Claudia Grisales

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Texans don hats, boots to celebrate Trump inauguration
 As Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick put it, “Everybody loves to be a Texan and Black Tie and Boots gives everyone a chance.” “I have been told by people, let’s just say close to the administration, that said, `Look, this is THE ball. This is just it,” said Patrick, who chaired the Trump campaign in Texas. “There are...

4:59 PM Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

As Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick put it, “Everybody loves to be a Texan and Black Tie and Boots gives everyone a chance.” “I have been told by people, let’s just say close to the administration, that said, `Look, this is THE ball. This is just it,” said Patrick, who chaired the Trump campaign in Texas. “There are...
Texans in D.C. attend 10th Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball
 Donald Trump’s inauguration may be Friday, but boots-and-tie-wearing Texans in Washington, D.C., started celebrating Thursday night. The 2017 Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, and president of the Texas State Society in D.C., drew thousands of guests, including Austinites...

2:59 AM Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

Donald Trump’s inauguration may be Friday, but boots-and-tie-wearing Texans in Washington, D.C., started celebrating Thursday night. The 2017 Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, and president of the Texas State Society in D.C., drew thousands of guests, including Austinites...
In election’s wake, navigating political conversations at work
 Tensions around political conversations have run high in recent weeks following the presidential election — and yes, those moments can show up in the workplace. How workers and bosses alike handle those conversations can be as varied as the political spectrum. Some workplaces ban talking about politics at the office, while others actually...

9:17 PM Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

Tensions around political conversations have run high in recent weeks following the presidential election — and yes, those moments can show up in the workplace. How workers and bosses alike handle those conversations can be as varied as the political spectrum. Some workplaces ban talking about politics at the office, while others actually...
Whole Foods being dropped from Nasdaq-100 index
 The Nasdaq stock exchange is dropping Austin-based Whole Foods Market from its Nasdaq-100 index — a reminder of the organic food giant’s continued battle against growing competition. The Nasdaq-100 index, which was created in 1985, is composed of the 100 largest non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq based on market capitalization...

9:46 PM Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

The Nasdaq stock exchange is dropping Austin-based Whole Foods Market from its Nasdaq-100 index — a reminder of the organic food giant’s continued battle against growing competition. The Nasdaq-100 index, which was created in 1985, is composed of the 100 largest non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq based on market capitalization...
Chamber names 2 Dell Medical School pioneers ‘Austinites of Year’
 The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce on Monday will name two pioneers who led the way for the opening of the new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas as its “Austinites of the Year.” The recipients of the 2016 award, Dr. Kenneth Shine and Dr. Clay Johnston, are two figures who were instrumental in transforming the...

5:00 AM Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce on Monday will name two pioneers who led the way for the opening of the new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas as its “Austinites of the Year.” The recipients of the 2016 award, Dr. Kenneth Shine and Dr. Clay Johnston, are two figures who were instrumental in transforming the...
Decision on PEC exec’s comments could take months
 After the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board moved quickly to address backlash over a director’s controversial comments on social media, it appears a final decision on the matter has now slowed to a virtual crawl. A committee is now studying what action, if any, it will recommend the co-op’s board take against director and...

9:48 PM Friday, Dec. 09, 2016

After the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board moved quickly to address backlash over a director’s controversial comments on social media, it appears a final decision on the matter has now slowed to a virtual crawl. A committee is now studying what action, if any, it will recommend the co-op’s board take against director and...
Belgian delegation: ‘Lot of possibilities’ to work with Austin
 Austin Mayor Steve Adler hosted a delegation from Belgium on Monday in an effort to boost the Lone Star state’s economic ties with the Western European nation. The Monday meeting at Austin City Hall hosted the economic mission from the Kingdom of Belgium, led by that country’s Princess Astrid, and looked at the the region&rsquo...

10:21 PM Monday, Dec. 05, 2016

Austin Mayor Steve Adler hosted a delegation from Belgium on Monday in an effort to boost the Lone Star state’s economic ties with the Western European nation. The Monday meeting at Austin City Hall hosted the economic mission from the Kingdom of Belgium, led by that country’s Princess Astrid, and looked at the the region&rsquo...
Why is a Belgian princess visiting Austin next week?
 Austin and state officials next week will host a delegation from Belgium focused on deepening the Lone Star state’s economic ties with the Western European nation. The economic mission from the Kingdom of Belgium will be led by that country’s Princess Astrid and will entail hundreds of guests with visits planned in Houston, San...

10:48 PM Friday, Dec. 02, 2016

Austin and state officials next week will host a delegation from Belgium focused on deepening the Lone Star state’s economic ties with the Western European nation. The economic mission from the Kingdom of Belgium will be led by that country’s Princess Astrid and will entail hundreds of guests with visits planned in Houston, San...
Pedernales Co-op weighing fate of director after comments
 Pedernales Electric Cooperative officials say they are weighing what to do about a co-op board member who has been accused of making violent and racist comments on social media. James Oakley, who has served on the electric co-op’s board since 2013 and is also the board’s vice president, posted on Facebook last week that it was...

10:59 PM Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Pedernales Electric Cooperative officials say they are weighing what to do about a co-op board member who has been accused of making violent and racist comments on social media. James Oakley, who has served on the electric co-op’s board since 2013 and is also the board’s vice president, posted on Facebook last week that it was...
Co-op director’s job threatened after ‘time for a tree and a rope’ post
 A Burnet County official who simultaneously serves as an area utility executive is now fighting for his job as a director for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative following comments on a social media page that were considered violent and racist. Burnet County Judge James Oakley, who has served on the co-op’s board since 2013, posted...

6:05 PM Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

A Burnet County official who simultaneously serves as an area utility executive is now fighting for his job as a director for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative following comments on a social media page that were considered violent and racist. Burnet County Judge James Oakley, who has served on the co-op’s board since 2013, posted...
Growth picks up for Texas service sector
 Texas saw its service sector activity expand again in November and at a faster pace than a month earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey’s revenue index — a key measure of the state’s service sector conditions — rose from a reading of 9...

10:56 PM Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

Texas saw its service sector activity expand again in November and at a faster pace than a month earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey’s revenue index — a key measure of the state’s service sector conditions — rose from a reading of 9...