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Davis Shines While Linking TEF Scandal to Abbott in Debate
Davis takes off the gloves in second, final guv debate
"...on the attack, took Abbott to task over the TEF scandal, and in doing so, displayed her ability to..."

Oct. 1, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Money for Nothing
The Texas record on "enterprise funds" is even worse than meets the eye
"...for an audit of the Texas Enterprise Fund. The TEF is a government-run business incentive program; from 2003 to..."

Oct. 31, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Questions for Visa
A few things we might ask before we provide corporate welfare
"...negotiated under Gov. Rick Perry's Texas Enterprise Fund. (The TEF supports "free enterprise" by donating taxpayer money to businesses..."

Nov. 30, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Cap Metro Issues 7,000 Free Passes for the Unhoused
Texas Harm Reduction Alliance wins fight for free passes
"...and basic-needs agencies pay for Cap Metro's reduced-fare programs. TEF's Andrew Levack says the free passes are an extension..."

Nov. 25, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Enterprise Fund Carrying Too Many Ones?
TPJ accuses Perry of over-inflating impact of TEF
"...Created by the legislature in 2003, the TEF is a fund administered by the governor's office intended..."

Jan. 27, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Tef Poe
"...Tef Poe isn't exaggerating when he raps "my city is..."

March 18, 2016 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

Keep Texas Strong
"...questions about the utilization of the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) have come to light. The TEF, created by Gov...."

Oct. 21, 2014 Postmarks

Visa Wants a Chargeback
Governor and city propose economic development deal
"...The TEF grants, created by the Legislature in 2003, require the..."

Nov. 26, 2012 News Post by Michael King

The Hightower Report
Contributing to Rick Perry's campaigns can produce a great return on investment
"...Perry's Piggy bank: The TEF..."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Column by Jim Hightower

Council: Boom Times, Boom Incentives
City considers deals with Websense and Dropbox
"...the city is estimated at $1.7 million (the state TEF contribution will be $4.5 million)...."

Feb. 21, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Making Cents of Websense and Dropbox [UPDATE]
Council votes 5-2 to approve economic incentive deals
"...full-time jobs with annual average wage of $82,000 (state TEF contribution $4.5 million); net direct economic benefit to city:..."

Feb. 20, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Where the Money Went
Report targets Texas Enterprise Fund and other incentive programs
"...• From 2003 to 2014 TEF gave out $500 million...."

Feb. 3, 2016 News Post by Amy Kamp

Lege Lines: Film Incentive Program Funding Uncertain, Anti-Choice Buffoonery, and More
Lege considers film incentive program funding and anti-choice antics take hold
"...Technology Fund (ETF) and the Texas Enterprise Fund, or TEF, (see "Money for Nothing?" Oct. 31, 2014), and actual..."

March 20, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Incentives and R-Rated Entertainment
Amid bigger scandals, lawmaker plays the movie morality card again
"...critiquing their report for being too soft on the TEF and ETF. Similarly, Rep. Drew Springer, R-Gainesville, basically rewrote..."

Jan. 21, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Split Council Approves Incentives
5-2 Vote on Websense and Dropbox suggests shifting perspectives
"...full-time jobs with average annual wage of $59,000 (state TEF contribution $1.5 million); net direct economic benefit to city:..."

Feb. 24, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Fun With Carole, Rick, and Greg
The budget standoff provides a snapshot of the new Texas politics.
"...confirmed their own intent that $41 million of the TEF (created by SB 1771) be dedicated to these programs...."

June 27, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Recommended Live Music for the Weekend
Psych, pop, and punk this weekend? Yes, please.
"...Touring has forced Amanda Shires out of the closet,..."

June 29, 2018 Events Post by The Music Staff

Merck CEO Dumps Trump
CEO Frazier leaves manufacturing council over POTUS failure on racism
"...requesting an incentive package, with the state's $6 million TEF contribution contingent upon City Council's approval of a 10-year,..."

Aug. 14, 2017 News Post by Michael King

SXSW List No. 8
Chvrches, Mike Watt, MSTRKRFT, and 123 more
"...Tef Poe (St Louis, MO.)..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Headlines
"...Texas Enterprise Fund – an audit revealed that the TEF handed out more than $220 million, or nearly half..."

Oct. 3, 2014 News Feature

Visa Council Debate Begins
City Council sets public hearing for incentives package
"...For more on the Visa proposal and TEF, see "Visa Wants a Chargeback" NewsDesk, Nov. 26), and..."

Nov. 28, 2012 News Post by Michael King

If the Horseshoe Fits
White campaign toughens up on Perry's money trail
"...To date, Sino Swearingen hasn't received any TEF money because it never produced the 850 jobs promised,..."

Aug. 3, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

UT to End Football Program
Governor, Lege order budget cuts: 'Need to tighten belts ... and jockstraps'
"...– Gov. Rick Perry said, "The purpose of the TEF is to grant state subsidies to private corporations, not..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature by the News Staff

Point Austin: How Much for a Hanger?
Austin ponders the latest corporate incentive proposal
"...again to take part in one of these [state] TEF projects." Considering Perry's record on handouts – he's a..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant
Aster Kassaye is back, and we couldn't be happier
"...served on injera, a spongy, crepelike flatbread made with teff flour, which is ground from the seeds of a..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Food Review by Mick Vann

Real Price Cuts? Now That Would be Shocking
Did Rep. Dunnam really kill an electricity rate rebate bill, or a PR stunt?
"...sale was new – or, in fact, anything that TEF or TXU weren't already doing. King's press release even..."

May 30, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

2006 State Races
A sampling of some of the livelier contests taking shape in the March 7 primary and the general election in November
"...from the just-this-side-of-lunatic-fringe Texas Eagle Forum (sample headline on TEF's Web site: "Feds: Mexican military crosses into U.S. 216..."

Jan. 20, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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