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Dallas airport executive chosen to run Tampa airport
Texas Business notes this story by Ted Jackovics of the Tampa TribuneTAMPA - Hillsborough County leaders chose a top executive at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to lead Tampa International Airport's efforts to recruit new flights and maintain high customer service. Full Story »
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:31 pm
New data offers proof: The recession hurts
Texas Business notes this story by Jeannie Kever of the Houston Chronicle:  Stop us if you've heard this before: Household income is down.  Full Story »
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:28 pm
Dallas Federal Reserve Bank: Credit Quality of the Shared National Credit Portfolio Improved in 2010
Texas Business reports:  The credit quality of large loan commitments owned by U.S. bank organizations, foreign bank organizations (FBOs) and nonbanks remained weak in 2010, but improved from 2009, according to the Shared National Credits (SNCs) Review for 2010. Full Story »
TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 5:54 pm
Dallas Regional Medical Center Introduces 'ER Extra' Program
Texas Business notes this story by Denise Edwards of the Star Local News:  Mesquite, Texas— “ER Extra” is a revolutionary emergency room experience aimed at making sure patients get the care they need in a prompt and courteous manner. Full Story »
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 5:40 pm
New Museum District Could Benefit Gonzales
Texas Business notes this story by Rob Ford of the Gonzales Inquirer regarding the Texas Museum District.  Full Story »
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:57 pm
B&W Pantex To Disassemble Thermonuclear Warheads
Texas Business notes this story by KFDA:  Amarillo, Texas - After more than 25 years in the inactive stockpile, B & W Pantex will begin disassembling  a type of thermonuclear warheads. Full Story »
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:52 pm
Clinton Manges, Volatile Texas Oilman and Rancher, Dies at 87
Texas Business notes this story by Douglas Martin of the New York Times:  Clinton Manges, who dropped out of grade school to pick cotton before rising to become a Texas legend by amassing a $1 billion fortune through land and oil deals, funneling millions to politicians, declaring bankruptcy and going to prison, died Thursday in a San Antonio nursing home.  Full Story »
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:49 pm
Energy Update: Elevated Inventories Keep Prices in Check
Texas Business notes this report by the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank: The price of West Texas Intermediate oil has fluctuated around $75 per barrel for the past five months. High inventories and expectations for slower economic growth worldwide have kept prices in check. The Energy Information Administration recently lowered its oil price forecast for 2010 and 2011 to $77 and $82 per barrel, respectively.  The EIA forecast is consistent with the futures curve, which expects prices will rise to $83 by December 2011. Full Story »
TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:40 pm
University of Houston, Baylor entrepreneurship programs ranked 1 & 2 in the nation | wac_txbz, hou_txbz
University of Houston, Baylor entrepreneurship programs ranked 1 & 2 in the nation
Texas Business notes that the University of Houston and Baylor University took the top 2 spots in the top 25 entrepreneurship programs in the U.S. ranked by Entrepreneur.  Full Story »
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:33 pm
Quick resolutions expected to hurdles in Southwest Airlines-AirTran deal
Texas Business notes this story by Terry Maxon of the Dallas Morning News:  Southwest Airlines stands to gain traffic, revenue, passengers, markets and other desirable things when it acquires AirTran Holdings. Full Story »
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:30 pm
UPDATE 1-BA, Iberia, American Airlines sign alliance deal
Texas Business notes this story by Reuters:  British Airways, American Airlines and Spanish carrier Iberia have signed off on a long-awaited strategic alliance that will see them cooperate on flights between Europe and North America. Full Story »
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 11:37 am
Drive Thru Medical Exams for Truckers Are Dangerous
Texas Business recommends this article by Craig Cherry of Texas Trial Law Advocate:  In order to drive a commercial truck on our highways, federal law requires that truck drivers receive a medical certificate before heading out on the road.   Full Story »
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 11:05 am
Tech student creates iPhone repair business, expands it across globe
Texas Business notes this story by Alexandra Pedrini of the Daily Toreador:  Daniel Vitiello, a sophomore finance major from Rockwall, began his own iPhone repair business in July 2010 and now has more than eight similar companies working for him. Full Story »
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 10:32 am
2010 Fall Festivals
Texas Business notes this story by the San Antonio Current on the numerous fall Texas festivals.  Full Story »
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:35 am
Irving's Commercial Metals Shedding Steel-Post Manufacturing Plants
Texas Business notes this story by Paul Wyche of the Journal-Gazette:  FORT WAYNE – A $17 million facility and equipment acquisition by Steel Dynamics Inc. will allow the Fort Wayne business to extend its reach westward. Full Story »
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:32 am
Mural.
Mural.
Mural. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2010.
Mural.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2010. - Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:02 am
Garland Firm Wins $48.7 Million Special Ops Night Vision Contract | dal_ftw_txbz
Garland Firm Wins $48.7 Million Special Ops Night Vision Contract

