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February 2018

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Silver Alert Issued: Missing North Richland Hills Man

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX — A Silver Alert has been issued for an 84-year-old North Richland Hills man last seen the morning of Feb. 21. James Booth was seen leaving the area of Mid Cities Boulevard and Ice House Drive in a white 2017 Toyota Corolla with Texas license plate number JHC2212.

Booth was wearing a dark green sweater over a beige sweater on Feb. 21. He is described as standing 5-foot-8 and weighing 165 pounds. He has white hair and blue eyes.

He does not have a cell phone with him, and he might be in need of assistance. His family believes he may be in the early stages of dementia, police say.

Anyone who sees him or know his location should call 9-1-1 or the North Richland Hills Police Department at 817-281-1000.

Lead image via PatchJames Booth, via North Richland Hills Police Department

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University of North Texas Health Science Center to pay $13M

DALLAS — A medical school and research center in Texas must repay $13 million to the U.S. government for violating certain rules related to use of federal research grants.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center agreed to the repayment, announced Friday. A statement from U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox says the case involved allegations that center officials inaccurately measured, tracked and paid researchers related to some National Institutes of Health grants. Keep Reading

Half of the cities on Amazon’s HQ2 list have overvalued housing – including Dallas

Steve Brown

As Amazon ponders possible locations for its new second headquarters, analysts are looking at costs in potential locations.

Half of the metro areas on Amazon’s “short list” for its new HQ2 have overvalued housing — including the Dallas area, according to a new report by economists at CoreLogic.

“CoreLogic has reviewed home price trends in the cities that are being considered for the second headquarters for online retail giant Amazon,” chief economist Frank Nothaft says in a new report. “All the cities on the shortlist are experiencing home price increases. Keep Reading

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JPI Continues Streak as Dallas-Fort Worth’s Number One Apartment Developer – Dallas Business Journal

IRVING, Texas, Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — For the third year in a row, JPI, a leader in the development of Class A multifamily housing, is recognized as the number one most active apartment developer in Dallas-Fort Worth. JPI has more than 4,201 apartment homes under construction in the DFW market, according to research by Axiometrics.

“This is an accomplishment that could not have been realized without the dedication and hard work of each and every member of our team,” said Matt Brendel, senior vice president and development partner at JPI. “Our sustained success can be attributed to our data-driven decision-making and the quality of the product we produce for our investors and residents. We anticipate 2018 being another great year for JPI.” Keep Reading