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Michael Williams

You Won't Believe What This Guy Has In His Wallet

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.25.2014 | Weird News

When Michael Williams finished his Valentine's Day lunch at the Applebee's in Sumter, S.C., he attempted to pay by credit card. When the card was d...

'Sort of a Jack Abramoff Kind of Thing'

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.31.2014 | Education
Jason Stanford

When the Canutillo Independent School District found out its superintendent was cooking the books just like in nearby El Paso, the board members knew they had a problem on their hands.

14 Painters (+2) to Watch in 2014

Steven Zevitas | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

Traditional definitions of media have become less and less important for emerging artists, and, no doubt, some of the listed artists would not consider themselves to be painters per se.

Must See Art Shows for November 2013

Steven Zevitas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

As always, New York City has a lot to see. On the blue-chip side of the fence, be sure to see Brice Marden's show of graphite drawings at Matthew Marks, and David Zwirner's inaugural exhibition of works by Ad Reinhardt.

No Test-maker Left Behind

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Democrats in Washington don't trust the states to hold themselves accountable, and a recent audit of how Texas has mishandled a half billion-dollar contract with testing giant NCS Pearson shows why.

Texas Education Chief Considers Rating Schools On Minority Progress

Posted 11.18.2012 | Education

Texas’ new education commissioner Michael Williams is considering a new system for rating school success that would take into account how well distr...

Rick Perry Names Tea Party Activist To State's Top Education Post

Posted 08.28.2012 | Education

Tea party activist Michael Williams, former chair of the Texas Railroad Commission, has been named the new commissioner of the Texas Education Agency ...

Nelson Mandela Celebrated In New Opera

AP | By DONNA BRYSON | Posted 10.15.2011 | Arts

JOHANNESBURG -- A sexy dose of jazz and the refined strains of Western opera and traditional Xhosa song drive a new opera about South Africa's former ...

Texas GOP Senate Primary Shaping Up As Tea Party Contest

Hotline On Call | Kevin Brennan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A primary within a primary in the race to replace retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) was on full display at CPAC over the weekend. Former Te...

Time to Wield the Foreign Policy Stick

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

America plays the role of abused partner in its relationship with China. Although the Asian giant repeatedly injures U.S. industry by violating trade rules, America has responded by pleading and begging for China to stop.

Judgment, Innovation, and Albert Adria on Day 3 of the International Chefs Congress in NYC

Regina Varolli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Regina Varolli

Day three of StarChefs.com's International Chefs Congress kicked off with the finalists of the International Pastry Competition battling it out on the...

Michael Williams Used Facebook, Bebo To 'Groom Hundreds Of Children For Sex'

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A paedophile postman used Facebook and Bebo to groom up to 1,000 children for sex. After creating at least eight fake ' profiles,' Michael Williams...

DeMint To Endorse Michael Williams For Texas Senator

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint (R) will endorse Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams' Senate candidacy later today, a move design...

Fannie, Freddie Execs' Multi-Million Dollar Salaries REVEALED

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators plan to disclose Thursday that the top executives of government-controlled mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae...

Michael Williams, Delta Passenger, Caught Carrying Gun On 9/11 At LaGuardia

NBC New York | Jonathan Dienst | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As New York remembered the 9/11 attacks, a man with a loaded handgun tried to board a Delta Airlines flight at LaGuardia Airport, authorities said. ...