Texas Business reports:  A Garland firm won a $48.7 million contract to supply night vision devices for U.S. Special Operations, the U.S. Department of Defense announced. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:02 am
San Antonio Firm Wins $103 Million Camp Pendleton Communications, Electrical Contract | sanant_txbz
San Antonio Firm Wins $103 Million Camp Pendleton Communications, Electrical Contract

Texas Business reports:  A San Antonio firm has won a $103 million contract to design and build communication and electrical system upgrades at California’s Camp Pendleton, the U.S. Department of Defense announced. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:02 am
From Harvard Law to brisket and slaw
Texas Business notes this story by Sandra Bretting of the Houston Chronicle:  Phil Stephenson opened Phil's Barbecue in Houston last June based on a series of revelations over two decades. Full Story »
Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 5:30 pm
Southwest Airlines to buy AirTran, expand into new markets
Texas Business notes this story by Terry Maxon of the Dallas Morning News:  When Southwest Airlines chief Gary Kelly picked up the telephone in April to call his counterpart at AirTran Airways, he was dealing with a number of realities. Full Story »
Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 5:20 pm
Conjunto club given six months
Texas Business notes this story by Scott Huddleston of the San Antonio Express-News:  The Dangerous Structure Determination Board has given a West Side conjunto club six months to raise funds for repairs to avoid demolition. Full Story »
Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:53 pm
Austin developer plans 1,800 home east of Texas 130
Texas Business notes this story by Shonda Novak of the Austin American-Statesman: A local developer is moving ahead with plans for about 1,800 houses, apartments and townhomes on 417 acres near Texas 130 and Texas 71, in an area poised for growth. Full Story »
Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:43 pm
Illinois' Aventine to move corporate office to Texas

A company that's been part of the Pekin scene for more than 100 years has announced that its corporate office will move to Texas, but it assured the Pekin mayor that the company's ethanol production would stay put. 

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Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:33 pm
Rangers agree to extension with Fox Sports Southwest
Texas Business recommends this story by David Barron of the Houston Chronicle:  The Texas Rangers have agreed to a 20-year contract extension with Fox Sports Southwest that is estimated to total $1.6 billion over the life of the deal beginning in 2015. Full Story »
Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:55 pm
Cotton futures hit 15-year high; good soil moisture credited
Texas Business notes this story by Jerry Lackey of the San Angelo Standard-Times:  Cotton gin chatter continues to reel following last week’s futures market hitting a 15-year high as trading rose more than $1 per pound. Full Story »
TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:23 pm
McLennan County Construction Begins on I-35
Texas Business notes this story by KWTX:  Construction preparations begin this week on the newest project in the expansion of Interstate 35 through the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Waco District, from North Loop 340 in Bellmead (north of Waco) to FM 1858 just south of the city of West.  Full Story »
Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:13 pm
To cut costs, seniors get drugs from online Canadian pharmacies
Texas Business notes this story by Jason Roberson of the Dallas Morning NewsIn nine months, the prescription eye medication 72-year-old John Lair uses jumped from $47.13 to $113.23 at his neighborhood drugstore Full Story »
Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10:06 am
ArthroCare Receives FDA Clearance for Spinal Medical Device

