Some 46 billionaires live in Texas, according to the Forbes 400, the magazine's annual list of the richest Americans. Only California (with 87 billionaires) and New York (with 67) have Texas beat. (And this means that half of the country's 400 billionaires on the list live in these three states.) The combined wealth of these Texas billionaires tops $174 billion.
The bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the University of Texas at Austin campus this past Friday may or may not have been linked to a similar incident at North Dakota State University, as well as less widely reported threats to smaller schools in Indiana and Ohio, and Monday's similar scare at LSU.
If there's no such thing as bad publicity, Glenn Beck has just given American Airlines valuable free airtime.
The Metroplex-based conservative talk show host devoted a big chunk of his Tuesday show to attacking the airline. Beck claims he was mistreated by an American flight attendant on a flight home from New York over Labor Day weekend.
“I want to personally thank American Airlines for bringing to my attention that they don’t mean ‘American Airlines—they mean ‘liberal American Airlines’ apparently,” Beck said.
Rick Perry and Ron Paul may be long gone, but it turns out there are Texans still participating heavily in the Republican Party's presidential campaign: Dallasites Jim Ferguson and Vinny Minchillo are among the self-styled "Mad Men" working for Mitt Romney.
As Philip Rucker of the Washington Post reported:
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung made an egregious typo in a weekend AP story the paper ran about the British Open, running the name Sandusky, the disgraced Penn State assistant coach, under a picture of Tiger Woods.
If a list drawn up by a senior-focused Internet dating site is to be believed, single seniors in Amarillo, Lubbock, and Corpus Christi are among the country's "flirtiest."
Warren Buffett scooped up the Waco Tribune-Herald on Friday. The move to buy the 34,000-circulation daily comes less than a month after Buffett's announcement that Berkshire Hathaway was purchasing the Bryan-College Station Eagle.
Warren Buffett, billionaire and self-proclaimed newspaper junkie, seems to have gotten his latest fix by scooping up the Bryan-College Station Eagle.
Berkshire Hathaway bought the 20,000-circulation paper for an undisclosed price from the Evening Post Publishing Co., which put the Eagle up for sale in March to help it "meet other objectives," the paper reported.