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...

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Texans in D.C. attend 10th Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball

American-Statesman reporter Jonathan Tilove contributed to this report.Correction: This story has been updated to correct that Sonny Perdue is the former Georgia governor. Donald Trump’s inauguration may be Friday, but boots-and-tie-wearing...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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