This Week in Texas: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Posted June 23, 2014 in The Mignon Memo

This Week in Texas: Wednesday, June 11, 2014Things to know this week:

  • Rod Borderlon announced that he will resign his position as commissioner of workers’ compensation, effective August 1, 2014.


  • Austinite and Texas Ex Robert Schenkkan won a Tony award this week for Best Play with “All the Way.” Bryan Cranston also won a Tony for Best Lead Actor in a play for his performance of President Lyndon B. Johnson.


  • It has been announced that the annual Texas-OU football game, dubbed the Red River Showdown, will stay at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas until at least 2025. Hook ‘Em!


  • UT-Austin and Ryan O’Neal have reached a settlement in their ownership dispute over the Farrah Fawcett portrait painted by Andy Warhol. 3 years and $1 million later, Ryan O’Neal gets to keep the portrait. (Photo credit: Blanton Museum of Art/The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts)FAWCETT_WARHOL_DISPUTE_34828211


Only in Austin…
view-of-downtown-Austin-from-Boardwalk-Trail-on-Lady-Bird-Lake_082824Photo credit: The Trail FoundationThe Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird Lake held its Grand Opening on June 7th. This trail bridges the gap that previously existed in the hike and bike trail. You no longer have to squeeze by on the sidewalk of Riverside Drive to make a full loop! Check it out the next time you’re in the mood for some hiking and biking. 

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