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Soda Bar In Clifton. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2011.
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 Agribusiness

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With forages in short supply, many farmers were turning cattle in on failed wheat, hoping to recover some of their investment from grazing
Rain brings some relief, but most of Texas still experiencing severe or worse drought

Texas Business reports:  College Station—Strong storm cells swept through parts of East and North Central Texas on April 27, bringing tornadoes along with some much needed rain, reported Scott Burns and other Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel.


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Texas Wildfire Report

Texas Business reports:  The good news is no new major fires started Monday.  The bad news is none of the six major fires spanning 673,985 acres were put out, the Texas Forest Service said.


 

 

 

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 Aviation

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American Airlines Becomes the First North American Airline to Test Streaming Inflight Entertainment

Texas Business reports:  American Airlines claims to be the first North American airline to begin testing the new inflight streaming video.


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Brookshire Firm Wins $9 Million Gearbox Contract
Texas Business reports:  A Brookshire firm won a $9 million contract to provide gear box assemblies for military transport aircraft, the U.S. Department of Defense announced. Full Story »
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 Construction

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Michael and Karen O’Connor Building,Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Satterfield & Pontikes Completes Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s New Academic Building

Texas Business reports:  The Dallas Business Unit of Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc. (S&P) recently completed construction of the new 76,000-square-foot Michael and Karen O’Connor Building on the campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.


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 Entertainment

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American Airlines Becomes the First North American Airline to Test Streaming Inflight Entertainment

Texas Business reports:  American Airlines claims to be the first North American airline to begin testing the new inflight streaming video.


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 Food Service Industry

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Furr's Fresh Buffet to Open May 11th in Spring, Texas
Texas Business reports:  Spring—Furr's Fresh Buffet, a  restaurant concept developed by owners of the Furr's restaurant chain based in Dallas, announced its newest location will open Wednesday, May 11th in Spring, Texas at 21005 Interstate 45 at Louetta. Full Story »
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 Government Contracts

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Dallas Firm Sells Night Vision Tech To Saudi National Guard

Texas Business reports:  A Dallas firm won a $25.4 million contract to sale vision enhancers to the Saudi Arabian National Guard.


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 Healthcare

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University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing to Improve Access to Primary Care with $842,000 in St. David's Foundation Grants
Texas Business reports:  The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has received grants totaling $842,000 from the St. David’s Foundation to expand its nurse practitioner program and provide much needed primary care support. Full Story »
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 Media

Chronicle's Barron earns fitting honor: High School Football Hall adds longtime writer
Texas Business recommends this story by Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle:  Only in fits and spurts during David Barron's long tenure as a Texas newspaperman has he been assigned to cover high school football, but his career has been inextricably linked to the sport because of his contributions to another one of the state's institutions, Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine. Full Story »

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Circulation Figures Released For The Dallas Morning News
Texas Business reports:  The Dallas Morning News' recent Publisher's Statement filed with the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for the six-month period ended March 31, 2011, reported total average circulation of 404,951 Monday-Friday, 698,667 Weekend and 375,100 Sunday, representing  1.3 percent, 1.5 percent and  .6 percent increases, respectively, compared to the six-month period ended March 31, 2010. Full Story »
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Approximately 600 people from Rice, Texas A&M, Texas State and the University of Texas at Austin watched a recent Austin version of the popular Chinese dating show “If You Are the One," held at the University of Texas. Photo by Zhongyu Yuan
Reality Show Dating, Mandarin Style

Everything went according to plan until love at first sight turned out to be something else. Chinese students at the University of Texas recently staged an Austin version “If You Are the One,” China’s most popular television program, in which eligible young men and women evaluate each other for dates.

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 Movie Industry

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"Bad Dad" Casting Call

Texas Business reports:  A independent HD feature,  “Bad Dad,” is hiring cast members, according to the Texas Film Commission.  


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AFS & The Alamo Drafthouse Launch SLACKER 2011 Film & Campaign

Texas Business reports:  The Austin Film Society and The Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas announced  that 23 Austin filmmakers will remake vignettes from AFS Founder & Artistic Director Richard Linklater’s seminal film Slacker.


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 Real Estate

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Austin Housing Sales

Texas Business reports:  Here is the latest information on the Austin housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.  


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Austin Housing Sales

Texas Business reports:  Here is the latest information on the Austin housing market from the  Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.  


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 Sports Business

Chronicle's Barron earns fitting honor: High School Football Hall adds longtime writer
Texas Business recommends this story by Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle:  Only in fits and spurts during David Barron's long tenure as a Texas newspaperman has he been assigned to cover high school football, but his career has been inextricably linked to the sport because of his contributions to another one of the state's institutions, Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine. Full Story »

 Texas Patent Of The Day

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Austin Men Invent Trojan Horse Detection System

Texas Business reports:  Three Austin men invented a method for detected malicious computer code. Mark Obrecht, Michael Tony Alagna and Andy Payne, all of Austin, received U.S. Patent 7,930,751 for “Method and apparatus for detecting malicious code in an information handling system.”

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