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June 9, 2014 Article

Community leaders dedicated the John V. McMillan Plaza and unveiled the Major Ripley Allen Arnold Monument during a ceremony this morning along the banks of the Trinity River in Fort Worth. Built primarily through contributions by the Tarrant Regional Water District and the Anfin Family, the plaza will honor two important figures in the city’s history.

June 2, 2014 Article

Senior U.S. lawmakers said on Monday Washington should suspend aid to the new unity government between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas until it is sure of the Islamist group's commitment to pursuing peace with Israel.

May 28, 2014 Article

A bipartisan group of 29 Texans in Congress sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy Wednesday opposing the agency’s planned regulation of carbon dioxide from existing power plants.

May 20, 2014 Article

The House voted overwhelmingly Monday in favor of a bill sponsored by Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, to grant a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Monuments Men, the World War II corps of art experts who rescued over 5 million pieces of art from the Nazis.

May 18, 2014 Article

Careity Foundation will be honoring military and other heroes Tuesday night with its “Hats off to Heroes” dinner at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse.

Careity Foundation Co-Founder Lyn Walsh said the event came about because the organization felt compelled to honor people who are making a difference in their community.

May 9, 2014 Article

During his 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Jim Wright had a well-earned reputation for tirelessly steering federal dollars to his beloved Fort Worth. Today, the fruits of Wright’s congressional labors are spread across his hometown and much of North Texas.

May 6, 2014 Article

Principal Kimmie Etheredge was surprised Monday morning to learn she'd been named the Texas 2014 Distinguished Principal of the Year.

Etheredge is principal at Kay Granger Elementary School in northern Fort Worth; a part of the Justin-based Northwest Independent School District.

April 28, 2014 Article

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger recently touted the importance of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the V-22 Osprey aircraft — in Japan.

Granger, R-Fort Worth, was part of the congressional delegation that traveled through Asia, meeting with high-level Japanese officials, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera.

March 19, 2014 Article

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger has a theory about why Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has made progress fixing problems in its F-35 program: There are now some women in charge.

February 20, 2014 Article

The city received a $3.38 million federal grant Thursday that will be used to help fill vacant positions left open in the Fort Worth Fire Department during budget cutbacks last year.

The department lost 24 positions through attrition in the 2014 budget, said Richard Harrison, public information officer for the department.

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