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Perfect Afternoon in Austin. | Perfect Afternoon in Austin, Karnegie Musa,
Perfect Afternoon in Austin. | Perfect Afternoon in Austin, Karnegie Musa,
Perfect Afternoon in Austin. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:02 am
South By Southwest Puts New Austin Bike-Sharing Program on a Roll

Austin’s fledging bike-sharing program, B-Cycle, took off during the 2014 South by Southwest festival, racking up nearly 17 times its normal usage and setting a U.S. daily bike-share usage record. Thanks largely to SXSW, Austin B-Cycle, just four months old, shows signs of rivaling San Antonio’s 3-year-old program. 

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Shelby Isbell For Reporting Texas - Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 12:02 am
Social Situation.  | Social Situation, Karnegie Musa.
Social Situation.  | Social Situation, Karnegie Musa.
Social Situation. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
Social Situation.  Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Monday, April 21, 2014 12:02 am
In Power Line Dispute, Rancher Questions Wiggle Room

RHOME — Johnny Vinson is not your typical underdog. At 82, he is a rancher who has sold more land than most rural Texans could imagine owning. And he has plenty left to stand on, including more than 3,500 acres in Wise County that have ample room for dozens of gas wells, grazing cattle, a ranch house and staff living quarters. 

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Jim Malewitz for the Texas Tribune - Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 3:30 pm
Wooden Horses & Leather Boots. | Wooden Horses & Leather Boots, Karnegie Musa,
Wooden Horses & Leather Boots. | Wooden Horses & Leather Boots, Karnegie Musa,
Wooden Horses & Leather Boots. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
Wooden Horses & Leather Boots. Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 3:09 pm
Synthetic collagen promotes natural clotting

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON – Synthetic collagen invented at Rice University may help wounds heal by directing the natural clotting of blood.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 4:07 pm
EPA Issues Greenhouse Gas Permit to $325 Million Houston-Area Facility

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON—This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit for the Lone Star NGL facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas, just west of Houston.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 4:05 pm
Railroad Crossing Shadow. | Railroad Crossing Shadow, Karnegie Musa,
Railroad Crossing Shadow. | Railroad Crossing Shadow, Karnegie Musa,
Railroad Crossing Shadow. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:17 pm
Former Employee at Desoto’s Medistat Group Associates Sentenced for Role in Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

Texas Business reports: DALLAS — Jerry C. Bullard, 57, of Mesquite, Texas, was sentenced this afternoon, by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay, to 33 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $317,779 in restitution, following his guilty plea in February 2012 to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud.  Bullard worked in the durable medical equipment department of Medistat Group Associates, Inc., an association of health care providers in Desoto, Texas. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:26 pm
S&P Wins $21.8 Million San Marcos Schools Contract

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN—The San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District awarded a $21.8 million contract to Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) for major renovations and upgrades to six of its facilities. Work will include renovations for energy efficiency, handicap accessibility, interior and exterior upgrades, and site improvements as well as construction of additional new space. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:02 am
Abandoned Bridge at San Gabriel River. | Karnegie Musa, San Gabriel River, Abandoned Bridge,
Abandoned Bridge at San Gabriel River. | Karnegie Musa, San Gabriel River, Abandoned Bridge,
Abandoned Bridge at San Gabriel River. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 12:02 am
Synthetic collagen promotes natural clotting

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON – Synthetic collagen invented at Rice University may help wounds heal by directing the natural clotting of blood.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 12:02 am
Goals, Saves and Circuits Propel UT Robot Soccer Club

Five toddler-sized robots shuffle toward the net, pursuing a red sphere slightly larger than a baseball, intent on pushing it across the goal line. A few stumble, some veer away. But one persistent player taps the ball just far enough – goal! 

