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Abbott: I'll Be 'Bigger And Bolder' In Luring Business To Texas

Jan 20, 2015
Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

Through the Texas Economic Development Corporation, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott said he plans to be "even bigger and bolder" than his job-creating predecessor, Gov. Rick Perry, when it comes to attracting businesses and jobs to the state.

Seven Memorable Moments At SXSW Interactive

Mar 4, 2013
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid

Best known as the festival that launched Foursquare and popularized Twitter, SXSW Interactive has for nearly two decades been a meeting ground for geeks, marketers, hackers, and social media ninjas. This week KERA will begin the annual swing through Austin for SXSW, starting with education, then interactive and film -- and music of course.

Former Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford has been sentenced to 110 years in prison for orchestrating one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history.

The Dallas fourth grade teacher suspended because of an email sent to a school board member will be back in class Wednesday.

Joseph Drake sent an email to Board Member Edwin Flores expressing anger over the Board’s vote to lengthen the teacher workday by 45 “unpaid” minutes. Dr. Flores forwarded the email to administrators who put Drake on paid leave for “alleged misconduct.”

Rena Honea is president of the largest Dallas teacher-group, the Alliance-AFT. She’s pleased with Drake’s reinstatement.