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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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'Pudge', 7 other Texas athletes in hall of fame

 

WACO, Texas (AP) — Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross is among eight athletes selected for induction into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in February.

The Jamaican native, who attended the University of Texas at Austin, won Olympic gold medals in the 4×400 meters relay in 2004, 2008 and 2012. She won individual gold in the 400 meters in 2012 and bronze in 2008.

The other inductees announced Tuesday are Houston native and former Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas; former Baylor and Houston Oilers quarterback Don Trull; former Texas Rangers catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez; former University of Texas and Detroit Lions defensive tackle Doug English; former UNLV and NBA All-Star Larry Johnson from Tyler; former Texas A&M and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dat Nguyen; and former Texas A&M and NFL offensive tackle Charlie Kruger.
 

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