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Ex Rangers manager Washington apologizes for 'breaking wife's trust'

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington says he is embarrassed for 'breaking his wife's trust.'

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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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Overland Sheepskin opening Sundance Square store in Fort Worth

The store is expected to open by the holidays, Sundance said.

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Texas Health Southwest breaks ground on $40M expansion

A $40 million expansion of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is under way, with groundbreaking ceremonies held this week.

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Home health firm relocates to Ridglea from downtown

Southwest Home Health Services has leased new headquarters space in the Ridglea East Building in West Fort Worth, setting a plan in motion to relocate Oct. 1 from the downtown.

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Public invited to speak out on area freeway projects
A. Lee Graham

Reporter

With $740 million in state funds allotted for Dallas-Fort Worth transportation projects, the public is invited to share their outlook on those endeavors recently approved by the Texas Transportation Commission.

An Arlington meeting is set for 2:30 p.m. Monday July 14 at North Central Texas Council of Government offices, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington. And a Dallas meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. July 17 at Dallas City Hall, council chambers, 1500 Marilla St., Dallas.

Projects that received funding include those involving state highways 114 and 170, Interstate 35W and Interstate 345. A loan for the North Texas Tollway Authority’s extension of Texas 360 between Sublett Road/Camp Wisdom Road and U.S. 287 also was approved. 

In partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation, the North Central Texas Council of Governments will provide an update on the funding and projects at two meetings. 

Using transportation development credits, or TDCs (a tool regions may use to complete transportation projects), the Regional Transportation Council hopes to gain maximum available revenue for those projects.

Residents are expected to hear an update on the speed limit changes for area highways recently identified by TxDOT. With the elimination of “environmental speed limits,” maximum speeds on many area freeways outside the urban core area, which includes downtown Fort Worth and downtown Dallas, could soon be adjusted.

Following the meeting July 17, a video recording of the discussion will be posted at www.nctcog.org/meetings. Audio of the July 14 meeting will also be available at the same website.

lgraham@bizpress.net

 

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