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UPDATE: Wilkie, longtime head of Sid Richardson Foundation, dies at 91

Valleau Wilkie Jr., who headed the Sid W. Richardson Foundation from 1973 to 2011, died Tuesday in Sunapee, N.H., at 91.

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Oil plunge sparks concern of real estate slowdown in U.S. energy centers including Texas

SEATTLE — The drop in oil prices to five-year lows, while helping consumers, is sparking concern that leasing and construction demand will be hurt in some of North America's best-performing markets for commercial real estate.

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As oil prices plunge, Texas eyes are on new comptroller

In January of 1983, just one month after Billy Hamilton stepped into his position as Texas’ chief revenue estimator, the state was wading in a flood of red ink that no one had seen coming. Plummeting oil prices had pushed state tax collections $100 million below the previous

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Texan among those honored as Carnegie Heroes

Winners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Monday:

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Study: Texas children living with relatives often don't receive state support

About 253,000 Texas children live with family members who are not their parents and many of those are not receiving state and federal benefits, according to a report released last week.

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Arlington's Wilemon named RTC chair

 

A. Lee Graham
Reporter

lgraham@bizpress.net

Arlington Mayor Pro Tem Kathryn Wilemon has been named chairwoman of the Regional Transportation Council.
In her newly announced position, Wilemon will lead the North Central Texas Council of Governments' transportation policymaking body for the next year.
She succeeds Denton Mayor Pro Tem Pete Kamp. Wilemon served as vice chairwoman during the past year and as secretary the previous year.
Named the council's new vice chairman is Dallas County Commissioner Mike Cantrell, who has served as secretary in 2012-13. Meanwhile, Parker County Judge Mark Riley has been elected secretary.
The council oversees transportation planning for the 12-county Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions. It guides the development of roadway, rail and bicycle-pedestrian transportation plans and programs; allocates transportation funds; and recommends projects to the Texas Transportation Commission for other programs.
Wilemon has been a member of the council since 2003, with Cantrell serving on the council since 2007 and Riley appointed in 2009. The new officers will serve until June 2014.
The North Central Council of Governments assists local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. It serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, centered on Fort Worth and Dallas. Among its 240 member governments are 16 counties, 170 cities, 24 school districts, and 30 special districts.
 

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