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TCU rises 20 places on influential U.S. News & World Report ranking

St. John's College in Annapolis, Md., has long disdained the rankings game. The liberal arts school, which focuses on the great works of Western civilization, was known for not responding to requests from U.S. News & World Report for information that the magazine uses to sort the nation's colleges.

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New arena at Will Rogers takes shape


The proposed Will Rogers Memorial Center arena continues to take shape as voters head for a Nov. 4 election to decide whether to approve new taxes to help pay for the $450 million facility.

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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Barnett still packs economic punch, study finds

Despite reduced drilling and unstable gas prices, Fort Worth continues reaping the rewards of the Barnett Shale, according to a newly released study by The Perryman Group.7

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Cooking Class: Fort Worth chef brings home the gold

Toques off to Timothy Prefontaine. The executive chef at the iconic Fort Worth Club is currently the best in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation. Prefontaine earned the title of 2014 U.S.A.’s Chef of the

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Kelly Hart & Hallman expands to New Orleans

Fort Worth law firm Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP has opened a new office location in New Orleans with Loulan J. Pitre Jr., a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, as partner in charge.
Pitre concentrates his practice on energy and environmental law and also advises clients on legislation and policy. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Pitre teaches advanced oil and gas law as a part-time faculty member of Tulane Law School.
“Kelly Hart’s commitment to excellent client service and its great client base will interlace nicely with our current work in Louisiana,” Pitre said in a news release. “But there is no truth to the rumors that I have bought a pair of cowboy boots.”


Joining the practice are Aime Williams Hebert, Demarcus J. Gordon, Kelly E. Ransom, Jane A. Jackson and Victor E. Jones.
Hebert’s practice focuses on oil and gas litigation, both at the trial level and the appellate level. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute and teaches basic oil and gas law as an adjunct instructor of law at Tulane Law School.
Gordon’s practice focuses on oil and gas, environmental litigation and related regulatory work. His practice defends oil and gas exploration and production companies in legacy litigation.
Ransom concentrates her practice in the areas of environmental and toxic torts litigation, oil and gas disputes, and commercial litigation. Jackson practices in the areas of oil and gas litigation, construction contracts and Louisiana’s Public Bid Law. Jones’ practice focuses on oil and gas, commercial litigation, and environmental and toxic torts.
Kelly Hart & Hallman has more than 140 attorneys in its offices in Fort Worth, Austin and New Orleans.


-Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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