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Fort Worth's new thoroughfare plan aims for more variety in street design

Fort Worth is launching a review of its master thoroughfare plan aimed at accommodating continued suburban growth and central city redevelopment with a greater variety of streets and more efficient traffic flow.

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Holt Hickman, businessman who helped preserve Stockyards, dies at 82

Longtime Fort Worth businessman, philanthropist and preservationist Holt Hickman died Nov. 15, 2014, at the age of 82.

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UPDATE: Could American Airlines move its headquarters?

A key linchpin in the Fort Worth economy, American Airlines Group Inc., is considering sites for a new headquarters, possibly outside the city, the airline’s CEO said this morning.

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Tiger Woods takes a swing at Fort Worth's Dan Jenkins - in print anyway

Rarely does Golf Digest make the news. Leave it to Dan Jenkins to change that.

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Crestwood area hoping to block planned office building

Residents of West Fort Worth’s Crestwood Association are trying to block the rezoning of a small apartment complex at White Settlement Road and North Bailey Avenue to make way for a planned office building, saying it would represent the start of commercial encroachment into their neighborhood.

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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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