Insights

The Energy to Change

It’s pretty hard to deny that the weather across the globe is profoundly changing. But Fortune, reporting on a study of the International Energy Agency in Paris, notes that the

Thanksgiving

For me, Thanksgiving is home.  My mother in the kitchen, baking and humming gospel songs -- mixed in with a little Merle Haggard and George Jones.  We would have our

From the Heart of Texas to the Heart of the World

We’re heartbroken by the recent events in Sutherland Springs, Texas. It seems we’ve been repeating ‘thoughts and prayers’ too many times the last several months, perhaps with a taint of

Leave the arena … or “ride the thunder”?

We have a “doer’s crisis” in this country, but no shortage of critics and pundits.  “Doers” get things done and used to be the uniquely American contribution to domestic and

A personal note from Thomas Graham

Following the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, our nation – if not the world – was forced to grapple with some very powerful emotions: fear, anger, shock, sadness, confusion,

Jerry Jones to Accept TTIA Heritage Award at Summit

TTIA will proudly present the 2017 Heritage Award to the Dallas Cowboys Football Club at this year's Texas Travel Summit. Owner Jerry Jones will accept the award in person at the TTIA Awards Gala, Tuesday,

Don’t feel helpless – you can help from here

Houston Police officer Daryl Hudeck carries Catherine Pham and her 13-month-old son, Aiden, after rescuing them from their home surrounded by floodwaters on Sunday in Houston. Photo: David J. Phillip/AP

Is your brand outlasting your SXSW hangover?

SXSW 2017 is in the books and, like any memorable event, its “effects” linger on. This year's numbers aren’t out yet, but last year Austin welcomed 70,000 trade show, exhibit, and

Come and Take It! Celebrate Texas Independence Day

  “There are two places where a nation was born: Philadelphia and Washington, Texas.” We’re not sure who is the original orator of that phrase, but on this day, every

Whether it’s a wall or more troops, immigration and border security is the top concern for Texans

Yesterday President Trump announced he “will hurl federal officials into the task of building a wall on the US-Mexico border,” combined with other measures to enforce or enact immigration policies

Texans elect Trump to Oval Office, as predicted

For the majority of the United States, November 8, 2016 was nothing short of suspenseful. As pollsters at the Washington Post, New York Times and just about every political blog

What does the general election mean for Texas?

By Rich Oppel Sr. Following an election of historic proportions, Texan leaders have been placed in a powerful position to expand their influence on a national level. What opportunities did