 Texas Business reports: The FDA cleared an Austin firm’s medical device for spinal treatment. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:03 am
Amarillo Firm Receives $5.5 Million Osprey Simulator Order | amar_txbz
Amarillo Firm Receives $5.5 Million Osprey Simulator Order

Texas Business reports:  An Amarillo firm won a $5.5 million order for software, hardware and support of seven Osprey tiltrotor aircraft simulators. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:03 am
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to open new auction facility in Fort Worth

Texas Business reports:  Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers , the world's largest industrial auctioneer, will open its new facility at the Company's permanent auction site located at 6050 Azle Avenue in Lake Worth this week. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:03 am
American Eagle at DFW.
American Eagle at DFW.
American Eagle at DFW. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2010.
American Eagle at DFW. Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2010. - Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:03 am
Texas Manufacturing Picks Up and Six-Month Outlook Improves
Texas Business reports:  Texas factory activity rose slightly in September, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, edged back into positive territory following a reading near zero in August. Full Story »
TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 9:07 pm
Garza Sports Complex an ‘upgrade’ for Texas City
Texas Business notes this story by Evan Mohl of the Galveston County Daily NewsTEXAS CITY — Texas City director of recreation and tourism Jay Williams could not hide his pride and joy when looking over his newest facility. 
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Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 8:54 pm
Sinking 98th Street to cost city of Lubbock 24 homes
Texas Business notes this story by Elliott Blackburn of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:  A giant trench in Southwest Lubbock will swallow more than 20 homes and millions of city dollars to fix a sinking roadway. Full Story »
Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 8:24 pm
5 Lone Star State classical musicians to make us proud
Texas Business notes this story by Tara Dooley of the Houston Chronicle:  . This is Texas, where many folks consider classical music anything involving Willie Nelson, Bob Wills or a Czech polka.  Full Story »
Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 8:16 pm
Spanish goat ranchers in West Texas are becoming a growing breed
Texas Business notes this story by Jerry Lackey of the San Angelo Standard-Times:  Since the mid-1990s when Boer goats were increasing the goat inventory across the Lone Star State, Robert Kensing said nothing but Spanish would have a home on his Menard County ranch. Full Story »
Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 4:03 pm
Film on the Victoria Tragedy Set Mexican on Road to Moviemaking Success
Texas Business notes this story by Jose Luis Castillo Castro of the Latin American Herald Tribune:  SAN ANTONIO, Texas – When Pablo Veliz was 22 years old he managed to get his first feature-length film screened at the Sundance Film Festival – which immediately made him one of the most up-and-coming producers of Hispanic movies in the United States. Full Story »
Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 8:48 am
Patrick Droesch Named President and Chief Operating Officer of Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon and Texas Land & Cattle

Texas Business reports:  Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon and Texas Land & Cattle Steak House announced that Patrick Droesch, currently chief operating officer, has been named president and chief operating officer.    

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 12:02 am
Angel & Saucer.
Angel & Saucer.
Angel & Saucer. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2010.
Angel & Saucer.
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Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2010. - Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 12:02 am
Wheat researchers combine forces to battle major disease

Texas Business reports:   AMARILLO – Wheat streak mosaic virus is the most prevalent disease in the southwestern wheat producing region of the U.S., according to a Texas AgriLife Research scientist.

