Cybersalus, new cybersecurity firm, formed

RESTON, Va., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A new U.S. company has been created to offer cybersecurity solutions and services to government and private industry.

MAT teaches logistics for Army munitions

TEMPLE, Texas, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A Texas IT and logistics solution company is conducting classes for military and civilians on storage, receiving, issuing and shipping of U.S. Army munitions.

Astros sold, will move to American League

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball approved the sale of the Houston Astros Thursday, a move that signaled changes that will soon alter the look of the sport.
Agreement reached on sale of Astros

Agreement reached on sale of Astros

HOUSTON, May 16 (UPI) -- A deal has been struck to make a group led by businessman Jim Crane the new owners of the Houston Astros, current owner Drayton McLane confirmed Monday.

Report: McLane set to sell Astros

HOUSTON, May 14 (UPI) -- Drayton McLane, owner of the Houston Astros for 19 years, has agreed to sell the club, Major League Baseball's Web site reported Friday.

McLane: No deal for Astros yet

HOUSTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane says despite media reports he hasn't reached a deal to sell the team to Houston businessman Jim Crane.
Okla. City to be Astros' AAA farm club

Okla. City to be Astros' AAA farm club

HOUSTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros said Monday they will move their Class AAA franchise to Oklahoma City next season.

Astros to retain Cooper through 2010

HOUSTON, April 18 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros have extended the contract of Manager Cecil Cooper through the 2010 season, the team said Saturday.

Clemens not being dumped by Houston

KISSIMMEE, Fla., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane Friday said that he will honor Roger Clemens' 10-year personal services contract with the team.

Cecil Cooper named Astros' manager

HOUSTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Cecil Cooper Friday was named manager of baseball's Houston Astros.

Ed Wade named Houston Astros GM

HOUSTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Ed Wade was hired Thursday as general manager of baseball’s Houston Astros by team owner Drayton McLane.

Astros extend GM Purpura's contract

HOUSTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The contract of Houston Astros General Manager Tim Purpura has been extended by one year, tying him to the National League team through the 2008 season. Purpura became the Astros GM two years ago and helped direct the team to the 2005 World Series, their

Phil Garner gets contract extension

HOUSTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros Wednesday extended the contract of Manager Phil Garner through 2008.

Astros make an offer to Roger Clemens

HOUSTON, May 3 (UPI) -- Executives of the Houston Astros have met with the agent of free agent pitcher Roger Clemens about his possible return to baseball this season. General Manager Tim Purpura and team owner Drayton McLane, Jr. said they made Clemens a contract offer.

Claim denial may lead to litigation

HOUSTON, March 28 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Astros owner Drayton McLane and Connecticut General Life Insurance reportedly are bracing for litigation over a claim relating to Jeff Bagwell.
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Drayton McLane

Drayton McLane, Jr. is an American entrepreneur. He is chairman of McLane Group and chairman and CEO of the Major League Baseball's Houston Astros. In 2008 he was ranked #301 on the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans.

He was born 22 July 1936 in Cameron, Texas. His father, Drayton McLane, Sr., owned a wholesale grocery distribution center. At age nine, the young McLane went to work for his father's business that had been established by his grandfather, Robert McLane, in 1894. His grandfather came from Abbeville, S.C., to Cameron, Texas, in the late 1800s and worked as a farm laborer until about 1885, when he was able to buy and build a small retail grocery and in 1894 went into the wholesale grocery business in a small way. McLane, Jr., spent most Saturdays and summers during his teen years sweeping floors and learning various aspects of the wholesale grocery business. He graduated from C.H. Yoe High School in Cameron in 1954.

He earned his undergraduate degree at Baylor University in 1958 and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in marketing at Michigan State University in 1959. After graduation, McLane, Jr., returned home and went to work for his father. For the first 18 months, he worked the second (night) shift loading trucks. Three years later he moved into management as vice president of purchasing. He then served 14 years as general manager of operations. He became president and CEO of McLane Company in 1978 and chairman in 1992.

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