TX: Capital Metro Names Four Finalists in CEO Search

Capital Metro’s board of directors named four finalists in the agency’s search to replace the retiring Linda Watson as president/CEO. The candidates are: Randy Clarke — Vice President, Operations and Member Services, American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Clarke has worked for the trade association APTA since April 2016 and spent seven years in various positions with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in Boston, including as deputy chief operating officer and assistant general manager of Engineering, Maintenance and Preparedness and senior director of security. Erika Mazza — Deputy General Manager, Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority. She has spent the past five years with the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority… Read More

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Jefferson Davis Park in Fort Worth to be renamed

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Jefferson Davis Park in Fort Worth is set to get a new name. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the City Council voted 6-3 Tuesday night to rename it Parque Unidad/Unity Park. The new name was recommended by the park board. The 8.6-acre park is in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. Jefferson Davis Park was named in 1923 after the president of the Confederacy. The park board recommended Unity Park after an online petition signed by thousands seeking a change was brought to its attention. The petition was started amid a national movement to remove Confederate statues and monuments. Councilwoman Ann Zadeh, whose district the park… Read More

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Goodfellows help Fort Worth couple provide for four children | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

After a difficult year of job searches and penny-pinching, Fort Worth residents Lorita and Andrew are looking forward to spending Christmas with their four children. They also have the hope of a brighter 2018. “My husband lost his job in the first part of March,” Lorita wrote in her Goodfellow Fund application letter. “Since then it has truly been a roller coaster, by me being the only one bringing in income.” She works in human resources at a hospital. “Thank God my husband recently just got a job,” Lorita said on Thursday. Andrew, a Fort Worth native, had been working in the oil fields of West Texas until he was… Read More

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