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TCU rises 20 places on influential U.S. News & World Report ranking

St. John's College in Annapolis, Md., has long disdained the rankings game. The liberal arts school, which focuses on the great works of Western civilization, was known for not responding to requests from U.S. News & World Report for information that the magazine uses to sort the nation's colleges.

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New arena at Will Rogers takes shape


The proposed Will Rogers Memorial Center arena continues to take shape as voters head for a Nov. 4 election to decide whether to approve new taxes to help pay for the $450 million facility.

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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Barnett still packs economic punch, study finds

Despite reduced drilling and unstable gas prices, Fort Worth continues reaping the rewards of the Barnett Shale, according to a newly released study by The Perryman Group.7

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Cooking Class: Fort Worth chef brings home the gold

Toques off to Timothy Prefontaine. The executive chef at the iconic Fort Worth Club is currently the best in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation. Prefontaine earned the title of 2014 U.S.A.’s Chef of the

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Texas abortion clinics ask judge to stop new law

 

PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Abortion providers in Texas want a federal judge to stop a new law that they say will leave just eight facilities statewide where women can legally terminate a pregnancy after Sept. 1.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel is to decide whether Texas can implement one of the most disputed provisions of a sweeping anti-abortion law that the Republican-controlled Legislature passed in 2013. The weeklong trial began Monday in Austin.

The law requires all abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers. A coalition of abortion providers say 18 abortion clinics in Texas will close at the end of the month if the law takes effect.

Most affected would be women along the Texas-Mexico border, where the closest U.S. abortion provider would be a four-hour drive.

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What do you think of the new plans for a new Will Rogers arena and changes at the Convention Center?