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Power with ERCOT

June 19th, 2015 Posted in Data & Statistics

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and back in World War II, we were so big we needed our own power grid. That’s the origin of the Texas Interconnected System, now called ERCOT, which powers most of the state of Texas and makes us, to this day, the only state with our own power […]

Webinar Recap: Ozone in North Texas & Opportunities for Improvement

June 10th, 2015 Posted in Webinars

Kicking off the Topic: North Texas webinar series for June, Chris Klaus of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) discussed the state of North Texas air quality and what can be anticipated for 2015. Also, companies and organizations were presented with opportunities to participate in air quality efforts including the upcoming Clean Air Action […]

NTX Trends May Recap

June 9th, 2015 Posted in NTC Updates

The NTC Celebrates Throughout May May in known for celebrating – graduations, Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo & more – and the NTC didn’t miss a beat. With Class 6 of Leadership North Texas graduating, high-speed rail prospering in the state legislature and many others successes, the North Texas Commission swelled with pride during the […]

Limited Space Available in NTX Vol. 5

June 4th, 2015 Posted in NTC Updates

North Texans are smart. With more than 30 higher education institutions and six Nobel Laureates and state-of-the-art career tech academies, we foster a community of knowledge. And, because of that, North Texas is quickly becoming a Knowledge Destination with men and women from around the world flocking to our region to learn everything from how […]

Meet our Members: Michelle Miller, Verizon Wireless

June 3rd, 2015 Posted in Meet Our Members

Michelle Miller, President, Central Texas Region, Verizon Wireless Michelle R. Miller is president of the Central Texas Region for Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless company in the United States. She is responsible for directing sales, marketing, operations and financial performance within the region. Verizon Wireless, a premier technology company, also operates the nation’s largest 4G […]

Welcome Holly Norris!

June 2nd, 2015 Posted in NTC Updates

The North Texas Commission is excited to have Holly Norris, a junior at the University of North Texas, join the team as our summer intern. Holly  has spent four years in the hospitality industry and specializes in strategic communication, event management and online marketing. A North Texan from the very beginning, Holly grew up in […]

Thank you NTC Members | May 2015

May 31st, 2015 Posted in NTC Updates

We greatly appreciate the support of our new and renewing members from the month of May. City of Carrollton City of Celina City of Roanoke City of Waxahachie Fidelity Investments Four Seasons Resort and Club Hugh M. Cunningham Companies The Levenson Group Locke Lord LLP Sundance Square Texas Christian University The Original Pancake House Woodbine […]

Meet our Members: Dan Harbeke

May 27th, 2015 Posted in Meet Our Members

 Dan Harbeke, Director of Public Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad Dan Harbeke joins the North Texas Commission Board of Directors representing Union Pacific Railroad. Dan serves as the Director of Public Affairs for Union Pacific and has direct responsibility for community relations, government affairs and philanthropic giving. Learn more about Dan through his bio below.

You Did It: High-Speed Rail Moves Forward

May 25th, 2015 Posted in Legislative Affairs, Regional Updates

The power of the North Texas Commission’s membership was evident in the days leading up to budget discussions that would have killed the high-speed rail connecting North Texas and Houston. Our members mobilized and quickly reached out to Sen. Jane Nelson and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and the language that would have barred the Texas […]