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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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Fort Worth draws closer to deal with Lancaster developer

City staff are planning to introduce the developer Feb. 3 at a meeting of the City Council's Housing and Economic Development Committee.

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Compass BBVA names Happel CEO for Fort Worth

BBVA Compass has appointed Brian Happel, most recently the Fort Worth city president, its chief executive officer of Fort Worth.

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Fort Worth minority business receives nationwide grant

Cuevas Distribution Inc., a minority- and woman-owned business in Fort Worth, is one of 20 small businesses nationwide to receive a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of the Mission Main Street program.

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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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Letters to the Editor

Don Woodard: It ain’t over till it’s over!

'It ain't over till it's over,' as Yogi Berra said and Don Woodard's Country Club Friends discussion group has survived the wrecking ball at Fort Worth's Colonial Country Club.

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Don Woodard: A fond farewell to a Tuesday tradition

In mulling over the possibility that the ten year old organization known as Country Club Friends might be displaced by the impending extensive reconstruction at Colonial Country Club, the memorable tribute to the Constitution by Senator Daniel Webster came welling up in my mind.

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Arena good, boondoggle bad; why no vote on river plan?

O what a contrast there is, my countrymen, between the Trinity River Boondoggle and the proposed multipurpose arena at Will Rogers Center.

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'Cowards' barely describes slithering cemetery vandals

The cowards who vandalized historic Merriman Cemetery gave the city of Ranger a black eye and betrayed its tradition of respect for those who rest there.

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Don’t mess with Ripley Arnold; keep the Trinity’s historic confluence

When Major Ripley Arnold stood on the bluff with his dragoons gazing down at the confluence of two rivers on June 6, 1849, he must have exclaimed: "O what a beautiful sight! Picture perfect! Superb! This is where I will build Fort Worth."

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Alter the river? Bridges to nowhere? Who will pay?

I am deeply concerned about the Trinity River Vision project, how much will it cost the Fort Worth taxpayers, and who are the individuals that will make out like bandits if this project continues.

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Letter to the Editor: May auld congressmen be forgot ....

Grandparents: a Christmas gift suggestion for your grandchildren. Like most other gifts given your grandchildren, it’s something you’ve never experienced.

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SOS to USA? History shows we'll respond

When the Philippines on July 4, 1946, aided and encouraged by General Douglas MacArthur, achieved independence, it was a day of great celebration.

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Too many rules, too little discussion

I am a small business person and, like most other small business owners, my anxiety soars at the thought of dealing with government regulations. I understand the need for some regulation, just as I understand the need for stop signs.

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A pacific discovery, a Pacific Theater, a pure wonder

As I sat in my garden on September 25 by the dawn’s early light, it came to me that it was exactly 500 years ago that Vasco Nunez de Balboa on September 25, 1513, climbed to the top of Panama’s Darien Heights and gazed out in unbelieving wonderment on a great ocean.

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