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United Football League may field team in Austin

Austin is under consideration for a franchise of the United Football League. In a recent Twitter posting, UFL Commissioner Michael Huyghue (photo below left), a former executive with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, identified Austin as a potential expansion market, along with San Antonio; Hawaii; Los Angeles; Portland, Ore.; Raleigh, N.C.; and Salt Lake City. The […]

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10 years before Texas GOP chairmanship, Steve Munisteri boxing deal fell through the ropes

Back in March 1999, the transaction bore all the hallmarks of eventually delivering a knockout punch. Munisteri Sports & Entertainment Inc., headed by Houston attorney Steve Munisteri (photo), paired 11 years ago with publicly traded Worldwide Entertainment & Sports Corp. of West Orange, N.J., to jointly manage seven heavyweight boxers who already were in Munisteri’s […]

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Pearson scores nearly $470M deal to run TAKS testing program in Texas

Pearson’s Assessment and Information Group has secured a $468.4 million, five-year extension of its contract to operate the TAKS testing program for the State of Texas. The contract renewal, awarded by the Texas Education Agency, takes effect Sept. 1. Two other companies, Nashville, Tenn.-based RANDA Solutions Inc. and San Antonio-based eMetric LLC, bid on all […]

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