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News Overheard - April 15, 2013

Overheard – April 15, 2013

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Alamo Drafthouse names new CEO as it prepares to re-open

Lights! Action! Executive Change! Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema announced April 30 that former Starbucks executive Shelli Taylor will assume...

Exxon’s oil slick

Exxon Mobil is slashing its capital spending budget for 2020 by 30% due to weak demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a market...

Folk music’s Mark Twain: 7 Essential tracks from John Prine,

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine...

Tarrant County records another COVID-19 death

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) on Wednesday, April 8 reported that a resident of Euless has died as the result of the COVID-19 virus....
Robert Francis
Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

“I think that entrepreneurship needs to be fostered in every way at every level. – Nancy Richards, chairman of First Preston HT and namesake of the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition

“This is a good deal.” – District 7 Councilman Dennis Shingleton, at the April 9 Fort Worth City Council meeting on the vote to accept tax breaks for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Carolina Beverage Group LLC that could bring hundreds of jobs to the city.  

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