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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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…

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?