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  • ‘They’ve grown up with our kids’: Texas business leaders push for permanent DACA protections
    on February 23, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    … help our state economy grow,” Woody Hunt, chairman of El Paso-based Hunt Companies, said during an event Tuesday to announce the effort.

  • Jefferson: Rackspace co-founder Graham Weston wants progress, and he wants it now
    on February 23, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Graham Weston talks about his Community Lab Covid-19 testing program on Sept. 23, 2020. Tom Reel, San Antonio Express-News / Staff photographer.

  • David Rubenstein, Gen. Mattis, Rex Tillerson and More Join Ford’s Theatre’s CABINET CONVERSATIONS
    on February 23, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Ford’s Theatre Society announced confirmed speakers for upcoming livestreamed Cabinet Conversations events, live discussions with scholars, artists and other thought leaders about history, civics and …

  • Nirenberg, Hartman announce charitable funds to fix pipes, aid ‘people hurting right now’
    on February 23, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Once his Gordon Hartman Family Foundation began fielding numerous calls from people asking for help with things such as power outages, …

  • Astros Foundation, Astros players, Crane Worldwide support Houston in winter storm recovery
    on February 23, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    With the Houston-area in need following the aftermath of the winter storm this past week, the Astros Foundation, Astros players, and Crane Worldwide quickly mobilized to help aid the people of Houston …

  • Following New Texas State Guidelines: Belmont Village Hunters Creek Reunites Families by …
    on February 8, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    In 1997, Patricia Will created the first Belmont Village Senior Living community to ensure the very best aging experience for Houstonians by promoting …

  • UTSA and Dell partner to spur innovation in cybersecurity and data science
    on February 8, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) received a technology grant via special discounts from Dell Technologies to support advanced technologies and a new research infrastructure platform at …

  • H-E-B spotlighting Black-owned brands in new initiative
    on February 8, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    H-E-B is pledging to support equity and inclusion throughout Texas by highlighting underrepresented businesses. The Texas grocery chain announced the Be the Change Initiative, a multi-pronged campaign, over the weekend. One of the first ways H-E-B is working to highlight diverse voices is spotlighting Black-owned brands during Black History Month. “H-E-B was founded on the unwavering belief that Each and Every Person Counts,” a statement on the store’s website says. “Through our Be the Change initiative, H-E-B pledges to do our part to advance equity and inclusion across our great state. Be the Change builds upon our established Diversity and Inclusion framework driving us to be a better employer, retailer and community partner. To amplify diverse voices, we’re proudly sharing their stories and highlighting their products and services.” RELATED: H-E-B one of top 10 places to work in U.S. according to Glassdoor The company is also working to bring supplies to shelves that are as diverse as the communities they serve. “Throughout the year, we pledge to look for opportunities to grow supplies engagement and collaborate with underrepresented businesses,” according to website. A look inside a local H-E-B store shared online shows aisle endcap space dedicated to Black-owned brands. A selection of items is also available through Curbside, with brands like Me & The Bees, The Jank barbecue sauces and rubs, Cleverly granola, Evolve hair products and more. The initiative also looks past checkout lanes and into the community, where H-E-B is promising to invest more into nonprofits. Current featured nonprofits are UNCF, NAACP, National Urban League and Texas Appleseed. RELATED: Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s ‘proud’ of H-E-B’s ‘astonishing’ growth on the App Store Soon after George Floyd was killed by police in Minnesota in May, H-E-B launched a $1 million fund to address racial issues in their communities. In a statement shared online, H-E-B President Craig Boyan said the helping Texans philosophy which drives initiatives like Be the Change is shared company-wide, but there’s room to improve. “While our commitment to empower diverse communities and unrepresented groups isn’t new, we embrace our responsibility to do more, Boyan said. The public is invited to join H-E-B’s work by donating online. Madalyn Mendoza covers news and puro pop culture for | | @maddyskye

  • Southwest just put the Boeing 737 MAX back on its schedule
    on February 8, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Over the weekend, Southwest Airlines became the final domestic carrier to put the … Gary Kelly, CEO of Southwest, recently flew on one of the carrier’s …

  • Mark Cuban partners with savings advocate Goalsetter, plans to give 1 million kids their first savings account
    on February 8, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Mark Cuban is partnering with Goalsetter for Black History Month in its quest to give 1 million kids their first savings accounts with $40 and a debit card.

  • Texas Supermarket H-E-B, now ranks in top ten largest private companies
    on January 24, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    B moves from the No. 25th spot to claim the No. 9 spot according to Forbes Magazine annual ranking of America’s largest private companies in 2020.

  • Michael Dell: Moving Forward as a Nation
    on January 24, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    As a Nation, we have observed the peaceful transfer of power that is at the heart of our democracy and the American way of life. Congratulations to President Biden, Vice President Harris and the new …

  • Mark Cuban’s New Pharma Company Offers a Lesson in Empathy, Leadership, and Emotional Intelligence
    on January 24, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drug Company intends to sell generic medications at sigificantly lower prices–and hopes to eliminate ’empathy arbitrage’ as a pricing strategy.

  • Geekdom begins 2021 with a new look for pandemic-era coworking
    on January 24, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    The tests are provided for free through Community Labs – a venture of Geekdom co-founder Graham Weston – which used Geekdom as an early pilot …

  • SA cancer breakthrough tech expected to save US billions with recent FDA approval
    on January 24, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has granted Seno Medical Instruments Inc. premarket approval for its groundbreaking cancer diagnostic …