Dallas Offered Amazon Employees Free Puppies. Your Turn, Austin

Nov 16, 2018 By Dan Solomon

Earlier this week, Amazon announced that its HQ2 would be split between two different cities: New York City and Crystal City, Virginia. The news left Dallas, Austin, and fifteen other cities that made the shortlist snubbed. (Nashville, which got a regional operations center out of the deal, landed a consolation prize.) Shortly after the announcement was made, Dallas—along with a number of other cities—revealed what it had offered to Amazon in… Read Story

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We Will Not Be Tamed: Jordan Shipley

Oct 4, 2018 By TM Promotions

As a star wide receiver at the University of Texas, Jordan Shipley’s obsessive approach to the craft won him recognition as an All American athlete. After four years in the NFL, Shipley brings that focus to bow hunting, most recently on the Outdoor Channel show “Bucks of Tecomate,” where he follows some of the country’s best white-tailed deer hunters as they teach the secrets of their craft. Read Story