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Great Woman of Texas; Stacie McDavid

“I’ve always been a maverick in a number of ways,” says businesswoman and philanthropist Stacie McDavid.

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Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision

Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately but peacefully protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo.

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Fort Worth Thanksgiving schedule announced

Thanksgiving closures have been announced, with most Fort Worth city offices – including City Hall – set to close Thursday Nov.27 and Friday Nov. 28 for the holiday, according to a city news release.

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Hope Lancarte of Joe T. Garcia's dies

Hope Lancarte, who ran her father's restaurant, Joe T. Garcia’s, for decades, died Thursday morning.. She was 86.

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Earthquake hits on Saturday near Irving

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Dallas-Fort Worth area around 9:15 p.m. Saturday night, according to the United State Geological survey.

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Cash America CEO to retire in April 2015

Daniel R. Feehan, president and chief executive officer of Fort Worth-based Cash America International Inc., said July 23 he will retire on April 30, 2015.
Feehan, 63, will remain on the company’s board of directors and will assume the role of chairman of the board following his retirement.
Jack Daugherty, the payday lender and pawnshop’s founder and current board chairman, will step down as chairman at that time but will continue to serve on the board.
The specific details of Feehan’s retirement, including the details of any retirement package, are expected to be finalized early next year.
“I am extremely proud to have been a part of the Cash America family for nearly 30 years. We have a wonderful team of dedicated coworkers who exemplify our core values and work hard to provide valuable services to our customers and value for our shareholders. Cash America has a very bright future and I believe the timing for a change in leadership is right for both me and the company,” Feehan said in a news release.
The board has appointed a special committee to search for a new CEO.
Cash America International Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CSH.
As of June 30, 2014, Cash America International operated 1,004 locations, including 869 lending locations in 22 states in the United States; 47 pawn lending locations in central and southern Mexico; and 88 check cashing centers operating in 14 states in the U.S.
Additionally, the company offered consumer loans via the Internet to customers in 33 states in the U.S., in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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