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Chris Hummer For Reporting Texas - Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:40 am
Fort Worth’s Elbit Systems Wins $12.2 Million Helicopter Signal Contract

Texas Business reports: A Fort Worth firm won a $12.2 million defense contract, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:02 am
Lunchtime in Austin.  | Lunchtime in Austin, C.P. Gian,
Lunchtime in Austin.  | Lunchtime in Austin, C.P. Gian,
Lunchtime in Austin. Photo by C.P.Gian. Copyright 2014.
Lunchtime in Austin.  Full Story »
Photo by C.P.Gian. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:02 am
Best Texas Songs: The Short List
Best Texas Songs: The Short List
Shake Russell
Best Texas Songs: The Short List
If you're new to Texas, you better know Texas music.  If you grew up in Texas and you don't know at least these or Pat Green, Dixie Chicks or T Bone Burnett, may a  horned toad snuggle in your boots and a Texas tarantula crawl across you when you sleep.  Full Story »
Alan Nelson - Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 11:22 am
Stone Wall & Cactus in Williamson County. | Stone Wall, Cactus, Williamson County, Karnegie Musa,
Stone Wall & Cactus in Williamson County. | Stone Wall, Cactus, Williamson County, Karnegie Musa,
Stone Wall & Cactus in WIlliamson County. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
Stone Wall & Cactus in Williamson County. Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:38 am
Old Drilling Logs Help Researchers Map Brackish Water

Daniel Ortuño pulled a small piece of Texas history from a shelf in a building at the University of Texas at Austin. The yellowing piece of paper said that on Dec. 19, 1951, John L. Boyd began drilling a 1,350-foot-deep oil well through 17 layers of shale and limestone in Crockett County in southwest Texas.


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Jim Malewitz for the Texas Tribune - Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 7:33 am
Texas to Give $2.2 Million to Texas A&M University Wind Energy Center

Texas Business reports: The Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) will advance $2.2 million to the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Wind Energy Center for a collaborative project that brings together researchers from universities across the state to develop and increase the capacity of offshore wind energy technology, and help bring it to market. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:10 pm
Farmers fighting wind erosion and continued drought

Texas Business reports: COLLEGE STATION – During the first week of April, parts of the North, East, Central and Rolling Plains regions received from 0.5 inch to 2 inches of rain, according the National Weather Service and reports from Texas A&M extension service personnel. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:05 pm
Texas Expands Closure of Oyster Harvesting Due to Algae

Texas Business reports: The Texas Department of State Health Services is temporarily closing bays along the Texas coast from Matagorda Bay to Corpus Christi Bay to the harvesting of oysters, clams and mussels because of elevated levels of an algae that can produce a toxin in some shellfish. DSHS previously closed the Galveston Bay system to harvesting effective March 13 for the same reason. Commercial and recreational harvesters should not harvest oysters, clams or mussels from these areas until further notice. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 3:47 pm
TEXAS TOURISM - Ozymandias: A King, a Poem and a Concrete Statue in a Cow Pasture | lub_txbz,
TEXAS TOURISM - Ozymandias: A King, a Poem and a Concrete Statue in a Cow Pasture

Eleven miles south of Amarillo, just off of Interstate 27, lie the ruins of an ancient monument. Two huge, disembodied legs are all that is left of the statue. At least, that’s what you’re supposed to be fooled into thinking.

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Eva Lorraine Molina for Reporting Texas - Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 3:46 pm
Goals, Saves and Circuits Propel UT Robot Soccer Club

Five toddler-sized robots shuffle toward the net, pursuing a red sphere slightly larger than a baseball, intent on pushing it across the goal line. A few stumble, some veer away. But one persistent player taps the ball just far enough – goal! 

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Chris Hummer For Reporting Texas - Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 11:35 am
Addison’s Lone Star Aerospace Wins $8.7 Boost to War Game Studies

Texas Business reports: An Addison firm won an $8.7 million boost to a defense contract, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 12:02 am
Regulations Could Harm Texas' Bid for Tesla Plant

Gov. Rick Perry, far from shy in his efforts to reel in jobs from other states — especially California — often declares Texas “wide open for business.” 

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Jim Malewitz for the Texas Tribune - Posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014 11:40 am
Regulations Could Harm Texas' Bid for Tesla Plant

Gov. Rick Perry, far from shy in his efforts to reel in jobs from other states — especially California — often declares Texas “wide open for business.” 

