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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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American Airlines' first 787 Dreamliner arrives at D/FW

American is preparing the plane to begin service sometime in the second quarter.

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Highway Technologies terminates 80 employees in Fort Worth

 

Highway Technologies of Houston terminated more than 180 jobs throughout the state, including 80 at its Fort Worth location.
The terminations, announced in a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission, follow the Houston-based company’s filing for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on May 22. The company makes highway barriers.
A message on the company’s website says: “While the Company had been working diligently to either sell the business or obtain much needed financing in order to remain open, regrettably such efforts were unsuccessful. The cessation of normal operations and subsequent filing, will allow the Company to preserve remaining value for its creditors while it pursues the sale of Company assets, either piecemeal or on a turnkey—intact branches—basis through private sales and auctions.”
The company’s Fort Worth facility is located at 7200 Jack Newell Blvd South.
 

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