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 12:02 am
Army Base Solicits Portable Latrine Bids | kil_tem_fth_txbz
Army Base Solicits Portable Latrine Bids

Texas Business reports:  Fort Hood is soliciting contracts for portable chemical latrines. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 12:02 am
Virginia Firm Wins Austin Courthouse Security System Order | aust_txbz
Virginia Firm Wins Austin Courthouse Security System Order

Texas Business reports:  A Virginia Firm won a $381,000 order to design and install a security system for the new Austin federal courthouse. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Monday, September 27, 2010 12:02 am
Lonestar Music Fest canceled
Texas Business notes this story by San Angelo Standard-Times:  The Lonestar Music Fest Back to School Bash, which was scheduled to begin at noon Saturday, has been canceled because of rainy weather. Full Story »
Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 2:24 pm
Burns takes another swing at baseball

Texas Business recommends this story by David Barron of the Houston Chronicle:  Ken Burns has gotten past Barry Bonds. 

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Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 1:43 pm
New solar panels grow UTPA's green energy strategy
Texas Business notes this story by Neal Morton of The Monitor:  EDINBURG – A TXU Energy official predicted ripples of educational and community progress from her company’s donation of two new solar array panels to the University of Texas-Pan American on Friday. Full Story »
Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 1:24 pm
The Texas Heritage festival gets back to its roots
Texas Business notes this story by Tim Sampson of the California Chronicle:  The Texas Heritage Music Day event has gone through a number of name changes throughout its 24-year existence -- including one just this year aimed at getting back to the festival's roots. Full Story »
Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 11:41 am
Southwest Airlines hustles to reduce turnaround times
Texas Business notes this story by Jeffrey Lief of the Denver Post:  Monitoring a computer screen in Southwest Airlines' new operations center at Denver International Airport, customer service supervisor Jim LaFrenz sees flight 658's scheduled arrival from San Francisco is going to be delayed by at least an hour because of the Bay Area weather.  Full Story »
Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 11:32 am
3-D TV sets still viewed skeptically by many
Texas Business notes this story by Victor Godinez of the Dallas Morning News:  While most TV buyers are still reluctant to dip into 3-D, David Cullers took the plunge in April, spending about $3,000 for a 55-inch Samsung LED LCD, with a 3-D Blu-ray player. Full Story »
Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 11:08 am
From Harvard Law to brisket and slaw
Texas Business notes this story by Sandra Bretting of the Houston Chronicle:  Phil Stephenson opened Phil's Barbecue in Houston last June based on a series of revelations over two decades. Full Story »
Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 10:52 am
Room Boom
Texas Business notes this story by Michael Kelly of the San Angelo Standard-Times:  Welcome to San Angelo.   Full Story »
Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 10:45 am
Bill O'Neil making a world-class investment in alma mater SMU
Texas Business notes this story by Cheryl Hall of the Dallas Morning News:  Bill O'Neil has big plans for his alma mater and former hometown. Full Story »
Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 10:39 am
Texas Twist.
Texas Twist.
Texas Twist. Photo by C.P. Gian. Copyright 2010.
Texas Twist. Full Story »
Photo by C.P. Gian. Copyright 2010. - Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 12:03 am
NCUA Puts Southwest Corporate Credit Union Into Conservatorship

 Texas Business reports:  Regulators from the National Credit Union Administration took over Southwest Corporate, the wholesale credit union that serves as a central payment processing and investment facility for many Texas credit unions. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 12:03 am
Fort Worth Firm Wins $7.9 Million Contract For SuperCobra Helmet Controls

Texas Business reports:  A Fort Worth firm won a $7.9 million contract modification to work on helicopter helmets for the SuperCobra attack helicopter. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 12:03 am
Connecticut Firm Wins Air Force Contract To Provide Simulated Small Arms Ammo

