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Analyst says tort reform cued Texas' economic rise

The combination of the competitive tax and regulatory policies of tort reform have cultivated the field for Texas' pro-growth policies to take root according to Walter Olson, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute.

Dallas Regional Chamber hosts Young Professional's kickoff breakfast

Every first of the year, the Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professional program hosts a YP Kickoff Breakfast to provide members with exciting and innovative plans for the upcoming year.

DFW Airport highlights upgrades in Terminal A

Native Texans, as well as travelers Asia and Europe, are expected to be welcomed and wowed by a bevy of technological and other upgrades recently showcased in Terminal A of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

San Antonio Chamber supports $830 million bond package

Leaders from the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce have testified in favor of the proposed $830 million 2017-2022 Bond Program.

Toll lanes planned to unclog San Antonio congestion

The Alamo Area MPO Transportation Policy Board took action to approve the regional inventory of projects and resolution support for the Fiscal Year 2017 United Transportation Program. 

Irving enjoys record year for economic growth

During a Jan. 24 speech before the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Beth Van Duyne reported that Irving was ripe to become “the economic epicenter of the North Texas region.”

Austin’s strong job growth may be weakening, report says

Although strong job growth numbers released Jan. 26 paint a bright picture for Austin, the nation’s fastest-growing metro area, whether the trend will continue is up for debate.

TAB voices opposition to proposed Mexican tariff

The Texas Association of Business has chosen to weigh in on the proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, a controversy that has roiled Washington and opponents on both ends of the political spectrum.

Banquet and silent auction to raise NAACP scholarship funds

Frank Jackson, assistant vice chancellor for government relations at Texas A&M, will be the keynote speaker at Temple College’s annual NAACP Founder’s Day Banquet Feb. 24.

Bass family sells Permian Basin land to Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil has reached a deal to bring its holdings in the Permian Basin to 6 million barrels of oil equivalent, according to an announcement in late January.

Artist explores inspirational lives of insects at Temple College exhibit

Insects have been inspiring illustrators for centuries, and a Feb. 4 presentation promised to unlock their mystery for a new generation of artists.

Real estate firm highlights boom in Dallas-Ft. Worth warehouse leasing

If increased competition for warehouse space points to economic well-being, then Dallas-Fort Worth is on the leading edge of a boom cycle.

San Antonio Chamber of Commerce plans trip to Croatia in May

Billed as “the best kept secret in the Adriatic,” Croatia will be the destination for this year’s San Antonio Chamber of Commerce trip abroad, according to a news release.

ILR report says out-of-state plaintiffs prefer California courts

Research from the Institute for Legal Reform shows that California courts are popular among litigants seeking favorable verdicts for pharmaceutical product liability cases.

Ratcliffe applauds effort to eliminate Justice Department slush fund

This week's House passage of a bill out of committee is a second attempt to stop an Obama-era "slush fund" and restore integrity to the U.S. Department of Justice, a Texas congressman who co-sponsored the legislation said during a recent interview.

Council OK’s plan to help overhaul downtown San Antonio tract

A recent City Council decision in San Antonio is slated to give a 5-acre parcel of downtown land a facelift.

'Visionary’ educator honored by San Antonio Chamber

A professor whose tenure includes three decades of service at the University of the Incarnate Word was lauded by San Antonio Chamber of Commerce officials in a Feb. 7 breakfast at St. Anthony’s Hotel.

Fundraiser draws awareness of heart health among young professionals

In honor of February as American Heart Month, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas sponsored the Feb. 2 “YP Happy Hour for National Wear Red Day,” an evening mixer and fundraiser for 100 attending young professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

CEO Roundtable in Lubbock to inspire young entrepreneurs

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy will host a CEO Roundtable Feb. 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Texas Tech Innovation Hub.

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