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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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American Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner arrives at D/FW

American is preparing the plane to begin service sometime in the second quarter.

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Calendar to July 29

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Thursday 7/17 RecruitMilitary will host a veteran job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Irving Convention Center located at 500 Los Colinas Blvd. in Irving. Several attending companies including, Texas Instruments, American Airlines, Bell Helicopter, First Command Financial, Epic Health Services and Nine Energy Services, have committed to coming to hire veterans. For information contact Jill Krabacher at 513-677-7035 or jkrabacher@recruitmilitary.com.

Thursday 7/24 The Southlake Chamber of Commerce will host the Market Table Luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marriott Solana located at 5 Village Circle in Westlake. The cost to attend is $25 for members, $30 nonmembers. For information go to www.southlakechamber.com or call 817-481-8200.

Symphony Arlington will host KidsNotes at 2 p.m. at the Arlington Public Library Southeast Branch located at 900 S.E. Green Oaks Blvd. KidsNotes is a one-hour program that begins with the reading of a book that introduces the families of instruments in an engaging and fun way. Students engage in games that explore musical concepts such as pitch, rhythm and timbre. Professional musicians introduce and play their instruments, choosing music suitable for a young audience. For information contact Alice Allen Ford at 972-252-4800 or go to www.symphonyarlington.org.

Wednesday 7/30 The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a free How to Start Your Business course from 10-11:30 a.m. at the chamber located at 1327 N. Main St. For information or to register contact Jennifer Garcia at jennifergarcia@fwhcc.org or call 817-625-5411 or go to www.fwhcc.org.

Thursday 7/31 The Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council will host a member breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. at Colonial Country Club located at 3735 Country Club Circle in Fort Worth. Randle Harwood, planning and development director for the city of Fort Worth, will provide an urban villages update and discuss their economic development impact in Fort Worth and how funds are allocated for future development in these areas. For information contact Rachel Albright at 682-231-2036 or Rachel @recounciglfw.com. To register go to www. recouncilgfw.com/events.

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