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Dallas, TX, United States

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Past articles by Paul:

Dallas’ Buff City Soap hires franchise owner as its next CEO

Dorvin Lively owns five Buff City locations and most recently served as president of Planet Fitness. → Read More

SMU grad Jack Knox donates $11 million to university’s big capital campaign

After earning bachelor’s and law degrees from the university, Knox’s successful career has run the gamut from restaurants to oil and gas. → Read More

How worried are Texans about layoffs? Based on Google searches, we’re anxious

Three of the state’s biggest metro areas land in the top spots in SmartAsset’s ‘layoff anxiety’ measure. → Read More

Fort Worth’s business attraction leader to depart

The chamber’s board chair says Brandom Gengelbach’s departure gives it a chance to evaluate its role going forward. → Read More

Two companies laying off 201 workers from North Texas operations

The layoffs affect both information technology and support call center employees. → Read More

Watch: Toyota becomes a Raising Cane’s victim in SNL sketch

The comedy show made fun of the restaurant’s customary long lines for causing a fictional dealership to resort to an overstock sale-a-thon. → Read More

Bob Simpson’s TXO Energy goes public, soars 10% on first trading day

The co-owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team is a 45-year oil veteran who previously sold XTO Energy to Exxon Mobil. → Read More

Nexstar-owned CW Network to broadcast controversial LIV Golf tournaments

The deal represents the first time in CW’s 17-year history that the network is the exclusive broadcast home for live mainstream sports. → Read More

A new Dallas unicorn gets 2023′s venture funding cycle off to a fast start

Since Jan. 1, at least five North Texas-founded firms have hauled in sizeable investments, including a $300 million round that crowned the region’s newest “unic... → Read More

D-FW’s newest Fortune 500 firm enters the EV battery business

Caterpillar Inc. is investing in a California company that makes lithium-ion battery packs. → Read More

American Airlines worker dies in accident at Alabama airport

The flight was scheduled to depart for DFW International Airport. → Read More

What else can Buc-ee’s add? Try a half-dozen $6 million car wash tunnels

The popular travel center chain intends to begin construction Feb. 1 of 5,647-square-foot car washes in Fort Worth, Royse City and New Braunfels. → Read More

Here’s how early you should arrive at DFW, other major airports for your holiday flights

Austin-based travel company Upgraded Points analyzed 15 factors that can make travelers miss their flights and ranked 50 major U.S. airports based on the... → Read More

Dallas-created Rusty Taco sells to investment firm with stakes in Cicis Pizza and Mooyah

Buyer Gala Capital Partners specializes in restaurant franchisors with 25 to 500 locations. → Read More

Commercial Metals to build $450 million micro mill in West Virginia

The Irving-based steelmaker is among companies expecting infrastructure spending to boom over the next five years. → Read More

Sherman a contender for Finisar’s new $3 billion semiconductor project

The Grayson County community is competing with other Finisar-owned sites in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the United Kingdom. → Read More

20 Texas firms rank among Forbes’ largest private companies for 2022

The Lone Star State’s entrants are led by one of the hottest names to enter the Dallas-Fort Worth market. → Read More

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop sells for $80 million to parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP

The Fort Worth-founded Mexican restaurant chain is highly franchised, with 98% of its locations independently operated. → Read More

Alcon cuts 2% of global workforce, including jobs in Fort Worth

The eye care products maker recently told investors it will cut an additional $100 million from expenses through next year to improve efficiency. → Read More

Dallas waste firm sells to investor group after growing into $100 million-plus business

Frontier Waste Solutions serves commercial and residential customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston and San Antonio markets. → Read More