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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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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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North Texas theater among US venues saying they'll show 'The Interview' Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) — Several movie theaters said they will begin showing "The Interview" Thursday, seemingly putting the comedy back in theaters after Sony Pictures Entertainment canceled its release.

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Southwest announces potential flights from Dallas
 

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. is raising the ante over Dallas Love Field.

The airline said Monday it will begin flying next year from Dallas to Boston; Oakland and San Jose, Calif.; Portland, Ore.; and Panama City Beach, Fla. A law banning those flights with large planes like Southwest's Boeing 737s expires in October. Southwest recently announced the first 15 cities it will serve.

Southwest says that if it gets two more gates that American Airlines must sell, it will fly to San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif.; Seattle; Minneapolis; Philadelphia; Newark, N.J.; Detroit; Indianapolis; Memphis, Tenn.; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and Charleston, S.C. American agreed to sell the gates to settle a government lawsuit challenging its merger with US Airways.

Delta Air Lines Inc. and Virgin America also want the gates. The U.S. Department of Justice will decide.

Delta’s hopes to acquire the gates dimmed Monday when the Justice Department said in a court filing that it does not consider the airline to be an appropriate candidate for the gates. The filing said that letting Delta have the gates would be “inconsistent” with the government’s goal of increased competition.

In response, Delta issued a statement maintaining that the city of Dallas, not the federal government, should decide how the gates are used.

“It is Delta’s unwavering position that the two gates in question at Dallas Love Field should return to the City of Dallas to be managed by the city for common use,” the statement said. “Officials of the City of Dallas are uniquely positioned to decide what to do with these gates based on what is best for their citizens and businesses. If the gates revert to the city, competition will be enhanced. Love Field will be able to accommodate all the carriers that want to serve it.”
 

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