Out of 26 million Texans, you may have an idea to change the world. You may have had several ideas to change the world. But only a tiny minority of you pushed through the U.S. Patent office from application to successful patent. We've seen Texans change the world many times over. Jack Kilby did it with Texas Instruments in 1958 with the integrated circuit, causing the start of the digital revolution, which, in part, is why you can read these words over your electronic device.
Over the last few years, Texas Business has brought its feature: Texas Business Patent of the Day. This list is of the ones that were either extremely clever, odd or strange. One thing becomes apparent from these patents and the patent that runs daily in Texas Business—Texans have a unique mind set.
Though the history of the Corn Dog is disputed, the State Fair of Texas claims to have introduced the Corny Dog sometime between 1938 and 1942. As a paean to that invention that now sits in the freezer section of every grocery store in the southwest, here are the fried foods the State Fair of Texas has introduced, or tried to introduce, in the last seven years.
Don't get caught up with John Wayne religion. For one thing, he's not Texan. He's in some fine movies involving Texas, most notably The Searchers, but none of his movies can make the best cut of Texas movies. Here's the short list.
Unsung Texas Business Journalists Mention that one is a reporter, and there's a spark of interest. Mention that one is a business news reporter, and watch the eyes glaze over. Except to the players, business and economic journalists are unappreciated. While many wish to become sports reporters when they grow up, most do not realize that business journalists cover the Real Game. Mention that reporter covers business, and watch the eyes glaze over. A toast to these below on the short list and the numerous unnamed ones slogging away. Full Story » TexasBusiness.com
Best Texas Mexican Food: The Short List No, we're not going to debate the difference between Tex-Mex, Mex-Tex, Mexican and Texican food. Just know these establishments are the pinnacle of Texas Mexican fare. No brag, just fact. Full Story » TexasBusiness.com
Best Texas Burgers Texas Burgers. . While a hamburger is merely sustenance and gratification for a meal, the memory a good Texas burger can give rise to Homeric odes. The short list. Full Story » TexasBusiness.com
Texas Business reports: HOUSTON—Gainer, Donnelly & Desroches LLP (GD&D), a Houston-based accounting firm, announced several promotions.
Colin Taylor has been promoted to a senior manager within the tax department. His focus is on corporate, partnership and trust taxation.
Taylor joined the firm in 2004 and has been a licensed certified public accountant in Texas since 2006. He received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in accounting from Auburn University.
Ana Gallardo was promoted to a senior manager in the audit department. Her focus is on nonprofits and employee benefit plans.
Gallardo has been a licensed certified public accountant in Texas since 2004 and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Houston. Ana has more than twelve years of public accounting experience and started her career at GD&D.
Arif Wakani, Benji Rodriguez, Cynthia Sutton, Ethel Villanueva, Jana Smith, Kristy Smithers, and Nazish Khan join 10 other supervisors within the firm. Courtney Robins, Danny Tran, and Jon Czerwinski were promoted to senior associates. The firm announced these promotions after its move to Two Riverway, where it will be expanding to almost 45,000 square feet of space on the 15th and 16th floors.
Gainer, Donnelly & Desroches, LLP provides personalized tax, audit, business planning and advisory services to businesses and individuals across all industries with expertise in construction, wholesale & distribution, manufacturing, not-for-profit, employee benefit plans, high net worth and real estate. The firm has 10 partners and a staff of more than 140.
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