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News Overheard: July 29, 2013

Overheard: July 29, 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.

 

AdWe have two great companies right in the middle of our city who are doing wonderful things for our city, why wouldn’t we want to have that partnership? This is a good deal for us.

– Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck, after AT&T announced it would purchase the naming rights to Cowboys Stadium. The city of Arlington will receive 5 percent of the revenue from the naming rights annually.

This decision has nothing to do with protecting voting rights and everything to do with advancing a partisan political agenda.

– Sen John Cornyn, R-Texas, after the Obama administration singled out Texas for legal action and promising broader efforts follow last month’s Supreme Court ruling that wiped out a major provision of the Voting Rights Act.

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