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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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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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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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Fort Worth's mayor looking for new chief of staff

Jason Lamers is leaving the city after 14 years to join Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

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Podcasting superstar from 'Serial' coming to Fort Worth

If you hear yourself hearing a certain haunting theme in early August as you pass the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, don’t be alarmed.

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North Texas businessman pleads guilty in mortgage scam

 

SHERMAN, Texas (AP) – A North Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to a nearly $2.4 million mortgage fraud scam.

Marcus Brian Curry of Allen pleaded guilty Tuesday to mail fraud. Curry faces up to 20 years in federal prison during sentencing in Sherman.

Prosecutors say Curry owned South Coast Group LP and used mail advertisements to solicit homeowners having financial problems.

Curry told homeowners that they could protect their credit by transferring the titles to him and he'd make the mortgage payments. Curry sold the property to new buyers, omitted that there was an original lien and in most cases he didn't make the original mortgage payments.

Curry, who financed the mortgages himself, had the new buyers send payments to his private mailbox.

 

 

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