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Jim Malewitz for the Texas Tribune - Posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014 11:40 am
Texas to Give $2.2 Million to Texas A&M University Wind Energy Center

Texas Business reports: The Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) will advance $2.2 million to the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Wind Energy Center for a collaborative project that brings together researchers from universities across the state to develop and increase the capacity of offshore wind energy technology, and help bring it to market. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014 11:38 am
Fort Hood Briefing | kil_tem_fth_txbz,
Fort Hood Briefing | kil_tem_fth_txbz,
Fort Hood Briefing
Fort Hood Briefing Full Story »
USDOD - Posted: Saturday, April 5, 2014 7:25 am
Farmhouse backyard in Brenham, Texas.  | Farmhouse Backyard in Brenham, Texas, C.P. Gian,
Farmhouse backyard in Brenham, Texas.  | Farmhouse Backyard in Brenham, Texas, C.P. Gian,
Farmhouse backyard in Brenham, Texas. Photo by C.P.Gian. Copyright 2014.
Farmhouse backyard in Brenham, Texas.  Full Story »
Photo by C.P.Gian. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 12:02 am
Antiques & Pickles in Boerne, Texas.  | Antiques & Pickles,Boerne,Texas, C.P. Gian,
Antiques & Pickles in Boerne, Texas.  | Antiques & Pickles,Boerne,Texas, C.P. Gian,
Antiques & Pickles in Boerne, Texas. Photo by C.P. Gian. Copyright 2014.
Antiques & Pickles in Boerne, Texas.  Full Story »
Photo by C.P. Gian. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 12:02 am
Pudge Rodriguez joins Fox Sports Southwest

Texas Business reports: Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, one of Major League Baseball's all-time greatest catchers and a member of the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame, has joined FOX Sports Southwest as an analyst on RANGERS LIVE pre and postgame coverage. The announcement was made by FOX Sports Southwest Senior Vice President and General Manager Jon Heidtke. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 10:18 pm
Texas Expands Closure of Oyster Harvesting Due to Algae

Texas Business reports: The Texas Department of State Health Services is temporarily closing bays along the Texas coast from Matagorda Bay to Corpus Christi Bay to the harvesting of oysters, clams and mussels because of elevated levels of an algae that can produce a toxin in some shellfish. DSHS previously closed the Galveston Bay system to harvesting effective March 13 for the same reason. Commercial and recreational harvesters should not harvest oysters, clams or mussels from these areas until further notice. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 10:14 pm
Rummaging in Roundtop, Texas.  | Rummaging in Roundtop, Texas, C.P. Gian,
Rummaging in Roundtop, Texas.  | Rummaging in Roundtop, Texas, C.P. Gian,
Rummaging in Roundtop, Texas. Photo by C.P.Gian. Copyright 2014.
Rummaging in Roundtop, Texas.  Full Story »
Photo by C.P.Gian. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 9:44 am
Arming U.S. Agents in Mexico Stalling Trade Agreement

LAREDO — Call it one of the most heralded binational agreements between the United States and Mexico you have probably never heard of.

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Julián Aguilar for Texas Tribune - Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 9:06 am
Immigrant entrepreneurs contribute significantly to Texas’ economy.

From 2006 to 2010, there were 256,849 new immigrant business owners in Texas, and in 2010, 24.9 percent of all business owners in Texas were foreign-born. Furthermore, from 2007 to 2010, immigrants in Texas founded around 31.3 percent—almost one in three—of all new businesses in the state.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 9:04 am
TEXAS TOURISM - Ozymandias: A King, a Poem and a Concrete Statue in a Cow Pasture | amar_txbz,
TEXAS TOURISM - Ozymandias: A King, a Poem and a Concrete Statue in a Cow Pasture

Eleven miles south of Amarillo, just off of Interstate 27, lie the ruins of an ancient monument. Two huge, disembodied legs are all that is left of the statue. At least, that’s what you’re supposed to be fooled into thinking.

 Full Story »
Eva Lorraine Molina for Reporting Texas - Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 8:56 am
To Frame an Apartment.  | To Frame an Apartment, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
To Frame an Apartment.  | To Frame an Apartment, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
To Frame an Apartment. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
To Frame an Apartment.  Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:02 am
Roast Pig.  | Roast Pig, Karnegie Musa, Musa, Muse, Karnegie,
Roast Pig.  | Roast Pig, Karnegie Musa, Musa, Muse, Karnegie,
Roast Pig. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
Roast Pig.  Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 9:56 am
Regulations Could Harm Texas' Bid for Tesla Plant

Gov. Rick Perry, far from shy in his efforts to reel in jobs from other states — especially California — often declares Texas “wide open for business.” 

