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Leadership North Texas Shows Its Presby Pride

December 22nd, 2014 Posted in NTC Updates

On Friday, members of Leadership North Texas Class 6 learned about healthcare as an industry and how wellness impacts the region, but this year the members had a chance to learn about the heroics involved with caring for the sick. In late September, Texas Healthy Presbyterian Dallas cared for the first Ebola patient in the […]

A 2014 Tribute to Bob Bolen and Ray Hutchison

December 19th, 2014 Posted in Regional Updates

North Texas lost two regional pioneers this year, Hon. Bob Bolen and Hon. Ray Hutchison. The North Texas Commission would like to a moment this holiday seasons to highlight their community works and remind our region of the deep roots they left that continue to facilitate our exponential growth. Bob Bolen is known to most North […]

Seven North Texas Cities Rank on Lowest Population Need List

December 10th, 2014 Posted in Regional Updates

The strength of the North Texas economy and job market was reinforced with a recent survey by WalletHub ranking the lowest and highest cities in terms of population need. Plano ranked #4 on the list from North Texas with a #2 on the “economic well-being rank.” The complete list of North Texas cities with their […]

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 […]