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McCarthy Wins $41 Million in Fort Worth City Contracts

Texas Business reports:  FORT WORTH—McCarthy Building Companies Inc. won two projects with the city of Fort Worth: The Hemphill Street Connector project and the Village Creek Peak Flow Storage project. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:22 am
Texas Manufacturing Activity Picks Up Pace

Texas Business reports: Texas factory activity increased again in June, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose from 11 to 15.5, indicating output grew at a faster pace than in May. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:36 am
Nebraska Firm Wins $1.8 Million Fort Hood Airport Contract
Texas Business reports: OMAHA, Nebraska— G4S Technology, a security and communications firm,  recently won a $1.8M contract to upgrade security for the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport.  Full Story »
TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:34 am
Texas Comptroller's Office Study Shows Expensive School Construction Costs

Texas Business reports: An analysis of new school construction costs released by the Texas Comptroller’s office today shows the cost for some campuses varied by nearly $200 per square foot. And though there were different factors for the variances, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is making policy recommendations to help school districts and taxpayers monitor construction efficiency and compare costs.


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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 1:44 pm
Texas Gives $3.9 Million for California Omnitracs Headquarters Relocation

Texas Business reports:  Texas plans to give $3.9 million to a California firm to relocate from San Diego to Dallas. The money is packaged as a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment in  Omnitracs LLC, which is relocating its headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 1:41 pm
Rice’s silicon oxide memories catch manufacturers’ eye

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—Rice University’s breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high-density, next-generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production, thanks to a refinement that will allow manufacturers to fabricate devices at room temperature with conventional production methods.


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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:04 pm
Fallen Pillars.  | Fallen Pillars, Karnegie Musa,
Fallen Pillars.  | Fallen Pillars, Karnegie Musa,
Fallen Pillars. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:03 pm
Texas Manufacturing Activity Picks Up Pace

Texas Business reports: Texas factory activity increased again in June, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, rose from 11 to 15.5, indicating output grew at a faster pace than in May. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:02 am
Karlin Real Estate Opens Dallas Office

Texas Business reports:  Los Angeles-based Karlin Real Estate has opened an office in Dallas, TX, to focus on growing the firm’s debt and equity investment platforms in Texas and the Southwest.   

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 11:50 am
Texas Comptroller's Office Study Shows Expensive School Construction Costs

Texas Business reports: An analysis of new school construction costs released by the Texas Comptroller’s office today shows the cost for some campuses varied by nearly $200 per square foot. And though there were different factors for the variances, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is making policy recommendations to help school districts and taxpayers monitor construction efficiency and compare costs.


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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 10:54 am
If Edward Hopper was at the Pecan Street Cafe Today. | aust_txbz, Edward Hopper, Pecan Street Cafe, Karnegie Musa,
If Edward Hopper was at the Pecan Street Cafe Today. | aust_txbz, Edward Hopper, Pecan Street Cafe, Karnegie Musa,
If Edward Hopper was at the Pecan Street Cafe Today. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
If Edward Hopper was at the Pecan Street Cafe Today. Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 4:44 pm
Slowdown Could Be Ahead for Advanced Economies Outside of U.S.
Texas Business reports: The pace of global growth (excluding the U.S.) remained unchanged in first quarter 2014. Real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in both the advanced economies (ex. U.S.) and emerging economies maintained the same pace as in fourth quarter 2013. However, recent indicators of economic activity point to a slowdown in the advanced economies (ex. U.S.) and an acceleration in the emerging economies.   Full Story »
TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5:14 pm
San Antonio’s URS Wins $10.8 Million Guantanamo Bay Navy Order

Texas Business reports: A San Antonio firm won a $10.8 million water plant order, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 12:01 am
Houston’s Kellogg Brown Wins $56.5 Million Defense Contract Boost

Texas Business reports:  A Houston firm won a $56.5 million contract change, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 12:02 am
Gatesville’s Etcon Wins $25.4 Million Contract Change

Texas Business reports: A Gatesville firm won a $25.4 million boost to a defense contract, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 12:01 am
Construction on Rio Grande Street. | Construction on Rio Grande Street, Karnegie Musa, aust_txbz,
Construction on Rio Grande Street. | Construction on Rio Grande Street, Karnegie Musa, aust_txbz,
Construction on Rio Grande Street. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 2:35 pm
EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for $800 Million Houston Plant

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to ONEOK Hydrocarbon. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 2:06 pm
Traveling Scissors Salesman Builds a Business with an Edge

To most people, scissors are just a tool for cutting. But for Aaron Ko, they have been the foundation of a promising enterprise. 

