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 Texas Photo of the Day

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Crossing By The Boot. Photo by C.P. Gian. Copyright 2011.
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Photo by C.P. Gian. Copyright 2011.

 Agribusiness

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What's remarkable about this Washington County pasture, located about 75 miles northwest of Houston, is that there isn't any pasture whatsoever, not even stubble. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo by Travis Miller)
AgriLife agronomist: Stock for drought and plan for opportunities
Texas Business reports: COLLEGE STATION – Though large parts of Central and South Texas received substantial rains, producers should be careful about planning as if the drought were over, said a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert. Full Story »
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The High Plains has taken the lead in Texas dairy production in the past month. (Texas AgriLife Research photo by Kay Ledbetter)
High Plains takes over as leader in Texas dairy industry

Texas Business reports:  DALLAS – A new leader of Texas’ $1.5 billion dairy industry has emerged. Castro County displaced Erath County as the No. 1 milk producing county in the state in August, a Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialist said.

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 Executives

Bell Helicopter Announces Michael “Willy” Andersen as Vice President, V-22 Osprey Program

Texas Business reports:  FORT WORTH—Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company appointed  of Michael “Willy” D. Andersen as vice president and program director for of the V-22 Osprey and deputy director of the Bell-Boeing Program office.


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 Healthcare

California Firm Buys Houston Nursing Home, Amarillo Real Estate

Texas Business reports:  LTC Properties Inc. acquired, in a sale-lease back transaction, a skilled nursing property built in 2005 with 196 licensed beds in Pasadena, Texas, for a purchase price of $15,500,000.   Additionally, the company bought a vacant parcel of land in Amarillo, for a purchase price of $844,000 and entered into a commitment, in an amount not to exceed $8,250,000, to fund the construction of a 120-bed licensed skilled nursing property.

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 Legal

American International Industries Settles Claims With Texas Community Bank
Texas Business reports:  Houston and Kemah—American International Industries Inc.  sold its 287 acre property located in Dickinson, Texas, to Texas Community Bank N.A. as part of the settlement of lawsuit claims that American had against TXCB. Full Story »
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 Media

Removal of restrictions can decrease music piracy

Texas Business reports:  New research from Rice and Duke challenges conventional wisdom that removal of restrictions would increase piracy levels.


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 Music Industry

Removal of restrictions can decrease music piracy

Texas Business reports:  New research from Rice and Duke challenges conventional wisdom that removal of restrictions would increase piracy levels.


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 Service Industry

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An oversized homecoming mum, worn by Claire Adkison.
Homecoming Mums the Size of Texas

AUSTIN — What has two cowbells, 12 jingle bells, two miniature Barbie dolls, lights up and sings “Jesus Loves Me?” That would be the homecoming mum that Stephanie Tamburello made for her son’s date this year.

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 Sports Business

TCU accepts invitation to Big 12 Conference
Texas Business reports: TCU’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved Monday an invitation from the Big 12 to join the conference in all sports effective July 1, 2012. Full Story »
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 Texas Patent Of The Day

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U.S. Patent 8,011,730 for “Soldier Platform System.”
Patent: Soldier Platform System

Texas Business Patent Of The Day:  A Brazos Valley area man devised an observation and weapon platform for soldiers on moving vehicles. Kyle L. Greenwood of College Station received U.S. Patent 8,011,730 for “Soldier Platform System.”

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 Workforce

Chinese Immigrant Workers May Supplant Those From Mexico

Texas Business reports:  China in the not-too-distant future could well rival Mexico as one of the sources for low-wage workers coming into the United States, contends Dudley L. Poston Jr., a Texas A&M University sociologist who also directs the institution’s Asian studies program.


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