Texas Business reports:  A Connecticut firm won a $99,000 contract to provide simulated small arms ammunition for Active Shooter Response training at several Texas air force bases. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2010 12:03 am
Dell settles lawsuit that claimed it mishandled problems with computers
Texas Business notes this story by Kirk Ladendorf of the Austin American-Statesman:  Dell Inc. said Friday it had reached a tentative confidential settlement with a North Carolina Web services company that sued it three years ago after many of its Dell servers failed. Full Story »
Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2010 10:59 pm
Andy Fickman, a Texas Tech graduate, earning the trust of stars in Hollywood
Texas Business notes this story by William Kerns of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:  Money still talks in Hollywood, which is one reason why Andy Fickman, now developing projects within his Oops Doughnuts Productions, has earned the respect of studios and stars. Full Story »
Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2010 10:41 pm
Frisco Discovery Center merges art, science endeavors
Texas Business notes this story by Jessica Rush of ACNPapers.com: When the Frisco Community Development Corp. took on more space at the former Beal Aerospace facility, which used a warehouse to build rockets until 2000, they had a discovery of their own – the immense popularity of the temporary Sci Tech exhibit “Grossology: The Impolite Science of the Human Body.” Full Story »
Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2010 9:30 pm
Massive Fire Under Investigation At Metal Recycling Business
Texas Business notes this story by Derek Shore of KFOX14:  A massive fire in east El Paso County was under investigation Saturday. Full Story »
Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2010 9:25 pm
AA, Eagle to trim departures from San Juan
Texas Business notes this story by Terry Maxon of the Dallas Morning News:  American Airlines Inc. and American Eagle are making more cuts inSan JuanPuerto Rico, as American refocuses its efforts on its five largest cities. Full Story »
Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:35 pm
HTJ Company.
HTJ Company.
HTJ Company. Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2010.
HTJ Company. Full Story »
Photo by Karnegie Musa. Copyright 2010. - Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2010 12:03 am
Fort Worth Firm Wins $12 Million Air Force F-22 Contract For F-22 Support

