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Some see energy in abandoned wells

Sep 18, 2012
An oil well may seem pretty useless when the light sweet crude stops flowing. In Texas, researchers and entrepreneurs see a chance to recycle old wells and create geothermal power.
Posted In: energy, Oil, geothermal energy, texas

In Texas, water may be free, but it's not forever

Aug 10, 2012
Tapping the Ogallala Aquifer decades ago turned the Panhandle into fertile farmland. Drought is reviving concern that water in the ground, like oil, eventually runs out.
Posted In: texas, water

Texas Senate race gets uglier

Jul 24, 2012
Super PAC runs ad linking tea party favorite Cruz to criminal
Posted In: 2012 campaign, 2012 election, super PAC, campaign finance, Senate, texas

Texas opts out of key health care reform provisions

Jul 10, 2012
It's been almost two weeks since the Supreme Court ruled President Obama's health care overhaul constitutional. Today Texas Governor Rick Perry has officially announced his plans to opt out of the Medicaid expansion and insurance exchanges included in the Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: texas, health care, Rick Perry, Affordable Care Act

South Texas towns helped by energy boom

Jul 6, 2012
Several small towns in Texas are growing because of new oil and gas drilling. But can the boom last?
Posted In: Oil, texas

Voters push education policy in Texas

May 29, 2012
Today is the Texas primary. Polls show voters tend to care about the economy and immigration, but education policy is growing in importance.
Posted In: texas, Education

The Latino vote surging in Texas

May 28, 2012
There's no suspense about the outcome of the Texas Republican primary, but the future of elections there might change with its population.
Posted In: texas, Latino community, Hispanics, Latino voters

Broken trust: A Ponzi scheme victim bounces back

Mar 21, 2012
After falling victim to Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford, Carol Lovil is getting her life back on track. But she worries she may never be able to trust anyone again.
Posted In: New York Times, Allen Stanford, ponzi, scheme, texas, Investing, retirement savings

The drought that keeps on taking

Dec 28, 2011
Poised to become the worst two-year drought on record, the Texas drought will be felt far into 2012.
Posted In: texas, drought, Agriculture

Fewer trees in Texas

Dec 22, 2011
The Lone Star State loses as many as half a billion trees in 2011 -- and that's not including the wildfires.
Posted In: drought, texas, Agriculture

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