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2008-06-24 12:02:19

By Robert Miller, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 24--The Texas Instruments Foundation has given a $500,000 grant to the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations to help fund its Phase II capital projects. The city of Richardson's plans for the Eisemann Center call for a custom-designed orchestra shell for the theater, additional interior and exterior signs, sound and lighting system upgrades, audiovisual equipment enhancements and other improvements....

2008-06-24 02:29:24

DALLAS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Richardson and Texas Instruments Foundation announced today a grant of $500,000 from the TI Foundation to the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations to help fund the center's much-needed Phase II capital projects. The donation will boost performance capabilities and enhance patron amenities, further establishing the Eisemann Center as one of the leading performing arts and corporate meeting facilities serving the...

2008-06-20 12:00:15

By DAN BOYD Journal Capitol Bureau Computer giant Hewlett-Packard plans to open a technical support center in Rio Rancho that eventually could employ 1,300 people. Several hundred employees would be hired when the center opens, and the work force would be rounded out by 2012. The center could be open by next summer and is expected to have a payroll between $50 million and $60 million. To draw Hewlett-Packard to New Mexico, the state offered incentives that could range from $28...

2006-03-01 17:02:31

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson signed legislation into law on Wednesday that will allow his state to begin investing $110 million in a facility to launch tourists into space. "These bills will help create tremendous economic impact for New Mexico, and particularly Southern New Mexico," Richardson said in a statement on the planned spaceport in Upham near the White Sands Missile Range. "This is a unique opportunity for New Mexico to be on the ground floor...

2006-01-26 20:21:13

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said on Thursday a plan to spend $100 million in state money to build a facility to launch tourists into space will take flight, despite objections in the state legislature. Richardson, a Democrat considered a potential presidential contender, wants to help British entrepreneur Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic build a one-of-its-kind commercial spaceport near a small town neighboring the White Sands Missile...

2005-11-04 20:44:24

By Richard Satran NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, the United States' only Hispanic governor, said on Friday Democrats should not take the Hispanic vote for granted and doing so may already have cost them the White House. Richardson, starting a national tour to promote his new book published on Friday, "Between Worlds: The Making of an American Life," which details his globe-trotting diplomatic missions and shortlisting as the Democratic vice presidential pick...

2005-10-13 22:32:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will soon visit North Korea as preparations intensify for what could be a crucial round of six-country talks on reining in Pyongyang's nuclear program, current and former U.S. officials said on Thursday. Richardson, a Democrat who served as energy secretary and U.N. ambassador under President Bill Clinton and is mentioned as a possible contender for his party's 2008 presidential nomination, is expected to make the trip "very...


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