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Keneshia Colwell For Reporting Texas - Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 8:38 pm
Hotel Ella, Austin, Texas.  | Karnegie Musa, Hotel Ella, aust_txbz,
Hotel Ella, Austin, Texas.  | Karnegie Musa, Hotel Ella, aust_txbz,
Hotel Ella, Austin, Texas. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 1:34 pm
Grist Mill in Gruene, Texas.  | Grist Mill, Gruene, Texas, Karnegie Musa,
Grist Mill in Gruene, Texas.  | Grist Mill, Gruene, Texas, Karnegie Musa,
Grist Mill in Gruene, Texas. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 9:03 pm
Houston’s BP Energy Wins $42 Million Defense Contract

Texas Business reports:  A Houston firm won a $42.8 million energy contract, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 8:47 pm
Rolling Down Sixth Street in Austin, Texas. | aust_txbz,
Rolling Down Sixth Street in Austin, Texas. | aust_txbz,
Rolling Down Sixth Street in Austin, Texas. Rolling Down Sixth Street in Austin, Texas.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 11:01 am
Cost of Hepatitis Drug Raises Questions About Access

A new treatment for hepatitis C is considered a breakthrough for people with the liver disease. But the high cost of the drug — about $1,000 a pill — has complicated efforts to get the medication to Texans who receive government-subsidized health care.

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Alexa Ura for the Texas Tribune - Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 10:49 am
EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Permit for 1.2 Billion Brazoria Plant

Texas Business reports: DALLAS—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to C3 Petrochemicals LLC in Alvin, Texas. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 10:47 am
Bicycle with Sage. | Bicycle with Sage, Karnegie Musa,
Bicycle with Sage. | Bicycle with Sage, Karnegie Musa,
Bicycle with Sage. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2013.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2013. - Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 4:39 pm
EPA gives final approval to OxyChem Texas plant

Texas Business reports: DALLAS—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permits to Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) in Ingleside, TX. OxyChem’s permit allows the company to build an ethylene cracker.    

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 11:33 pm
Texas Manufacturing Grows but at a Slower Pace

Texas Business reports: Texas factory activity increased again in May, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, fell from 24.7 to 11, indicating output grew but not strongly as in April.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:02 am
Cost of Hepatitis Drug Raises Questions About Access

A new treatment for hepatitis C is considered a breakthrough for people with the liver disease. But the high cost of the drug — about $1,000 a pill — has complicated efforts to get the medication to Texans who receive government-subsidized health care.

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Alexa Ura for the Texas Tribune - Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:02 am
Tree Admires Itself in Glass Near Park Lane.  | Tree admires itself in glass near Park Lane, Karnegie Musa,
Tree Admires Itself in Glass Near Park Lane.  | Tree admires itself in glass near Park Lane, Karnegie Musa,
Tree Admires Itself in Glass Near Park Lane. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:02 am
Could Micro-Apartments Help Ease Austin’s Housing Crunch?

Micro-apartments, roughly the size of a two-car garage, have been making waves as a new housing option in some East and West Coast cities, but will the trend make its way to Austin? As more young people move to Austin, some city leaders say the tiny apartments could become an affordable option for a city where the cost of housing keeps rising. 

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Emily Compton For Reporting Texas - Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:08 am
Grand Prairie’s Lockheed Wins $212 Million Defense Contract Boost

Texas Business reports: A DFW-area firm won a $212.3 million contract increase for a foreign weapons contract, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:00 am
Eis House & Upstairs Inn, Hico, Texas.  | Eis House, Upstairs Inn, Karnegie Musa,
Eis House & Upstairs Inn, Hico, Texas.  | Eis House, Upstairs Inn, Karnegie Musa,
Eis House & Upstairs Inn, Hico, Texas. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:02 am
Avenue Q & Broadway, Lubbock, Texas. | lub_txbz, Karnegie Musa, Broadway, Avenue Q,
Avenue Q & Broadway, Lubbock, Texas. | lub_txbz, Karnegie Musa, Broadway, Avenue Q,
Avenue Q & Broadway, Lubbock, Texas. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Monday, May 26, 2014 3:20 pm
Corpus Christi Doctor Heads to Prison for Fraudulent Health Care Billing Scheme

Texas Business reports: CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas—Roque Joel Ramirez, 48, of Robstown, has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of mail fraud in connection with his scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid through fraudulent billings, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 12:22 pm
Vacant Juvenile Facility Costing $100,000 Monthly

More than a year after lawmakers told the state juvenile justice agency to shutter a facility to save money, the aging Corsicana Residential Treatment Facility remains open at a cost of some $100,000 a month to taxpayers. There are no youths there, just 25 employees who are awaiting word from lawmakers looking for ways to salvage the decrepit institution that once housed mentally ill youth offenders. 

