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Has the natural gas boom been too big for producers?

Sep 30, 2013
Fracking has produced a glut of natural gas and prices have subsequently plummeted.
Posted In: fracking, Shell, texas

How Texas' deadly fertilizer fire hasn't changed Washington

Jul 25, 2013
Following the blast of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, the push for new regulations appears to have stalled out.
Posted In: regulations, OSHA, Chemical Safety Board, texas, fertilizer plants

Ending the boom-and-bust cycle of military towns

Jul 16, 2013
The Army plans to cut combat brigades at 12 military bases. In cities like Kileen, Texas, it's a another chance to diversify the local economy.
Posted In: texas, military

How will immigration reform feel on the border?

Jun 27, 2013
The high-profile immigration bill includes new spending for more fencing and enforcement along the Mexican border.
Posted In: illegal immigration, arizona, california, texas

Terrorism concerns hinder public's access to toxic plant info

May 30, 2013
Associated Press reporter Jack Gillum discusses his investigation of ammonium nitrate facilities around the country and why authorities are hesitant to release location information.
Posted In: texas, terrorism, fertilizer plants

Craft beer might get a Texas-sized boost in Lone Star State

May 17, 2013
Texas lawmakers decide whether to allow craft beer sales at grocery stores and brewery tours. It could mean a big boost for craft breweries.
Posted In: texas, beer, craft beer

Can other states learn from the "economic genius" of Texas?

Apr 18, 2013
Erica Grieder, author of "Big Hot, Cheap and Right," on what the rest of the country can learn from the economic genius of Texas.
Posted In: texas, state economies

Texas explosion raises concerns for other towns eying fertilizer plants

Apr 18, 2013
Small communities are fighting to get fertilizer factories to locate nearby. After the West, Texas, explosion, some people who live near proposed plants are reconsidering the risk.
Posted In: fertilizer plants, texas, Illinois, Iowa

At South by Southwest, techies are the new rock stars

Mar 8, 2013
What was first known as an indie music gathering and then a music and film festival, starts out this year as very much an interactive, startup, new media hotspot.
Posted In: South by Southwest, Tech, texas, Austin

Yee-haw! Why Houston's housing market is growing so fast

Mar 1, 2013
Why was Houston, Texas, just named the "healthiest housing market for 2013?" Realtor Thai Klam helps explain.
Posted In: Housing, texas, Houston

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