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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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Fort Worth Chamber names Small Business of the Year winners

A trampoline recreation business; an oilfield services company; a longtime aviation maintenance firm; a maker of electrical wiring harnesses. Those were the wide variety of businesses that received the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

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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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New engineering dean at UT Arlington

Khosrow Behbehani

Khosrow Behbehani, a biomedical researcher, inventor and chairman of the University of Texas at Arlington Department of Bioengineering, has been appointed dean of the University’s College of Engineering.
Behbehani succeeds Jean-Pierre Bardet, who will continue as a member of the civil engineering faculty.
Behbehani joined The University of Texas at Arlington in 1985 and has served as chairman of his department since 2002. He holds nine patents, with one patent pending, and is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
“Dr. Behbehani has played an integral role in the development of our research program, and we are pleased that he has agreed to lead the pioneering and cutting-edge work of our College of Engineering faculty and students,” President James D. Spaniolo said in a news release. “Dr. Behbehani has a long-standing passion for this university and understands the impact it has had – and will have – on our world.”
His work has attracted significant support from the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. In recent years, Behbehani has garnered recognition for his work to develop an ultrasonic sleep apnea detection system, a portable device that improves detection and ultimately treatment for patients.
The UT Arlington College of Engineering has more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students and includes more than 200 faculty members. The engineering college has an annual budget of $26.3 million and total research expenditures exceeding $30.6 million. The college includes seven departments and more than 23,000 alumni, many of whom lead major national and international corporations.
“We have a tremendous amount of talent among our faculty members and students, and we are committed to moving the UT Arlington College of Engineering to the top tiers of engineering schools,” Behbehani said. “We will be a center of innovation for solving the world’s most pressing problems and the first choice for the best students who are want to pursue careers in engineering.”
Behbehani earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University, a master’s degree in systems engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and his doctoral degree in engineering science from the University of Toledo.
He spent five years with the Puritan Bennett Corp., then a California-based manufacturer of critical care respiratory devices, before returning to the world of academic research at UT Arlington.
 

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