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Consultants Develop Plans for Corpus Christi's Bayfront notes this story by Sara Foley of the Corpus Christi Caller TimesThe future of Corpus Christi’s bayfront may be spelled out in a stack of brightly colored papers in the New York office of Projects for Public Spaces, a consulting firm with experience creating destination parks.

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More Central Texas farmers are cultivating crops of tourists notes this story by Bill Teeter of the Waco Tribune-Herald:   A growing number of tourist and outdoor sports enterprises are sprouting up on the state’s farms and ranches. Full Story »

Texas rice farmers hopeful for end to Cuba embargo notes this story by Tim Eaton of the Houston Chronicle:  EGYPT, Texas — Tributes to Fidel Castro, statues of Che Guevara and photographs of Elian Gonzalez might not line the streets of this rice-growing town, but make no mistake about it: The farmers here are pro-Cuba. Full Story »


Marines' F-35 is lagging behind other components of the program Read more: recommends this story by Bob Cox of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  It comes as no surprise to many knowledgeable observers that, as flight testing of the F-35 joint strike fighter gets under way in earnest, one of the three airplane types is having more problems than the others

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Southwest Adds Nerd Bird Flight notes the story by Ann Tatko-Peterson of the San Jose Mercury NewsBilling the new flight as the "Nerd Bird," Southwest Airlines will offer two daily round-trips between San Jose and Austin beginning Nov. 7.  Full Story »

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Entrepreneur couple finds niche making cheesecakes notes this story by Amy Nicole Smith of the McAllen MonitorManuel Cavazos admits he used to be more at home grilling a large slab of meat outdoors than measuring the perfect amount of vanilla for a New York-style cheesecake. Full Story »


Toyota Launches Tacoma Production In San Antonio reports:  Production of the Tacoma pickup truck began last month   at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas  Inc.    The $100 million investment boosts total investment to $1.4 billion.  

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Burleson Old Town Winery notes:  The Burleson Star runs this story on two sisters opening a wine shop. Full Story »

Container Store, Whole Foods aim for conscious capitalism notes this story by Maria Halkias of the Dallas Morning News: The first couple of times Rob Holmes met with Kip Tindell about putting the Container Store on the market in 2007 he couldn't get away fast enough from the co-founder of the chain of 50 organization stores.  Full Story »


Austin touch-screen maker rebounds with military, medical devices recommends this story by Brian Gaar of the Austin American-Statesman:  More than eight years ago, touch-screen manufacturer Touch International started in Austin with six employees. Full Story »


Researchers link teen unemployment numbers to federal wage hike notes this KYTX story:  Researchers say about 27,000 Texas teenagers are unemployed this summer because of the federal minimum wage hike. Full Story »