The control room at ERCOT, which runs the Texas grid

How Texas can live with lower carbon emissions

Aug 7, 2014
Using more natural gas is costly, but the state's producers will benefit.
Posted In: energy, carbon emissions, texas
Texas Map

Why population growth isn't always an economic boon

May 22, 2014
New census says seven of the 15 fastest growing communities in the U.S. are in Texas.
Posted In: texas, population growth
Toyota dealership in McKinney, Texas

Toyota of Texas

Apr 29, 2014
Toyota's move to Texas a big win for Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Posted In: Toyota, texas, Rick Perry

Amid Texas drought, this rain man bottles water

Feb 5, 2014
For one Texas tinkerer, collecting the rain that falls on his roof turned into a business.
Posted In: water, drought, texas

No watering your lawn ... except for those who can afford their own private well

Jan 16, 2014
Austin has banned watering lawns and raised rates for city water. So affluent residents are drilling private wells.
Posted In: texas, drought

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