Join The Discussion

 

Great Woman of Texas; Stacie McDavid

“I’ve always been a maverick in a number of ways,” says businesswoman and philanthropist Stacie McDavid.

read more >

Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision

Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately but peacefully protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo.

read more >

College debt by state in one easy map

WASHINGTON — It may house some of the most esteemed colleges in the country, but if you want to graduate without backbreaking debt, steer clear of schools along

read more >

Fort Worth Thanksgiving schedule announced

Thanksgiving closures have been announced, with most Fort Worth city offices – including City Hall – set to close Thursday Nov.27 and Friday Nov. 28 for the holiday, according to a city news release.

read more >

Earthquake hits on Saturday near Irving

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Dallas-Fort Worth area around 9:15 p.m. Saturday night, according to the United State Geological survey.

read more >

Fort Worth Black Chamber VP among new NTTA advisory council members
 
 
The North Texas Tollway Authority's Business Diversity Advisory
Council.                                                           Photo courtesy of NTTA
 
A. Lee Graham
Reporter
 
The North Texas Tollway Authority’s Business Diversity Advisory Council has welcomed Allen Smith Jr., vice president of the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce, and Eddie Reyes, director of business administration for the University of North Texas in Denton, as its newest members.
 
Smith and Reyes were officially introduced at the authority’s Aug. 21 regular board meeting.
 
Similar in structure of the authority’s board of directors, the advisory council comprises two appointees from each of the four counties currently served by the authority and one at-large member.
 
“I can’t overstate the role this advisory council plays in helping us develop and mature the NTTA’s diversity outreach programs, which has helped ensure continued growth in diversity participation for the NTTA,” said NTTA chairman and former Fort Worth Mayor Kenneth Barr in a news release.
 
The advisory council, which consists of business and community leaders, guides the authority in encouraging participation of disadvantaged, minority-owned, woman-owned and small business enterprises in NTTA contract opportunities.
 
Meanwhile, the authority at its Aug. 21 regular meeting, remembered John Kelly, a member of the diversity committee and executive director of the Black Contractors Association, who passed away recently following an extended illness.
 
“John’s wisdom, counsel and kindness will be greatly missed. He made us better, and we are all better for having known him,” Barr said.
 
The North Texas Tollway Authority, a political subdivision of the state of Texas, acquires, constructs, maintains and operates turnpike projects in the North Texas region. Customers can view the new rates and calculate costs on traveling on its roadways online at www.ntta.org.
 
lgraham@bizpress.net
 
 
 
 

< back

Email   email
hide
Midterms
What was the message of the midterm elections?