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26-story mixed-use tower planned at Taylor & Fifth in downtown Fort Worth

Jetta Operating Co., a 24-year-old privately held oil and gas company in Fort Worth, and a related entity plan a 26-story mixed-use tower downtown at Taylor and Fifth streets on a site once owned by the Star-Telegram.

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UPDATE: Six candidates file for two Water Board seats

Six candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Board, setting up a battle that could potentially shift the balance of power on the board and the priorities of one of the largest water districts in Texas.

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Fort Worth breaks ground on $8.6 million South Main renovation

Fort Worth Near Southsiders and city officials broke ground Monday on the 18-month rebuild of South Main Street between Vickery Boulevard and West Magnolia Avenue.

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Fort Worth Chamber names Small Business of the Year winners

A trampoline recreation business; an oilfield services company; a longtime aviation maintenance firm; a maker of electrical wiring harnesses. Those were the wide variety of businesses that received the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to former Fort Worth police chief, others

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

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FleetPride acquires Republic Diesel
A. Lee Graham

Reporter

FleetPride Inc. of Irving has acquired the assets of Republic Diesel truck parts and service business.

The acquisition brings the auto parts distributor Republic Diesel's heavy-duty parts and service operations in Jeffersonville, Ind., as well as Kentucky locations in Louisville, Lexington, and Prestonsburg.

Republic Diesel will continue operating its driveline repair, machining and yard truck businesses in Louisville; Tri-State Machine in Harrogate, Tenn.; Center Diesel & Machine in Akron, Ohio; and Capacity Yard Trucks in Jeffersonville, Ind. 

"With the addition of Republic Diesel, FleetPride will now operate eight locations in Kentucky and Indiana, expanding our coverage to both sides of the Ohio River,” said Kevin Peters, FleetPride CEO, in a news release.

Included in the transaction are 12 automotive bays in both Indiana and Kentucky, as well as customer services that include Department of Transportation inspections, on-site inspections and brake work, among other offerings.

FleetPride Inc. operates more than 250 locations in 45 states, including 35 service locations and five regional distribution centers. More information is available at www.fleetpride.com.

lgraham@bizpress.net

 

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