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Bridge collapse on I-35 north of Austin

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Emergency crews are responding to a reported bridge collapse along an interstate in Central Texas.

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Amazon begins Prime Now program in Dallas area

If you just have to have it now, as in one hour, you can, at least in the Dallas area, as Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it will offer Prime Now.

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Westchester Plaza manager says "business as usual" for now

The future of a redevelopment plan for the 50-year-old Westchester Plaza on Fort Worth's Near Southside is unclear.

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Monty Bennett: Businessman, water district activist

Monty Bennett’s name will not appear on the ballot for the Tarrant Regional Water District board of directors yet he remains a powerful backstage player whose influence could shape the direction of the district’s business for years to come.

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Texas jobless rate falls as employers add workers

Texas unemployment fell to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth straight month of declines, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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InMarket: The return of Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan seems hip again. Last week Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Co. announced it is now taking orders for the new Ft. Worth 15 irons and TK 15 wedges.

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InMarket: Listen to my cat or tornado memories

In the end, we all should have listened to my cat. It was March 28, 2000, and about 5 p.m. I shut down my work and prepared for a weekly ritual, a racquetball game

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InMarket: This is my Ruta Lee column

This is my Ruta Lee column. As a columnist in Fort Worth, Texas, I’m contractually obligated to pen a column about Ruta Lee. I know this because growing up here, Elston Brooks and Perry Stewart of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Jack Gordon of the Fort Worth Press seemed to always write rapturous columns

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InMarket: Thinking outside the borders

When you think entrepreneurs, you usually think pretty local. You know, the little garage start-up that gets a bit of capital and opens an office.

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InMarket: Social Media King for a day

Fill in the blank: A picture is worth a 1,000… Words? How about retweets? That’s what it felt like after I ventured into the

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InMarket: The 28th Amendment

What do you know about the 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

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InMarket: RadioShack notes

I put out the call last week for stories about RadioShack from former employees and others who have dealt with the company over the years.

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InMarket: The rodeo of the world

It was then called the Fat Stock Show. The year? Probably 1965 or 1966, I’m not really sure. I was still a kid, but starting to take on more responsibility. Darn it.

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InMarket: Making your 'Voice' heard

You may have heard Luke Wade as a finalist on NBC’s The Voice earlier this year. The Dublin, Texas native did well, with his soulful vocals showcased with material as varied as Stand By Me, Rich Girl, and Maybe I’m Amazed.

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InMarket: Go Forth and Forth

It has been three trying years since I first climbed upon my soapbox and informed the world that we were headed for an apocalypse.

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InMarket: There's more in Arlington than football

Last week, the University of Texas at Arlington announced Duane B. Dimos will be joining the university as vice president of research. That’s a big deal, not only for the university, but for North Texas as well. For the last 25 years, he’s been at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M.

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InMarket: From 'seedy' to hip

Yo, Fort Worth, you’re looking younger.

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InMarket: Let’s look at the numbers

To the surprise of almost no one who has passed within 100 miles of the city, Fort Worth is the fastest-growing big city in America since 2000.

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InMarket: The small meeting that was big

If you noticed a small group of people entering the Justin Room at the Reata Restaurant in downtown Fort Worth on Tuesday, Nov. 25, you may have paid little mind. Another group, another meeting. But it wasn’t small. It was big, in fact.

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InMarket: The holidays (and RadioShack) get weird

Fort Worth’s RadioShack Corp. may have more than a few challenges these days, but when it comes to commercials they’ve found gold lately. The latest is a Christmas season commercial starring Weird Al Yankovic, rock parodist, video pioneer and accordionist.

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InMarket: Elephants in the Stockyards

It’s not unusual in Fort Worth’s Stockyards to see four-legged creatures parading down the streets. That’s what tourists come for. But it is unusual to see elephants instead of cattle or horses making their way down Main Street.

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InMarket: How Fort Worth does it

Here’s one thing I can predict with near certainty or as my grandmother used to say, “Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise.”

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InMarket: Stop the presses for a moment of silence

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, two reporters who should know, say the late Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee’s general theory of newspapering and life was: "Nose down, ass up and moving steadily forward into the future."

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InMarket: Building assets one note at a time

When AFS/IBEX Financial Services announced that most of its assets were being sold to MetaBank a few weeks back, it was the end of an era – sort of.

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InMarket: 100 years old and still looking good

How would you like to be 100 years old? Better yet, how would you like to be 100 years old and be as productive as you are in middle age?

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InMarket: What I owe my man Frenchie

Life is not like a bowl of chocolates. To me, it’s a crapshoot.

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InMarket: Take this job and quietly slip out the door

As Johnny Paycheck sang in the 1980s, “Take This Job and Shove It.”

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InMarket: Tammi tells it True: Myers takes it all off, one story at a time

It’s been a long, interesting trip for Nancy Myers, born 76 years ago at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Fort Worth.

