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Drone Provides Beautiful View of Dallas

December 9th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized

North Texas woke up to a dense blanket of fog this morning, and photographers throughout the metroplex grabbed their cameras to capture the moment. However, photographer Mike Prendergast saw today’s fog as an opportunity to send his drone up into the air for a rare, breathtaking view. Unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs or drones for short, have exponentially […]

LEED Certification and AFV Preferred Parking Signs

December 4th, 2014 Posted in Webinars

Yesterday, the North Texas Commission (NTC) rounded out the 5th year of the Topic: North Texas Webinar Series presented by Verizon with a detailed look at LEED Certification and preferred parking for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). The EPA rated Dallas as #7 in the country for total number of green buildings. Also, Dallas is one […]

Comptroller-Elect Sen. Glenn Hegar Addresses the NTC Board Meeting

November 20th, 2014 Posted in NTC Updates

Comptroller-Elect Sen. Glenn Hegar spoke to the North Texas Commission Board of Directors on November 20 about his goals for his new office. Sharing a story of navigating the agency, Sen. Hegar promised improved customer service and efficiency. As a way to meet the needs of the state’s largest population centers, Sen. Hegar will hire […]

2014 Annual Report Now Available

November 20th, 2014 Posted in NTC Updates

The North Texas Commission debuted its 2014 annual report during the November 20 Board of Directors meeting. This 16-page report, produced by NTC Board Member Gail Cooksey and her team at Cooksey Communications, provides a crisp, visual and detailed account of the programs of the 43-year-old organization. With a letter from Immediate Past Chairman David […]

Thank You, Veterans!

November 11th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized

So much of what our country and state are built on is because of the women and men who make sacrifices on our behalf. Thank you to all of you who have served our country. And, the deepest gratitude to those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Thank you to all of […]

2014 Election Results

November 5th, 2014 Posted in Legislative Affairs

Rain or shine, Texans came out to vote and Republicans not only made a clean sweep of the statewide offices but spun the state Senate to a supermajority in the chamber.  As for the House chamber, Republicans gained two unexpected seats in Bexar and Harris counties where the Republicans unseated incumbent Democrats.  With the open […]

Meet Our Members: Chris Felan

November 3rd, 2014 Posted in Meet Our Members

 Chris Felan, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs For today’s Meet our Members, we speak with Chris Felan, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for Atmos, who shares his thoughts on why North Texas continues its strong growth, what he sees as exciting opportunities for our region and what’s on the horizon for Atmos during the Legislative Session.

Meet Our Members: Frank Bliss

October 27th, 2014 Posted in Meet Our Members

Frank Bliss, President, Cooper & Stebbins As the developer of Southlake Town Square, Frank Bliss understands how quality of life can grow a community. In today’s Meet our Members, we discuss with Frank growth, diversity and what issues are important for the success of our region.

Welcome Home a Hero: The Mission Continues

October 26th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport recently opened the new Welcome Home A Hero (WHAH) Commemoration Center at Founder’s Plaza located at 1700 North Airfield Drive. For more than eight years, the WHAH program greeted 1 million soldiers at DFW Airport, arriving and departing from their military deployments. Thousands of volunteers lined up every single day, twice […]

Most Diverse Zip in the US: 75038

October 23rd, 2014 Posted in Data & Statistics, Regional Updates

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to North Texas residents that as the population in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has grown, so too has the diversity. But how many people would believe that the Metroplex – not New York, Los Angeles, or Miami – is home to the most diverse zip code in the […]