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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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Scene changes at Fort Worth Opera

Four long-time leaders at the Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) have been promoted, the organization said June 14.
Jen Appleman, the company’s former development projects manager, will now serve as director of development, succeeding Suzy Williams who recently retired after 11 years. Appleman brings seven years of experience and will oversee the management of the company’s development staff while working to boost philanthropic giving to the organization.


Former Managing Director Keith A. Wolfe, a 14-year veteran of the company, has been appointed to the newly-created role of executive director. His new responsibilities include expanded fundraising. He will continue to coordinate cross-departmental projects.
Adam Schwartz, former production manager, will now serve as the director of production. He is charged with organizing and overseeing the production of FWOpera’s annual Festival, following the departure of longtime Producing Director Kurt Howard.
Nathan DePoint, former company manager, is now the director of artistic administration. He will be responsible for the contracting of Festival artists and overseeing the Festival Chorus while managing the organization’s new works showcase Frontiers.


Rounding out the staff is former FWOpera Studio Artist Amanda Robie as company manager. She returns to the organization after a career as a singer, performing with companies including FWOpera.

Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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