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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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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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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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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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Calendar: July 16 to

Wednesday 7/16
The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce will host a membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Colonial Country Club, 3735 Country Club Circle in Fort Worth. Guest speaker is Paul Paine, president of Fort Worth South Inc. The cost is $35 for upper tier members, $40 for standard members and $70 for non-members. Register online by July 9 at www.fortworthchamber.com. For information contact Brenda Dyer at bdyer@fortworthchamber.com or 817-338-3399.

TMAC will host Learn @ Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St. in Arlington. The meeting topic is Accelerating Profitable Growth with guest speaker Jim Ratchford. The cost is $20. MANT and DCMA members pay $15. For information go to www.tmacdfw.org or contact Jordan Kemplar at tmacevents@uta.edu.

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce will host a TCU Football Preview Luncheon with Coach Gary Patterson from 11:30 a.m. to1:30 p.m. at the Amon G. Carter Stadium’s Champions Club, 3500 Bellaire Dr. N. in Fort Worth. The cost is $40 for upper tier members, $45 for standard members and $80 for nonmembers. Register online by July 15. For information contact Brenda Dyer at bdyer@fortworthchamber.com or 817-338-3399.

Thursday 7/24
The U.S. Small Business Administration will host Boots to Business: Reboot July 24 and 25 at Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle in Fort Worth. The event is a two-day, entrepreneurial class that will introduce military veterans to business ownership. Each class, taught by an SBA representative or resource partner, will educate veterans on business fundamentals and guide them through an initial feasibility analysis of the business concept. For information or to register go to www.boots2businessreboot.org or contact Ahmad Goree at 817-684-5539.

Sunday 7/27
The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum will celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy at 7 p.m. at Cowtown Coliseum, 121 E. Exchange Ave. in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Legendary cowboy Bill Pickett will be honored during the Hall of Fame Rodeo. The cost is $40 for reserved box seats, $25 for adult general admission and $15 for children. For information go to www.cowtowncoliseum.com.

Tuesday 7/29
Fort Worth Sister Cities will host Connect Globally Teach Locally from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Beyer Hall, 1000 Montgomery St. in Fort Worth. The cost is $45, which includes six hours of continuing professional education (CPE) credits, lunch, resources, one-year membership to Fort Worth Sister Cities and the opportunity to network with educators from around the world. For information or to register, go to www.fwsistercities.org.

 

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