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Senator Fraser Asks Area Residents for Support of State Water Plan and Its Funding

“We’ve had trouble getting past the ‘yuck factor’ but we are just going to have to recognize that if we are going to survive long-term with water supply, it’s one of the things we are probably going to have to … Continue reading

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How a goat-farming immigrant changed everything

“The son of an immigrant Greek goat herder who settled in Galveston, Texas, Mitchell studied petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University, where he graduated first in his class and developed an uncanny knack for finding oil.” via How a goat-farming … Continue reading

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Houston Is Unstoppable: Why Texas’ Juggernaut Is America’s #1 Job Creator – Derek Thompson – The Atlantic

“It dominated the recession, crushed the recovery, and in a new analysis of jobs recovered since the downturn, its largest city stands apart as the most powerful job engine in the country — by far.” via Houston Is Unstoppable: Why … Continue reading

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Texas Mutual Pays $175 Million Policyholder Dividend – MarketWatch

“This is the 15th consecutive year Texas Mutual has paid dividends, bringing the total to almost $1.4 billion. The company has paid the majority of that total – $1 billion – since 2007. ‘Texas Mutual is a policyholder-owned company,’ Bob … Continue reading

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150 years later, a Texas titan is commemorated – Houston Chronicle

“Time’s passage has restored Houston to the pantheon of Texas heroes, and thousands of present-day Texans are expected to throng the old Houston home site this weekend as the Huntsville museum commemorates the 150th anniversary of his death. The Houston … Continue reading

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Montrose named among 10 great neighborhoods – Houston Chronicle

Montrose named among 10 great neighborhoods – Houston Chronicle. This is an older article, but still good information for this older historic and urban neighborhood. “Lyndon B. Johnson and Howard Hughes once lived there. Banker Paul Broussard was stabbed to death in Montrose by a … Continue reading

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Spurs to face Timberwolves in Mexico City Dec. 4 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS

NBA Global Games Mexico City 2013 will mark the NBA’s second regular-season game in Mexico City following a contest between the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks in 1997. It also will be the league’s 21st game in Mexico overall, the … Continue reading

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NBA announces comprehensive global games schedule for 2013-14 preseason | NBA.com

  “The Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets will begin their preseason slate with a game in Manila, Philippines on Oct. 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena. The game will mark the first time an NBA team has traveled to … Continue reading

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8 Puerto Ricans Arrested for Selling Endangered Sea Turtles Meat | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com

The hawksbill sea turtle is a marine turtle on the list of animals in danger of extinction and has been protected by federal law since 1970. via 8 Puerto Ricans Arrested for Selling Endangered Sea Turtles Meat | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com.  

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Rio Grande Valley TX Wind Energy – Village Profile

The positives for wind energy include additional jobs for the transportation industry, construction and assembly phases, business management and maintenance of the turbine units. “Duke Energy expects 300 employees to work on the Los Vientos Windpower Project,” said Milton R. … Continue reading

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