Texas Business reports:  A Fort Worth firm won a $12 million Air Force contract modification for F-22 support services. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2010 12:03 am
Six Flags Receives $41 Million in Cash
Texas Business reports:  Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world's largest regional theme park company,  announced that it has received a $41 million cash distribution with respect to its equity investment in dick clark productions.  Full Story »
TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2010 12:03 am
Federal Judge Chides SEC in Mark Cuban's Document Dispute
Texas Business notes this story by The Blog of Legal Times:  A day after an appeals court revived the Securities and Exchange Commission's insider trading suit against Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, a federal judge in Washington today sharply criticized the agency over its handling of a public records request related to the investigation. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 11:08 pm
Fantastic Fest 2010 Officially Kicks Off Down in Austin
Texas Business notes this story by Jeremy Kirk of FirstShowing.net:  For many, Austin is the center of outside of the box, that civilization of abnormal and cool that anyone who gets a taste wants so much more. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:59 pm
How to attend Fantastic Fest without getting stuck in a coffin
Texas Business notes this story by IO9: Fantastic Fest in Austin has become the premiere US film festival for genre films. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:50 pm
U. S. Census Shows Hispanic-Owned On The Rise
Texas Business notes this story by Stephanie Palmer of KBTX:  New U. S. Census figures show Texas is ranked third nationally, when it comes to the number of Hispanic-owned businesses. In the Brazos Valley,  Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:47 pm
Texas Tech ranks in Top 25 in Wall Street Journal recruiters’ selections
Texas Business notes this story by Kassidy Ketron of the Daily Toreador:  An article in The Wall Street Journal proves that Texas Tech's students are who employers want working for them. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:34 pm
The megapayoff of increased immigration is lost on politicians
Texas Business notes this story by Ezra Klein of the Washington Post:  I have a plan that will raise wages, lower prices, increase the nation's stock of scientists and engineers, and maybe even create the next Google.  Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:29 pm
Racetrack Coming to Laredo?
Texas Business notes this story by Pro8News:  Racetracks in Texas may be big business, but many say the lone star state's losses are even bigger. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:23 pm
Immigration Reform is Critical to Economic Growth in Texas
Texas Business notes this story by Maureen Farrell of Forbes:  Keep the borders wide open.  Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:20 pm
American Airlines closes the doors on KC overhaul base today
Texas Business notes this story by Randolph Heaster of the Kansas City Star:  Soaring in the early 1970s, the aircraft overhaul base at Kansas City International Airport employed nearly 6,000 people.  Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 9:59 pm
Halliburton buys Ottawa software firm
Texas Business notes this story by the Ottawa Business Journal:  An energy services firm in Houston announced the takeover of Ottawa-based Permedia Research Group on Friday. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 9:47 pm
Texas snow: Taylor cotton gin handles hefty crop
Texas Business notes this story by the Texas Daily Press:  Driving along the roads around Taylor, it’s not uncommon to see pieces of white fluff floating along in the wind or snagged on roadside plants.  Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 9:40 pm
Tenants flock to redone building
 Texas Business notes this story by Justin Zamudio of the San Angelo Standard-Times:  The building in central San Angelo has always held a special meaning in Suzi Marshall’s heart. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 9:35 pm
Russian company seeks to buy U.S. uranium mining operations
Texas Business notes this story by CNN:  A Russian company is seeking to buy a controlling interest in one of the largest uranium extraction operations in the United States including assets in Texas-- a sale that requires U.S. government review because of possible national security implications. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 9:32 pm
WTI price spread weakness 'overblown' say Barclays
Texas Business notes this story by Will Peters of The Economy News:  The situation for WTI time spreads should normalise say Barclays as analysts question the suitability of the WTI benchmark.  Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 9:25 pm
Oil & Gas Recession Rebound
Texas Business notes this story by NewsChannel10.com:  AMARILLO, TEXAS - A driving force of the Panhandle economy is on the recession rebound, bringing with it millions of dollars to the area. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 9:15 pm
The Artists Are Coming to Blanco County
Texas Business notes this story by Chelita Riley of the Blanco County News:  A focus on nature tourism, or ‘eco-tourism,’ has led local lavender farms to team up with the art community to enhance the experience of visitors to our area. According to statistics provided by the State of Texas, three-quarters of visits to rural Texas are leisure visits. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 8:31 pm
Expect Big 12 expansion talks to bubble up again
Texas Business notes this column by Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman: UCLA comes to town on Saturday. Texas returns the favor next season. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 1:59 pm
Fehr Foods Group plans $84M deal
Texas Business notes this story by Jaime Adame of the Abilene Reporter News:  Longtime cookie manufacturer Fehr Foods likely soon will be under new ownership, as South American food giant Grupo Nacional de Chocolates S.A. has announced plans to acquire the Abilene-based company for $84 million. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 12:06 pm
Alcohol sales in Lubbock reach 1 year mark
Texas Business notes this story by Edmund Rostran of the Daily Toreador:  Today marks the one-year anniversary of Lubbock County becoming wet and allowing the sale of alcohol in both convenience stores and stand-alone package stores. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 12:02 pm
Austin Ad Firm Wins Contract That May Bring $41 Million

