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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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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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Fort Worth Police association planning 25,000-square-foot offices

The POA, which recently demolished its one-story building at 904 Collier St. near downtown, is planning a five-story replacement.

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Simpson, Gatzke, Robinson from Fort Worth to receive architecture awards

The Texas Society of Architects is honoring three from Fort Worth with its 2014 Honor Award.


Receiving awards at the organization’s 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo in November in Houston will be Don Gatzke, dean of the University of Texas at Arlington’s school of architecture; Bob R. Simpson, former CEO at XTO Energy and currently head of MorningStar Partners and co-owner of the Texas Rangers; and Gaile Robinson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The three will also be featured in the November/December 2014 issue of Texas Architect magazine. From the organization’s website:
• Don Gatzke, AIA

Donald Gatzke’s leadership as dean of the school of architecture at UT Arlington has established a framework for exemplary education that models the importance of integrating practice, community service, and academic excellence. Don has been a great leader, educator, mentor, and friend, not only to his students and staff at UTA, but also to the professional members of the AIA Fort Worth chapter and TxA.
• Bob R. Simpson

Through historic preservation, Bob Simpson has transformed downtown Fort Worth. His vision, energy, and love of detail have earned him a Restore America Hero Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Cornerstone Award from the Texas Society of Architects. For his dedication to built heritage, the Texas Society of Architects is proud to recognize him as an honorary member.

• Gaile Robinson

As an art and design critic in Fort Worth, Robinson has steadfastly promoted the value of architecture to the community through coverage of the profession. She leads her readers on insightful architectural explorations and offers a window into the making of the city through her thoughtful words and images.
 

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