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GSM president Shelley Washburn appointed to board of Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
May 08, 2019
GSM president Shelley Washburn appointed to board of Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

HOUSTON (May 8, 2019) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently appointed GSM President Shelley Washburn to the Board of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Texas DMV protects, serves, and educates citizens and industries with regulatory systems designed to keep state roads and drivers safe. Washburn and three other…

Toyota 86 pays tribute to international racing with limited Hakone Edition
Apr 30, 2019
Toyota 86 pays tribute to international racing with limited Hakone Edition

PLANO, Texas (April 30, 2019) — Two hours southwest of Tokyo lies one of the great driving roads in the world, the Hakone Turnpike. This famous stretch of road is on the top of many bucket lists, and Toyota is paying tribute to this iconic spot, as well as other international sports car driving, with the 86 Hakone Edition.
 
The 86 Hakone Edition will feature Hakone green paint on the exterior that is complemented with 17” twisted spoke…

TFG president Marc Watts honored as United Way Volunteer of the Year
Apr 29, 2019
TFG president Marc Watts honored as United Way Volunteer of the Year

On Tuesday, Marc Watts, president of The Friedkin Group, was honored by the United Way of Greater Houston as the Robert. W. Kneebone Volunteer of the Year.

Watts has long held leadership roles within the United Way, serving as Board Chair from 2015 to 2018 and Campaign Chair in 2014-2015. Under his stewardship, the United Way’s 2014-2015 Community Campaign raised $82 million, the second-highest total in the organization’s history. He was also at the helm when Hurricane Harvey decimated…

Nanuku unveils luxurious new Auberge Beach Villas
Apr 22, 2019
Nanuku unveils luxurious new Auberge Beach Villas

PACIFIC HARBOUR, FIJI (April 16, 2019) – Today, Nanuku, Auberge Resorts Collection, the quintessential South Pacific paradise set along the legendary coastline of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, opens the doors to 13 luxury one- and two-bedroom Auberge…

All-new 2020 Toyota Corolla named best compact car at 2019 Texas Auto Roundup
Apr 18, 2019
All-new 2020 Toyota Corolla named best compact car at 2019 Texas Auto Roundup

DENTON, Texas (April 16, 2019) – The all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla took home the title of best compact car at this year’s Texas Auto Writers Association’s (TAWA) Texas Auto Roundup.

The event, held in Denton, Texas, included two days of in-depth test driving on an on-road course. Nearly 50 TAWA journalists put vehicles to the test, evaluating five key pillars – exterior, interior, performance, value, and personal appeal. More than 25 vehicles competed in 11 classes.  

The…

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