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Fort Worth's new thoroughfare plan aims for more variety in street design

Fort Worth is launching a review of its master thoroughfare plan aimed at accommodating continued suburban growth and central city redevelopment with a greater variety of streets and more efficient traffic flow.

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Holt Hickman, businessman who helped preserve Stockyards, dies at 82

Longtime Fort Worth businessman, philanthropist and preservationist Holt Hickman died Nov. 15, 2014, at the age of 82.

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UPDATE: Could American Airlines move its headquarters?

A key linchpin in the Fort Worth economy, American Airlines Group Inc., is considering sites for a new headquarters, possibly outside the city, the airline’s CEO said this morning.

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Crestwood area hoping to block planned office building

Residents of West Fort Worth’s Crestwood Association are trying to block the rezoning of a small apartment complex at White Settlement Road and North Bailey Avenue to make way for a planned office building, saying it would represent the start of commercial encroachment into their neighborhood.

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Tiger Woods takes a swing at Fort Worth's Dan Jenkins - in print anyway

Rarely does Golf Digest make the news. Leave it to Dan Jenkins to change that.

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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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InMarket: Let's talk climate change

We need a more honest, civil discussion on climate change.

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InMarket: A lifetime of career advice

On Jan. 29, Thomas Hund, executive vice president and CFO of BNSF Railway, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fort Worth Business Press’ CFO of the Year award ceremony.

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InMarket: Atlanta 2014 - The Walking Frozen

Here's where things went wrong: On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at 1:30 in the afternoon, in response to the sparkle of several snowflakes in the air above Atlanta, virtually the entire adult population of America's ninth most populous metro area stood up, left their workplaces, got into their cars, and created a traffic deadlock of legendary proportions.

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InMarket: Operator, give me the number for 9-1-1

Texas, and America, you may need to call 9-1-1.

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InMarket: Petrino's job saga: A lesson for managers

In college football, as in other moneyed sports circles, coaches are not so much hired and fired as they are recycled.

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InMarket: Petrino’s job saga: A lesson for managers

Petrino’s job saga: A lesson for managers

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InMarket: Bob Bolen, the public/private partnership

I probably got to know Bob Bolen because I was homesick.

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InMarket: The Lost Decade or so...

I was lost. Seriously, deliriously lost.

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The golden age of working from home?

As I write this I’m sitting here dressed in torn jeans, a sweatshirt of questionable age with an indeterminate logo, worn tennis shoes and facial hair approaching Don Johnson’s Miami Vice stubble.

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InMarket: Follow the Boy Scout motto: Be Prepared

We felt like cat burglars. Gingerly walking down eight flights of darkened stairs at our office building, flashlights leading the way, we clutched the heart and soul of the Business Press – a lone computer and server equipment

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Ms. Ulich goes to Washington

A little over a year ago, the Fort Worth arts community – from organizations with national reputations such as the Fort Worth Opera to small community organizations that serve neighborhood children such as Arts 5th Avenue – were singing the blues.

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InMarket: The ghosts of 1963

As a delegate to the July 1960 Democratic National Convention, I shook Jack Kennedy’s hand in Los Angeles the night he was nominated for president. In September, I chatted with Amon Carter Jr. as we awaited Kennedy’s campaign motorcade in Burk Burnett Park.

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50 years on Kennedy can still have an impact

The hat. So many people mention the hat. I’m speaking of the Shady Oaks Country Club hat that President John F. Kennedy did not put on in his visit to Fort Worth on Nov. 22, 1963.

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InMarket: Witnessing History

“Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it,” says George Santayana, who probably wishes he was remembered for something else besides that quote. .

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