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Texas has old, new candidates to offer as presidential hopefuls

The Republican Party has long been riven between its establishment and conservative wings, a split that plays out every four years in the race for the White House.

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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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Compass BBVA names Happel CEO for Fort Worth

BBVA Compass has appointed Brian Happel, most recently the Fort Worth city president, its chief executive officer of Fort Worth.

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Two Fort Worth Baylor medical properties acquired

Baylor Surgical Hospital of Fort Worth and Baylor Surgical Hospital Integrated Medical Facility are among three facilities acquired by Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II Inc.

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Outstanding older Americans honored

Carolyn Poirot

Ken Anderson is the lead volunteer coordinator for the computer lab at the Grapevine Senior Activities Center, where he has taught hundreds of older people how to use computers over the last 12 years.
Rosa Alvarado Gonzalez is known as “the heart and soul” of the North Richland Hills Social Transportation for Seniors project, which provides rides for older adults to grocery stores, banks, senior centers, churches, hair salons, barber shops and other places of social importance.
The Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County honored Anderson and Gonzalez for their volunteer work at a reception at The Stayton at Museum Way celebrating May as Older Americans Month.
Anderson, 75, was voted Tarrant County’s Outstanding Older American, and Gonzalez, 52, was named Outstanding Advocate for Older Americans.
Volunteers were nominated by social service agencies, civic and church organizations and business leaders. Other nominees included Alene Washington for outstanding advocate and Rosa Arroyo, Kay Blanding, Adell Campbell, Ernest Paul Doclar, David Killen, Richard Kirk, Mrs. Tommie Moon and Vicky Otterman for outstanding older American.
Gonzalez, who works full time as an international purser for American Airlines, recruits volunteer drivers, schedules rides for all her “clients,” finds money for gas and often drives herself when an emergency replacement is necessary. She also arranges insurance and thank-you luncheons for drivers and does whatever is needed to get seniors where they need to go for “quality-of-life activities” in and around North Richland Hills, according to the nominating committee.
Anderson, who retired from IBM in 1999, helped create and serves as president of Friends of the Grapevine Senior Activities Center, a corporation formed to receive tax-deductible gifts and write grant requests to support the Grapevine Senior Activities Center.
Chair exercise equipment, kitchen equipment, computer software and hardware, a pingpong table, a pool table and a display case to show off members’ arts and crafts are among his purchases.
At First Baptist Church of Euless, Anderson is involved in prayer ministry, missionary support programs and a Grief Share Program. He also teaches adult Sunday school classes.

 

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