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Fort Worth's new thoroughfare plan aims for more variety in street design

Fort Worth is launching a review of its master thoroughfare plan aimed at accommodating continued suburban growth and central city redevelopment with a greater variety of streets and more efficient traffic flow.

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UPDATE: Could American Airlines move its headquarters?

A key linchpin in the Fort Worth economy, American Airlines Group Inc., is considering sites for a new headquarters, possibly outside the city, the airline’s CEO said this morning.

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Crestwood area hoping to block planned office building

Residents of West Fort Worth’s Crestwood Association are trying to block the rezoning of a small apartment complex at White Settlement Road and North Bailey Avenue to make way for a planned office building, saying it would represent the start of commercial encroachment into their neighborhood.

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Tiger Woods takes a swing at Fort Worth's Dan Jenkins - in print anyway

Rarely does Golf Digest make the news. Leave it to Dan Jenkins to change that.

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Hilton Fort Worth named to Historic Hotels

The Hilton Fort Worth is one of 24 hotels named a member of the Historic Hotels of America, the Washington, D.C.-based group announced on Nov. 18.

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On the desk of Tim Carter, OmniAmerican Bank

On the desk of Tim Carter

Photo and story by Kenneth Perkins 

Tim Carter
President and CEO
OmniAmerican Bank

Tim Carter’s desk isn’t inside an office. It’s inside a stadium. Talk about elbowroom in this spacious, western-style abode. When not sitting at his computer, he’s at his small, compact desk. When not as his desk, he’s engaging OmniAmerican Bank staffers a few feet away at a round table. When not at the round table he’s just a few more feet on a sofa facing two chairs. And a fireplace. “Basically, I have three offices in here,” he says. “At my actual desk I’m reading reports or studying something or reading the Business Press.” There’s great stuff all around, including one terrific, ninth floor view, but let’s see what’s on the desk by his computer.

1. Letterman Clock. In recognition of his four-year tenure as a swimmer for the University of Texas Longhorns.

2. Five-Year Award. This plaque goes out to all employees as they hit service years milestones. Carter usually signs the plaque for employees. “So the Chairman of the Board signed mine.”

3. Executive Management Team photo. “We had a Tackiest Christmas Celebration. I was Santa Claus even though I look like ZZ Top.” Would get a kick out of the one where they dressed up as cheerleaders. If only it weren’t shredded.

4. Files To-Do. This pile fluctuates, depending on the workload. “I go through this pile daily. It reminds me: what am I doing next?”

5. The Key to Success. “We talk about execution being the key. That you are the key to success.” Based on the book Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, which was given to Leadership Team members.

6. How To Books. “We do a lot of training on how to coach people. Leadership matters. Organizational change. The good old fashioned Dale Carnegie. I figure the more you read, the more you get better. Maybe by osmosis or something.”

7. Crystal Gavel. Keepsake from his days as Mayor of Houston-area Bellaire, where he served from 1988 to 1992. “I still play like I have the gavel.”

8. The View. While sitting at his round table, visitors get to enjoy the scenic 9th floor views of the Trinity River, downtown Fort Worth and construction of the Chisholm Trail Parkway.

Quote: “I don’t like to sit and talk with people behind my desk. I don’t think that’s polite.”

 

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