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Super PAC Men: How political consultants took a Fort Worth oilman on a wild ride

The head of a Texas oil dynasty joined the parade of wealthy political donors, aiming to flip the Senate to Republicans. By the time consultants were done with him, the war chest was drained and fraud allegations were flying

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Bridge collapse on I-35 north of Austin

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews are responding to a reported bridge collapse along an interstate in Central Texas.

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Latin-inspired restaurant set to open in downtown Fort Worth

Downtown Fort Worth’s dining scene is about to get spicier with the opening of a new restaurant featuring Latin-inspired coastal cuisine.

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Amazon begins Prime Now program in Dallas area

If you just have to have it now, as in one hour, you can, at least in the Dallas area, as Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it will offer Prime Now.

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Texas jobless rate falls as employers add workers

Texas unemployment fell to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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Chesapeake Energy's Fort Worth building may be sold

Chesapeake Energy’s high-profile 20-story office tower on the west side of downtown Fort Worth appears to have found a buyer, according to local real estate industry rumors.


Local sources say the building is being purchased by Houston-based Hines, a privately owned real estate firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide. While there were no real estate transactions recorded on the building, several local real estate officials indicated Hines was the buyer. Officials at Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake said they had no comment on a possible sale and Hines spokesman Mark Clegg said the company would not comment on “anything that’s not closed and not our property.”
Rumors began to hit the streets last week when crews removed Chesapeake’s name from the building’s street entrance. Chesapeake’s flag continues to fly on the property.


The 460,000 square foot office building at 100 Energy Way sits on 14.7 acres near the banks of the Trinity River. Chesapeake purchased the building from its original owner, Pier 1 Imports for $104 million in 2008 as the headquarters for the energy firm’s ambitious Barnett Shale drilling and production plans.
Chesapeake put the building on the market in 2012 as the energy firm began focusing on more liquids-rich drilling properties in other parts of the country.
 

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