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26-story mixed-use tower planned at Taylor & Fifth in downtown Fort Worth

Jetta Operating Co., a 24-year-old privately held oil and gas company in Fort Worth, and a related entity plan a 26-story mixed-use tower downtown at Taylor and Fifth streets on a site once owned by the Star-Telegram.

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UPDATE: Six candidates file for two Water Board seats

Six candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Board, setting up a battle that could potentially shift the balance of power on the board and the priorities of one of the largest water districts in Texas.

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Fort Worth breaks ground on $8.6 million South Main renovation

Fort Worth Near Southsiders and city officials broke ground Monday on the 18-month rebuild of South Main Street between Vickery Boulevard and West Magnolia Avenue.

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to former Fort Worth police chief, others

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

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Fort Worth Police association planning 25,000-square-foot offices

The POA, which recently demolished its one-story building at 904 Collier St. near downtown, is planning a five-story replacement.

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Fort Worth moves to buy 900 Monroe building downtown for $3 million

By Scott Nishimura
snishimura@bizpress.net

The city of Fort Worth is considering buying an office building at 900 Monroe downtown that it already leases a substantial piece of.

The City Council Tuesday night is scheduled to authorize $3 million to buy the building and site, and up to $470,000 for repairs.

“The elevator doesn’t go to the top floor currently, so it’s not used,” Jay Chapa, the city’s housing and economic development director, told Council members during their pre-council meeting Tuesday.

Acquiring the building would allow the city virtually full control of the block, Chapa noted.

The building has non-city tenants, almost all of which are on month-to-month leases, Chapa said.

“Staff intends to work with the current lessors to get them on city leases, but, ultimately, the goal is to have the building be 100 city occupied,” Chapa said.

The money would come from capital projects funds. The building was built in 1943.

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