Texas Business reports:  An Austin advertising firm won an Air Force contract that could be worth $41 million. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 11:51 am
Analysts cut AMR earnings estimates after American Airlines parent's projections disappoint
Texas Business notes this story by Terry Maxon of  the Dallas Morning News:  A number of investment analysts cut their earnings estimates for AMR Corp . on Wednesday after the American Airlines Inc. parent disappointed them with its revenue projections for the third quarter. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 11:48 am
Aflatoxin in the Corn Crop - From the Ground Up
Texas Business notes this story by KBTX:  A mycotoxin is a naturally occurring chemical that is produced by fungi growing on grain.   Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 11:34 am
Danville Farms create cornfield maze for East Texans
Texas Business notes this story by Bob Hallmark of KLTV:  KILGORE- With fall comes festivals and pumpkin patches. One Kilgore owner hopes to bring back an old tradition of fall: a cornfield maze.
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Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 11:31 am
Visitors to forest festival enjoy first swine races
Texas Business notes this story by Larissa Graham of the Lufkin Daily News:  Amid a bugle call and cheers from the crowd, pigs raced down a sawdust track Wednesday in the first swine race of the Texas State Forest Festival, which is being held through Sunday at the George H. Henderson Exposition Center on Lufkin’s north loop. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 11:26 am
U.S. National Aerobatics Competition at the North Texas Regional Airport
Texas Business notes this story by KTEN:  GRAYSON CO., TX -- The U.S. National Aerobatics Competition is going on right now. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 11:20 am
Energy consulting group says White Stallion coal plant could cause health concerns for county residents
Texas Business notes this story by Adriana Acosta of the Victoria Advocate:  BAY CITY - A report detailing the health impacts of the proposed White Stallion Energy Center was released Tuesday by No Coal Coalition, Sierra Club and Public Citizen. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 11:13 am
Summit project looks for owner
Texas Business notes this story by Geoff Folsom of the Odessa American:  Summit Power Group Inc.’s planned Texas Clean Energy Project could have a new owner in the coming months. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 11:10 am
Despite Murdered Reporters, Mexican Paper Presses On
Texas Business notes this story by Julian Aguilar of the Texas Tribune:  "What do you want from us?" Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 11:06 am
State pulls Crazy Water Retirement license, residents moved
Texas Business notes this story by Christin Coyne of the Mineral Wells Index:  The assisted living portion of the Crazy Water Retirement Hotel in downtown Mineral Wells is being closed Friday after the state pulled the facility's operating license. All assisted living residents are being moved immediately Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 11:01 am
$5.8M Ark tourism ad plan to spend in Texas
Texas Business notes this story by Chuck Bartels of the Victoria Advocate:  Lower tax revenues forced the state tourism agency to cut its advertising budget by nearly $1 million, but officials said Thursday that its media strategy for the coming year is to bring more people to the state as the economy recovers. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:42 am
NWTH cancels BCBS Texas contract

 Texas Business notes this story by ConnectAmarillo:  Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Texas will not be accepted at Northwest Texas Hospital by the end of the year.

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Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:38 am
Shining light on citizens’ fight against tolling 281 & TTC
Texas Business notes this story by the Bandera County Courier: Storm Pictures LLC has just completed a new special edition of William H. Molina’s award-winning feature documentary, “Truth Be Tolled.” Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:27 am
Recession: Waco Finds Reason For Hope
Texas Business notes this story by Carmen Galvan of the Baylor Lariat:  Despite declining values in the housing construction, home sales and consumer spending markets, Waco hopes to increase its economic growth after reaching its lowest point since 2007 in February 2010. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:23 am
Rowlett Resident Nominated Best Female Artist
Texas Business notes this story by LaDarien Spencer of the Star Newspapers:  The South Florida Gospel Music Awards (SFGMA) nomination committee has nominated Joyce Spencer, a resident of Rowlett, Texas, as Best Female Artist. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:20 am
The Rise and Fall of Blockbuster
Texas Business recommends this story by Newsweek:  Before Blockbuster became a video store behemoth—and, now, a firm that has filed for bankruptcy—it was, in fact, an oil company. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:17 am
El Paso to Cut International Spending for U.S. Focus
Texas Business notes this story By Katarzyna Klimasinska of Bloomberg Businessweek:  El Paso Corp., the owner of the largest U.S. network of interstate natural-gas pipelines, plans to reduce spending on international exploration and production in 2011 to focus on U.S. output. Full Story »
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:14 am
Amarillo Firm Wins $22 Million Osprey Components Contract

Texas Business reports:  An Amarillo firm won a $22 million defense contract to make test sets, weapon assemblies for the Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, the U.S. Department of Defense announced. 

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TexasBusiness.com - Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 12:03 am