 Full Story »
Jim Malewitz for the Texas Tribune - Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:02 am
Ice Cream Time.  | Ice Cream Time, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
Ice Cream Time.  | Ice Cream Time, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
Ice Cream Time. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
Ice Cream Time.  Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:02 am
Rechecking the Closed Sign In Luling, Texas.  | Rechecking the Closed Sign in Luling, Texas, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
Rechecking the Closed Sign In Luling, Texas.  | Rechecking the Closed Sign in Luling, Texas, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
Rechecking the Closed Sign In Luling, Texas. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
Rechecking the Closed Sign In Luling, Texas.  Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:02 am
Pudge Rodriguez joins Fox Sports Southwest

Texas Business reports: Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, one of Major League Baseball's all-time greatest catchers and a member of the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame, has joined FOX Sports Southwest as an analyst on RANGERS LIVE pre and postgame coverage. The announcement was made by FOX Sports Southwest Senior Vice President and General Manager Jon Heidtke. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:38 am
Changing the Menu at the Lone Star Cafe in Georgetown, Texas.  | Changing the Menu, Lonestar Cafe, Georgetown, Texas, Karnegie, Musa, muse, Karnegie Musa,
Changing the Menu at the Lone Star Cafe in Georgetown, Texas.  | Changing the Menu, Lonestar Cafe, Georgetown, Texas, Karnegie, Musa, muse, Karnegie Musa,
Changing the Menu at the Lone Star Cafe in Georgetown, Texas. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
Changing the Menu at the Lone Star Cafe in Georgetown, Texas.  Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:02 am
Arming U.S. Agents in Mexico Stalling Trade Agreement

LAREDO — Call it one of the most heralded binational agreements between the United States and Mexico you have probably never heard of.

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Julián Aguilar for Texas Tribune - Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 10:58 am
Empty Library.
Empty Library.
Empty Library. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
Empty Library. Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2014 4:50 pm
Immigrant entrepreneurs contribute significantly to Texas’ economy.

From 2006 to 2010, there were 256,849 new immigrant business owners in Texas, and in 2010, 24.9 percent of all business owners in Texas were foreign-born. Furthermore, from 2007 to 2010, immigrants in Texas founded around 31.3 percent—almost one in three—of all new businesses in the state.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2014 1:53 am
Reserved Seating at City Market in Luling, Texas.  | Reserved Seating, City Market, Luling, Texas, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
Reserved Seating at City Market in Luling, Texas.  | Reserved Seating, City Market, Luling, Texas, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
Reserved Seating at City Market in Luling, Texas. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
Reserved Seating at City Market in Luling, Texas.  Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014 12:02 am
Researchers Add Economic Perspective to Water Forecasting

Texas Business reports: Water is a life-sustaining commodity with no substitute, and the demand for it only will increase alongside the world’s population. Institutions that monitor water use are researching ways to extend the water supply. Enter UTEP Professor of Economics Tom Fullerton. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014 12:02 am
Texas Comptroller Office Distributes $553 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN--The Texas Comptroller's Office announced that state sales tax revenue in February was $2.2 billion, up 5.8 percent compared to February 2013. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 7:40 pm
The Lasalle Group Names Joseph E. Jasmon as Chief Operating Officer | dal_ftw_txbz,
The Lasalle Group Names Joseph E. Jasmon as Chief Operating Officer

Texas Business reports: IRVING—The Lasalle Group Inc., a provider of memory care, appointed Joseph E. Jasmon as the company’s first chief operating officer.   

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:53 am
Leopard Boots & Crayola Fuschia Purse.  | Leopard Boots, Crayola Fuschia Purse, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
Leopard Boots & Crayola Fuschia Purse.  | Leopard Boots, Crayola Fuschia Purse, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
Leopard Boots & Crayola Fuschia Purse. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
Leopard Boots & Crayola Fuschia Purse.  Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:02 am
San Antonio’s Shore Terminals Wins $32.3 Million Energy Storage Contract

Texas Business reports:  A San Antonio firm won a $32.3 million military contract, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:02 am
DSHS Closes Galveston Bay to Oyster Harvesting

Texas Business reports: The Texas Department of State Health Services is temporarily closing all of the Galveston Bay system to the harvesting of oysters, clams and mussels because of elevated levels of an algae that can produce a toxin in some shellfish. Commercial and recreational harvesters should not harvest oysters, clams or mussels from Galveston Bay until further notice.


