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: WICHITA FALLS—Haven Behavioral Healthcare's Red River Hospital, an inpatient treatment facility for psychiatric illness and chemical dependency, named Robert E. Mansfield as the new chief executive officer.
Mansfield has more than 16 years of senior healthcare management experience. Most recently, Mansfield served as chief executive of Arbour-Fuller Hospital in South Attleboro, Massachussetts.
“I'm very excited to join Red River Hospital,” said Mansfield. “I'm proud to be a part of this great facility dedicated to the unique and special needs of the behavioral health community of Wichita Falls and surrounding areas.”
Mansfield has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Southern Vermont College in Bennington, Vermont, and a master’s degree in management from Cambridge College in Cambridge, Mass.
Red River Hospital has been a leader in behavioral healthcare for more than 40 years. The inpatient facility has 66 acute beds dedicated to the treatment of behavioral and chemical dependency issues. The hospital also provides crisis stabilization services for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. The staff is committed to the continuous improvement of behavioral healthcare by providing treatment options that promote the patient, family and community wellness.
“Our team genuinely cares for our patients and their families that are experiencing mental health and chemical dependency problems,” Mansfield said. “We will continue to provide clinical excellence to all our patients. Our goal is to focus on the individual needs of each patient in a caring and compassionate manner.”
Red River Hospital, is a private, inpatient acute behavioral facility dedicated to the treatment of behavioral and chemical dependency issues.
Located in Wichita Falls, Texas, the hospital provides crisis stabilization services for children, adolescents, adults and seniors within Wichita Falls and the surrounding areas. The caring, professional staff is committed to the continuous improvement of behavioral healthcare by providing treatment opportunities that promote individual, family and community wellness.
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