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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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UPDATE: TCU program changes name to avoid terrorist group confusion

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Christian University has changed the name of an education program because its acronym is the same as that commonly used for the terrorist group responsible for widespread violence in Iraq and Syria.

Project ISIS was the name for an education initiative offered by TCU that, according to a school official, "aims to improve the whole child by integrating more recess breaks and character-building curriculum into the school day."

TCU professor Debbie Rhea developed the pilot program, which is currently running at two schools: Trinity Valley School and Starpoint at TCU The plan is to eventually roll out The LiiNK Project curriculum at other public and private schools.

But the student publication TCU 360 reports officials wanted to avoid any similarity to the Islamic State group.

The extremists had formerly called themselves the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and have also been referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

The TCU program this week was renamed The LiiNK Project.

The Islamic State is most recently responsible for the deaths of two American journalists.
 

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