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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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Former WFAA, KLIF news reporter signing off after 50 years

DENVER (AP) — Denver television news anchor Mike Landess is signing off after 50 years in broadcast journalism.

Landess' last newscast will be Thursday's 10 p.m. broadcast on KMGH-TV.

Landess began his broadcast career as a high school senior in Tyler, Texas and has also worked for stations in Dallas, Cleveland, Atlanta and Washington D.C., covering stories including the Sept. 11 attacks. He began his career at KLIF radio in Dallas and worked at WFAA-TV for three years. 

He has spent more than half his career in Denver. He worked for KUSA with Ed Sardella in Denver for 16 years starting in 1977 before returning to the city to work for KMGH in 2002, covering wildfires, the Aurora theater shooting and last year's flooding.

Landess has won more than two dozen Emmy Awards, including five for best anchor.
 

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