Texas will soon have the highest posted speed limit in the United States (heck, in the Western Hemisphere. Take that, Honduras.) – 85 miles per hour.
In November, Texas will open a new toll road on a heavily-used corridor between Austin and San Antonio, where the current highway (I-35) has a speed limit of 65 [...]
This July was the hottest on record in the U.S. and 2012 is on track to be our hottest year ever. You better believe Americans are cranking the A/C and heading for the swimming holes.
But when it comes to my “cool cities” study, I’m talking about the other kind of cool. The sunglasses, Levi’s [...]
In the study of cities, getting bigger is usually seen as desirable if not inevitible. So interesting issues are raised when growth starts to bring with it some questionable effects.
Austin, Texas has been a sanctuary for pickers, singers and painters for generations. The problem is, the creative class is starting to get squeezed out.
People move [...]
Here are two headlines on today’s NPR home page. Be sure to click on the links and read the complete stories.
Muslims Rescue Bagel Shop, Keep It Kosher Coney Island Bialys and Bagels claims to be the oldest bialy bakery in New York City. Founded in 1920, it’s faced hard economic times and changing neighborhood demographics. Now, [...]
I recently had a great phone conference with members of the Paso del Norte Group, which “promotes the economic, social and cultural vitality of the El Paso region.”
I spoke with Richard Behrenhausen (Gen. US Army, ret.) and David Buchmueller (COO of the PDN Group), who spoke with enthusiasm about the many assets of their [...]