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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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Holt Hickman, businessman who helped preserve Stockyards, dies at 82

Longtime Fort Worth businessman, philanthropist and preservationist Holt Hickman died Nov. 15, 2014, at the age of 82.

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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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Arlington approves Chesapeake gas royalty settlement
A. Lee Graham

Reporter

Chesapeake Exploration LLC will pay the city of Arlington “a substantial lump sum” to resolve its claims for prior royalty underpayments and improper cost deductions, according to a newly approved settlement agreement.

Agreeing to the arrangement was the Arlington City Council. By 8-0 vote at its Aug. 19 regular meeting, the council settled the ongoing dispute alleging that Chesapeake Exploration, a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp.,  underpaid royalties for natural gas collected from beneath outdoor parks and other public property.

Included in the settlement is Total E&P USA Inc., the Houston-based arm of French energy firm Total S.A. that owns about 25 percent of Chesapeake’s Barnett Shale property.

“This settlement compensates the city for past underpayments, but also ensures that no post-production costs will be charged against the city’s royalties in the future,” reads a portion of the settlement. The document also said the agreement ensures certainty regarding how Chesapeake and Total E&P will calculate royalties in the future.

“The result protects the public interest by assuring that the original intent of the leases will be honored,” according to the settlement.

Representing the city in the lawsuit was Shayne Moses, David Palmer and Tim Howell of Moses Palmer & Howell LLP, a Fort Worth law firm.

lgraham@bizpress.net

 

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