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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:11 pm
UT Austin to Become Partner in Construction of World’s Largest Telescope

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN—The University of Texas System Board of Regents Friday authorized UT Austin to spend $50 million in research reserves to participate in building the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will be the world’s largest telescope when it’s completed in 2020.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 3:35 pm
Austin Natural Pet Food Company Moves to Become a National Brand

In less than four years, Austin-based Nulo has grown from premium pet food startup to a regional brand available at Texas Whole Foods Markets and some other retailers.


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Joseph Baucum for Reporting Texas - Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:02 am
The Postman Cometh.  | Postman Cometh, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse,
The Postman Cometh.  | Postman Cometh, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse,
The Postman Cometh. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
The Postman Cometh.  Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:02 am
TxDOT Launches New Technology to Reduce Congestion for Travelers Headed to Port Aransas During Busy Spring Break

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN — As vacationers take to roads during the busy Spring Break period, the Texas Department of Transportation is using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology to reduce congestion at the Port Aransas ferry crossing near Corpus Christi. Using signals emitted by Bluetooth- and Wi-Fi-enabled devices, ferry wait times will be calculated and posted on changeable message boards for drivers traveling to Mustang Island and Port Aransas.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:11 pm
State To Do $700 Million Rebuild of Corpus Christi Bridge

Texas Business reports: CORPUS CHRISTI--Reconstruction of the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi took another step forward recently with the Texas Transportation Commission’s approval to seek a design-build contractor.  

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:09 pm
Cotton acres expected to be way up over 2013

Texas Business reports:  COLLEGE STATION – From all indications, 2014 Texas cotton plantings will be a double-digit percentage increase over those in 2013, according to a Texas A&M extension service agronomist. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:05 pm
Photos at Fat Ho Burgers. | Photos at Fat Ho Burgers, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
Photos at Fat Ho Burgers. | Photos at Fat Ho Burgers, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
Photos at Fat Ho Burgers. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:02 am
Amarillo’s Bell-Boeing Wins $76.1 Million Military Contract Boost

Texas Business reports:  An Amarillo firm won a $76.1 million contract increase on Osprey military craft, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:02 am
State To Do $700 Million Rebuild of Corpus Christi Bridge

Texas Business reports: CORPUS CHRISTI--Reconstruction of the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi took another step forward recently with the Texas Transportation Commission’s approval to seek a design-build contractor.  

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 7:51 am
Bluebonnet Departure. | Bluebonnet Departure, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse,
Bluebonnet Departure. | Bluebonnet Departure, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse,
Bluebonnet Departure. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 12:02 am
UT Austin to Become Partner in Construction of World’s Largest Telescope

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN—The University of Texas System Board of Regents Friday authorized UT Austin to spend $50 million in research reserves to participate in building the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will be the world’s largest telescope when it’s completed in 2020.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 12:02 am
TxDOT Launches New Technology to Reduce Congestion for Travelers Headed to Port Aransas During Busy Spring Break

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN — As vacationers take to roads during the busy Spring Break period, the Texas Department of Transportation is using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology to reduce congestion at the Port Aransas ferry crossing near Corpus Christi. Using signals emitted by Bluetooth- and Wi-Fi-enabled devices, ferry wait times will be calculated and posted on changeable message boards for drivers traveling to Mustang Island and Port Aransas.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Sunday, March 9, 2014 6:15 pm
Noting the Surburban Green Bottle Tree.  | Noting the Suburban Green Bottle Tree, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
Noting the Surburban Green Bottle Tree.  | Noting the Suburban Green Bottle Tree, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
Noting the Surburban Green Bottle Tree. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
Noting the Surburban Green Bottle Tree.  Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Sunday, March 9, 2014 2:04 pm
Fort Worth’s Lockheed Wins $7.6 Million Boost To United Kingdom Jet Fighter Contract

