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Commentary: Mark Nurdin on leadership, management and the difference between the two

Mark G. Nurdin is president and CEO of the Fort Worth Region for Bank of Texas. He has more than 30 years of commercial...

Simmons Bank gets naming rights to entertainment plaza at Dickies Arena

Simmons Bank has landed naming rights for an entertainment plaza and pavilion at the new Dickies Arena and will also become a major sponsor...

Higginbotham merges with Plano-based RV insurance specialist

Higginbotham has merged with Plano-based Diversified Insurance Management, an independent insurance agency specializing in insurance for the recreational vehicle sector, the Fort Worth company...

Steinway showroom opens on Commerce Street

Casey D. Saliba, Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Steinway Showrooms of North Texas and Houston, and Daniel Saliba, President of the company,...

Texas on pace to collect more tax revenues than predicted, but state comptroller has a few words of caution

Glenn Hegar told lawmakers they'll end the current budget with more money on hand than expected, and with a large balance in the state's rainy day fund.

Texas abruptly halts permitting process for new medical cannabis dispensaries

The application was expected to draw interest from a number of companies and, once approved, lead to more competitive pricing.

Entrepreneurs needed: Slowdown in business formation poses a risk to economy

WASHINGTON – Despite a decade-plus of economic growth, Americans have slowed the pace at which they're forming new companies, a trend that risks further...

Entrepreneurs and small-business owners are key drivers of prosperity in rural Texas

UT Austin researchers funded by the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin institute will look at a range of ways to...

Entrepreneurial excellence: Fort Worth cake maker finds recipe for success

It's bright, colorful and the air whiffs of batter and sugar inside the Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery on Camp Bowie Boulevard. The bakery has welcomed...

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Social media campaign aims to solve IU student’s 1977 murder

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — With their maternal grandmothers being sisters, Scott Burnham and Ann Louise Harmeier were second cousins who didn't see each other...

Texas professor, 97, wins Nobel for lithium-ion battery research

STOCKHOLM (AP) — If you're reading this on a mobile phone or laptop computer, you might thank this year's three laureates for the Nobel...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Google’s new competition cop, says everything is “on the table”

October 8, 2019 AUSTIN — Ken Paxton is no fan of Google. The Lone Star State’s Republican attorney general says he rarely even uses the...

Are we alone? Nobel Prize goes to 3 who tackled cosmic query

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are two of the most fundamental questions not just of science, but of humanity: How did we get here? And...

Richard Connor: Beware! There might be something phishy in your email

There are any number of things we see happen to other folks but don’t believe they’ll happen to us. Getting "hacked" or "phished" would have...

Lee Hamilton: The U.S. is not full – let’s keep the door open to newcomers

I was talking with a friend the other day about immigration. It’s one of the most divisive issues of our time and we, too,...

In Market: Catching up

It’s catch up time, which means I check out your response to some columns or bits of news. Last week’s column (“Where am I?”) on...

Texas’ $7 billion plan to remake Houston highways once again targets homes, businesses in communities of color

Historic black neighborhoods like Independence Heights and the Fifth Ward are in the crosshairs of Houston highway plans, decades after expressways separated communities from the rest of the city.

Trinity Valley names new head of school

The Board of Directors of Trinity Valley School has named Blair Lowry, currently Assistant Head of School and Provost at The Hockaday School in...

Texas is spending millions to bring the “portfolio model” to its schools. The strategy has led to teacher strikes in other states.

The approach is intended to quickly cut down on the number of low-performing schools in the state. So far, Texas has seen mixed results.

Couple get month sentence in college bribery scandal

BOSTON (AP) — A business executive and his wife, a former journalist, were each sentenced to a month in prison Tuesday for paying $125,000...

UT Dallas gets $500,00 engineering scholarship grant

A Dallas-based health care technology company has endowed the largest-ever scholarship program at UT Dallas' engineering school. The university received $500,000 from Axxess to create...

Commentary: Texas can be competitive in luring film makers to the state

Moving images are big business. From movies to television series to next-generation extended reality to video games and beyond, these media generate billions in...

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for ‘Jackie Brown,’ dies at 78

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman...

Park Place Luxury & Supercar event raises funds for Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation

More than 4,500 people attended 3rd annual Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas...

Texas Ballet Theater presents ‘The Sleeping Beauty’

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) will present Ben Stevenson’s The Sleeping Beauty Oct. 18-20, 2019, at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. Doomed by fate and...

To Monterey with no delay: New non-stop to Monterey County gets golfers on the links faster

Monterey’s cliff-lined coast, Pebble Beach’s most exclusive golf clubs and restaurants, and Carmel’s cozy wine rooms and sandy beaches are now just a direct...

Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler, a former Texas Ranger, in hyped season gone wrong

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a...

Texas receiver Devin Duvernay tearing it up from the slot

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It seems like ages ago when Texas receiver Devin Duvernay was supposed to be — wanted to be — a...

Could Yao Ming mend the fences between the NBA and China?

TOKYO (AP) — Yao Ming could be the man in the middle if the NBA and China are going to mend fences. Yao is a...