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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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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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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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Water District race ousts one incumbent: Other races for May 11

 

In Arlington, Mayor Robert Cluck was reelected with 72 percent of the vote. Challenger Jerry Pikulinski received 20 percent of the vote and Chris Dobson received 8 percent of the vote. In Arlington’s District 4 council race incumbent Kathryn Wilemon handily won reelection over Danile Wood with 74 percent of the vote.
In Arlington’s District 5 council race, incumbent Lana Wolff defeated Christopher McCain with 69 percent of the vote. In the race for Arlington’s District 8 race Michael Glaspie Sr. was elected with 64 percent of the vote, defeating challengers Richard Weber and Joe M. McHaney.

In Fort Worth’s District 2 race, incumbent Salvador “Sal” Espino, received 55 percent of the vote, defeating former city councilman Jim Lane.
In the District 4 council race, incumbent Danny Scarth defeated challenger Paul Gardner with 57 percent of the vote. The District 5 race is headed for a runoff with incumbent Frank Moss receiving only 43 percent of the vote to challenger Gyna Bivens 47 percent of the vote. John Tunmire received 8 percent of the vote.
In the District 8 election, incumbent Kelly Allen Gray, with 55 percent of the vote, held off the former councilmember in that district, Kathleen Hicks.

In the other races for Fort Worth City Council and for Fort Worth Mayor, the incumbents ran unopposed. For a backgrounder on thos races, go here.


The race for Mayor of Watauga is headed for a runoff between Robert Leon Daniel who received 42 percent of the vote and Hector Felton Garcia who received 44 percent of the vote. Joseph Zappavigna received 14 percent of the vote.

In one of the hottest contested races May 11, for three seats on the Tarrant Regional Water District Board of Directors, two incumbents held their seats, but a challenger, Mary Kelleher, who ran with a slate as a block with two other challengers, gained a seat on the board. Incumbent Hal S. Sparks III, lost his seat. Early in the night, the three challengers were in the lead, but fell back as votes from Saturday were counted. For a backgrounder on that race, go here.

For more election results, go here.

 

 

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