Texas Business reports: A Fort Worth firm won a $7.6 million boost to a fighter jet contract, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Sunday, March 9, 2014 12:35 pm
Gruene Hall.  | Gruene Hall, Karnegie Musa, Karnegie, Musa, muse,
Gruene Hall.  | Gruene Hall, Karnegie Musa, Karnegie, Musa, muse,
Gruene Hall. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Saturday, March 8, 2014 8:06 pm
Amarillo’s Bell-Boeing Wins $351 Contract Boost

Texas Business reports:  An Amarillo firm won a $351 million contract boost to a military contract, according to the U.S. Department of  Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:02 am
Rice University lab builds rig to evaluate oil, gas wells in fracturing operations

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—A tabletop device invented at Rice University can tell how efficiently a nanoparticle would travel through a well and may provide a wealth of information for oil and gas producers. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 7:43 am
The Weirding Tree in Cameron Park.  | Weirding Tree in Cameron Park, Karnegie Musa, Musa, Muse,
The Weirding Tree in Cameron Park.  | Weirding Tree in Cameron Park, Karnegie Musa, Musa, Muse,
The Weirding Tree in Cameron Park. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
The Weirding Tree in Cameron Park.  Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12:02 am
State To Do $700 Million Rebuild of Corpus Christi Bridge

Texas Business reports: CORPUS CHRISTI--Reconstruction of the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi took another step forward recently with the Texas Transportation Commission’s approval to seek a design-build contractor.  

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12:02 am
Most peaches, other fruits, probably not damaged by freeze

Texas Business reports: COLLEGE STATION – The buds of many peach and other fruit trees were not open enough to be damaged by the latest cold front that stormed through Texas, according to a Texas A&M extension service expert. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 2:01 pm
Godley, Texas.  | Godley, Texas, Karnegie Musa, Musa, Karnegie, muse,
Godley, Texas.  | Godley, Texas, Karnegie Musa, Musa, Karnegie, muse,
Godley, Texas. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
Godley, Texas.  Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:31 am
Godley, Texas.  | Godley, Texas, Karnegie Musa, Musa, Karnegie, muse,
Godley, Texas.  | Godley, Texas, Karnegie Musa, Musa, Karnegie, muse,
Godley, Texas. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:31 am
McCarthy Wins $1.8 Million Renovation Project for Children’s Medical Center Dallas

Texas Business reports: DALLAS—McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a Texas builder for 35 years, was recently awarded a $1.8 million project by Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the sixth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:02 am
Retail Sales Growth Slows

Texas Business reports: Retail sales signaled continued growth in February, albeit at a slower pace, according to business executives responding to the Texas Retail Outlook Survey. The sales index remained in positive territory but plunged from 20.7 to 5, its lowest reading in seven months. Inventories rose at a slower pace than in January. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014 12:07 pm
Rice University lab builds rig to evaluate oil, gas wells in fracturing operations

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—A tabletop device invented at Rice University can tell how efficiently a nanoparticle would travel through a well and may provide a wealth of information for oil and gas producers. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014 12:02 am
McKinney’s Raytheon Wins $9.4 Million Defense Order

Texas Business reports:  A McKinney firm won a $9.4 million weapon order, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Sunday, March 2, 2014 12:02 am
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Coming Into Home Stretch.  | Coming Into Home Stretch. Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:02 am
Fort Worth’s Rockwell Collins-ESA Wins $12.2 Million Defense Order Boost

Texas Business reports:  A Fort Worth firm won a $12.2 million military contract change, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:02 am
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Entropy. | Entropy, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014 12:02 am
McKinney’s Ratheon Wins $14.3 Million Repair Part Order

Texas Business reports:  A McKinney firm won a $14.3 million order for aircraft repair parts, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014 12:02 am
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Snow Plows in the Mirror are Closer Than They Appear. | Snowplows in the Mirror are closer than they appear, Karnegie Musa, musa, muse,
Snow Plows in the Mirror are Closer Than They Appear. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 4:22 pm
Retail Sales Growth Slows

