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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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Stop speculating about Tracy Morgan's health, fiancee pleads

 

(CNN) – Comedian Tracy Morgan's fiancee, Megan Wollover, asked fans to stop speculating about his health Tuesday after false rumors surfaced that he could lose his leg as a result of the weekend traffic accident that left him gravely injured.

"The concern for his well-being has been overwhelming, but Megan is respectfully asking that the media await official word through these channels before speculating (mostly inaccurately) on his condition," Morgan's publicist Lewis Kay said in a statement. "Rumors about amputating his leg are completely fabricated."

Morgan suffered several injuries, including broken ribs, a broken nose and a broken leg, when a tractor-trailer struck the limo bus he was traveling in early Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The collision killed Morgan's fellow passenger, comedian James McNair, who performed under the name Jimmy Mack, and injured several others on the bus.

Morgan underwent surgery for the broken leg Sunday and is likely to remain hospitalized for several weeks, Kay said Monday. He remains in critical but stable condition, Kay said.

"This recovery will be arduous and we hope that you can be patient during this difficult time," Kay said in Tuesday's statement.

The truck driver who police say caused the accident has been charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto.

According to a criminal complaint, Kevin Roper, 35, had been awake for more than 24 hours at the time of the crash. He failed to notice traffic slowing in front of him and hit Morgan's bus despite trying to swerve out of the way, police said.

Roper, a driver for Walmart, posted $50,000 bond and was released from jail Saturday night.

Walmart said in a statement that it believed Roper was operating within federal rest guidelines, but said it would take full responsibility should the investigation show its truck caused the accident.

Morgan, 45, was a regular on Saturday Night Live for seven years. He later received an Emmy nomination for his role in the comedy series 30 Rock, in which he played Tracy Jordan, an exaggerated version of himself.
 

 

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