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Terri Langford of the Texas Tribune - Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 7:37 pm
Could Micro-Apartments Help Ease Austin’s Housing Crunch?

Micro-apartments, roughly the size of a two-car garage, have been making waves as a new housing option in some East and West Coast cities, but will the trend make its way to Austin? As more young people move to Austin, some city leaders say the tiny apartments could become an affordable option for a city where the cost of housing keeps rising. 

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Emily Compton For Reporting Texas - Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:02 am
Fort Worth’s Lockheed Wins $7.2 Million Thailand, Pakistan F-16 Contract Change

Texas Business reports:  FORT WORTH—A Fort Worth firm won a 7.2 million defense contract boost, according to the U.S. Department of  Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:02 am
McKinney’s Raytheon Wins $50 Million Contract Boost

Texas Business reports:  A McKinney firm won a $50 million military contract change, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:02 am
Allen Retail Strip Sells

Texas Business reports:  Bethany Center, a 10,000-square-foot retail center located in Allen at the northwest corner of Bethany Blvd. and Hwy. 5, sold for an undisclosed amount.

It was sold through a partnership controlled by real estate developers Roger Gault of Gault Co. and Robert Gunby of RTG Capital LLC. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 2:21 pm
Virginia Firm Wins $14.9 Million Fort Hood Contract

Texas Business reports: FORT HOOD, Texas—A Virginia firm won a $14.9 million information technology contract at Fort Hood. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:35 am
El Paso’s Mirador Wins $45 Million Defense Contract

Texas Business reports: EL PASO—An El Paso firm won a $45 million military contract, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Sunday, May 4, 2014 12:04 am
Houston’s Shell Marine Wins $14.9 Million Contract Change

Texas Business reports: A Houston firm won a major change to an existing defense contract, the U.S. Department of Defense announced. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Saturday, May 3, 2014 12:02 am
Texas Inflation Rates

Texas Business reports: The Trimmed Mean PCE inflation rate for March was an annualized 1.9 percent. According to the BEA, the overall PCE inflation rate for March was 2.3 percent, annualized, while the inflation rate for PCE excluding food and energy was 2.1 percent. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 2:49 pm
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: Thursday, May 1, 2014 2:38 pm
Eagle Ford Shale Oil Boom Leaves Poverty In Its Wake

GONZALES – On a chilly February morning, a pickup truck pulls up to a converted gas station near the city’s downtown. Two elderly men, each wearing two jackets against the cold, enter the office of the Gonzales Christian Alliance Ministry. 

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Ann Choi For Reporting Texas - Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014 2:33 pm
Trike & Table.  | Trike & Table, Karnegie Musa,
Trike & Table.  | Trike & Table, Karnegie Musa,
Trike & Table. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014 11:39 am
Austin Restaurant Wall Mural on Guadalupe. | Austin Restaurant Wall Mural,Guadalupe,Karnegie Musa,
Austin Restaurant Wall Mural on Guadalupe. | Austin Restaurant Wall Mural,Guadalupe,Karnegie Musa,
Austin Restaurant Wall Mural on Guadalupe. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 10:12 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: Monday, April 28, 2014 11:32 am
Lockheed Martin Wins $611 Million Contract for Production of First PAC-3 MSE Missiles

Texas Business reports:  DALLAS—Lockheed Martin won a $611 million contract from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for the first production order of the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) following the Army's Milestone C decision earlier this year.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 11:31 am
Amarillo from the Amarillo Club.  | Amarillo from the Amarillo Club, C.P. Gian,
Amarillo from the Amarillo Club.  | Amarillo from the Amarillo Club, C.P. Gian,
Amarillo from the Amarillo Club. Photo by C.P.Gian. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by C.P.Gian. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 8:30 pm
Hot Dog Man at 4th and Austin.  | Hot Dog Man at 4th and Austin, Karnegie Musa,
Hot Dog Man at 4th and Austin.  | Hot Dog Man at 4th and Austin, Karnegie Musa,
Hot Dog Man at 4th and Austin. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:33 pm
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Fort Hood Briefing | kil_tem_fth_txbz,
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014. - Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:02 am
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Roast Pig.  | Roast Pig, Karnegie Musa, Musa, Muse, Karnegie,
Roast Pig. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2014.
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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.” 

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Jim Malewitz for the Texas Tribune - Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:02 am
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Ice Cream Time.  | Ice Cream Time, Karnegie Musa, Musa, muse, Karnegie,
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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