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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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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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Museum District: Area’s evolution creating more interaction, public spaces

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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Fort Worth's mayor looking for new chief of staff

Jason Lamers is leaving the city after 14 years to join Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

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Higginbotham acquires portion of Willis agency

Higginbotham, a Fort Worth-based independent insurance broker and financial services firm, has purchased a portion of Willis of Texas Inc.’s operations.
The transaction includes Willis of Texas’s operations in San Antonio, McAllen, Victoria and Tyler. Combined, they add 35 employees and one new geographic market to Higginbotham's Texas footprint.
“The groups in San Antonio, Victoria and Tyler will fortify our existing offices in those cities, and McAllen brings a new opportunity to expand local service to clients in the southern tip of Texas,” said Higginbotham President and Chief Operating Officer Rusty Reid.
The San Antonio and McAllen offices will continue being led by managing directors Drew Apperson and Ben Smith, respectively. The Victoria and Tyler groups will merge with Higginbotham’s residing offices.
Higginbotham is the 32nd largest independent insurance broker by revenue in the U.S., with 22 offices across the state and a workforce approaching 650.

-Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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