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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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Top area CFOs honored

The Fort Worth Business Press honored 13 area chief financial officers today with a luncheon at the Fort Worth Club.

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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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Grapevine's GameStop buys more mobile retail stores

Grapevine-based retailer GameStop Corp. said July 16 its wholly owned subsidiary, Utah-based Spring Mobile, has purchased 19 retail store locations from Cellular Center and In Touch Communications.
The acquisition marks Spring Mobile’s first entrance into Tennessee and Kentucky, and expands the company’s presence in Indiana and Illinois.
Representing the third-largest authorized retailer of AT&T wireless solutions, Spring Mobile now operates 239 stores in 23 states, including the new locations. The acquisitions give the company 17 new stores in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana. They also increase the company’s store-count in Illinois to 13 by adding two more locations.
Spring Mobile has been in an aggressive expansion mode since 2013, adding almost 130 new locations during the past 10 months alone.
According to Spring Mobile President Jason Ellis in a news release, the company will continue seeking new opportunities to increase its nationwide footprint.

Betty Dillard
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