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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

Which is better for business: Texas or California?

Feb 11, 2013
Texas Governor Rick Perry visits California to attract companies away from the Golden State with promises of low taxes and fewer regulations.
Posted In: texas, california, Rick Perry, Jerry Brown

A library without any shelves -- or books

Jan 28, 2013
In one Texas county, the new library will look more like an Apple store than a Barnes & Noble.
Posted In: library, ebooks, texas

Texas schools districts suing state over budget cuts

Oct 23, 2012
The trial begins this week. Cash-starved school districts are arguing that big budget cuts violate the state constitution's guarantee of fair and adequate education for all its citizens.
Posted In: Education, texas, public school

Border town business grapples with Mexican gang violence

Oct 11, 2012
This week Mexican marines took out the leader of one of Mexico's most powerful drug gangs, the Zetas. There's some hope this might disrupt their reign of terror there and open up cross-border business and trade.
Posted In: Mexico, war on drugs, texas, trade

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