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How Republicans fell in love with Israel
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Wed, Nov 11, 2015 - 8:30am

by Zack Beauchamp

There's something really striking about this year's Republican presidential campaign: The candidates love to talk about how much they love Israel.

In the first presidential debate, Israel was mentioned 12 times — more than any other country except Iran, its strategic rival. In the second Republican debate, the country came up ...

The Q&A: Jeanne Tunks
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Wed, Nov 11, 2015 - 12:00pm

Trib+Edu: What problems with education in the state is the program meant to address?

Jeanne Tunks is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration at the University of North Texas. She studies Latino students’ performance in mathematics and runs the International Teacher to Teacher Exchange program between math teachers in Texas and Guatemala.

Trib+Edu: Can you tell me a little bit about what the program consists of?

Jeanne Tunks: The exchange program consists of teachers from...

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Growth in north Fort Worth still going strong
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Thu, Nov 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

Growth in north Fort Worth shows no sign of slowing down.

Dirt is being moved for the construction of a Facebook data center.

The Federal Aviation Administration just finished moving into its new southwest regional headquarters just off Interstate 35W north of Heritage Trace Parkway.

The Northwest school district’s third high school was dedicated this week.

And work on I-35W continues across the Alliance Corridor, which started with the novel idea of building a cargo-only airport in 1989 and now has an estimated population of more than 250,000.

Planned and developed by Ross Perot Jr. and...

The Dallas 500
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Thu, Nov 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

The Dallas 500 is a special edition that celebrates the most influential leaders in North Texas. It’s produced by the editors of D CEO (named the country’s best regional business magazine for the past three consecutive years) who have spent nearly a year doing research and interviews. Unprecedented in scope, The Dallas 500 provides an engaging, personal look at the people who have made Dallas-Fort Worth such a powerful economic force.

 

Jazz musicians jam at Roxy’s Downtown
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Thu, Nov 5, 2015 - 3:47pm

By Joe Stumpe

For William Flynn, being a successful jazz musician in Wichita means more than just playing a mean guitar.

He’s organizer, promoter, teacher and cheerleader, too.

“That’s part of what helps a scene thrive,” Flynn said. “It really takes a lot of collective effort on the part of the musicians.”

Flynn is one of several musicians nurturing just such a scene at Roxy’s Downtown, alternating jam sessions featuring local talent with concerts showcasing performers from elsewhere.

“It’s really brought together the local jazz community,” said Geoff Deibel, a jazz saxophonist who’s also...