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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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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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Museum District: Area’s evolution creating more interaction, public spaces

Fifteen years ago if someone had shot a cannon from Fort Worth’s world-renowned museum district, nobody would have noticed, joked Lori Eklund, senior deputy director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. But that has changed.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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Silvestri elected president at Wier & Associates

Carlo Silvestri, a principal of Arlington engineering consulting firm Wier & Associates Inc., has been elected its new president.
Established in 1978, Wier & Associates provides professional civil engineering, land surveying and land planning services. Clients of the firm include land developers, municipal and state agencies, economic development corporations, architects, title companies, hospitals and the natural gas development industry.


John P. Wier, founding principal and former president, said, “As we embark on our 37th year, the election of a new president is a significant and exciting change in the structure of our leadership team. I look forward to working alongside Carlo and this new generation of leaders as Wier & Associates continues to address opportunities with integrity and provide quality service to our clients.”
Silvestri has been with Wier & Associates since 1993, starting as an engineering intern. He accepted a position as a graduate engineer after earning his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1996. He became an associate of the firm in 2001 and a principal in 2004. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas as well as Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Colorado.


Silvestri has 18 years of experience in general civil design pertaining to water, sewer, street, grading and storm drainage improvements for private and public sector clients. He is a member of several organizations, including The Real Estate Council, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Public Works Association, serves as a trustee of the UTA Chapter of Chi Epsilon and is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers DFW Mid-Cities Chapter, where he was honored in 2004 as Young Engineer of the Year.
--Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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