony this morning along the banks of the Trinity River in Fort Worth. Built primarily through contributions by the Tarrant Regional Water District and the Anfin Family, the plaza will honor two important figures in the city’s history.
McMillan, who died 2001, was a successful businessman, humanitarian and civic leader who founded Coors Distributing Co. locally. He served as the president of the North Fort Worth Business Association and the Mexican American Chamber of Commerce, now named the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. McMillan also served on the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, and was chairman of the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau.


The centerpiece of the plaza is a 22-foot-tall bronze statue of Fort Worth’s founder, Major Ripley Arnold, who established a post on the Trinity River in 1849 and constructed a fort named after General William J. Worth. The statue was created by sculptor Archie St. Clair.
“The Trinity River is why we are here,” said U.S. Rep. and former Fort Worth Mayor Kay Granger. “As we move forward with the construction of Panther Island, it’s important that we embrace Fort Worth’s rich history and show our recognition with a memorial on the banks of the river.”
Additional support for the plaza was provided by The Burnett Foundation, Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc., RadioShack and the Tarrant County College District.
 

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