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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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Rail service extension reaches D/FW Airport

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Light rail service at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport began Monday with the first train officially arriving to link travelers to downtown Dallas.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit's Orange Line extension, the final nearly 5-mile stretch to reach the airport, opened four months ahead of schedule at the D/FW Airport Station.

The first train arrived shortly before 4 a.m. Monday, airport officials said. The $152 million extension offers service via Terminal A.

"This is a momentous day for our customers and for D/FW Airport, because passenger rail is a critical component to D/FW's status as a top-tier international gateway," said Sean Donohue, airport CEO.

The connection should be a major selling point to attract conventions and customers to Dallas, Donohue said.

DART previously relied on a combination of rail service and buses to reach Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which handles nearly 166,000 passengers daily.

"By adding 5 miles of rail to what was already the longest light rail system in North America, DART is connecting Dallas to the world through D/FW Airport," said Gary Thomas, DART president and executive director.

DART, a regional transit agency, operates the state's largest municipal rail system, serving Dallas and a dozen other North Texas cities and covering a geographic area of about 700 square miles.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened in 1974. DART was created by voters and funded with a 1-cent local sales tax in 1983.

 

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