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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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Fifteen years ago if someone had shot a cannon from Fort Worth’s world-renowned museum district, nobody would have noticed, joked Lori Eklund, senior deputy director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. But that has changed.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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Alex Trebek's new record not in 'Jeopardy!'

Todd Leopold

CNN

(CNN) -- What is a new record for hosting a single show, Alex?

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek should be giving that answer himself -- since he's the man who set the record.

On Friday, Trebek entered the Guinness World Records for "most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter (one show)" with a hefty 6,829. That's 30 seasons of the answer-and-question landmark, which will begin its 31st season in September.

Trebek, 73, has hosted "Jeopardy!" since its return in 1984 as a syndicated program, and he's also hosted some prime-time incarnations. Before Trebek, "Jeopardy!" was part of NBC's daytime schedule and hosted by the late Art Fleming.

Trebek, whose contract runs until 2016, said he's still enjoying the job.

"It's an honor to hold the Guinness World Record for hosting 'Jeopardy!,' which I've often said is the best of reality TV," he said in a statement.

In a video accompanying the Guinness announcement, he added, "It's a fun show to do, and it's a quality program that I never have to apologize for when I meet people. So there are no downsides."

Despite his longevity, Trebek still has a ways to go to equal the man who holds the record for the most hours of TV hosted, period. That would be Regis Philbin, who has about 17,000 hours on American television, including talk shows, local-interest programs and the quiz show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." For the time being, he's the final answer on that question.

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