Texas Business reports: Retail sales signaled continued growth in February, albeit at a slower pace, according to business executives responding to the Texas Retail Outlook Survey. The sales index remained in positive territory but plunged from 20.7 to 5, its lowest reading in seven months. Inventories rose at a slower pace than in January. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:02 am
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East of Abilene. | East of Abilene, Karnegie Musa, musa, muse, Karnegie,
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 3:08 pm
Texas Manufacturing Picks Up Again but Less Optimism in Outlook
Texas Business reports: Texas factory activity increased for the tenth month in a row in February, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose from 7.1 to 10.8, indicating output grew at a slightly stronger pace than in January.  Full Story »
TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 2:23 pm
Crop prospects not good at this time

Texas Business reports: COLLEGE STATION – Dry topsoil and low subsoil moisture, along with cooler than normal soil temperatures, are having a chilling effect on spring planting, said Travis Miller, Texas A&M extension service agronomist and Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences associate department head, College Station. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 2:20 pm
Texas Service Sector Activity Expands but at a Slower Pace

Texas Business reports: Texas service sector activity continued to reflect expansion in February, according to business executives responding to the Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey. The revenue index, a key measure of state service sector conditions, remained positive but fell from 18.1 to 9.8. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1:56 pm
Fort Worth’s Alcon Laboratories Wins $23.4 Million Contract Change

Texas Business reports:  A Fort Worth firm won a $23.4 million change to a military contract, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:11 am
Texas Manufacturing Picks Up Again but Less Optimism in Outlook
Texas Business reports: Texas factory activity increased for the tenth month in a row in February, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose from 7.1 to 10.8, indicating output grew at a slightly stronger pace than in January.  Full Story »
TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 9:14 pm
Texas A&M System Continues $450 Million Redevelopment of Kyle Field

Texas Business reports: COLLEGE STATION, Texas— Kyle Field is currently undergoing a $450 million redevelopment project that began immediately following the last home game of the 2013 Texas A&M football season. It is one of the most famous venues in college football. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 12:02 am
Occidental Petroleum to Split, Move Headquarters to Houston.

Texas Business reports: LOS ANGELES—Occidental Petroleum Corporation today announced it6 would separate into two businesses and move the headquarters of Occidental Petroleum to Houston. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 3:56 pm
On Border, Flowers an Unlikely Form of Contraband

EL PASO — The flowers that decorate offices, homes and restaurants along the Mexico border have been inspected as closely at border crossings as many door panels and car trunks, well-known hiding places used by drug mules to export heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

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Julián Aguilar for Texas Tribune - Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 3:15 pm
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Alley in Lubbock, Texas.  | Alley in Lubbock, Texas, Karnegie Musa, Musa, Karnegie, muse,
Alley in Lubbock, Texas. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:52 pm
UT Southwestern launches Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Texas Business reports:  DALLAS—UT Southwestern Medical Center will establish a Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research that supports and conducts high-quality research comparing the outcomes and effectiveness of different strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions to improve patient care. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 4:50 pm
102-Year-Old Texas Theater in McGregor, Texas. | 102-Year-old Theater in McGregor, Texas, Karnegie, Musa, Muse, Karnegie Musa,
102-Year-Old Texas Theater in McGregor, Texas. | 102-Year-old Theater in McGregor, Texas, Karnegie, Musa, Muse, Karnegie Musa,
102-Year-Old Texas Theater in McGregor, Texas. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:34 am
Whistlestop Grill in Gorman, Texas.  | Whistlestop Grill in Gorman, Texas, Karnegie Musa, Karnegie, Musa, muse,
Whistlestop Grill in Gorman, Texas.  | Whistlestop Grill in Gorman, Texas, Karnegie Musa, Karnegie, Musa, muse,
Whistlestop Grill in Gorman, Texas. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:02 am
McKinney’s Raytheon Wins $9.5 Million Defense Contract Change

Texas Business reports:  A McKinney firm recently won a $9.5 million boost to an existing military contract, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:02 am
TxDOT, San Antonio Transportation Leaders Unveil Plan for More Than $800 Million to Fund Major Road Projects

Texas Business reports:  SAN ANTONIO—Noting San Antonio drivers waste more than 40 million hours annually sitting in traffic on some regional roadways, the Texas Department of Transportation, the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority, VIA Metropolitan Transit, city of San Antonio and Bexar County leaders today unveiled a plan to allocate more than $800 million to fund expansions of I-10, US 281 and Loop 1604. 


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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 11:35 am