LONGVIEW — Fresh from being laid off at Trinity Rail Car Co., 25-year-old Chance Freeman needed a job to support his family of four plus one on the way and a dog.
In 1995, the total debt of our government was an impressive $4.9 trillion. It has, of course, become much more impressive since. Gross government debt at the end of 2015 was nearly four times higher, $18.1 trillion.
The food truck frenzy is strong right now. There are three new Denton-based trucks making regular appearances at Austin St. Truck Stop and other locations: Leila’s, Beware of Dog and Big Knife Tacos. Leila’s specializes in vegetarian Iranian and Mediterranean food, Beware of Dog serves up gourmet hot dogs and, of course, Big Knife does tacos.
DENVER — A puzzling concentration of the greenhouse gas methane over the Southwest appears to come mostly from leaks in natural gas production, scientists said Monday.
As value investors, we are intently focused on the finances and operations of our portfolio companies. Sitting in on quarterly earnings calls is crucial to updating our report card for companies and their management, and making sure our investment idea is on track.
According to the Texas Water Development Board, Texas’ population is expected to increase from approximately 29.5 million to 51 million between 2020 and 2070. It is projected that over half of the population growth in Texas during that period will take place in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the cities and counties surrounding Houston.
FORT WORTH (AP) — Three times since March, the Conservatory at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden closed to the public because a leaking irrigation system flooded the 30-year-old metal and glass structure, itself suffering stress fractures and equipment malfunctions that twice this past winter caused temperatures inside to drop to 38 degrees.
The Denton Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our affiliation with a new app-based service designed to connect local business owners with patrons in real time. The chamber board recently endorsed...
DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. intends to have a fully driverless vehicle — no steering wheel, no pedals — on the road within five years. The car will initially be used for commercial taxi or ride-sharing services; sales to consumers will come later.
Researchers and policymakers know people are more likely to pay their taxes when they’re confident they are paying their fair share. But these days, many North Texans wonder how they’ll survive surging property values as their annual tax bills climb ever higher.
The fat lady has sung. All that is left is for the curtain to fall. That, some would say, is the condition of managed mutual funds in 2016.
NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s plans to close about 100 stores next year and boost its online investments, the nation’s largest department store chain said Thursday, as it tries to become more nimble in an increasingly fierce market. The closures represent close to 14 percent of its stores under the Macy’s brand.
NEW YORK (AP) — Delta fliers faced delays, cancelations and more headaches Wednesday as the Atlanta-based airline struggled with its computer systems for the third straight day.
How are you doing? On a treadmill to nowhere? Bailing as fast as you can, but still sinking? How we answer such questions depends a lot on what we see around us and how things are measured.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a healthy 255,000 jobs in July, a sign of confidence in the economy that will likely ease concerns about signs of weak growth in the midst of the presidential race.
Before working at four Ritz-Carlton locations, chef Andres Meraz spent a year as a line cook at Akelarre, a Michelin three star-rated restaurant in Spain. In contrast to his career in fine dining, Meraz has opened his first restaurant, Boca 31, in Denton to serve Latin street food.
“Hey, want to come over and listen to records?”When I was a kid, this is what we did. Video games didn’t exist yet. Nor did VHS, DVDs, CDs, Blu-ray, Apple TV or Netflix. Neighbors walked or rode bikes to each other’s houses to do what we now call “hang out.”
DRIPPING SPRINGS — Things change. When my wife and I returned to Texas in 2009, things were not looking good. The real estate crash was in full swing. The stock market had fallen massively.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet.
For many Denton residents, Davis Purity Bakery was an institution. Originally located on Hickory Street and eventually Locust Street, the family-owned bakery had been a popular place to get wedding cakes, doughnuts, cupcakes and other delectable pastries since it opened in 1953.
The Discover Denton Welcome Center opened June 21 to a ready Denton audience. Some 2,710 people visited the store in our first nine days. Now that our grand-opening month is nearing its close, the numbers have settled into an average 1,500 to 2,000 visitors per week.
The Social Security and Medicare trustees reports, released last month, came and went faster than a bad sitcom. One day they were news. The next day no one remembered, a casualty of the Brexit vote.
Palm Tree Boutique was one of the last to get funds through the downtown reinvestment grant program after the Denton City Council directed staff to put the program on hold last fall. Now, there’s $209,000 in the fund balance, and while there seems to be consensus that the funds should help small businesses, the questions now are how and where.