Republic Services, Habitat for Humanity Identify Projects for $1 Million in Small Business Revitalization Grants

Twelve local affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International will share $1 million in small business revitalization grants from the Republic Services Charitable Foundation to support locally owned businesses. This is the third round of grants from Republic Services’ Committed to Serve initiative, a $20 million pledge to support the Company’s employees, customers and communities during …

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Shift Launches Fourth Seller Market in Texas

Leading used car ecommerce platform Shift (NASDAQ: SFT) has announced a fourth acquisitions market in Texas with the addition of Dallas. Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1, consumers can start selling select vehicles to Shift in both of these markets.

Dallas Business: Home Inspector, Stonebriar Property Inspections

The Dallas Texas and whole Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area’s real estate market is very busy, with many companies like Toyota relocating to North Texas. It’s definitely a seller’s market, and home builders can’t keep up with the demand. Once a home goes on the market, it’s usually sold within days, and many homes receive multiple …

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Rhinoplasty Plano: A Beautiful New You In North Texas

Rhinoplasty Cost in Plano TX Have you thought about getting rhinoplasty done? Perhaps you’ve always looked at your face and thought that you’d like to make a small change to your nose? Or, maybe you’re suffering from some allergy-related issues, seen an ear, nose, and throat specialist and have been told that you need facial …

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Prominent Dallas Lawyer Michael E. Schmidt Killed by Dallas Police

A prominent Dallas lawyer, Michael E. Schmidt, was shot and killed by Dallas Police after responding to reports of a burglary. Schmidt had reportedly called in a burglary at his apartment in Uptown Dallas, and then barricaded himself before he was then shot by officers who responded to the scene. According to the Dallas Morning …

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Homemade Gourmet Recalls Tortilla Soup Mix

Homemade Gourmet, a company based in Canton, Texas is voluntarily recalling about 320 packages of 1.96 ounce Tortilla Soup Mix. Apparently the Tortilla Soup Mix “has the potential” to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that has the potential for causing extremely serious–and sometimes fatal–infections in young kids, frail or elderly people, and …

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Equestrian Complex Opens North of Dallas

The Bridges at Preston Crossings, a master-planned community developed by Bluegreen Communities, is set to open their first-class equestrian complex on Saturday, November 21, 2009. This brand new equestrian complex, located in Gunter, Texas, just north of Dallas, features boarding stables, indoor and outdoor arenas, paddocks and more than 10 acres of horse riding trails. …

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Dallas-Based Executive Car Service Completes Local Commercial

Dallas, Texas based Executive Car Service (www.ecsnationwide.com) has recently completed a television commercial shot at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. The commercial, currently available for viewing on YouTube, promotes the ECS Nationwide executive car and limousine service to and from the airports in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Dallas-Based Homebuilder Takes Aim at Energy Efficiency

Centex Corporation (NYSE:CTX) has recently announced the Centex Energy Advantage, a suite of energy-efficient features standard in all Centex homes built nationwide by January 2009. The initiative is expected to have positive, long-term benefits for the company’s homebuyers and the environment. Centex commissioned the NAHB Research Center to conduct a study modeling the energy efficiency …

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TXU Merger Approved by Shareholders

The merger between TXU Corporation and Texas Energy Future Holdings Limited Partnership (TEF) has been approved by the TXU shareholders. TEF was recently formed by a group of investors. TEF was lead by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) and Texas Pacific Group (TPG) in order to facilitate the merger. Total, more than 340 million …

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Mattress Firm to Acquire Mattress Pro

Mattress Firm, one of the United State’s leading mattress retailers, has recently announced plans to acquire the 35-store Mattress Pro chain. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Upon completion of the acquisition, Mattress Firm will begin the process of transitioning Mattress Pro locations with new signage, its signature store format and expanded product selection. …

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Six Flags Over Texas Debuts Cirque Dreams Coobrila

On Saturday, June 16, 2007, Six Flags Over Texas, the number one family entertainment venue in Texas, kicks off the entertainment event of the summer with the debut of its all-new stage extravaganza, Cirque Dreams Coobrila. With impressive feats of aerial acrobatic artistry and eye-catching bold costumes and staging, this exciting production promises to “WOW” …

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DFW International Airport Announces New Global Marketing Initiative

The DFW International Airport Board of Directors has recently approved a major new marketing initiative–this new global marketing initiative is aimed at bringing increased air passenger traffic to and through DFW International Airport. The new DFW International Airport campaign is focused in several key strategic international cities and will be executed by an organization called …

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Sudan Divestment Legislation Senate Bill 247 Passes Texas House

Senate Bill 247, the “Stop the Darfur Genocide Act”, passed the Texas House of Representatives unanimously today. The bill has already cleared the Texas Senate and is now on its way to the Governor’s desk, pending a procedural vote tomorrow. Governor Perry endorsed the targeted divestment legislation in his inaugural address and State of the …

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Dallas Texas Jury Awards $20.8 Million in Fatal 18-Wheeler Crash

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson has announced a $20.8 million jury verdict handed down today on behalf of the wife and estate of a man who died from injuries he suffered when his vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler. Firm founder Frank L. Branson represented Kathleen Bohne in the wrongful death lawsuit over …

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HotdocsTV Launches in Dallas

Dallas is hot … and not just in August. Joining New York, LA, Houston and Miami, the Dallas area leads the nation in elective cosmetic procedures. The producers of HotdocsTV have chosen the Metroplex to anchor its new 13- week series on elective procedures, plastic surgery and beauty information. The show features many leading area …

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DFW Featured in Newly Published Book

