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September 17, 2021

SMU Launches Campaign to Impact Texas and Beyond

On September 17, 2021, SMU launched a historic campaign to impact Texas and beyond, seizing opportunities to change countless lives. SMU exists to shape future leaders who transform communities and organizations through ingenuity and thoughtful problem-solving. Building on our significant history of excellence, SMU Ignited: Boldly Shaping Tomorrow is a multiyear,

Books |
February 12, 2015

The White Stuff

The secret history of cotton, the crop that transformed the global economy—and kept Texans in poverty for generations.

Style & Design |
August 12, 2014

The Click Clique

Amber Venz was just a pretty Dallas girl with good taste and a blog, until she figured out something revolutionary: how to make money with every post. Meet the 27-year-old queen of a whole new fashion empire.

Business |
May 1, 2014

Why Do Multiple Texas Cities Want to Host the Sriracha Factory that Caused Health Problems in California?

San Antonio and Denton are both burning up to host the hot sauce company's new factory, which may be forced to leave its present home in Irwindale, California for creating a public nuisance and causing some local residents to have inflamed asthma and burned eyes. Why are Texas cities eager

Weathering |
September 20, 2013

Drought Kills Lakeside Business

When Lake Travis drops below 660 feet, visitor spending drops by up to $33.8 million, resulting in lost jobs and shuttered businesses. Carlos’n Charlie’s, a 500-plus-seat Mexican restaurant, is the latest casualty.