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Ducks & Fisherman. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2010.
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 Economics

Climate Change, Development Could Prove Costly For Gulf Coast
Texas Business notes this story by National Underwriter:  Increasing risk factors along the Gulf Coast, including climate change and continued economic development in disaster-prone areas, could cost communities more than $350 billion in economic losses over the next 20 years, a new study claims. Full Story »

Texas Truck Sales Reflect Booming Agriculture
Texas Business notes this story by Tim Higgins of Bloomberg:  Rising U.S. farm incomes are helping fuel increasing pickup truck sales, providing automakers some extra momentum as the industry recovers from the worst sales in almost three decades. Full Story »

Waco releases annual budget
Texas Business notes this story by Carmen Galvan of the Baylor Lariat: Waco City Council has approved the 2010-2011 official city budget of $209,190,483, according to the annual operating and capital budget released by Waco. Full Story »

 Agribusiness

Fruit Fanatics: Pomegranates at home in Texas
Texas Business notes this story by Clay Coppedge of Country World News:  The pomegranate has become a controversial superstar in the world of food and horticulture this year.  Full Story »

 Aviation

Even as costs soar, Southwest, other airlines score record profits
Texas Business notes this story by Terry Maxon of the Dallas Morning News:  A year ago, U.S. airlines were beaten down and losing billions of dollars. This year, most are posting record profits. Full Story »

 Energy

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Helix ESG Announces Startup of Phoenix Production

Texas Business reports:  After Hurricane Rita destroyed a competitor’s deepwater oil rig four years ago, a Houston firm was able to buy it and rebuild the well for profit. 

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 Government Contracts

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McKinney Firm Wins $11.5 Million Contract for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Targeting Systems

Texas Business reports:  A McKinney firm won an $11.5 million to work on targeting systems for Predator and Reaper systems, the U.S. Department of Defense announced.  

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 Healthcare

Med-Mal Down, Doctor Shortage Up?
Texas Business notes this story by Jordan Smith in the Austin Chronicle:  According to the Texas Medical Association, the 2003 tort reforms they pushed so hard for are paying off – for reals.  Full Story »

 International Texas

Mexican Consulate coming to Waco
Texas Business notes this story by Susan I. Nelson of Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog:  The Mexican Consulate of Austin will come to Waco on Saturday, October 30th. Full Story »

 Legal

Central Texas Teenager Busted For Cattle Rustling Thursday
Texas Business notes this story by KWTX:  A Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association investigation led to the arrest of a Calvert teenager Thursday in the theft of 45 head of cattle from ranches in Robertson County. Full Story »

Texas Slaps Amazon With $269M Tax Assessment
Texas Business notes this story by the Austin American-Statesman:  Amazon Inc. said it has received a $269 million bill for four years worth of sales taxes from Texas authorities. Full Story »

 Media

Communications fair provides networking, job opportunities
Texas Business notes this story by Nick Nelson of the Daily Toreador:  More than 25 local and statewide companies were at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion to recruit students at the College of Mass Communications Career Fair on Thursday. Full Story »

Unique spin on NFL flap
Texas Business recommends this story by David Barron of the Houston Chronicle:  We have a winner in next year’s Sports Emmy category for Best Irony: Rodney Harrison, one of the NFL’s most feared tacklers during his career with the Chargers and Patriots, speaking out about violent play in the NFL. Full Story »

 Movie Industry

Austin film industry needs incubator to thrive, leaders say
Texas Business notes this story by Matthew Odam of the Austin American-Statesman: The days of doing video production work in exchange for a free gym membership and thus a place to shower will seem like a lifetime ago for local filmmaker Eric Hueber when he attends tonight 's world premiere of his movie "Rainbows End" at the 17th annual Austin Film Festival. Full Story »

 Real Estate

Mexicans Driving Up Home Sales
Texas Business notes this story by Pro8News.com:  They like the contemporary style. Full Story »

 Technology

Chipmaker Wintegra sold for $240 million
Texas Business recommends this story by Kirk Ladendorf of the Austin American-Statesman:  A California semiconductor company has agreed to buy Austin-based Wintegra Inc. for $240 million, the companies announced Thursday. Full Story »

Military Seeks Electronic Warfare Battle Management Leads

Texas Business reports:  It sounds like the premise of a science fiction movie, but it’s real and now.

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 Tourism

Sam Houston statue celebrates 16 years as tourist attraction
Texas Business notes this story by the Huntsville Item:  The 67-foot statue of historic Huntsville resident Sam Houston has been attracting visitors to the city for 16 years today. Full Story »

Tourism professionals visit Palestine, TSR
Texas Business notes this story by the Palestine Herald-Press: Twenty-one tourism professionals from across the state got a sampling of Palestine hospitality while visiting the city this week. Full Story »