DFW International Airport and its massive effort to build the new International Terminal D and Skylink train under challenging economic and security conditions is highlighted in a new book entitled “The World Connected: DFW International Airport, Taking Flight Into the 21st Century.” Written by local author Ginger Ebinger, the 272-page volume chronicles the planning, design …

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American Airlines Federal Credit Union Unveils cent$ Magazine

American Airlines Federal Credit Union (AA Credit Union) has just unveiled cent$ — a new, quarterly, custom financial education and lifestyle magazine — at an invitation-only launch event attended by several AA Credit Union Board and Supervisory Committee members and management staff from AA Credit Union, American Airlines and AAP Custom, a division of American …

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Business Control Systems Garners International Award from Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments is recognizing Business Control Systems of Addison, Texas by giving them the 2006 Supplier Excellence Award. TI is recognizing Business Control Systems because of its top-notch staffing capabilities. Business Control Systems competed with TI’s worldwide base of suppliers who provide supplemental labor & consulting services, and was chosen as a result of their …

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Texas to Host National High School Mock Trial Competition

The 24th Annual National High School Mock Trial Competition will bring 40 high school teams to Dallas from across the U.S. (plus South Korea and the Northern Mariana Islands) on May 10- 12, as they argue a hypothetical court case. These teams, which have emerged as the best within their states, will be matched against …

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Spherion Acquires Dallas-Based Resulte Universal Accounting and Finance Staffing Firm

Spherion Corporation, a recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider, has acquired Resulte Universal, a specialty technology and accounting and finance staffing services firm based in Dallas, Texas. Resulte generated revenue of approximately $23 million for the twelve months ended March 31, 2007. Spherion will use cash on hand to fund the total investment of approximately …

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Texas Fishing Tournament on Lake Fork Was a Success

The first annual Toyota Texas Bass Classic presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, held April 13 – 15 at Lake Fork in East Texas, successfully wrapped up on Sunday evening, awarding a combined total of $1 million in prize money and contributing to the community as well as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). The first-of-its-kind …

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Frito-Lay and The National Arbor Day Foundation to Help Plant Trees Nationwide

Frito-Lay North America and The National Arbor Day Foundation have announced a national partnership, “Make America a Little Greener,” which will provide 300,000 tree seedlings for reforestation efforts in areas blighted by natural disasters and to beautify communities. The program kicks off Thursday, April 19, 2007 with Frito-Lay employees planting trees along the Katy Trail …

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Brinker International to Sponsor 2007 EDS Byron Nelson Championship

Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) will serve as sponsor of the 2007 EDS Byron Nelson Championship. This year’s tournament will be played April 25-29 at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. Brinker will be providing food and drinks at the tournament Pavilion, where more than 1,000 of its employees will volunteer …

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TXU Energy Cuts Electric Prices

TXU Energy, the competitive retail electric subsidiary of TXU Corp. (NYSE:TXU) , has recently announced a significant price cut for its TXU Energy Market Tracker+(SM) pricing plan. TXU Energy Market Tracker+ is an innovative pricing plan that automatically lowers electricity prices if natural gas costs trend lower. Prices are being cut to respond to competitive …

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Toyota Texas Bass Classic Tournament Daily Standings

The Toyota Texas Bass Classic Tournament started on April 13th, 2007, and here are teh current standings after day 1: Reservoir: Lake Fork City/State: Lake Fork, Texas Tournament Start date: 04/13/07 Tournament End date: 04/15/07 Day 1 Standings: Place Team # City/St Day One Team Capt. (Fish/Weight) 1 20 David Walker Sam Rayburn, 18 81-8 …

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Fitness and Social Networking Guru Slams NBC

Judy Myers, fitness guru and CEO of a new social networking site, uboomeru.com and CEO of entertainment company Alchemy Visions Inc., and who recently filed a lawsuit against NBC’s Lock & Key Productions’ show, Deal Or No Deal, has come out swinging against CNBC and CBS regarding the firing of Don Imus. As you might …

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Silver Dollar City Debuts The Giant Swing

Do you have what it takes to tackle The Giant Swing? Silver Dollar City’s newest “thrill ride” launches you more than seven stories in the air (and nearly upside down) at roller-coaster speeds, nearly 45 miles per hour. The Giant Swing’s two huge arms hold back-to-back seat rows, so you can soar backwards as well …

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Maquiladoras, Branch Banking, Biotechnology, Texas Exports Examined In Dallas Fed Report

Maquiladoras, branch banking, biotechnology and Texas export markets are the focus of the latest issue of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Southwest Economy. The March/April issue can be found at http://www.dallasfed.org/ . In “Maquiladora Recovery: Lessons for the Future,” assistant economists Jesus Canas and Roberto Coronado and vice president Robert W. Gilmer suggest the …

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Bishop T.D. Jakes Issues Statement Concerning Racist Comments by Radio Talk Show Host Don Imus

The following was released today by Bishop T.D. Jakes, Senior Pastor/Founder, The Potter’s House of Dallas, Inc.: “Trying to be funny” is a justifiable excuse for calling a group of distinguished young African-American women “nappy-headed [whores],” or so says radio talk show host Don Imus about his racial slurs April 4 toward the young ladies …

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Fitness Guru Falls, Sues Deal or No Deal TV Show

    Judy Myers, CEO of uboomeru.com, a new social networking site for baby boomers and a fitness guru, alleges in her suit she was injured February 19, 2006, while working as an “Extra,” i.e. a paid audience member, on a studio soundstage at the Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, CA, during a production of …

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