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Texas has old, new candidates to offer as presidential hopefuls

The Republican Party has long been riven between its establishment and conservative wings, a split that plays out every four years in the race for the White House.

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Two from Fort Worth appointed by Gov. Abbott to university boards

Steve Hicks, a University of Texas System regent who has been a vocal opponent of regents who have criticized the system’s flagship campus in Austin, was reappointed to the board by Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday. 

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Fort Worth draws closer to deal with Lancaster developer

City staff are planning to introduce the developer Feb. 3 at a meeting of the City Council's Housing and Economic Development Committee.

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Compass BBVA names Happel CEO for Fort Worth

BBVA Compass has appointed Brian Happel, most recently the Fort Worth city president, its chief executive officer of Fort Worth.

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Two Fort Worth Baylor medical properties acquired

Baylor Surgical Hospital of Fort Worth and Baylor Surgical Hospital Integrated Medical Facility are among three facilities acquired by Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II Inc.

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Fort Worth's 'Ricky Bobby' restaurant becoming 'Pole Position' following lawsuit

As part of the settlement to a lawsuit brought by Sony Pictures, Rick’s Cabaret has changed the name of its ‘Ricky Bobby’ restaurant in north Fort Worth to ‘Pole Position Sports Saloon and Restaurant.’
The studio behind the 2006 Will Ferrell film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby filed a trademark lawsuit in Texas federal court in March. In the suit, Sony demands an injunction, profits from the restaurants and other punitive and exemplary damages.


In May, Rick’s estimated $2 million to $3 million in higher pre-opening and legal costs across 3Q14 and 4Q14, reflecting in part the company’s plan to settle a number of lawsuits, including the Sony suit.
This will result in approximately $3.2 million in one-time legal charges in the Houston-based company’s third quarter. The settlement cost $20,000, according to the company, which also operates a number of Rick’s Cabaret locations, which has several sites in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
According to the lawsuit: “The Establishment [Ricky Bobby Sports Saloon] features television screens, live music and other events. At the Establishment, waitresses are known as ‘Smokin’ Hotties’ (a direct reference to the wife of the Picture’s fictional Ricky Bobby character, who repeatedly refers to his spouse as his ‘Smokin’ Hot Wife’).”
 

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