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 Texas Photo of the Day

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Donkey & Goats. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2012.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2012.


Torchmark Corporation Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Texas Business reports:  McKINNEY—Torchmark Corporation  announced changes to the company's executive leadership team.  Effective June 1, 2012, chairman and chief executive Mark S. McAndrew, with 32 years of service to Torchmark, will step down as chief executive.   

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 Food Service Industry

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Cupp's diner
Cupp's: Hamburgers Sell At The Diner For 83 Years

Texas Business reports: Everyone recognizes those two golden arches during moments of hunger. With so many options for a quick burger, how does Cupp’s, a local Waco old-fashioned hamburger shop that sits tucked away behind a Burger King, beat out all the cookie-cutter, chain competition?

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Bonnie J. Holman

 Government Contracts

Raytheon Wins $19.7 Million Army Tank Upgrade Contract

Texas Business reports: A McKinney firm won a $19.7 million contract to modernize army tanks, the U.S. Department of Defense announced.

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BAE Systems Completes Austin Manufacturing Center

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN, Texas—BAE Systems has completed construction of the company's new manufacturing center in Austin.

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 International Texas

Luminex Corporation Receives CE Mark for Newborn Screening Platform

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—Luminex Corporation received CE marking of both the xMAP NeoPlex4 Assay and NeoPlex System. 

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ALEC and ExxonMobil Push Loopholes in Fracking Chemical Disclosure Rule
The conservative nonprofit group ALEC has pushed industry-backed model legislation that lets oil and gas companies muddy the waters on disclosure of fracking chemicals. Full Story »
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Ohio’s Sunny Street Café Plans 40 Stores In Texas

Texas Business reports: COLUMBUS, Ohio—The breakfast-lunch chain Sunny Street Café signed a 40-store development agreement for Texas with Cafe Management Systems. 

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 Texas Patent Of The Day

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Kimberley Overton of Austin recently received U.S. Patent 8,104,654 for “Belt with Expandable Pouch.”
Patent: A Belt Pouch For Your Stuff & Drink While You Run & Exercise

Texas Business reports:  An Austin resident made a belt that expands, and holds your stuff while you run or engage in vigorous exercise. Kimberley Overton of Austin recently received U.S. Patent 8,104,654 for “Belt with Expandable Pouch.”

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