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InMarket: Hard work, perseverance

It was 70 years ago that R.J. Teague, with only two years of formal education, opened his lumber company in Fort Worth. A few years later, in 1949, Fort Worth’s great

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InMarket: The face of war

On Sept. 10, Andrew Card spoke at a luncheon at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel at an event sponsored by the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition.

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Promises kept, memories secured as bank’s 1964 time capsule is recovered

Eddie Gale fulfilled his promise. Family legend had it that, 50 years ago, construction worker Gale had placed a letter for his family in a

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InMarket: Why are we here?

Fort Worth is currently playing the role of the prettiest girl in high school that everyone hopes to invite to the senior prom.

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InMarket: 'As you wish'

As we walked in we were handed a small bell, bubbles and a blow-up sword. Were we at a children’s birthday party? A Halloween party?

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InMarket: Mysterious happenings

When someone suggested I write about Leo Fikes, 85, who died on June 25, 2014, I thought I would probably get a nifty column out of it. I admit I traveled down a few more trails than I expected.

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InMarket: Something happened

I know where I was on July 20, 1969, when it happened. In front of the TV set, waiting for what was, for my money, the greatest television show of all time: The race to the moon.

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InMarket: Landing an internship

“Tell him about some of the crazy jobs you’ve had!” It was a 20ish friend of mine asking me to tell her friend about jobs I’d had. But “crazy”?

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InMarket: What's your knuckleball?

The knuckleball is deceptively simple. The pitch slows down the movement of the ball making its path unpredictable. It’s not easy to either throw or hit.

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InMarket: Rasputin and the Rotary

It was that maniacal Russian mystic/charlatan Rasputin who led me to the Downtown Rotary club on June 20.

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InMarket: Halt and Catch History

If you’ve been tuning in to AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire series, you’re getting a glimpse of Texas in the 1980s when we were called the “Silicon Prairie.” It was a time when Texas was morphing from an agrarian, oil and gas-powered state with wide-open

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InMarket: Halt and Catch History

If you’ve been tuning in to AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire series, you’re getting a glimpse of Texas in the 1980s when we were called the “Silicon Prairie.” It was a time when Texas was morphing from an agrarian, oil and gas-powered state with wide-open

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InMarket: Gunfight at the Stockyards Corral

It’s a well-told story in Fort Worth lore.

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InMarket: The happiness factor

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Remember when that song was an earworm in your brain? It was 1988 and Bobby McFerrin topped the charts. Not that the song made him happy. He had a spat with then-candidate George Bush who used it in his

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InMarket: The D-Day connection

My 92-year-old father remembers it, 70 years ago. Before the assault began, this displaced young man from Oklahoma stood on the British coast and all he could see was a steady, unbroken horizon of ships. My

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InMarket: The Right Stuff

Texas has the right stuff.

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InMarket: Passion, if you've got it, rock on

Passion. It’s not just a sub-par Rod Stewart song. If you’ve got it for your work, it’s a great thing.

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Put on your sandals and get in the VW bus, Whole Foods is coming

Whole Foods Market is here. Yes, it’s finally coming to Fort Worth, as the Austin-based natural foods specialty grocer announced last week.

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InMarket: Meeting Luther King

With J. Luther King Jr. at the helm, Luther King Capital Management has been a big player in Fort Worth since its founding in 1979, though it has stayed well under the radar.

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InMarket: Bringing Alf and Erik Estrada together

Fort Worth’s own RadioShack that’s who. If nothing else, the era of new CEO Joseph Magnacca has given us that.

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InMarket: What newshounds do

What do good newshounds do? They break news, which is exactly what Bob Schieffer did during his 10th annual Schieffer Symposium on the News at Texas Christian University on April 9.

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InMarket: The jet set

A new twin-engine jet that can fly higher, farther and faster to bring critically ill and injured children to Cook Children’s Medical Center for treatment was unveiled at Meacham International Airport on April 2.

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InMarket: In the year 2014 there will be…

Fifty years ago, upon visiting the 1964 World’s Fair, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov made several predictions for the year 2014, many of which came true.

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InMarket: It's that time: March Madness

If you happened to be at Jody’s Club Forest tavern on Staten Island in 1977 on a bright March day, you might have witnessed the birth of the modern day March Madness.

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InMarket: A bloody Lone Star tour

If you grew up in Texas during the ‘60s and early ‘70s, were somewhere on the middle-class continuum and had a giant blazing red Plymouth with giant, totally nonfictional tailfins (think Christine),

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InMarket: The importance of goofing off

I apparently am not the only person who is fascinated with the former College Avenue Baptist Church Sunday School & Athletic Building, located one block south of bustling Magnolia Avenue.

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InMarket: Walking around the world

I met a woman once at Gallery Night in Fort Worth who told me with obvious joy she was running away to join the circus.

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