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Dear Fort Worth Report friend,

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In your Wednesday Report: There’s an obstacle for people getting started in investing: Understanding and finding good deals. Business reporter Seth Bodine explains how a new investing network at Texas Christian University aims to take away those barriers and build an investing community in Fort Worth.  

New TCU network aims to build investment community in Fort Worth
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Also, downtown is rebounding with several new developments and new leases indicating the strength of business following the pandemic. Business editor Bob Francis tells us what’s going up.

Downtown Fort Worth remains strong with new developments, renewed leases
And, the Fort Worth City Council will not meet again until Aug. 2. Here’s what you need to know about city services throughout the month of July. And, reporter Rachel Behrndt explains what you need to know about the final council meeting before break.  

Fort Worth City Council to take July off. Here’s what that means for city services.
Plus, the Fort Worth City Council allocated $40,000 to study where the planned African American Museum and Cultural Center should be located. But the money comes with strings attached: The museum committee must study multiple sites. Reporter Chongyang Zhang details the latest on the proposed museum. 

Proposed African American Museum receives city funding, expands its study of possible sites
And, Michelle Green-Ford just held her first annual meeting as CEO of the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce. Business editor Bob Francis chats with Green-Ford about the chamber’s new initiatives.  

Listen: How the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce is honoring the past and moving forward

Finally, Bridgestone donated $20,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County on Tuesday in honor of National Tire Safety Week. Photojournalist Cristian ArguetaSoto attends the check presentation and Car Care Clinic that followed.

Photo gallery: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County receives $20,000 in honor of National Tire Safety Week

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Aaron Dean’s defense team successfully argued that the judge assigned to Dean's murder trial is so hostile and biased that he needs to be removed. KERA's Miranda Suarez details what this means.

Defense team for former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean gets judge removed from murder trial
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📚 What we're reading:

Editor's note: 'What we're reading' is a feature designed to boost knowledge of Fort Worth and Tarrant County residents through collaboration with other area news organizations. Any views or opinions in the stories linked below are not representative of Fort Worth Report.

◾ Lockheed wins $2.3 billion contract to build Black Hawk helicopters. (Reuters)
◾ Fort Worth brewery prepares to launch 'hot dog water' flavored seltzer. (WFAA)
◾ Tarrant County issues ban on outdoor burning. (Press release)

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