The runoff battle for lieutenant governor took off today with Dan Patrick’s campaign saying incumbent David Dewhurst might as well give up.
In 1989, former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes joined a group of investors hoping to develop a bullet train system in Texas. The company, Texas TGV, planned to build a 200 mph line between Dallas and Houston and then expand to Austin and San Antonio. After four years and more than $70 million in investments, the project collapsed.“It’s the closest any state has come to having a high-speed train,” Barnes said. “I’ll spend the rest of my life asking what if.” More than two decades later, Texas Central Railway is trying to revive a part of that earlier project, a privately financed bullet train connecting Dallas and Houston.
A recurring theme at 2014's SXSW Interactive is the idea of using creative collaboration, openness and transparency of process to accomplish greater things. Keynote speaker Austin Kleon and ESPN juggernauts Bill Simmons and Nate Silver used their panel sessions this weekend to approach this topic from each of those angles.
- Misty’s Dream
- Plastic Oh No