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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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Pier 1 hires new marketing director from Penney's

 

Eric Hunter has been named as executive vice president of marketing at Pier 1 Imports Inc. as executive vice president-marketing, with responsibility for the Fort Worth-based retailer’s brand image and integrated marketing efforts.


Hunter brings more than 15 years of diverse marketing experience. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of marketing and acting chief marketing officer for JCPenney Co. Previously, he served as chief marketing officer and group president for Kellwood Co., an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners Inc. that designs, manufactures and markets a collection of premier fashion brands. Prior to Kellwood, Hunter worked with PMK/HBH/Momentum Worldwide, the promotional marketing arm of Interpublic’s McCann Worldgroup, and Creative Artists Agency.


“As we look to the future and continue the development of our omni-channel business, '1 Pier 1,’ strategizing and effectively implementing the breadth and complexity of marketing activities is vital for our success,” said Alex Smith, Pier 1 Imports’ president and chief executive officer. “Eric’s broad marketing experience in retail makes him well-equipped to take on this pivotal leadership position.” - Betty Dillard

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