Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | The ‘Texas Miracle’ Missed Most of Texas Advertisement Supported by ByJim Tankersley July 7, 2019 LONGVIEW, Tex. — On the eastern plains of Texas, local leaders are trying to stop the bleeding of talent to the bright lights of Dallas and Austin. They are sprucing up downtown, completing 10 miles of walking trails, investing in parks and schools and making other improvements that they hope will entice young workers to stay and help this part of the state finally claim a share of the Texas Miracle. Few parts of America have nurtured faster job growth than Texas in the years since the 2008 financial crisis, in what is now the longest sustained economic expansion in American history. But that growth has largely left cities like Longview in the dust. No state — not even … [Read more...] about The ‘Texas Miracle’ Missed Most of Texas
Business bank of texas
By Katherine Feser Published 6:00 am CDT, Thursday, May 23, 2019 Exterior of the new Bank of America Tower, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The Bank of America Tower, a 35-story office building and a development of Skanska in downtown, has been under construction for the last two years at 800 Capitol St. less Exterior of the new Bank of America Tower, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The Bank of America Tower, a 35-story office building and a development of Skanska in downtown, has been under construction for the last two ... more Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 Exterior of the new Bank of America Tower, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The Bank of America Tower, a … [Read more...] about Peek inside Bank of America’s new downtown office tower
Rebecca Hansel of Bost Inc. in Fort Smith was named the American Network of Community Options and Resources' 2019 Direct Support Professional of the Year for Arkansas. Direct support professionals are also referred to as caregivers, personal assistants and direct-care or home-care aides. Bost provides support to people with disabilities and behavioral health needs. Danielle Hoades, a medical laboratory scientist for the Laboratory Blood Bank at Washington Regional Medical Center, recently earned certification as a specialist in blood banking from the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Hoades, who has been with Washington Regional for nearly five years, earned a master of science in biomedical science from Long Island University-CW Post and a bachelor of science in medical laboratory science from Hunter College, both in New York. She also has achieved certification from American Medical Technologists and from American Society for Clinical Pathology as a technologist in blood … [Read more...] about Business People of Northwest Arkansas
The mergers and acquisitions activity shaking up the banking industry has sparked speculation that San Antonio’s Frost Bank could join the party — as either a buyer or seller. Frost was among seven institutions identified as “attractive franchises” on the mergers and acquisitions, or M&A, front by SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst Jennifer H. Demba in a Tuesday research note to investors. “Given the positive stock reactions from larger bank M&A announced in 2019, we may see more partnerships,” she said in the note. Other financial analysts, though, expressed skepticism that Frost parent Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc. is in the market to acquire another bank or sell itself. With $32.3 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, Frost is the largest regional bank based in San Antonio. Talk of industry consolidation comes as regional banks look to increase in size as oversight from financial regulators eases under the Trump administration, … [Read more...] about Could Frost Bank be a buyer or seller?
The Alamo Music Center survived the Great Depression, the oil and housing bust in the 1980s and shifts in consumer spending that have forced the business to downsize and other music stores in town to close. This year, the family-run operation is turning 90. Customers say their knowledgeable staff, local ties and extensive inventory have made the business a go-to for both first-time players and seasoned musicians. “They’re superior to any big-box store,” said Billy Snipes, a Port Aransas musician who has been visiting Alamo Music for nearly 40 years. President and CEO Zach Marr, part of the fourth generation of family members to run the business started by Alfredo Flores Sr. in 1929, credits being “willing to change and adapt” for the store’s survival. As customers’ preferences changed and online shopping took hold, the family expanded their instrument offerings, held events and contests, invested in e-commerce and started relying on social … [Read more...] about One of Texas’ oldest music stores turns 90