August 24, 2011 |
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will host a group of potential heavy hitter campaign donors and bundlers in Austin today for meetings with campaign officials and, later, with the governor himself. The meetings are the latest in a series reminiscent of the Austin briefings hosted by a previous governor from Texas, George W. Bush. Bush's meetings were held early in the 2000 presidential selection process. Perry's invitations are coming late during a tumultuous year for the Republican field. Perry has been getting a good response from potential donors in the D.C. area, said Dirk Van Dongen, one of the people who has been leading Perry's fundraising effort. Several prominent Washington donors will be among those attending the Wednesday meetings, he said.
January 5, 2014 |
The gig: Wanda M. Austin, 59, is the president and chief executive of Aerospace Corp., an El Segundo brain trust for the Pentagon's space program. Although not well known outside defense circles, it is regarded as one of the nation's most important assets. Classified space: For decades, Aerospace, which receives federal funds, has provided oversight for development of highly secretive spy satellites, ballistic missiles and launch vehicles. Aerospace scientists and engineers oversee the technical side of contracts awarded to defense firms to ensure the work is being done properly.
April 10, 2013 |
Not to be outdone by Google, AT&T has announced that it too will build the infrastructure to provide 1-gigabit Internet service in Austin, Texas. AT&T announced the move Tuesday just after Google and city officials said Google would be expanding its super-speedy Google Fiber broadband service to the Texas city. Google Fiber is only offered in the Kansas City, Mo., area. The Internet search giant said the connection is about 100 times faster than many other services available in the U.S. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 Kansas City customers pay $70 a month for the gigabit service or $120 for Internet and 200 HD TV channels.
March 27, 2014 |
A fourth person has died of injuries sustained when a car driven by man suspected of being drunk hit several people during the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, police said Thursday. DeAndre Tatum, 18, who had been in critical condition since the incident on March 13, died Thursday, Veneza Bremner, an Austin senior police officer, told the Los Angeles Times. His girlfriend, 19-year-old Curtisha Davis, was injured but was released from a hospital last week. Sandy Le, 26; Steven Craenmehr, 35; and Jamie West, 27, were also killed.
January 8, 2014 |
How much does iHeartRadio love country music? Enough to sprout a new festival dedicated to the genre. The inaugural iHeartRadio Country Festival has been set for March 29 in Austin, Texas, and will feature Luke Bryan , Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean , Eric Church , Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen and other acts still to be announced. "The response to our country performers at the last three iHeartRadio Music Festivals was so incredible we decided to create an entire show just for them," John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, said in a statement.
March 14, 2014 |
For seven years St. David's Episcopal Church has served as a concert venue for Austin's vibrant South by Southwest Conference. This week it also became a place for mourning. Holding flowers and sheets of paper with prayers, about 100 people gathered outside the on church to mourn 35-year-old Steven Craenmehr of Amsterdam and 27-year-old Jamie Ranae West of Austin, who were struck and killed when a car plowed into a crowd early Thursday. Twenty-three others were injured. Rashad Charjuan Owens, a 21-year-old music producer from Killeen, Texas, has been arrested.